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smirker

Hall of Fame
Just finished leading my TC90 up and now it feels like home. At 14 ounces this thing rivals the feel of a Prestige Classic 600 or a Pro Staff 85.

I used 12 Sampras power-strips at 3 and 9 (1.5 oz.) and counter-balanced with 0.3 oz. of lead in the handle as well as a Wilson leather grip and two Pro Overgrips.



Compared to a classic...

Mid or MP?
 

Georgo

New User
If you buy 2 rackets at the same time, they will have the same swingweights or it is random?
I have asked Paul for the same SW, the delivery will take a bit longer as he waits for the right ones to pick from the batches to match.
 

topspn

Legend
What about the SW of TC100 63 RA?
Again, I can’t tell you an average. I asked for my SW so able to get close to my targets. Managed to get TC100 63RA with SW just under 305. I think you’d be hard pressed to get SW for either TC100/TC95 under 295. I think lowish SW is around what I got.
 

4-string

Professional
After a few weeks playing the TC95 (but not exclusively) I must say that I like it alot. I struggle a little bit on second serves for some reason, but other than that it feels and plays great. Flat first serves are just ridiculous!

I am positive that I got the incorrect handle shape though. I ordered B, but this has to be A. I strung up a Head racquet last week, the shapes felt identical and much more rectangular than my Wilsons.

In any case, this one is a keeper for the build quality alone. It plays great too, so a no brainer really. :)
 

zalive

Hall of Fame
Again, I can’t tell you an average. I asked for my SW so able to get close to my targets. Managed to get TC100 63RA with SW just under 305. I think you’d be hard pressed to get SW for either TC100/TC95 under 295. I think lowish SW is around what I got.
So, par with TC95 63 RA? I expected a bit lower average SW because of a bigger head size...yet if it's about there no complaint as it's expected that a 100'' will have some more power, being more a tweener type racquet.

Can only say about 70RA TC100 - mine is 285 sw. I asked to pick lower sw frame.
So logically just like on TC95, stiffer option has a lower average SW too...
 
I was talking about the Head. Just picked up the MP version. I also have an Angell TC97.
That's the IG Prestige Mid, one of the best feeling frames I've ever used. I had it weighted to 13.2 oz. and it did everything well. So I think the Midplus version would be great especially when customized to your spec. But I've never actually used one.
 
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smirker

Hall of Fame
That's the IG Prestige Mid, one of the best feeling frames I've ever used. I had it weighted to 13.2 oz. and it did everything well. So I think the Midplus version would be great especially when customized to your spec. But I've never actually used one.
Thanks. Received my two mp's today. Lovely looking frames. Will add 3g at 3/9 in the first instance and maybe a leather grip. It will be interesting to compare to my TC97.
 

topspn

Legend
So, par with TC95 63 RA? I expected a bit lower average SW because of a bigger head size...yet if it's about there no complaint as it's expected that a 100'' will have some more power, being more a tweener type racquet.



So logically just like on TC95, stiffer option has a lower average SW too...
Again, can't speak of averages just I got what I asked for SW wise in both TC95 and 100. My TC95s are 302, 303 and my 100 also 303. Any of the 70RA will generally be lower in SW then the 63RA frames
 

zalive

Hall of Fame
Again, can't speak of averages just I got what I asked for SW wise in both TC95 and 100. My TC95s are 302, 303 and my 100 also 303. Any of the 70RA will generally be lower in SW then the 63RA frames
Don't worry, I understood. Just trying to guesstimate loud what's going on.

Perhaps a perfect thing would be to have a TC98 63 RA made on TC95/TC100 63 RA design principles, as a half way between the two, having precision somewhere in between, I really appreciate this head size. Would be easier. Back then I had to wait to get the finances right, but in the meantime I quit the idea of getting an 18x20 Angell because...my strokes are really made on open pattern racquets and it seems I bump into the wall of making the most out of 18x20 racquets, for me it's like benefits I can harvest cannot outweight the shortcomings. And since TC95 63 RA might be too hard a cookie for me...I guess it will be TC100 63 RA for me then.
 
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topspn

Legend
Don't worry, I understood. Just trying to guesstimate loud what's going on.

Perhaps a perfect thing would be to have a TC98 63 RA made on TC95/TC100 63 RA design principles, as a half way between the two, having precision somewhere in between, I really appreciate this head size. Would be easier. Back then I had to wait to get the finances right, but in the meantime I quit the idea of getting an 18x20 Angell because...my strokes are really made on open pattern racquets and it seems I bump into the wall of making the most out of 18x20 racquets, for me it's like benefits I can harvest cannot outweight the shortcomings. And since TC95 63 RA might be too hard a cookie for me...I guess it will be TC100 63 RA for me then.
Yeah, I hear ya, I'd love a TC98 built just like the TC95/TC100 63RA. The TC95 is quite forgiving for a 95 but if in doubt you can't go wrong with TC100.
 

joohan

Hall of Fame
Don't worry, I understood. Just trying to guesstimate loud what's going on.

