Alrighty, Tecnifibre is launching the Tecnifibre Slash range of rackets in 2023. This is their suite of traditional-head-shape rackets (as opposed to the Carboflex line of teradrops). These replace the Tecnifibre Suprem Curv rackets from 2019.
There are four rackets in this release:
They all look pretty similar. Obviously they’re all different advertised weights for starters. The main difference aside from the weights is the Slash 120 has a bit smaller head shape (460 cm sq) than the other models (485 qs cm). Here’s a comparison of the 120 vs the 125. They actually have the same stringing pattern (14×18) but you can see the 120 on the left has a smaller string bed:
One other difference is in the strings. The Slash 130 comes factory strung with a cheaper string, synthetic gut. The other rackets do cost more but all come with a premium string, Tecnifibre 305 Green.
Tecnifibre Slash 120
Mostafa Asal is going to play with this racket. He previously used the Suprem Curv 125.
Mostafa Asal hitting with the Slash 120, doing a video for PDH Sports:
Mostafa Asal at the Tecnifibre Slash launch party:
Jon Sharpe likes it:
Tecnifibre Slash 125
Tecnifibre Slash 130
Tecnifibre Slash 135
Here’s a little hype video from Tecnifibre for the Slash range: