Angell K7 Lime is a very good racquet !

Crocodile

Legend
Just thought I'd share my thoughts about this racquet and how good it is in terms of those looking for a racquet that combines great feel with superb comfort.
Now I don't normally play with 315g racquets but for those who do, this is a very good frame.
The number one strength of this frame is how gentle and soft it is your arm. The second best thing about this racquet is its feel. It kind of reminds me of Wilson's a Ultra Tour (h19) but a little more muted.
It's softer than a Pro Kennex Q Tour 325 which itself is a great arm safe racquet but the Pro Kennex is a more gutsy frame, it's a very tough and sid frame whereas the K7 Lime is smooth and fluid.
Very much recommend this frame for those looking for an elegant comfortable hitting experience. A must try for one of the best releases for 2019.
 

Dansan

Rookie
I agree with you. I have a K7 lime i've been hitting with....superb feel, similar to pt57a. It's light and a bit unstable on volleys in stock form, so I've put some lead at 3/9 as well as an overgrip and dampener. Currently trying it with 16L HyperG @51 lbs with really good results.
It's not exactly a super powerful frame, so you have to take full swings
 

Crocodile

Legend
@Crocodile, can you compare the K7 lime to the TC95 18x20, Q+ Tour 315, and Volkl V-Sense 10 325?
I have hit with all of these racquets except the TC95 but do have a TC97 which is 66 RA whereas you can get the TC95 in a more flexible lay up. Saying that I would say that in terms of comfort the order would go something like this:
1. K7
2. PK
3. V Sense
4. TC97, the 95 probably clioser

The V Sense is probably closer to the weight specs I like and the head shape as well. The lime has a more rounded head which is one of the reasons it felt similar to an ultra tour or phantom. The V Sense felt good on the forehand while the K7 Lime felt great on the backhand. With the PK Q series frames, they feel more sturdy than all the others. I hit with the 325 version with a leather grip and it's closer to a pro staff RF, Dunlop
bio 200 and C10. If you are a serious tournament player with a traditional game the PK has the solid and consistent feel to combat the situation. The 315 version of this frame has some of these qualities as well.
The V Sense 325, felt slightly underdone unless you add lead at 3 and 9. It felt a little less substantial than say the racquet it replaced, the SG 10mp 325 which was a more beefier frame and you can see the Volkl tried to remedy this with the V Feel 10 320 with its higher SW and stiffness.
The TC 95 I can't comment, all I can say is the TC 97 with its 66 RA and 330g/305 is obviously the most tour prepared type frame with a rock solid Graphite feel and more lively power then even a C10. The ball really jumps off this frame if you get it with the 16/19 pattern.
All in all the biggest stand out feature of the Lime is its very nice feel and comfort, it's very buttery, creamy, call it what you will, and the best feel out of the lot. I would love to see Angell do a V3 97 with a heavier spec using the Lime materials, it would be almost perfect.
 

Pneumated1

Hall of Fame
I have hit with all of these racquets except the TC95 but do have a TC97 which is 66 RA whereas you can get the TC95 in a more flexible lay up. Saying that I would say that in terms of comfort the order would go something like this:
1. K7
2. PK
3. V Sense
4. TC97, the 95 probably clioser

The V Sense is probably closer to the weight specs I like and the head shape as well. The lime has a more rounded head which is one of the reasons it felt similar to an ultra tour or phantom. The V Sense felt good on the forehand while the K7 Lime felt great on the backhand. With the PK Q series frames, they feel more sturdy than all the others. I hit with the 325 version with a leather grip and it's closer to a pro staff RF, Dunlop
bio 200 and C10. If you are a serious tournament player with a traditional game the PK has the solid and consistent feel to combat the situation. The 315 version of this frame has some of these qualities as well.
The V Sense 325, felt slightly underdone unless you add lead at 3 and 9. It felt a little less substantial than say the racquet it replaced, the SG 10mp 325 which was a more beefier frame and you can see the Volkl tried to remedy this with the V Feel 10 320 with its higher SW and stiffness.
The TC 95 I can't comment, all I can say is the TC 97 with its 66 RA and 330g/305 is obviously the most tour prepared type frame with a rock solid Graphite feel and more lively power then even a C10. The ball really jumps off this frame if you get it with the 16/19 pattern.
All in all the biggest stand out feature of the Lime is its very nice feel and comfort, it's very buttery, creamy, call it what you will, and the best feel out of the lot. I would love to see Angell do a V3 97 with a heavier spec using the Lime materials, it would be almost perfect.
Thanks, @Crocodile! I've been hitting the TC95 (320g) 63 RA for a few years. I recently convinced myself that I needed something just slightly more forgiving, so I sold and shipped them off earlier in the week. I'll admit I regret it already, but Paul will probably always make this frame, so I know where to find more. But before I do that, I want to hit a few other frames to get rid of the itch. And there aren't many that I'm considering.

