Tecnifibre Dynergy 117 Flexarm

This is the Tecnifibre Dynergy 117 Flexarm:

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Racket Info

Weight: Light (117 grams)
Balance: Even (36.0cm)
Head size: Medium (490cm2)
Previous model: Tecnifibre Dynergy Tour 125 Kickstep

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Tecnifibre Dynergy 117 Flexarm Reviews

I played with this racket the other day. It’s very light, and has a nice balance to it. The sweet spot was huuuuge, which was cool. It felt very powerful — you can really whack the ball with it. My biggest problem with this racket is it felt too far along on the power spectrum, at the cost of control. This racket was too erratic for me. I had trouble getting my drives to stick to the wall and generally couldn’t move the ball around very precisely.

Here’s Paul “Flexarm” Hargrave’s review. He says this is in Tecnifibre’s power range of rackets.

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  1. Tony says

    This is what I am playing with. It is very head light, has a stiff feel, and mid-balance. The power is not sacrificed for the weight of the racquet. I have played with the Dynergy 125, Dynergy tour, and Kick-step and this one is my favorite so far. It feels closest to the Dynergy tour. The kick-step seems a little head-heavy in comparison. I just broke my set of factory strings so will restring at about 18 lbs to see how much more power it has.

  2. JB says

    I just picked one up and found it slightly head heavy compared to my Carboflex 125 racquets. Actual weight is also heavier 5 lbs 3 oz for the 117, 5 lbs 1 oz for the first 125 Carboflex with 305+ 1.10 string and 5 lbs 2 oz 125 Carboflex with RAB Sensorfibre 1.25 string in it. The Carboflex 125 is or feels very balanced, light and maneuverable and the 117 a bigger feel it hits hard and has a very concentrated sweet spot where the 125 has a larger sweet spot. The 117 is more focused and if you hit the ball correctly it is deadly. The 125 is more forgiving but not as precise if that makes sense. So I find when I am on the 117 is great if I am not having that full on focused match the 125 helps me stay in the match. I have used Prince, Dunlops and some Head racquets and even restrung with Tecnifibre string but Tecnifibre racquets are the best !!

    • Juan Grande says

      Hey JB,
      If you want to lighten the head up a bit put Tecnifibre 305 18 gauge (black or green) in your racket.
      The rackets come pre-strung from the factory with 17 gauge and putting the 18 gauge will definitely lighten the head.
      That’s what I do as soon as I get a new racket and it’s a noticeable difference.
      I love the 117 as well and think it is BY FAR the best Dynergy racket TF has made.

    • Neill says

      I agree entirely with JB. I have used the Dynergy Tour 125 (this is my “go-to” racket), the Dynergy Kickstep 125, this new Dynergy Flexarm 117 but also the carboflex 125. I also find that I have to bring my “A game” to court if I going to use the Dynergy Flexarm. It’s really powerful and precise but only if you hit the ball well (the racket seems to have a small sweet spot). The older Dynergy Tour 125 is maybe not quite as powerful but it’s a whole heap more forgiving, presumably as a result of a larger sweet spot. I also personally find the older Dynergy Tour 125 more balanced (the Flexarm is slightly more head heavy) and so I just find the older model more comfortable to use most of the time. OK, so what I generally do is warm up and start playing with the older Dynergy Tour 125 and if I’m “in the zone” I’ll switch to the Flexarm to wreak maximum havoc on my opponent. The Flexarm really does have amazing power and control but I’ve got to be playing really well to tap into it. I therefore suspect the Flexarm would be best left in the hands of high level experts/pros. If I haven’t brought my “A game” to court then I’ll just stick with the Dynergy Tour 125 but the Carboflex 125 would also be a really good racket under these conditions. I haven’t used the carboflex 125 as much but it is really nice and balanced and I find it definitely does offer excellent control and forgiveness on those “off days”. It just doesn’t have the power intensity of the Dynergy so I just have to exert more effort to get the same level of power. Comparatively the Dynergy generates power with less effort which is probably why I like the racket because I have relatively thin wrists so do not have to exert quite so much effort in driving the ball with explosive power to the back of court.

      By the way: The Tecnifbre website says that the balance point of the new Flexarm is 350mm but, from memory, I think it is printed with 355mm on my racket. So I suspect the website details are wrong because the Flexarm is slightly (but noticeably) more head heavy compared to the older Dynergy Tour 125. It’s perhaps a subtle difference to many but I personally prefer the 350mm balance point; the racket seems to have better poise in my hand (but, again, I have quite thin wrists so my arm doesn’t seem to tire so quick with the 350mm balance point).

      Just my 2 cents worth….

  3. Stelios says

    Just bought it and played once. It’s immediately obvious that it has a fantastic frame (for my play), balanced, just a tiny bit flexy, head light, you can miss a volley and hit the ball with a second attempt very easily. Only problem is that its not very precise, it might be the strings I dont know. The sweetspot its a bit closer to the grip than other rackets. I will try with an ashaway string soon

    • Nektarios Katikas says

      Hi Stelio,

      What was your previous racket?

      Try the 305+ sting at a different tension. When i bought my Carbonflex it didn’t feel right and i restrung the racket a few months with the same sting at a slightly different tension.Felt much better.

    • Pierre Bastien says

      Sorry but I am not too familiar with those rackets; we’ll see if any readers have advice on this.

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