New Angell K7!!!

scotus

G.O.A.T.
I cannot give you an exact answer since I didn’t have the TC95 at the same time to compare side by side. I’d say about the same as TC95 but tighter then TC100. Launch angle more tempered then both
Thanks. If it uses the same grommets as TC95 (I don't know if it does), then it will have same spacing. Any extra square inches of head size would be allocated toward the throat, below the last cross string.
 

tennisnut1

Semi-Pro
I'm seriously considering moving away from my TC105 for the new K7. I know it's not foam filled, but I used to play a long time ago with a yonnex frame that had kevlar/graphite and was magical. I know the beam width will be smaller than I'm used to, but I just can't deal with the large head on the TC105, just too much string to deal with. So you all my see a used TC105 in the for sale section real soon.
 

zalive

Hall of Fame
I'm seriously considering moving away from my TC105 for the new K7. I know it's not foam filled, but I used to play a long time ago with a yonnex frame that had kevlar/graphite and was magical. I know the beam width will be smaller than I'm used to, but I just can't deal with the large head on the TC105, just too much string to deal with. So you all my see a used TC105 in the for sale section real soon.
Expect it to feel more 'foam filled' than foam filled TC's.
Yeah, there's something nice in those graphite/kevlar hybrids...
 

tennisnut1

Semi-Pro
Expect it to feel more 'foam filled' than foam filled TC's.
Yeah, there's something nice in those graphite/kevlar hybrids...
The reason I bought an angell in the first place was to cure a 3 year tennis elbow from playing with my head instinct mp. My are is totally healed now and I don't think I will have elbow pain with this kevlar setup. It's just more of a modern frame than I'm used to, my other racket was 10.8 oz strung and the K7 will come in around 11.3 or so. But I'm not sure it will fell that heavy due to no foam and very thin at the hoop.
 

zalive

Hall of Fame
The reason I bought an angell in the first place was to cure a 3 year tennis elbow from playing with my head instinct mp. My are is totally healed now and I don't think I will have elbow pain with this kevlar setup. It's just more of a modern frame than I'm used to, my other racket was 10.8 oz strung and the K7 will come in around 11.3 or so. But I'm not sure it will fell that heavy due to no foam and very thin at the hoop.
It's not at all about foam filled, graphite or graphite/kevlar.
Currently the biggest advantage of your TC105 when it comes to comfort, is - 105'' head size. That adds to comfort the most. Especially if you use any poly in the string bed.

To get similar string bed stiffness as currently with your TC105, you need to go significantly lower with tension using something like 97'' K7. Not because its graphite/kevlar (in fact, word is that it's more comfy than any TC95 or TC97) or especially not because it's not foam filled (foam filling should add almost nothing to comfort, kill vibes a bit and that's all)...but because it's 97'' vs 105''.

To illustrate, I got great comfort with Wilson PS95 (mine is probably 63-64 RA in reality), but going to 17/16 kg (37/35 lbs) tension with a normal middle stiff poly (SPPP). Feeling is like playing with fresh old fashioned nylon monofilament string bed at normal tension range as used back then. Head size of PS95 is 93-94'' in reality and this required tension to go down...though, hand on heart, PS95's comfort by itsell exceeds TC100 63 RA. Yet lowering the tension down brought it to another level of comfort.
 

tennisnut1

Semi-Pro
It's not at all about foam filled, graphite or graphite/kevlar.
Currently the biggest advantage of your TC105 when it comes to comfort, is - 105'' head size. That adds to comfort the most. Especially if you use any poly in the string bed.

To get similar string bed stiffness as currently with your TC105, you need to go significantly lower with tension using something like 97'' K7. Not because its graphite/kevlar (in fact, word is that it's more comfy than any TC95 or TC97) or especially not because it's not foam filled (foam filling should add almost nothing to comfort, kill vibes a bit and that's all)...but because it's 97'' vs 105''.

