Angell TC 105 Purchase

ugly duck

New User
Had a brief hit (5min) and have to say: wow, this thing is comfortable. And this is from someone who played it side by side with a Völkl V1 pro, which is a comfortable frame as well, but the tc105 was comfort on another level. Strung with halo 1.

It was just plain hitting feedback and no further (bad) vibrations. Targeting felt good, I was immediately confident.
 

bigdaddy

Rookie
Been playing a lot with the pure drive. Great stick but elbow problems is always a concern. Retiring the first of next year and want to play a lot of tennis. An elbow friendly 105 may be just the thing. It's just getting the specs right. I think I know what I like but a little doubt makes it hard to pull the trigger.
 

The Big Kahuna

Hall of Fame
I also tried the hybird setup on the TC 105 Tour with bioplase and lux alu power rough and after playing once my arm started to hurt, ouch !!! So when I get the new TC 105 Pro I am going back to a full bed of biophase strung at 57. I'm not adjusting for the larger head size because I don't see much difference between the 100 and 105 which is a bit odd I have to say. Got my last tournament in October so the racket should be humming by then, would love to end the season with a title. Happy hitting all !!!!!
Foam or no foam, stiff racquet with low mass equals arm problems. String that racquet with polyester and that makes the issue even worse.


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kramer woodie

Professional
Ok, you people. I have heard so much about Angell racquets that I ordered one from the UK and it on it's way. Now about me, I am currently playing 3 Yonex SV98plus, that's right 27.5 inch length. I absolutely love them. Strung with Weiss Cannon 17L ga Red Ghost, Mains
at 37 pounds/ Crosses at 35 pounds. I cut off 2-1/2 inches of the base grip at the top because I have a one hand backhand making the racquet slightly more head heavy. Stock they would be 340 swing weight, but mine are 341-342. Static weight is 11.5 ounce. Balance stock with string 5 pts. head light. Mine probably 4 pts. HL.

So, being older and some days lazy or just seem to be weaker, I matched the specs of the SV98 plus sort of. I order the TC105 Custom with a 27.5 length...280g...320mm 7 pts. HL. Now Paul said the racquet should weigh overall approximately 10.4 ounces with a swing weight of
315-320 strung. I ordered the PU grip because I have both TW thin leather grips and Kimony leather tape grip on hand, no sense in buying more leather grips.

So, I basically have reduced overall weight by 1 ounce and the swing weight by 22 to 27 points lower. Hope this will be good for feeding
balls to students and also for rallying with students on my older slower days. I am 73 years old, but can still hit against most 15-16 year olds
and the 50 plus crowd does not like to hit with me. I hit the ball too hard they say. I should add if my old wheels get me in position I hit hard. I have an ATP forehand using a straight arm and again a one hand backhand.

Now, I have to figure out which poly strings to use...as I said above Red Ghost because it looks cool in the red SV...but I also like Solinco 18ga Tourbite at the same tensions 37/35. My question is with the larger 105 head versus the 98, how much would you think I should increase tension? I thought I might start at 42 pounds mains/40 pound crosses. Any suggestions appreciated.

Aloha
 

realplayer

Semi-Pro
Ok, you people. I have heard so much about Angell racquets that I ordered one from the UK and it on it's way. Now about me, I am currently playing 3 Yonex SV98plus, that's right 27.5 inch length. I absolutely love them. Strung with Weiss Cannon 17L ga Red Ghost, Mains
at 37 pounds/ Crosses at 35 pounds. I cut off 2-1/2 inches of the base grip at the top because I have a one hand backhand making the racquet slightly more head heavy. Stock they would be 340 swing weight, but mine are 341-342. Static weight is 11.5 ounce. Balance stock with string 5 pts. head light. Mine probably 4 pts. HL.

So, being older and some days lazy or just seem to be weaker, I matched the specs of the SV98 plus sort of. I order the TC105 Custom with a 27.5 length...280g...320mm 7 pts. HL. Now Paul said the racquet should weigh overall approximately 10.4 ounces with a swing weight of
315-320 strung. I ordered the PU grip because I have both TW thin leather grips and Kimony leather tape grip on hand, no sense in buying more leather grips.