The only frames I currently own are a pair of recently acquired V-Sense 10 325s. I've hit them a few times and will continue testing them out. Great frame with good bite and control. It's not as plush as my TC95 18x20s, but I can actually do more with the ball out wide with the Volkl. It's a Swiss army knife type of frame. And it swings more like a 315. But no frame, imo, serves like a TC95. And the whole string bed feels like a sweet spot, even toward the edges (TC95). Can't really say the same for this Volkl, but it is more forgiving with the extra real estate.

I tried a v3 TC97 18x20 last year, and while it is a stellar frame, I thought it played relatively 'stiff'--compared to the TC95--but I have a strong aversion to frames that flex more in the head than the throat. I guess that's why I like the V-Sense more than the C-10.

I'm going to guess that the K7 lime might be a little muted/mushy for my tastes. Comfort is important to me, but the 'sturdiness' and substance of the PKs you mentioned is probably what I'm looking for. I'm gonna demo a 315 and maybe mod it just a bit. In those respects, the PK might top the TC95.
 

matchpoint9

Rookie
Thanks, @Crocodile! I've been hitting the TC95 (320g) 63 RA for a few years. I recently convinced myself that I needed something just slightly more forgiving, so I sold and shipped them off earlier in the week. I'll admit I regret it already, but Paul will probably always make this frame, so I know where to find more. But before I do that, I want to hit a few other frames to get rid of the itch. And there aren't many that I'm considering.

The only frames I currently own are a pair of recently acquired V-Sense 10 325s. I've hit them a few times and will continue testing them out. Great frame with good bite and control. It's not as plush as my TC95 18x20s, but I can actually do more with the ball out wide with the Volkl. It's a Swiss army knife type of frame. And it swings more like a 315. But no frame, imo, serves like a TC95. And the whole string bed feels like a sweet spot, even toward the edges (TC95). Can't really say the same for this Volkl, but it is more forgiving with the extra real estate.

I tried a v3 TC97 18x20 last year, and while it is a stellar frame, I thought it played relatively 'stiff'--compared to the TC95--but I have a strong aversion to frames that flex more in the head than the throat. I guess that's why I like the V-Sense more than the C-10.

I'm going to guess that the K7 lime might be a little muted/mushy for my tastes. Comfort is important to me, but the 'sturdiness' and substance of the PKs you mentioned is probably what I'm looking for. I'm gonna demo a 315 and maybe mod it just a bit. In those respects, the PK might top the TC95.
I went from TC95 63RA 16x19 to PK Qi Tour to K7 Lime (with added tape at 10/2, leather grip, 18g poly @45 lbs). The Lime might be slightly muted you could say, though string set up matters too. It is the best frame I've used in a long time and I'm not looking to switch anytime soon. Not perfect, low launch angle takes some getting used to, but the feel, comfort, control, and even power are all there. It certainly comes down to personal taste but I'd be shocked if anyone says the Lime is mushy. The K7 Red early editions, I heard, were very soft and maybe mushy. The Lime is low 60s RA and feels that way. Uniform flex and the aramid fiber does a great job absorbing vibrations.
 

Gee

Hall of Fame
Thanks, @Crocodile! I've been hitting the TC95 (320g) 63 RA for a few years. I recently convinced myself that I needed something just slightly more forgiving, so I sold and shipped them off earlier in the week. I'll admit I regret it already, but Paul will probably always make this frame, so I know where to find more. But before I do that, I want to hit a few other frames to get rid of the itch. And there aren't many that I'm considering.

The only frames I currently own are a pair of recently acquired V-Sense 10 325s. I've hit them a few times and will continue testing them out. Great frame with good bite and control. It's not as plush as my TC95 18x20s, but I can actually do more with the ball out wide with the Volkl. It's a Swiss army knife type of frame. And it swings more like a 315. But no frame, imo, serves like a TC95. And the whole string bed feels like a sweet spot, even toward the edges (TC95). Can't really say the same for this Volkl, but it is more forgiving with the extra real estate.

I tried a v3 TC97 18x20 last year, and while it is a stellar frame, I thought it played relatively 'stiff'--compared to the TC95--but I have a strong aversion to frames that flex more in the head than the throat. I guess that's why I like the V-Sense more than the C-10.

I'm going to guess that the K7 lime might be a little muted/mushy for my tastes. Comfort is important to me, but the 'sturdiness' and substance of the PKs you mentioned is probably what I'm looking for. I'm gonna demo a 315 and maybe mod it just a bit. In those respects, the PK might top the TC95.
I played with TC95 63RA 18x20 , TC97 18x20 and K7 Lime and I can confirm your experiences with these ones.
I think you'll really like the Wilson Ultra Tour that has a similar feel as the TC95 18x20. Not very surprising as both have a graphite and foam filled composition that gives imo a pure feel with an addictive twack sound.
 

