New Angell: ASL3!

#3
Does appear to be "a more comfortable Pure Drive".

Should be quicker through the air with the thinner beam.

Not the best looking Angell IMHO, but not bad either.
I'd probably go with a black over grip to put a bit of hair on it :)

Wonder how it's positioned against the TC100 series?
I known the TC100 is customisable, but I can see it targeting a similar player group (of which I'm one).
 
#4
Dig white rackets, the blue is just meh though. Certainly an interesting offering from Angell and definitely a smart move to take on the 100sqin big power crowd.
 

AMGF

Professional
#5
I’ll let you know once i hit with it and everyone follows the mega thread :D
I don’t, not anymore. It is just too big. Useful info is lost amongst all the noise.

I also think that non-customizable Angell frames should have their dedicated thread where people interested in the frame can easily access specific information to the model.

Nothing against the mega thread, it is just too big and a couple days away from the forum results in many pages to read to get back up to date.

That being said, I can’t wait to read your impressions on that frame. Looks like a frame I will be able to recommend to many of my students. Who doesn’t like big power and touch/comfort? Looks like another fine Angell frame. (y)
 
#7
How does it compare to the TC100 Pro? Different mold?

I wonder if Angell is biting off more than they can chew and moving away from their initial business model...

Still, this is intriguing.

Edit: Hm, it looks lighter and less SW than most "tweener" frames. And the paint job tells me it's marketed towards women. I wonder what the strung SW will be.
 
#8
I wonder what the strung SW will be.
It comes with advertised unstrung swing weight of 285. Given that it is 100 sq inch and 16x19, will be close to 30 points for full bed 16 gauge poly strings (from my personal experience with TC 100 and other similar frames). That comes to final strung swing weight of around 315 or so. Fairly light, relatively off course.
 
#9
I don’t, not anymore. It is just too big. Useful info is lost amongst all the noise.

I also think that non-customizable Angell frames should have their dedicated thread...
Nothing against the mega thread, it is just too big...
I couldn’t agree more.

It’s like an encyclopaedia without an index.

If I want to read about this new frame then it makes no sense to bury it amongst hundreds of pages of unrelated information.

I mean I love the Mega thread and the dedication to Angell rackets that it represents...just can’t find what I need in there.
 
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drak

Professional
#10
It comes with advertised unstrung swing weight of 285. Given that it is 100 sq inch and 16x19, will be close to 30 points for full bed 16 gauge poly strings (from my personal experience with TC 100 and other similar frames). That comes to final strung swing weight of around 315 or so. Fairly light, relatively off course.
remove the handle weights from a TC100 and that is about what you get, I am preferring my TC100's at about 315-317 grams and 4-5 pts HL, would be a bit more HL buy I use 15g gut/poly
 
#11
I think instead of this frame specs, Paul should consider to create a TC100 with a 18x20 frame in order to balance the control of well known 16x19 beast.
It could be the PERFECT frame for my specs of choice...


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#12
I think instead of this frame specs, Paul should consider to create a TC100 with a 18x20 frame in order to balance the control of well known 16x19 beast.
It could be the PERFECT frame for my specs of choice...


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Yes for sure the TC100 in a more closed pattern would be a good edition to the range for those who can handle the heft especially in the 63RA. I guess this new frame will appeal to a wider audience & keep the bank manager happy.

Specs for the ASL3 don't suit me but i like the cosmetic.
 

kailash

Professional
#13
It comes with advertised unstrung swing weight of 285. Given that it is 100 sq inch and 16x19, will be close to 30 points for full bed 16 gauge poly strings (from my personal experience with TC 100 and other similar frames). That comes to final strung swing weight of around 315 or so. Fairly light, relatively off course.
Not 285g, but 295g unstrung. So, strung weight will be around 11 oz.

Beam width is not listed, but somewhere I read it as 21mm in the hoop, tapering to 23mm at the handle.

