A Review of the Tecnifibre Dynergy AP 125 Squash Racquet

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One of the racquets I have been most excited about receiving in the past little while was the new Tecnifibre Dynergy AP 125 Squash Racquet. I was excited to get in for a few reasons. First I thought the Arch Power (AP) technology would really add a new dimension to the Dynergy series of racquets. Having one of the most exciting players in the world, Miguel Angel Rodriguez playing with it I thought would add some real excitement to the racquet as well. It is also the first racquet that Tecnifibre strung with the new DNAMX 1.20 mm. I have taken the Tecnifibre Dynergy 125 AP Squash Racquet out for a hit a couple of times now. I really quite like it! It is quite good for hitting drives and also good on the volley. Touch was also good.

Flying Miguel Angel Rodrigues with Tecnifibre Dynergy 125 AP

When hitting drives I found that while being light it had enough mass to hit effective length shots. I believe that its slight head heavy balance of 355 mm helps the racquet in this department. Its puts enough of the racquets mass behind the ball to help with hitting length shots. I did find that there was a bit of give in the racquet that was most noticed on off centre hits. On balls hit in the sweet spot I really felt like that ball took off and that the racquet was providing excellent response.

On the volley I found this racquet really help me establishing a good volley to length game. As noted above I really found a lot of extra spring to the ball when catching the ball in the sweet spot. This allowed to allowed me to cut off even difficult balls to volley and keep the ball high and tight with a shorter swing while still get the ball to good length. Having the confidence to do this allowed to hold the T more effectively which is definitely a positive.

The touch of this racquet was good as well. I find with light racquets touch can sometimes be a bit tough as you can’t feel the racquet head as much in your hands. While light the Dynergy AP 125’s slightly head heavy balance moved enough weight up in to the head to allow me to feel the head of the racquet enough to control my short balls. This allowed me to play effective drops and counter drops.Tecnifibre Dynergy AP 125 Squash Racquet

One other aspect of the racquet that I think is worth touching on is the string pattern. The Tecnifibre Dynergy AP 125 features a 16 x 16 string pattern that fans out from the arch in the throat of the racquet. As such it is a fairly open string pattern through the hitting zone up through to the top of the head. This helps with producing power and spin which is a real asset of the racquet. It is similar in this regard to the Powerbite series from Prince although not quite as open. The Prince’s Powerbite series feature a 14 x 15 stringing pattern. It is worth noting that with the strings being spaced out as much as they are at the top of the head shear string breaks are a possibility. Shear breaks are when the string breaks right where the string meets the frame. This happens most commonly when a player takes a hard swing at a ball and misses the sweet spot and hits the ball right near the frame of the racquet. The less strings there are to absorb the blow the more likely a string is break.

The Tecnifibre Dynergy AP 125 Squash Racquet is a very nice racquet to play with. I found it be very responsive to balls hit in the sweet spot. It was good to hit drives with, good on the volley and also good from a touch perspective. For a player looking for a good overall racquet and for a racquet that rewards them for hitting the sweet spot and gives them a bit of feedback when they don’t this is a great fit.

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Tecnifibre Dynergy AP 125 Squash Racquet

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3 Responses to A Review of the Tecnifibre Dynergy AP 125 Squash Racquet

  1. Michael says:

    My strings snapped on my 3rd or 4th game, the racket was less than 4 weeks old. The string went at the top and I am sure it is linked to the string pattern being very open/flared so more pressure on less string.

    I contacted Direct Sports (not Sports Direct!) in the UK where I purchased the racket and they offered a free professional re-string. I opted for the Ashaway PowerNick 18 at 27lbs, a Nick Matthew favourite I believe – although he uses a teardrop Dunlop.

    It is a lovely racket and great power but time will tell if this is a trend…

    • Jeff Warren says:

      Michael,

      Thanks for taking the time to post on our blog about this. It is very likely related to the string pattern. The pattern, the fan out pattern combined with the fact it is a very open string pattern can lead to string breaks near the top of the head when the ball hits there. This is similar to the Prince Powerbite series (Pro Shark, Pro Beast). If you hit the ball up near the top of the frame (sometimes you have no choice) the force of the ball causes a lot of strain on the strings. There is no flex on the one side of the string, the side of the frame and this can cause the strings to break. This occurs more commonly on racquets with more open string patterns as the force of the ball is distributed against fewer strings. I like the fan out pattern and open string pattern from a playability perspective but it is certainly easier to break strings.

      The only other thing to check would be that there is not a busted grommet up where the strings are breaking. That is unlikely to be the issue due to how new the racquet is and also that your stringer would almost certainly noted it but a busted grommet can contribute to this too. The string rubs against the graphite rather than the grommet like it is supposed to and can snap as the graphite has a rough edge. Not likely the case in this instance though.

      Jeff

      • Michael says:

        Hi Jeff,

        You certainly know your stuff, not only did you predict there may be string breakages but you also suggest the grommet could be a factor, funnily enough the grommet cracked a game before the strings went but it never occurred to me they could be linked. What are the lottery numbers for this Saturday’s draw please 😉

        Very interesting and if there were more of these Technifibre should be made aware for a potential recall.

        Thanks for the reply and all the best,
        Michael

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