Tecnifibre 305+ 1.1 Squash Strings

The Tecnifibre 305+ strings are meant to be a balanced blend of power and control. Tecnifibre supposedly took the power of their 305 strings and merged it with the control of their X-One Biphase, creating one superstring, a creature of power and grace, like the mighty Pegasus.

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But instead, the terrifying reality is more complicated. One reader said the 305+ 1.1 string “felt tight and hard” (that’s what she said), and another said “it was too stiff for my liking” (that’s what she said). On the plus side, this string is played by current world #3 Mohamed El Shorbagy and former world #1 Thierry Lincou.

Tecnifibre 305+ 1.1 Black Squash Strings
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There’s also a Tecnifibre 305+ in 1.22mm size (17 gauge). Here are two different package styles I’ve seen, but they’re both the same product:

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According to Tecnifibre’s Website, there’s also a 1.3mm (16 Gauge) version of the 305+, but I can’t find an image of it anywhere (even on Tecnifibre’s Website).

Comments

  1. Ben says

    Hi everyone, I use this string in my prince airstick 130, i have posted a review of it on the 305 string, and i will get my prince rebel strung at 27ibs with this string next week, got to say it’s GREAT!

  2. David says

    I played with the 1.2mm strings for a few months and I have to say, they are really difficult to play with. I strung it with 27lbs and there was little feel on the ball. There is amazing power but it makes it harder to control and the power slowly goes dies after a while.

    I played with biphase 1.18 and I found that so much better. It’s too bad the durability is so low and so expensive. I’m going to try the Powernick 18 and hopefully that will be my string of choice =)

    • Nektarios Katikas says

      I play this string with my Technifibre 130 and i have to say i tend to agree to the feeling you just mentioned. Because I have only been using this racket for a weeks, at the beginning i thought it might have been the racket but I am afraid that it is the string. The weird part is that this racket comes already with the 305+ 1,2 so i am a bit reluctant to change it so I am considering to restring the same one at less lbs and if this doesn’t work then probably try the 305+ 1,1.

      Of course my last option would be to work to use green 305, which i liked with my previous racket.

      • David says

        You’d have to give it a few more weeks. After all, 305+ isnt a cheap string. Some people love it after getting used to it. Unfortunately it’s just not for me.

        • Nektarios Katikas says

          Thank you David. I have two identical rackets with the same string. My plan is to use one of them a lot and when time comes to change the string then i experiment o and i see which one i like best. But I do agree i feel the string is one which needs time to get used to before deciding. Quick question as I am from Greece and not familiar with the expression. When you say it dies, what do we mean?

  3. David says

    Oh it just means I lose power over time as you hit many balls. It happens with all strings. This string I noticed a sudden decrease in power after a few weeks. My lazy grammar.

    • Nektarios Katikas says

      Thank you v much. Take care. I shall come back with more updates as I use the string and the racket of course.

  4. Simon says

    Hey guys,

    i’m using the 305+ 1.2 since it comes out with the carboflex 125. The string is very durable and generates lot of power. When you get used to it you won’t play another one :)

    My String Tension on the carboflex 125 was lenght 13 kg and the cross sites with 12 kg.
    Because of a sponsorship i changed to the Oliver Supralight and put the 305+ 1.2 on my new racket. It is still very comfortable and i use the same string tension.

    For me it is one of the best strings on the market, but it’s very expensive.

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