To illustrate, I got great comfort with Wilson PS95 (mine is probably 63-64 RA in reality), but going to 17/16 kg (37/35 lbs) tension with a normal middle stiff poly (SPPP). Feeling is like playing with fresh old fashioned nylon monofilament string bed at normal tension range as used back then. Head size of PS95 is 93-94'' in reality and this required tension to go down...though, hand on heart, PS95's comfort by itsell exceeds TC100 63 RA. Yet lowering the tension down brought it to another level of comfort.
Great post. I've used multi's since they were developed, now using X1 Biphase at 57 lbs. I'm not a string breaker and play percentage tennis for the most part. Tried using lux as a hybrid, but killed my arm. I don't need 105 head size since I hit the ball in the middle of the racket, so the 98 should work out fine. It will probably give me more precision overall.
 

zalive

Hall of Fame
Great post. I've used multi's since they were developed, now using X1 Biphase at 57 lbs. I'm not a string breaker and play percentage tennis for the most part. Tried using lux as a hybrid, but killed my arm. I don't need 105 head size since I hit the ball in the middle of the racket, so the 98 should work out fine. It will probably give me more precision overall.
Yeah, with multi string bed you don't have to fear something like K7, and you will get more precision.
 

scotus

G.O.A.T.
I'm seriously considering moving away from my TC105 for the new K7. I know it's not foam filled, but I used to play a long time ago with a yonnex frame that had kevlar/graphite and was magical. I know the beam width will be smaller than I'm used to, but I just can't deal with the large head on the TC105, just too much string to deal with. So you all my see a used TC105 in the for sale section real soon.
Kevlar is better than any amount of foam.

I am not a fan of Angell racquets. I have sold all my 12+ custom 95, 100, and bastcore 95 and 100. But with the new model with Kevlar, I am being tempted to give it another go.
 

Hotrocks

Rookie
Ok I'm back from hitting with the K7. Strung with Wilson nat gut/Gamma io poly.

I believe this is gonna be a very successful frame. It has pretty much everything you want in a tennis racquet and very few downsides. I don't know where to start but the thing that surprised me most was the huge spin potential. I don't remember playing with a frame that had so much kick. I could see the ball jumping up a whole lot more than I'm used to when it hit the ground on the other side. A couple balls I thought were gonna be long just dropped abruptly inside the court. Anyone looking for free spin will love it.

The power was much better than I had anticipated. Kevlar absorb the impact and usually this means it'll be underpowered. Not here. The power was much higher than a comparable frame of similar SW. It hits big for a sub 12oz frame. I demoed a Dr98 not long ago and this has more power by a good margin. Sweet spot felt generous and off center hits had still decent pop. Very good frame on defense, when just flicking it, you still get decent depth.

Comfort is amazing. It's hard to say compared to other my foam filled Angells, because they all have different specs, but it is really smooth, but it's not the same feeling as foam. It's very muted, it almost felt like my MG Radical MP (58ra) but without being really flexy. Even when hitting very close to the edge of the frame it is never harsh never jarring. Kevlar has that old school feel to it but the stiffness is not so low that it feels noodly at all. It's like Countervail but better. Very hard to describe, I hope others can come up with something better, but it's like all the bad vibes are out yet you still have a good feel for the ball.

At net it was quite stable. It's not as good as my 350sw TC97 or my Ultra Tour of course. But again this is not a heavy frame. However, if you don't play against hard hitters, it has more than enough stability. It also has the agility compensate for the lack of mass. However I'm sure a couple lead strips would make a good difference.

I didn't bring my radar, but it serve really well. Again the huge spin was there to help on the serve too. I will need more testing but on first impressions I believe many will like how it serves. There was a lot of action on the ball that's for sure.

The precision was ok, I didn't do any special testing but it didn't have the pin point accuracy of my TC97 18m (but what does?). Of course, I've been playing for over a year with my TC97s and I'm more dialed in with them. But the launch angle is lower than the TC100 and comparable to the TC95 63ra. Not sure if this is the frame or my string choice, but for such a spin friendly frame it has very good control.

Final thoughts after only 1hour of play, this is a frame I believe many many people will love. Power and spin are up there with the best, stability is not bad at all and control is above average. I don't know of any frame that has this much power and spin in such a comfortable package without compromising on maneuverability. It feels like the son of a Pure Drive and a MG Radical Mp. Next step for me will be to add lead, I need at least 340SW otherwise I tend to overhit, but with such a great platform I have many options, my intention is to add couple grams at 2 and 10 to pump up the TW and SW slightly and maybe a leather grip later on because I prefer leather to synthetic.

Awesome job by Paul. Makes me wonder, why did companies dropped Kevlar-Twaron? Cost cutting maybe?
AMGF- Totally agree with your review of the K7, just received mine a few weeks ago. I have also had the privilege of owning the TC97 (18m) racquet, another great racquet. I play mostly with "Classis" Prestige's with Twaron, so the K7 with Kevlar layup intrigued me. With Prestige's I am able to hit enough spin to hit the middle of the opponents back fence, with the K7 it's another foot higher. I also added some weight to the K7, 12grs. under grommets and 27grs. in hairpin. Static weight with strings(18grs,).....357grs. (12.6oz) and 8 pts. head light. Klip-Legend Tour(black gut) mains/ Head- Lynx (red) in the crosses. Still experimenting with string tension as I usually hit with a 90" frame? Current string tension is 54lbs.gut/50lbs.Lynx. What are your thoughts on string tension in the K7..............RED???
 