Perhaps a perfect thing would be to have a TC98 63 RA made on TC95/TC100 63 RA design principles, as a half way between the two, having precision somewhere in between, I really appreciate this head size. Would be easier. Back then I had to wait to get the finances right, but in the meantime I quit the idea of getting an 18x20 Angell because...my strokes are really made on open pattern racquets and it seems I bump into the wall of making the most out of 18x20 racquets, for me it's like benefits I can harvest cannot outweight the shortcomings. And since TC95 63 RA might be too hard a cookie for me...I guess it will be TC100 63 RA for me then.
I think you should get a TC100 63RA just for this threads sake. I am definitely curious about what you'd think of it. I'd even be so bold to predict you won't regret the purchase. That one is a keeper.
 

zalive

Hall of Fame
I think you should get a TC100 63RA just for this threads sake. I am definitely curious about what you'd think of it. I'd even be so bold to predict you won't regret the purchase. That one is a keeper.
I appreciate what you have written about it, as I play almost exclusively on red clay which is quite common here as well. Anyway I asked for volleys and heard what I like. The only other concern is predictability, but if it's decent for the head size there will be no trouble with it. Curious as well to try it, thanks :)
 
I appreciate what you have written about it, as I play almost exclusively on red clay which is quite common here as well. Anyway I asked for volleys and heard what I like. The only other concern is predictability, but if it's decent for the head size there will be no trouble with it. Curious as well to try it, thanks :)
pretty predictable... just pick the right strings. Really its a lot like the tc95 16x19
 
The TC 100 RA 63 is the best frame of its ilk I've ever touched. [emoji471][emoji471][emoji471]. BHBH


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it really is... I've never played with another 100 square inch frame that I felt so immediately comfortable with... I think it's that relatively thin beam and the nice lower Flex rating... plus a pretty solid head ...it doesn't have a lot of head Distortion when you hit it so there's accuracy there and it has a nice Flex to it that leads to good touch as well

it's a great all-around frame if you can handle the higher swing weights... no other company is making such an accomplished players 100 square inch frame
 

joohan

Hall of Fame
it really is... I've never played with another 100 square inch frame that I felt so immediately comfortable with... I think it's that relatively thin beam and the nice lower Flex rating... plus a pretty solid head ...it doesn't have a lot of head Distortion when you hit it so there's accuracy there and it has a nice Flex to it that leads to good touch as well

it's a great all-around frame if you can handle the higher swing weights... no other company is making such an accomplished players 100 square inch frame
Plus my forehand drop shots are deadliest with this stick. 100% fun factor.
 
Plus my forehand drop shots are deadliest with this stick. 100% fun factor.
I'm one of those players that absolutely wants to apologize for hitting a really good forehand drop shot... but my main hitting partner will hit every tricky lefty shot in the book and that's why he's playing with the TC 100. I prefer hitting down the line or cross-court backhand winners which is why I'm playing with the TC 95... I got to say the tc100 though was the easiest 100 square inch frame I have ever played with. It just did everything I asked and made playing seem really easy... my main hitting partner is getting his TC 100 restrung with RS Lyon at 50 on the mains and 55 with Forten sweet as a cross.. well see how that goes? He really liked ars lyon fresh but it seemed to lack some of the pop that he likes as it aged. Any other string ideas I thought poly tour pro might be a good option in a as a full bed or as across it has a little more power than RS lyon
 
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djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
@joohan & @Backhand Compliment
It's great to hear your take on the TC100. I just didn't get into the groove of it. I want to revisit it sometime again...I appreciated the forgiveness and extra power it had. One of the teaching pros hit with it and said it reminded him of the POG OS with the way I had it set up.
 

joohan

Hall of Fame
@joohan & @Backhand Compliment
It's great to hear your take on the TC100. I just didn't get into the groove of it. I want to revisit it sometime again...I appreciated the forgiveness and extra power it had. One of the teaching pros hit with it and said it reminded him of the POG OS with the way I had it set up.
Thank you. Hopefully I'll have another one on it's way to me soon. New paint job but no size 5 butt cap, unfortunately.)
 

djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
Thank you. Hopefully I'll have another one on it's way to me soon. New paint job but no size 5 butt cap, unfortunately.)
I wonder if you could get the butt cap separately...or get another brand according to the shape of the pallet.

I am thinking that I just didn't have a good game and battling my pinched nerve issue (still) while I had the TC100. Who knows. I seemed to serve (kick) better with my POG OS than with the TC100.

