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Kozzy

Semi-Pro
What is your preferred string and tension for TC90? I find myself derailed lately experimenting with strings in my TC90. Need to get back on track asap :)
I'm using Ashaway Kevlar 17 / Ashaway ZX 17 at about 45lb. I like it the best for these reasons:

- feels good - I can't play with strings that don't feel good! I compared it with an AlphaGut 2000 / ZX hybrid the other day, and it's actually more comfortable than that.
- consistent - you can count on the launch angle, which makes for great control
- longevity - I get a whole month at least out of one string job, and the playability never changes after it settles in. I can handle stringing once per month - don't like to do it more often unless I'm experimenting...

One thing I do that's a bit non standard is skip the first and last cross, so I have a 16X16 pattern. I just hate threading that final cross through that double blocked final cross.

The other setup that worked quite well for me was Big Hitter Blue 17 strung around 40lb. That felt nice, but longevity was lower - and playability changed over time.
 
I am so keen to try more to choose the best for me. I am loving the small head and its ease for slice and flat/top backhands.

I am locked into buying a TC97 18x20 at the moment, but would anyone suggest TC90 or TC100 to compliment? Perhaps I just get the TC97 at the moment...

I feel like the Pure Aero was terrible for 1hbh, sluggish etc and worried similar with other 100" frames being a similar story. I would prefer to work on technique, footwork and strength than just relying on frames to generate power if this helps.
I would personally recommend the Tc 97 18X20 to complement the Tc 100. The throat shape is different, so it would give you two Angells that have a different feel. Both excellent choices.
 

stephenclown

Professional
I would personally recommend the Tc 97 18X20 to complement the Tc 100. The throat shape is different, so it would give you two Angells that have a different feel. Both excellent choices.
I just got my TC95 this week and so stoked that I want to try the TC97, I think that would be a good complement racquet at the moment and forego the TC100. The TC95 is insanely good for onehand backhands - my favourite racquet I have ever used and just started playing with it.

Think getting 2 extra would be greedy at the moment haha
 

TheRasha

Rookie
I have TC95 as I said earlier. Absolutely great stick, especially for spin players. I am not really spin player and my balls have a lot of spin :D. Only problem which I have with TC95 is flat forehand paralel and flat service on T line, very hard to hit these two strokes with TC95 and with ealrier racket these two strokes was my weapons. I am thinking to buy TC97 18x20. So here is question: Who played both, please compare TC95 16x19 63RA vs TC 97 18x20, what I will get what to loose. Did you strung them on same tension?
Thanks
 

2young4that

New User
Situation: Low grade supraspinatus tear (PT doesn't think that it's necessary to get it surgically repaired right now). Best thing to do is stay off of it. Streghthen. Slowly work back into it. Got it.

I've had golfers elbow in the past and would rather avoid that if at all possible (^.^). I never had it until I stopped playing tennis, started playing volleyball, then switched back to tennis. I.e. my elbow didn't like volleyball abuse and showed up after starting tennis again. This was about year ago. I had a k six one team strung with the cheap babolat hybrid pro extreme and it was surprisingly comfy. First time I ever tried a poly. Last summer I strung the same racquet with lynx and prince syngut duraflex @ 52 and tried it and it was uncomfortable. Keep in mind I let a friend borrow the racquet and didn't ever play with it when it was fresh so this could have been a problem. The lynx has no edges on it.

I strung a tc 95 70ra 300 gram @ 52lbs a year ago (before shoulder problems) with vokl cyclone tour 17 @ 52 (bairdo). Isospeedcream @52 (prince neos /w wise). Both irritated my wrist.