AMGF

Hall of Fame
AMGF- Totally agree with your review of the K7, just received mine a few weeks ago. I have also had the privilege of owning the TC97 (18m) racquet, another great racquet. I play mostly with "Classis" Prestige's with Twaron, so the K7 with Kevlar layup intrigued me. With Prestige's I am able to hit enough spin to hit the middle of the opponents back fence, with the K7 it's another foot higher. I also added some weight to the K7, 12grs. under grommets and 27grs. in hairpin. Static weight with strings(18grs,).....357grs. (12.6oz) and 8 pts. head light. Klip-Legend Tour(black gut) mains/ Head- Lynx (red) in the crosses. Still experimenting with string tension as I usually hit with a 90" frame? Current string tension is 54lbs.gut/50lbs.Lynx. What are your thoughts on string tension in the K7..............RED???
I gave the frame to my 11yo of plays competitive tennis. We added a leather grip and 2g at 12. He loves it and plays great with it. One 14yo girl who is top 10 (if not top 5) in the province tested it today and really loved it. It is a very good frame. But because my kid is young and still developping the frame is strung with gut poly in the 40s. But even at those tension I could play well with it. I believe gut/poly in the 50s like you have might be a very good spot. I really love gut/poly with this frame.
 

DE19702

Rookie
Why do you people say Kevlar absorbs vibrations, makes the frame more comfortable, and makes the frame less powerful? It does the opposite. Kevlar is very stiff and flexes less than steel. That's why they put it in tires and bullet proof vests.
 

stephenclown

Professional
Why do you people say Kevlar absorbs vibrations, makes the frame more comfortable, and makes the frame less powerful? It does the opposite. Kevlar is very stiff and flexes less than steel. That's why they put it in tires and bullet proof vests.
They are not mutually exclusive. Kevlar has dampening properties even though it has high stiffness and low stretch. When a bullet hits a bullet proof vest it disperses some of the energy and the Kevlar also absorbs some before it eventually breaks down due to the force. This absorption is the dampening that we are referring to. It absorbs vibrations better than a lot of cheaper materials. For example, fibreglass has also been used in tennis racquets for lower cost but has a lower level of absorption.

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=Pzun0xgvVuMC&pg=PA1806&lpg=PA1806&dq=kevlar+absorbs+vibrations&source=bl&ots=43Avm9vp7l&sig=-FRQRliGfI56h-4SctUQ95HnTYM&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjrkc35zK7aAhVIyrwKHZbyDG8Q6AEIUDAD#v=onepage&q=kevlar absorbs vibrations&f=false

Second link was much more difficult to sort through for a pinpoint so I gave up
 
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AMGF

Hall of Fame
Why do you people say Kevlar absorbs vibrations, makes the frame more comfortable, and makes the frame less powerful? It does the opposite. Kevlar is very stiff and flexes less than steel. That's why they put it in tires and bullet proof vests.
I think the fact that kevlar absorbs the energy from a bullet should be proof enough?
 

DE19702

Rookie
A plate of steel will stop the bullet but it doesn't absorb its kinetic energy. The kinetic energy is disbursed by the bullet being destroyed. When a bullet strikes a Kevlar vest its kinetic energy is disbursed by the vest over the body.
 

scotus

G.O.A.T.
A plate of steel will stop the bullet but it doesn't absorb its kinetic energy. The kinetic energy is disbursed by the bullet being destroyed. When a bullet strikes a Kevlar vest its kinetic energy is disbursed by the vest over the body.
Visit the website for a company called Unequal. They make shock-absorbing sport equipment from shoe insoles to helmet linings. The key material they use is Kevlar.
 

DE19702

Rookie
"4 separate layers are used in their protective padding which helps to block and redirect the impact of the blow to the chest area surrounding the heart."

If you had a steel plate and put padding behind it if it got hit by a baseball or a bullet the force is going to be spread out. It's the foam padding is doing the cushioning and the spreading of the force over a wider area. What does that have to do with the issue?
 

scotus

G.O.A.T.
"4 separate layers are used in their protective padding which helps to block and redirect the impact of the blow to the chest area surrounding the heart."