Have you changed up the weight on it since you got the one I sent you for the Yonex? BTW, planning on going to a full bed of poly or a gut/poly set up next on the vCore.
 

joohan

Hall of Fame
I wonder if you could get the butt cap separately...or get another brand according to the shape of the pallet.

I am thinking that I just didn't have a good game and battling my pinched nerve issue (still) while I had the TC100. Who knows. I seemed to serve (kick) better with my POG OS than with the TC100.

Have you changed up the weight on it since you got the one I sent you for the Yonex? BTW, planning on going to a full bed of poly or a gut/poly set up next on the vCore.
I need to buy bigger pallets for my TC97s so I'll ask Paul if I can get butt caps one size bigger.

I haven't changed anything. It plays perfect as it is, actually. Maybe you noticed my posts about my claycourt exploits, or struggles rather...my regular hitting partner, against whom I struggle to take a set, told me he won't play sets if I use "your" TC100. I destroyed him 6:1 and the one game he got was my first service game with 2-3 double faults. TC100 is a big asset for me, especially on clay.

My Yonex Tour G is waiting for better days in my storage bag, still plastic on the handle.
 

topspn

Legend
I need to buy bigger pallets for my TC97s so I'll ask Paul if I can get butt caps one size bigger.

I haven't changed anything. It plays perfect as it is, actually. Maybe you noticed my posts about my claycourt exploits, or struggles rather...my regular hitting partner, against whom I struggle to take a set, told me he won't play sets if I use "your" TC100. I destroyed him 6:1 and the one game he got was my first service game with 2-3 double faults. TC100 is a big asset for me, especially on clay.

My Yonex Tour G is waiting for better days in my storage bag, still plastic on the handle.
What specs for your TC100? I'm changing to L4 pallets
 

joohan

Hall of Fame
What specs for your TC100? I'm changing to L4 pallets
I'm not sure. @djNEiGht If I recall correctly from our conversations it's 11.7 ounces with grip size 4 and butt cap size 5 (which is one of the best features of that set up). Balance/SW unknown to me. Plus I've discovered power pads thanks to him. One of if not the best trade for me.
 

djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
I'm not sure. @djNEiGht If I recall correctly from our conversations it's 11.7 ounces with grip size 4 and butt cap size 5 (which is one of the best features of that set up). Balance/SW unknown to me. Plus I've discovered power pads thanks to him. One of if not the best trade for me.
I think it was at least 7 pts HL. I kind of want to do the same on the butt cap of the Yonex. Might just do a heat shrink. You could also consider doing that on other racquets. I got used to power pads on softer strings and started using them on all my string jobs (except where grommets would not allow to sit right).
 

joohan

Hall of Fame
I think it was at least 7 pts HL. I kind of want to do the same on the butt cap of the Yonex. Might just do a heat shrink. You could also consider doing that on other racquets. I got used to power pads on softer strings and started using them on all my string jobs (except where grommets would not allow to sit right).
Thank you. Yonex (and Fischer, Dunlop) don't have as much flare. I miss that. TC97 18x20 is an exceptional frame but TC100 63 is another beast altogether. If I had to choose one frame to play with for the rest of my days, I'd go TC100. Slightly ahead of BLX PS90.
 

topspn

Legend
I'm not sure. @djNEiGht If I recall correctly from our conversations it's 11.7 ounces with grip size 4 and butt cap size 5 (which is one of the best features of that set up). Balance/SW unknown to me. Plus I've discovered power pads thanks to him. One of if not the best trade for me.
Interesting a larger butt cap for extra flare
 

topspn

Legend
Got 1 of my TC95s and TC100s changed to the L4 pallet. I think its perfect now! The L3 with leather really is smallish. It’s a minuscule difference of L3 with2 OGs (super grab) and L4 with OG. But now I get better feel around the handle again! Changing the rest of my Angells
 

alexdoro

New User
Got 1 of my TC95s and TC100s changed to the L4 pallet. I think its perfect now! The L3 with leather really is smallish. It’s a minuscule difference of L3 with2 OGs (super grab) and L4 with OG. But now I get better feel around the handle again! Changing the rest of my Angells
Awesome! I just ordered 2 TC100s L3 but asked for L4 pallets, I was still unsure if turns to be too big.
 

Jouke

Semi-Pro
Can anyone compare the TC97 16x19 and the 18x20 - what some of the differences between the frames
Different frame imo. Different feel. They have different Layups as per Paul. For me the head flex is more pronounced in the 16x19. 16x19 has more power and higher launch angle, easier to go deep, but also easier to overhit. I like the 16x19 a little more on my serve maybe, easier on the 2nd serve. On groundstrokes the 18x20 lets me hit out more, Dominic Thiem style, because it is relatively low powered. I really like both frames!
 
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