So, I basically have reduced overall weight by 1 ounce and the swing weight by 22 to 27 points lower. Hope this will be good for feeding
balls to students and also for rallying with students on my older slower days. I am 73 years old, but can still hit against most 15-16 year olds
and the 50 plus crowd does not like to hit with me. I hit the ball too hard they say. I should add if my old wheels get me in position I hit hard. I have an ATP forehand using a straight arm and again a one hand backhand.

Now, I have to figure out which poly strings to use...as I said above Red Ghost because it looks cool in the red SV...but I also like Solinco 18ga Tourbite at the same tensions 37/35. My question is with the larger 105 head versus the 98, how much would you think I should increase tension? I thought I might start at 42 pounds mains/40 pound crosses. Any suggestions appreciated.

Aloha
Hoe did you lower the swingweight?
 

kramer woodie

Professional
Hoe did you lower the swingweight?
realplayer

I can't say how the swing weight became lower. Paul Angell said swing weight would be between 315 to 320 when strung. I will just take
his word for it. He knows more about racquets than I will ever know. I guess that is why I ordered a Custom made racquet.

Aloha
 

kramer woodie

Professional
Ok, strung racquet with 18 gauge Tourbite at 45lbs mains/43lbs crosses. The racquet felt dead, no feel, and the ball was gone off the racquet face instantly. Hated the TC105 strung with Tourbitce so much, after an hour of hitting cut the strings out.

Then I decide, even though red string would not look good in a black/silver racquet with blue grommets, what the heck I strung 17L gauge red
ghost. This time I even went down in tension. I am use to playing red ghost in a Yonex SV98plus 27.5 inch extended at 37 mains/35 crosses. Taking into consideration going from a 98 inch head to a 105 inch, I would need to raise tension. So, I increased by 5 pounds and split the difference. Red Ghost 43 pound mains/41 pound crosses. WOW, again WOW!!!! Love it in this 27.5 inch TC105 custom.

Slices, impact sounds like cloth tearing, from anywhere on the court. The ball bounces only 4 to 6 inches high or with added side spin on the slice jumps 3 feet sideways. What's not to like. On topspin, close to the net about 4 to 5 feet away, out wide to the right was able to use full swing and go crosscourt and land the ball inside the single sideline 2 to 4 feet from the net. Again, sound created was only a brushing sound. On ground strokes from the baseline, my opponents are not going to hear much of an impact. Should be deceiving as to how hard the ball is hit.

With the Red Ghost seemed like the dwell time on the strings increase tremendously, in other words great pocketing, which let me control accuracy. Have not had the opportunity to serve with it yet. However, I am confident serving will be a piece of cake. Can't wait to hit kickers and
American Twist because of increased spin potential.

Volleying, again a piece of cake, touch drop volleys wow. Normal placement volleys easy peasy. I did not even use a dampner and felt zilch, no vibration, don't need a dampner.

Thank you Paul Angell.

Aloha
 

The Big Kahuna

Hall of Fame
Ok, strung racquet with 18 gauge Tourbite at 45lbs mains/43lbs crosses. The racquet felt dead, no feel, and the ball was gone off the racquet face instantly. Hated the TC105 strung with Tourbitce so much, after an hour of hitting cut the strings out.

Then I decide, even though red string would not look good in a black/silver racquet with blue grommets, what the heck I strung 17L gauge red
ghost. This time I even went down in tension. I am use to playing red ghost in a Yonex SV98plus 27.5 inch extended at 37 mains/35 crosses. Taking into consideration going from a 98 inch head to a 105 inch, I would need to raise tension. So, I increased by 5 pounds and split the difference. Red Ghost 43 pound mains/41 pound crosses. WOW, again WOW!!!! Love it in this 27.5 inch TC105 custom.

Slices, impact sounds like cloth tearing, from anywhere on the court. The ball bounces only 4 to 6 inches high or with added side spin on the slice jumps 3 feet sideways. What's not to like. On topspin, close to the net about 4 to 5 feet away, out wide to the right was able to use full swing and go crosscourt and land the ball inside the single sideline 2 to 4 feet from the net. Again, sound created was only a brushing sound. On ground strokes from the baseline, my opponents are not going to hear much of an impact. Should be deceiving as to how hard the ball is hit.

With the Red Ghost seemed like the dwell time on the strings increase tremendously, in other words great pocketing, which let me control accuracy. Have not had the opportunity to serve with it yet. However, I am confident serving will be a piece of cake. Can't wait to hit kickers and
American Twist because of increased spin potential.