If you had a steel plate and put padding behind it if it got hit by a baseball or a bullet the force is going to be spread out. It's the foam padding is doing the cushioning and the spreading of the force over a wider area. What does that have to do with the issue?
Their shoe insoles and grip tapes are made primarily with Kevlar.
 

parasailing

Hall of Fame
For power, K7 hands down. I got great ball speed from the stock UT (you can check the UT thread I posted my sony sensor data) but it needed lead to achieve its potential. The final SW of my UT is 345 iirc. The K7 has more power stock for stock or at similar SW that’s for sure. No need to crank it anywhere near 345.

Spin, the K7 has a lot more. Probably due to the open pattern but also because it is a lot more maneuverable. You get ton of rhs and the frame has the ability to turn that speed to rpms. The UT is not bad if you have sound technique. But that’s not why someone should buy a UT it is for...

Control, that is where the UT will walk the K7. The UT has awesome pinpoint precision control. The type where you can play hit the ball can on the other side with and win. I believe that it even has more control than my tc97 18x20. Maybe not, maybe yes both are good. But that’s definitely where the UT shines brightly.

The K7 feels better. The kevlar works great. But the UT is good too and not that far. They are both comfortable.

Final thought, once in a while, with the UT, you hit a ball precisely in the sweet spot of the sweet spot (don’t know how to say it better) and the ball will just shoot out like a cannonball. I remember others reporting a similar thing. The UT is the closest thing to Angells frame on the market at the moment. But quality control and paint quality is nowhere near. It’s the only non-Angell frame I would use in a competitive match. But only if both my Tc97s broke their strings.
Have you played with the 2015 Blade 18x20 and can provide a comparison? I have the Ultra Tour and I also agree with what you have mentioned regarding the special sweet spot but that is not that easy to hit.

I think the 2015 Blade 18x20 is easier racquet to use and less demanding than the Ultra Tour so if you have tried the Blade, can you provide a comparison between the two?
 

AMGF

Hall of Fame
Have you played with the 2015 Blade 18x20 and can provide a comparison? I have the Ultra Tour and I also agree with what you have mentioned regarding the special sweet spot but that is not that easy to hit.

I think the 2015 Blade 18x20 is easier racquet to use and less demanding than the Ultra Tour so if you have tried the Blade, can you provide a comparison between the two?
I hit some balls for about 10min with the Blade 18x20. I can’t really give a fair review. I remember I did prefer the feel of the UT, but the Blade is more powerful in stock form. The UT needs lead to extract its potential while the Blade is playable out of the box. Sorry that I can’t be more helpful.
 

anfield

Semi-Pro
This is such a strange stick. It's like it was just designed to hit an amazing serve. I could not hit a serve out or in the net today and I kept going bigger. OHBH, really had to take a full swing. Forehand, crushed it, but had to adjust to a western grip from a semi just to keep it in, I hate having that grip because I can't hit quick reaction shots.

I just had it restrung with 16g KB Proline II 55 mains, Syn gut 60 crosses to try and tame the ridiculously high launch angle.

I put 2g total at 9/3, it's at 330g and 8 pt HL. I guess I'm going to have to add more lead to try and tame this slingshot. But it seems so sensitive to lead, I put another 1g total at 9/3 and it felt soooo head heavy.

I guess I'll have to try 15g string to try and fill the waffle grid. Any other recommendations? It's so comfy and performs well for its weight, it would be a shame to sell it on, but it's completely useless for me in this state.
 
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redmini

Rookie
This is such a strange stick. It's like it was just designed to hit an amazing serve. I could not hit a serve out or in the net today and I kept going bigger. OHBH, really had to take a full swing. Forehand, crushed it, but had to adjust to a western grip from a semi just to keep it in, I hate having that grip because I can't hit quick reaction shots.

I just had it restrung with 16g KB Proline II 55 mains, Syn gut 60 crosses to try and tame the ridiculously high launch angle.

I put 2g total at 9/3, it's at 330g and 8 pt HL. I guess I'm going to have to add more lead to try and tame this slingshot. But it seems so sensitive to lead, I put another 1g total at 9/3 and it felt soooo head heavy.

I guess I'll have to try 15g string to try and fill the waffle grid. Any other recommendations? It's so comfy and performs well for its weight, it would be a shame to sell it on, but it's completely useless for me in this state.
Ah well can’t have everything I suppose- champions league semi qualification one day and disappointment in the k7 the next! Persevere if you can - after all, it’s a Red! ...


