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  1. tennis347

    New Angell K7!!!

    Thanks for the input. I am looking to stay with a more forgiving frame that generates easy spin for my western forehand. I really like the new Blade but found the K7 Red easier to use and I am keeping more balls in play. The K7 Red gave me room to add weight and it swings easier than the Blade...
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    New Angell K7!!!

    How does the TF40 compare to the new Blade in terms of power, control, spin and feel?
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    New Angell K7!!!

    The more I play with the Angell K7 Red, the more I realize how this is such a forgiving racquet and extremely user friendly. It may not have the power of the newer modern racquets but it makes up for it in spin, feel, comfort and awesome on the slice! Initially I did not like the K7 Red but now...
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    2019 Wilson Blade

    I also played with 2015 version Blade and thought it played a bit stiffer and had a little more power than the v7 Blade. The V7 has better feel, comfort and the balance IMO. I think the 2015 was too tip heavy on the 16 x 19 version.
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    Best synthetic gut

    Gosen OG Sheep Micro is one of the best inexpensive synthetic gut strings on the market. A 660 FT reel is 44.00!!
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    Why aren't you using Volkl?

    Volkl has went away from making flexible frames which is the main reason I would not play with one. I did play with the C10 Pro for many years but it’s now too heavy for my shoulder. Wilson, Prince and I guess Techifibre are making flexible racquets these days. If only Volkl would go back to...
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    The new solid core Donnay

    I hit with a Donnay Pentacore 97 a couple of years ago and did not like the feel at all. I don’t know what it is but it felt very numb and I had no confidence hitting out.
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    Vid of two guys at a rec tournament, guess their level

    I hear what you are saying. I am a 4.0-4.5 player in my early 50’s and play with a guy on my level who is 60 and is a net rusher with classic flat strokes. This guy amazes me with the low dipping volleys he comes up with for winners. I have become more creative and go for more angles and lobs to...
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    Vid of two guys at a rec tournament, guess their level

    I don’t know where Tim lives, but in my neck of the woods, he is a solid 5.0 player and would eat for lunch most if not all players in the South Brooklyn area. He is also a young guy in his late 20’s or so. Tim definitely belongs playing open level tournaments! I really enjoyed his video!
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    Cost of Stringing Survey

    I pay a local independent stringer 15 bucks for labor with my own string. I buy a reel of Gosen Micro 16 so my string jobs are quite inexpensive! I only get about 8-10 hours so it’s still very affordable!
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    Wilson Clash 98 vs Wilson Blade 16 x 19 v7

    I grew up playing with thin beam racquets. When I picked up the Clash 98 it felt too clunky and the beam is too wide for my taste. It all depends what you are used to. I don’t personally like most of the modern racquets made today as most are too stiff and have no feel. I am power player but...
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    Wilson Clash 98 vs Wilson Blade 16 x 19 v7

    Totally agree with you! The beam width on the Clash turned me off and I also new that the control on the Clash would not be good with a synthetic string. I have been playing with the new Blade 98 16 x 19 for almost 2 months and am very satisfied!!
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    2019 Wilson Blade

    I hear you. It’s all about what your comfortable with. I like a rather healthy swing weight but anything above 330 is out of my wheelhouse these days at 52 along with some shoulder issues. In my younger playing days, I played with thin beam racquets with a swing weight above 350 with no...
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    2019 Wilson Blade

    I would definitely agree that the 16 x 19 frame is less demanding and more user friendly. As I stated in an earlier post, I put 1.5 grams at 10 and 2 as well as 2 grams on the butt of the handle. It’s very stable and rock solid at 329 grams. IMO a 340 swing weight is way too much and not needed...
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    How to improve plow thru

    The best way to increase plow thru is add small amounts of lead tape at a time. It also depends on your playing style and skill level. It really involves trial and error. If you want more plow without adding a lot of weight, start by adding a few grams of lead at 12 and a couple to the butt of...
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    2019 Wilson Blade

    I have to say that the 16 x 19 version has a healthy swing weight in stock form. I added 1.5 grams at 10 and 2 as well as 2 grams on the butt of the handle. I also changed the stock grip to a Wilson Contour grip. The racquet weighs 329 grams and has plenty of mass for my baseline game against...
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    How to get rid of bad habits on serve toss?

    Why don’t you take a short video of your serve so fellow TW members can see and give you additional tips. I do also struggle with my toss, however what I tried doing which has worked with some success is turning and then tossing parallel to the baseline which prevents my tossing drifting to...
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    New Angell K7!!!

    Gosen OG Sheep Micro 16 with a tension of 54/55.
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    New Angell K7!!!

    Not sure, but really enjoying the Red K7 after a month of playing with it.
  20. tennis347

    New Angell K7!!!

    4 1/2, I would not say it runs a bit bigger.
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    Angell K7 Red

    I never thought I would be saying this but after playing with K7 Red and the new Blade 98 16 x 19 v7 over a month, I finally realized that the K7 Red is more suitable for my baseline game. The K7 Red is a better platform racquet than the Blade. With 3 grams at 3 and 9 as well 2 grams on the butt...
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    OK, I also want a 100mph serve! Suggestions please

    Looking at your initial videos, your toss drifts too much to the left and you are using too much arm. As others have said, you need to get your torso and legs involved. I am no expert server and some similar problems as you do. Your shoulder is going to take a beating with your toss too much to...
  23. tennis347

    help me with find thin beam

    I have to echo in that I also have been enjoying the Angell K7 Red. It offers room for customization and plays well when adding weight. Ultra soft feel, great spin and control with decent pop when weight is added. Definitely plays like an old school Prestige Classic in a lighter package with...
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    Wilson Triniti Tennis Ball

    I have not hit with the Triniti balls but they seem really overrated. How could such an expensive ball have imperfections with the seams. I normally only get 1 session out of balls for 2 hours of singles. Definitely not worth the money IMO.
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    String recommendation for Wilson Blade 98 V7 16x19

    I played with the new Blade 98 16 x 19 v7 with Gosen OG Sheep Micro at 54/55lbs and there was a nice balance of power and control. The racquet does go through strings but with my sensitive shoulder I no longer play with poly. It’s one of the best inexpensive synthetic strings on the market.
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    The Official Angell Users Club

    I bought 2 Angell K7 Red frames used about a month ago and initially did not like them. After a little customization, I have really dialed in with K7 Red. The K7 Red has to be one of most forgiving racquets with great feel, spin and decent pop. I also had purchased the new version of the Wilson...
  27. tennis347

    F/S: 3 Pro Kennex 7G, 4 1/2

    Item Description: Pro Kennex 7G Grip Size: 4 1/2 Head Size: 100 sq inches Condition: 2 are 9 out of 10, 1 is 9.5 Specific Time Used: 1 was only used for 4 hours and the other 2 have been used for over 30 hours. General Description: All 3 racquets have no chips or cracks, only minor wear on the...
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    Complex medial meniscus tear

    I had a minor tear to the medial meniscus and underwent an arthroscopic surgery about 10 years ago. The recovery was good. A complex tear is rather large and I don’t think you can treat that conservatively without surgery. You have to be careful because your knee could lock up. I would strongly...
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    Best Racket For Serve Returns??

    Most of it is technique on the return. Early preparation, footwork and reading your opponents toss. At levels above 4.0, a racquet with decent static weight and mass is helpful to absorb pace. For me it’s a racquet around 11.7 ounces and around a high 320’s-330 swing weight.