It will be good if they release a tour version with 310g unstrung weight.
 
#14
Not 285g, but 295g unstrung. So, strung weight will be around 11 oz.

Beam width is not listed, but somewhere I read it as 21mm in the hoop, tapering to 23mm at the handle.

It will be good if they release a tour version with 310g unstrung weight.
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He was talking about the SW (285) not the static weight
 
#17
Yes for sure the TC100 in a more closed pattern would be a good edition to the range for those who can handle the heft especially in the 63RA. I guess this new frame will appeal to a wider audience & keep the bank manager happy.

Specs for the ASL3 don't suit me but i like the cosmetic.
I would buy one for sure!!!


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sma1001

Hall of Fame
#21
The SW will be c315 strung which is not far off the "norm" for most tweeners. The idea is that you gain the power and spin by swinging faster and combining that with the stiffer frame.

Having enquired i've ascertained that the ASL has more in common with the TC100 line than the K7 line. That, combined with the 66RA (with handle), and the 21mm-23mm tapered beam, tells me that this is based on the TC100 70RA. The siloxane addition has enabled a lower RA rating and a little lower SW. For those of us like me who thought the TC100 (V1) was, in 70RA format, a little stiffer feeling than we'd like, and a little less maneoverable than we'd like, the ASL may just be about right. But reports from those who have had the benefit of a hit would be appreciated!

PS: I don't think Angell has made too many ooutright bad decisions in terms of frames - i currently play the Slazenger Pro Braided release - i think this might be a very interesting racquet. The paint job could be better though. :)
 
#22
I would be interesting comparing the new Wilson Clash (regular version) and the ASL3. The tennisnerd guy seems to like the clash and is soon reviewing the ASL3.

I want to try out a more light and powerfull racquet (kind of an arm friendly Pure Drive). If I can't connect with it my wife will get it, problem is that she likes the clash color better so I guess the ASL3 is not too girly looking :)

Cheers, Toby
 

SpinToWin

Talk Tennis Guru
#25
I would be interesting comparing the new Wilson Clash (regular version) and the ASL3. The tennisnerd guy seems to like the clash and is soon reviewing the ASL3.

I want to try out a more light and powerfull racquet (kind of an arm friendly Pure Drive). If I can't connect with it my wife will get it, problem is that she likes the clash color better so I guess the ASL3 is not too girly looking :)

Cheers, Toby
You should try the Clash if that's what you're looking for. I think it fits the bill IME.
 
#27
You should try the Clash if that's what you're looking for. I think it fits the bill IME.
I decided for the TC100 v3, and this is the most powerfull racquet I ever played, rock steady, love it. I still have a bit of adjustment time on my forehand (too powerfull) but everything else is fine. I think I will try out the Clash Tour once it is available for demo in my region.

Cheers, T
 

topspn

Hall of Fame
#28
I decided for the TC100 v3, and this is the most powerfull racquet I ever played, rock steady, love it. I still have a bit of adjustment time on my forehand (too powerfull) but everything else is fine. I think I will try out the Clash Tour once it is available for demo in my region.

Cheers, T
It’s not called Thor’s hammer for nothing
 
#30
It’s funny that “more comfortable Pure Drive” seems to be a goal of every manufacturer.
While I’d appreciate a more comfy Pure Drive I’d also like a better controlled one.
 
#31
Which one is more powerfull; ASL3 or v3 TC100? I would appreciate a comparison also on other aspects between these two if possible, thanks...
 
#32
It’s funny that “more comfortable Pure Drive” seems to be a goal of every manufacturer.
While I’d appreciate a more comfy Pure Drive I’d also like a better controlled one.
I think manufacturers are on to something. I used PD for the longest time, never had issues with control. Could I use more control? Sure. But what stick can't use a little bit more of everything? I did however most definitely feel it afterwards so comfort was the most I wanted out of it. For me, the lure of a comfortable Pure Drive is more than that of a control-oriented Pure Drive.
 
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