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anfield

Semi-Pro
Ah well can’t have everything I suppose- champions league semi qualification one day and disappointment in the k7 the next! Persevere if you can - after all, it’s a Red! ...
But I am bummed about the K7, so so comfy, such a threat on serve, I'm going to send my input to Paul, Imagine it in a 16x20, like my other red and white beauty, the 95D.

You can't have everything, I'll take progressing in the CL over finding a new stick. Even though she's a beauty. Red and white strings look like it's part of our kit, just need to get a liverbird stencil ;-)
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
Forehand, crushed it, but had to adjust to a western grip from a semi just to keep it in, I hate having that grip because I can't hit quick reaction shots.
I personally recover to a neutral (volley grip) after every shot... that way it's easier to adjust to whatever is coming next... no? That would eliminate the quick reaction problem as well
 
I have 2. Unstrung specs for both are:

305g
32.1 cm
288/289 sw

They’re pretty nice. I’m just dialing in what to do with them with lead.
 
You got a good stock spec on those two. I added 3g @12 and 9g @ 7” from butt
Ive flirted with 12 grams at noon. It got the swingweight we’re I wanted, 356, but it still fluttered a bit at contact so I added 4 grams at 3 and 9. Swingweight was 363, which is fine; but the balance was out of this world. Now I’ve just got the 4 grams at 3&9 and 8 in the handle. Gonna add weight at noon till it feels about right
 
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max

Legend
This might end up the way to go for me. I think it's odd to go to a "custom" tennis maker. . . and then customize the frame yourself (although the K7 isn't among the customifiable ones he sells).
 

Anton

Legend
This is such a strange stick. It's like it was just designed to hit an amazing serve. I could not hit a serve out or in the net today and I kept going bigger. OHBH, really had to take a full swing. Forehand, crushed it, but had to adjust to a western grip from a semi just to keep it in, I hate having that grip because I can't hit quick reaction shots.

I just had it restrung with 16g KB Proline II 55 mains, Syn gut 60 crosses to try and tame the ridiculously high launch angle.

I put 2g total at 9/3, it's at 330g and 8 pt HL. I guess I'm going to have to add more lead to try and tame this slingshot. But it seems so sensitive to lead, I put another 1g total at 9/3 and it felt soooo head heavy.

I guess I'll have to try 15g string to try and fill the waffle grid. Any other recommendations? It's so comfy and performs well for its weight, it would be a shame to sell it on, but it's completely useless for me in this state.
Stringing crosses tighter really flattens out the launch angle.

I'd also recommend checking out proportional method so you can have stiffer sweetspot without giving up stability outside of it.
 

macguyvur

Rookie
(Cross-posting here & in the Official Angell User's Club)

Has anyone hit the 2019 Dunlop CX 200 Tour 16x19 and/or the CX 200 non-tour? If so, could you please share your thoughts comparing them to the K7 Red? Thanks!
 
I have both the K7Red and the CX 200 Tour 16x19. The string pattern on the CX 200 tour is way tighter than on the K7. It really is similar to an 18x20 spacing in the center of the racquet. For me, I enjoyed the added control that the dunlop offered. The K7 is obviously more spin-friendly. The K7 is also more powerful with its much higher launch angle. I consider the CX 200 Tour to be a pretty low-powered frame. I think they are pretty similar in terms of flex and comfort (I didn't have problems with either frame, and my wrist is sensitive).

My main stick is the TC95 18x20. I think the Dunlop plays closer to that stick than the K7Red does. There are obvious differences in power and slight differences in feel. But, the control and dense string pattern are pretty close between the two.
 

macguyvur

Rookie
I have both the K7Red and the CX 200 Tour 16x19. The string pattern on the CX 200 tour is way tighter than on the K7. It really is similar to an 18x20 spacing in the center of the racquet. For me, I enjoyed the added control that the dunlop offered. The K7 is obviously more spin-friendly. The K7 is also more powerful with its much higher launch angle. I consider the CX 200 Tour to be a pretty low-powered frame. I think they are pretty similar in terms of flex and comfort (I didn't have problems with either frame, and my wrist is sensitive).

My main stick is the TC95 18x20. I think the Dunlop plays closer to that stick than the K7Red does. There are obvious differences in power and slight differences in feel. But, the control and dense string pattern are pretty close between the two.
Thanks! I also feel that the 200 Tour 16x19 has amazing directional control and accuracy, and yet my flatter strokes are sometimes flying a bit long or into the tape as often happens to me with 18x20's. Block returns and volleys are superb, as are groundies when I intentionally put more topspin on them. But, I wouldn't mind a bit more power and spin. I haven't hit the TC95 in a 18x20, but I can be pretty sure the launch angle would be too low for me. Sounds like I should probably spring for K7Red. :)
 

macguyvur

Rookie
Strings.... My K7 Red is on the way, the question now is strings. What are people playing in the K7?