Pneumated1

Hall of Fame
I went from TC95 63RA 16x19 to PK Qi Tour to K7 Lime (with added tape at 10/2, leather grip, 18g poly @45 lbs). The Lime might be slightly muted you could say, though string set up matters too. It is the best frame I've used in a long time and I'm not looking to switch anytime soon. Not perfect, low launch angle takes some getting used to, but the feel, comfort, control, and even power are all there. It certainly comes down to personal taste but I'd be shocked if anyone says the Lime is mushy. The K7 Red early editions, I heard, were very soft and maybe mushy. The Lime is low 60s RA and feels that way. Uniform flex and the aramid fiber does a great job absorbing vibrations.
Thanks for the feedback. Sounds like I'd benefit from a demo, but that's the problem with Angell frames. You have to risk a purchase. I take it that the K7 lime plays like the older Prestiges. They are silky smooth but have never really been my thing. My racquet history started with the Dunlop 300G (a Paul Angell design), followed by Beckers/Volkls, PCT, and Angell TC95. But a uniform flex at 62 would be about perfect. Is the beam width a little bigger than 20mm?

I played with TC95 63RA 18x20 , TC97 18x20 and K7 Lime and I can confirm your experiences with these ones.
I think you'll really like the Wilson Ultra Tour that has a similar feel as the TC95 18x20. Not very surprising as both have a graphite and foam filled composition that gives imo a pure feel with an addictive twack sound.
Well, fortunately, the Ultra Tour is now pretty cheap, and I can find a demo of it and the Pro Kennex Q+ Tour 315. I'll give it another shot but will weight it up this time and hopefully get a chance to hit it with low tensions. I'd love to try it with my usual natural gut main/smooth poly cross. And who knows, the V-Sense 10 325 might blow me away. I'll be hitting it in match for the first time tomorrow. Do you ever miss the TC95 18x20?
 

matchpoint9

Rookie
Thanks for the feedback. Sounds like I'd benefit from a demo, but that's the problem with Angell frames. You have to risk a purchase. I take it that the K7 lime plays like the older Prestiges. They are silky smooth but have never really been my thing. My racquet history started with the Dunlop 300G (a Paul Angell design), followed by Beckers/Volkls, PCT, and Angell TC95. But a uniform flex at 62 would be about perfect. Is the beam width a little bigger than 20mm?



Well, fortunately, the Ultra Tour is now pretty cheap, and I can find a demo of it and the Pro Kennex Q+ Tour 315. I'll give it another shot but will weight it up this time and hopefully get a chance to hit it with low tensions. I'd love to try it with my usual natural gut main/smooth poly cross. And who knows, the V-Sense 10 325 might blow me away. I'll be hitting it in match for the first time tomorrow. Do you ever miss the TC95 18x20?
The beam width is either 20 or 21, I don’t recall at the moment. It’s been a while since I played with Prestige Pro so I’d rather not draw comparisons. There’s a resemblance in feel to Dunlop CX200, I think. The Lime is more like 96 sq inch according to someone who measured it. I did measure the head size as well, it was the same length as TC95 but 1-2 mm wider if I recall. I also played with UT (with added weight), that’s also a sweet frame. Best of luck.


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mhkeuns

Hall of Fame
Can’t wait to try the K7 Lime. Just got the K7 Red and am completely impressed with the frame, but I prefer the 18x20 pattern. I never really got into the Angell custom frames because I didn’t know my optimal specs, but the K7’s make it easier for me to just choose and try. Never really felt comfortable with lighter player’s rackets until the K7 Red. I’m sure the Lime version is just as nice with even more control.
 

Gee

Hall of Fame
Thanks for the feedback. Sounds like I'd benefit from a demo, but that's the problem with Angell frames. You have to risk a purchase. I take it that the K7 lime plays like the older Prestiges. They are silky smooth but have never really been my thing. My racquet history started with the Dunlop 300G (a Paul Angell design), followed by Beckers/Volkls, PCT, and Angell TC95. But a uniform flex at 62 would be about perfect. Is the beam width a little bigger than 20mm?



Well, fortunately, the Ultra Tour is now pretty cheap, and I can find a demo of it and the Pro Kennex Q+ Tour 315. I'll give it another shot but will weight it up this time and hopefully get a chance to hit it with low tensions. I'd love to try it with my usual natural gut main/smooth poly cross. And who knows, the V-Sense 10 325 might blow me away. I'll be hitting it in match for the first time tomorrow. Do you ever miss the TC95 18x20?
I don't really miss my TC95 since I play with the Ultra Tour. However I'll not sell my TC95 (and my C10 Pro as well) soon. They are just too good frames.

