Angell TC95 - Is There Love For The 10.6oz Too?

Warren

New User
Hi All,

I've been reading numerous posts about the TC95 for many months and I'm on the verge of pulling the trigger.

Due to chronic TE, I'll be buying the 63RA (16x19), which according to folks on this board, has a fairly high swing weight as compared to the 70RA. The higher SW is apparently due to the additional foam inside the frame to allow for a lower RA. (SW's are not posted on the Angell website and demos are not offered.)

After strings and an OG, the final weight will likely be .9oz higher than the unstrung spec. For this reason, I am drifting towards buying the unstrung 300g (10.6oz.) frame, which should come in at around 11.5oz after strings and the rest of the fixins are applied. To my thinking, this would also allow for further customization in the handle if I wanted additional HL points, without going over my preferred final static weight of sub-12oz. I prefer a whippy, HL feel.

My only concern is whether this frame (10.6oz unstrung), which is near the bottom of the scale in available weight of Angell frames, will still maintain the stability and feel that these frames are known for. I don't want to lose the alleged benefits of these bats by ordering a frame that is too light.

Has anyone played with the 10.6oz TC95 and can detail your experience? Most of the TC95 posters on these boards address the 11.4oz and 11.7 unstrung frames. The reviews of these sticks are glowing, but none detail the performance of the 10.6oz.

I'm an all court player, 4.0, semi-western fh, 1hbh, with a strong net game. My current frame is a modified PS95, 12.1oz, 9 pts HL.

Thanks All!!
 
Hi All,

I've been reading numerous posts about the TC95 for many months and I'm on the verge of pulling the trigger.

Due to chronic TE, I'll be buying the 63RA (16x19), which according to folks on this board, has a fairly high swing weight as compared to the 70RA. The higher SW is apparently due to the additional foam inside the frame to allow for a lower RA. (SW's are not posted on the Angell website and demos are not offered.)

After strings and an OG, the final weight will likely be .9oz higher than the unstrung spec. For this reason, I am drifting towards buying the unstrung 300g (10.6oz.) frame, which should come in at around 11.5oz after strings and the rest of the fixins are applied. To my thinking, this would also allow for further customization in the handle if I wanted additional HL points, without going over my preferred final static weight of sub-12oz. I prefer a whippy, HL feel.

My only concern is whether this frame (10.6oz unstrung), which is near the bottom of the scale in available weight of Angell frames, will still maintain the stability and feel that these frames are known for. I don't want to lose the alleged benefits of these bats by ordering a frame that is too light.

Has anyone played with the 10.6oz TC95 and can detail your experience? Most of the TC95 posters on these boards address the 11.4oz and 11.7 unstrung frames. The reviews of these sticks are glowing, but none detail the performance of the 10.6oz.

I'm an all court player, 4.0, semi-western fh, 1hbh, with a strong net game. My current frame is a modified PS95, 12.1oz, 9 pts HL.

Thanks All!!
It isnt more foam that makes the 63 RA TC95 have a higher swingweight it is more graphite as the layup is more complicated to produce the desired flex. Think of the way a top quality samurai sword has a flexible blade because the metal is folded so many more times than a more stiff and brittle weapon.

You are right though... not much talk ofthe lowest weight spec. Honestly speak to Paul he is great and ultra light isnt going to be the best for your arm. More mass means the ball takes more of the force from impact. Yes foam filled = the opportunity to add more mass too.
 

topspn

Legend
It will play with stability commensurate to its mass but probably better then most racquets in the weight class you quoted. However you will not have any issue with the heavier specs you like and for instance a 12HL balance unstrung. You will get a pretty fast and whippy racquet. Don’t be afraid of getting the specs you actually want and yes great advice to talk to Paul and he could give you a range on SW. Also, keep in mind the SW difference for similar weights of 63 and 70 RA will be 5 or 6 difference. I don’t think i’ve seen anyone post yet for specs as light as what you are asking about.
 

skuludo

Professional
I have the answer. If you take off the handle and access the hairpin you will see has circular indents. That is where Paul puts weight on the frame. By just using the circular indents, he can offer all those options that you see in his website for that racket. When you buy the lightest racket none of those indents will be filled with any weight. As you go to the heaviest option all those indents will be filled. Anything in between the heaviest and lightest some of those holes will be filled with a metal weight leaving some blank spots to get the desired balance and weight.

In summary, Angell rackets are just one frame for each stiffness with indents on the handle for Paul to add metal ball weights.
 

Warren

New User
Thanks for responses.

I've always added weight just above where my hand grips the racquet, at 5.75" from the buttcap. This gives me the mental impression of a quillon on a sword (the bar of metal at right angles to the blade). Strange I know.




So, one option with the Angell may be to order a heavier spec, remove the handle, and then re-arrange the weights towards the top of the handle in the circular indents?

Based on your comments, it sounds as though every TC95 63RA is the same composite of material and all variants in weight and balance for that racquet are achieved by the number and placement of the weights in the handle. So, the graphite density, layup, mass, etc., of the racquet itself of a 10.2oz will be identical to a 11.7oz - true?
 

n8dawg6

Legend
just contact the company, they will answer your questions. i found them a little easier to get in touch with on facebook.
 
Thanks for responses.

I've always added weight just above where my hand grips the racquet, at 5.75" from the buttcap. This gives me the mental impression of a quillon on a sword (the bar of metal at right angles to the blade). Strange I know.




So, one option with the Angell may be to order a heavier spec, remove the handle, and then re-arrange the weights towards the top of the handle in the circular indents?

Based on your comments, it sounds as though every TC95 63RA is the same composite of material and all variants in weight and balance for that racquet are achieved by the number and placement of the weights in the handle. So, the graphite density, layup, mass, etc., of the racquet itself of a 10.2oz will be identical to a 11.7oz - true?

The sword weighting comment makes perfect sense... I would contact Paul because what really matters is swingweight. I have heard tell that sometimes there are rare frames that come out with a different swingweight and he will gather and match them for you. He really keeps tabs on his suppliers and tolerances so if he's aware of your preferences it seems like he does his best to accommodate the request. That said I might be wrong but I dont think so... Id just contact him.
 

skuludo

Professional
Thanks for responses.

I've always added weight just above where my hand grips the racquet, at 5.75" from the buttcap. This gives me the mental impression of a quillon on a sword (the bar of metal at right angles to the blade). Strange I know.




So, one option with the Angell may be to order a heavier spec, remove the handle, and then re-arrange the weights towards the top of the handle in the circular indents?

Based on your comments, it sounds as though every TC95 63RA is the same composite of material and all variants in weight and balance for that racquet are achieved by the number and placement of the weights in the handle. So, the graphite density, layup, mass, etc., of the racquet itself of a 10.2oz will be identical to a 11.7oz - true?

Yes that is how it is suppose to work. The racket is the same no matter what specs you order except when you ask for the 70ra. That is the time the composition changes. If you order the lightest you get no weights. If your order the heaviest all the holes are filled up. You could always make it light by taking the weights off. Swing weight will vary though even though the balance and weight maybe the same as another Angell racket.
 
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