My baseline is Volkl Cyclone 18 @ 50 Lbs, but I want to move to a full bed of polly (at least to start) with more feel and a bit softer. I'm not looking to add power to the K7 I don't think -- I think the frame will be plenty powerful for me as is. I want to complement the wide spaced open pattern with a responsive but controlled polly, looking for a blend of feel, control, spin and durability (I know, aren't we all). Any thoughts on Ytex Quadro Twist, Black Code 4S, Hyper-G, or Sidewinder in the K7?

I'm also open to a hybrid but want to preserve control. Any suggestions appreciated!
 

topspn

Hall of Fame
Strings.... My K7 Red is on the way, the question now is strings. What are people playing in the K7?

My baseline is Volkl Cyclone 18 @ 50 Lbs, but I want to move to a full bed of polly (at least to start) with more feel and a bit softer. I'm not looking to add power to the K7 I don't think -- I think the frame will be plenty powerful for me as is. I want to complement the wide spaced open pattern with a responsive but controlled polly, looking for a blend of feel, control, spin and durability (I know, aren't we all). Any thoughts on Ytex Quadro Twist, Black Code 4S, Hyper-G, or Sidewinder in the K7?

I'm also open to a hybrid but want to preserve control. Any suggestions appreciated!
Quadro twist very good in K7
 

mhkeuns

Hall of Fame
Just wanted to shout out some praises for the Angell K7 Red. It’s light but solid and stable. It also is nicely balanced and powerful but is totally controllable. I usually don’t gravitate towards the lighter frames, but this frame doesn’t need any weight for it to be effective. However, it is light and completely customizable,

Wonderful frame from Angell.
 

tennis347

Semi-Pro
Just wanted to shout out some praises for the Angell K7 Red. It’s light but solid and stable. It also is nicely balanced and powerful but is totally controllable. I usually don’t gravitate towards the lighter frames, but this frame doesn’t need any weight for it to be effective. However, it is light and completely customizable,

Wonderful frame from Angell.
I just bought 2 used Angell K7 and have not hit with them yet. I am getting one of them strung with my Goat string Gosen OG Sheep Micro. I added 2.5 grams of lead at 3 and 9 as well changed the grip to a Wilson Contour Grip to get the feel I am used to. The racquet weighs 310 grams unstrung which will be around 325 grams strung. I would estimate a swing weight in the mid 320’s. Definitely a great platform racquet but will start slow and see if any more weight is needed. I will start with a tension in the middle of the range at 55 and make any changes as needed. I am currently playing with the new Blade 98 16 x 19 v7 stock which is great frame that offers a nice balance of power and control with really nice comfort.

I bought the Angells to experience all the excellent feedback and due to also having shoulder issues. I can’t play with poly strings any longer. Not sure if I will switch to the K7 Red but looking forward to a totally different experience!!
 
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Pneumated1

Hall of Fame
I just bought 2 used Angell K7 and have not hit with them yet. I am getting one of them strung with my Goat string Gosen OG Sheep Micro. I added 2.5 grams of lead at 3 and 9 as well changed the grip to a Wilson Contour Grip to get the feel I am used to. The racquet weighs 310 grams unstrung which will be around 325 grams strung. I would estimate a swing weight in the mid 320’s. Definitely a great platform racquet but will start slow and see if any more weight is needed. I will start with a tension in the middle of the range at 55 and make any changes as needed. I am currently playing with the new Blade 98 16 x 19 v7 stock which is great frame that offers a nice balance of power and control with really nice comfort.

I bought the Angells to experience all the excellent feedback and due to also having shoulder issues. I can’t play with poly strings any longer. Not sure if I will switch to the K7 Red but looking forward to a totally different experience!!
I've often wondered how the K7 Red compares to the Becker London. If you don't mind, let me know once you've hit it a few times. I suspect it's as close as you'll get to a London.
 

tennis347

Semi-Pro
I've often wondered how the K7 Red compares to the Becker London. If you don't mind, let me know once you've hit it a few times. I suspect it's as close as you'll get to a London.
I will definitely be able to tell you since I played with the Becker London for a few years. I agree that it should be a similar but hopefully the K7 Red should have a little more power. I will keep you posted!
 
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