By the way the K7 Lime reminds me a lot to the C10 Pro as they have the similar muted feel. And surprise... both ones contain a graphite/kevlar composition.

Indeed the Ultra Tour needs more weight. In stock condition it felt like a toy with (too) little power as I am used to heavier frames. I customized mine to 355 grams with a 32cm (7 pts HL) balance. Strung with Head RIP Control 1.20 mm (mains) and MSV CoFocus 1.18 mm (crosses) at 24/22 kg.
With this setup I am able to serve as well as with the TC95 (350 grams - 32cm balance strung).
 

BBender716

Semi-Pro
Bought a K7 Lime and it is indeed buttery smooth! Unfortunately it is a demanding racket and is above my skill level :/

If anyone's interested though I'm all ears to help out a fellow TTer.

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Crocodile

Legend
Bought a K7 Lime and it is indeed buttery smooth! Unfortunately it is a demanding racket and is above my skill level :/

If anyone's interested though I'm all ears to help out a fellow TTer.

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Maybe drop the tension or give it more time because it's quite a user friendly frame to use. On the other hand you. Could go K7 Red which is 305g.
 

aehjmeyer

New User
Maybe drop the tension or give it more time because it's quite a user friendly frame to use. On the other hand you. Could go K7 Red which is 305g.
Can anyone help me by comparing the Lime to the VCore Pro 97HD?

I demoed VCP HD recently and really liked it. I’m curious how Lime compares as it’s a bit lighter, which I think might be beneficial. Particularly I’m interested in power, spin, maneuverability.
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
Thanks, @Crocodile! I've been hitting the TC95 (320g) 63 RA for a few years. I recently convinced myself that I needed something just slightly more forgiving, so I sold and shipped them off earlier in the week. I'll admit I regret it already, but Paul will probably always make this frame, so I know where to find more. But before I do that, I want to hit a few other frames to get rid of the itch. And there aren't many that I'm considering.

The only frames I currently own are a pair of recently acquired V-Sense 10 325s. I've hit them a few times and will continue testing them out. Great frame with good bite and control. It's not as plush as my TC95 18x20s, but I can actually do more with the ball out wide with the Volkl. It's a Swiss army knife type of frame. And it swings more like a 315. But no frame, imo, serves like a TC95. And the whole string bed feels like a sweet spot, even toward the edges (TC95). Can't really say the same for this Volkl, but it is more forgiving with the extra real estate.

I tried a v3 TC97 18x20 last year, and while it is a stellar frame, I thought it played relatively 'stiff'--compared to the TC95--but I have a strong aversion to frames that flex more in the head than the throat. I guess that's why I like the V-Sense more than the C-10.

I'm going to guess that the K7 lime might be a little muted/mushy for my tastes. Comfort is important to me, but the 'sturdiness' and substance of the PKs you mentioned is probably what I'm looking for. I'm gonna demo a 315 and maybe mod it just a bit. In those respects, the PK might top the TC95.
Interested to hear how you like the PK 315g with mods.
 

Crocodile

Legend
Can anyone help me by comparing the Lime to the VCore Pro 97HD?

I demoed VCP HD recently and really liked it. I’m curious how Lime compares as it’s a bit lighter, which I think might be beneficial. Particularly I’m interested in power, spin, maneuverability.
Yonex for spin but Angell for comfort and feel. Power and manoeuvrability is a tricky one because the Angell is lighter but has a bit of weight in the throat, while the HD is heavier but more headlight and feels like it has a thinner beam last time a tried them both. I prefer the Angell, purely based on the feel alone.
 

aehjmeyer

New User
Yonex for spin but Angell for comfort and feel. Power and manoeuvrability is a tricky one because the Angell is lighter but has a bit of weight in the throat, while the HD is heavier but more headlight and feels like it has a thinner beam last time a tried them both. I prefer the Angell, purely based on the feel alone.
Much appreciated! At some point I’ve decided I’ll try both K7 rackets.
 

Pneumated1

Hall of Fame
Yonex for spin but Angell for comfort and feel. Power and manoeuvrability is a tricky one because the Angell is lighter but has a bit of weight in the throat, while the HD is heavier but more headlight and feels like it has a thinner beam last time a tried them both. I prefer the Angell, purely based on the feel alone.
I love a frame that comes throat weighted. My TC95s feel slightly more polarized. I may give the Lime a go yet.
 

Dansan

Rookie
For anyone looking, I've got an extra K7 Lime that I have for sale in the for sale section with a fairway leather grip installed on it. Pretty much new condition,
4 3/8 grip size, pretty good deal.
 
For anyone looking, I've got an extra K7 Lime that I have for sale in the for sale section with a fairway leather grip installed on it. Pretty much new condition,
4 3/8 grip size, pretty good deal.
Hey, a year late, but if you still have that K7 Lime with the leather grip, I'm quite interested.
 
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