Volleying, again a piece of cake, touch drop volleys wow. Normal placement volleys easy peasy. I did not even use a dampner and felt zilch, no vibration, don't need a dampner.

Thank you Paul Angell.

Aloha
How does your arm feel? Curious as to the comfort and feel.


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markus666

Rookie
I bought an Angell TC105 Tour (300 gr unstrung, 9HL, 23mm beam), i m currently using a Blade 104 modified to 27.25, but i was intrigued how this Angell will perform.
I play always clay courts, on paper may be a better fit as it has a 16x19 string pattern, and as is stiffer should be more powerful.
I tried a TC100 63RA some moths ago, but i didn t like it (felt too flexible, SW to high and prefer a wider beam).
Let you know once i hit with, it was a blind bet as i couldn t test it before, i hope i made the right choice.
 

rlau

Hall of Fame
I bought an Angell TC105 Tour (300 gr unstrung, 9HL, 23mm beam), i m currently using a Blade 104 modified to 27.25, but i was intrigued how this Angell will perform.
I play always clay courts, on paper may be a better fit as it has a 16x19 string pattern, and as is stiffer should be more powerful.
I tried a TC100 63RA some moths ago, but i didn t like it (felt too flexible, SW to high and prefer a wider beam).
Let you know once i hit with, it was a blind bet as i couldn t test it before, i hope i made the right choice.
If it turns out that you like it and would consider getting one or two more, just shoot me an email, as I've got a pair that go unused.
 

teocem

Rookie
I bought an Angell TC105 Tour (300 gr unstrung, 9HL, 23mm beam), i m currently using a Blade 104 modified to 27.25, but i was intrigued how this Angell will perform.
I play always clay courts, on paper may be a better fit as it has a 16x19 string pattern, and as is stiffer should be more powerful.
I tried a TC100 63RA some moths ago, but i didn t like it (felt too flexible, SW to high and prefer a wider beam).
Let you know once i hit with, it was a blind bet as i couldn t test it before, i hope i made the right choice.
I would be very happy to hear your comments on 105..?
 

kramer woodie

Professional
I found the TC105 to be great for feeding students balls and ralling with little kids or beginner students. However, it is not suitable for use against more advanced players. The racquet is too light to use against hard hit balls or heavy balls. It is unstable against any kind of decent pace.

Therefore, I switch racquets to my normal player's racquet, a Yonex SV98 plus.

Aloha
 

markus666

Rookie
I´m enjoying so far TC 105. I´m 45 years old, with a decent tenis level (played since my 4 years, currently i play 3 times a week, also competing in senior leagues). I only play clay courts, so defense and spin are crucial.
Whats does it offer? It is an OS, so huge sweetspot, and a high twistweight. Also is stiff, 70 strung, so it´s powerful (also due to it is a OS). But balance and beam width are more like a players racket, so it has a decent control. SW is very low, so it´s very easy to swing, that makes the fact of being a OS not a big problem, otherwise it could be difficult to swing such a big head size.
Downsides- may be it doesn´t produce a heavy ball, and may lack a bit of feel depending on the string used. I do not share the what kramer woodie said about being unestable. Volkl organix 10 felt much more unestable, with a higer sw.
Went last week to a tennis pro shop to string, and they measured the SW. The result was shocking, only 303 strung, which was surprising low. The owner prepares rackets for Kachanov, Carreño, Ramos, Sousa...and many other pro players, so i don ´t have any reason to doubt about the result.
 

ericykchan

New User
Any one care to share their impression of TC 105 after using it for a while? I am using Prince Graphite 107G and TC101, so now really interested in trying TC105.
 

Lphansen

Rookie
Any one care to share their impression of TC 105 after using it for a while? I am using Prince Graphite 107G and TC101, so now really interested in trying TC105.
It plays like a more powerfull TC100 ra 70.
I have not used the 101, but understand that it flexes like the tc97 in the hoop. The 105 has uniform flex along the entire lenght, so a different feeling..
Hope that helps,


Best lphansen
 

ollinger

G.O.A.T.
I used the heaviest TC105 (300 grams, 10 points HL) for several years, found it to be a very good frame with weight added on the hoop, unplayable without that weight.
 
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