I have a 320gram zus 95 and 100 62ra. Was playing with the 95 last night trying to get back into things. I had it strung with goshen polylon mains (49) and babolat superfineplay (53.9). I bummed this off of a friend so I could still play while waiting for shipment. I saved 53.9, 10 percent, for the tie offs and forgot to pass the first preset. I was already 4 crosses in and didn't want to restart. First time I hit with it a couple of days earlier, it was stiff. Hit with it last night and it wasn't bad until about the end of the session. Golfers elbow came started coming back and actually felt a little bit on tennis elbow side and have NEVER felt that before. I had gravity in the 95 before @ 54 lbs a over a year ago. It wasn't plush per say, but didn't really have any adverse side effects.

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I bought the following sets:

Prince Premier Touch 16, Prince Premier Control 17, Polyfiber TCS 17, Double AR Twice Shark 17, and MonoGut Zx Pro.

I am looking for recommendations of string tensions and combinations. I am planning on putting this in the angel 70 ra. I don't know how low I can actually go, tension wise, with these string and still have a playable racquet. I have never used any of them and bought them based off of stiffness and comfort levels. I'm okay string my own racquets and am okay with stringing every week if needs be because of tension loss of soft poly strings (as long as it's not a 20 dollar string xD). I'm okay with spending a lot of time, but don't want to spend 80 a month on strings<---college kid. I'm not a string breaker and am the oddball that breaks crosses.


The pro of trying a full set is to get the feel of the string. The con is that I only have a set of each so I can't really can't cut it out and try again if I don't like the tension, but such is life. I'm going to take it easy on my shoulder= no serves, overheads, and high backhands. If pain persists after using these string I will honestly just stop playing and learn to play left handed. I'll end up doing this either way. When winter hits I'll start inflammation medicine, stay off of shoulder, and do weight training as per my PT. I stopped going because I moved out of state and haven't found a new one yet. Will probably be going back next semester for school.

Any advice is much appreciated. Edit: Would putting my wise on lockout mode give me a lower dts stringed? Most of soreness isn't actually in shoulder, but more in forearm and golfers side elbow. Some in bicep. Only time it actually hurt on contact was while serving and overheads.

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DISCLAIMER: I am in no way associated with either company and just want to rehab my poor arm. I won't respond to any questions regarding the racquets not angel related. I could honestly care less what racquet someone uses. The only reason I even posted it (hesitantly) is to give info on what racquets I've been using and to clue in that I have been using a 62 ra racquet and still have pain.
 
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stephenclown

Professional
Situation: Low grade supraspinatus tear (PT doesn't think that it's necessary to get it surgically repaired right now). Best thing to do is stay off of it. Streghthen. Slowly work back into it. Got it.

I've had golfers elbow in the past and would rather avoid that if at all possible (^.^). I never had it until I stopped playing tennis, started playing volleyball, then switched back to tennis. I.e. my elbow didn't like volleyball abuse and showed up after starting tennis again. This was about year ago. I had a k six one team strung with the cheap babolat hybrid pro extreme and it was surprisingly comfy. First time I ever tried a poly. Last summer I strung the same racquet with lynx and prince syngut duraflex @ 52 and tried it and it was uncomfortable. Keep in mind I let a friend borrow the racquet and didn't ever play with it when it was fresh so this could have been a problem. The lynx has no edges on it.

I strung a tc 95 70ra 300 gram @ 52lbs a year ago (before shoulder problems) with vokl cyclone tour 17 @ 52 (bairdo). Isospeedcream @52 (prince neos /w wise). Both irritated my wrist.

I have a 320gram zus 95 and 100 62ra. Was playing with the 95 last night trying to get back into things. I had it strung with goshen polylon mains (49) and babolat superfineplay (53.9). I bummed this off of a friend so I could still play while waiting for shipment. I saved 53.9, 10 percent, for the tie offs and forgot to pass the first preset. I was already 4 crosses in and didn't want to restart. First time I hit with it a couple of days earlier, it was stiff. Hit with it last night and it wasn't bad until about the end of the session. Golfers elbow came started coming back and actually felt a little bit on tennis elbow side and have NEVER felt that before. I had gravity in the 95 before @ 54 lbs a over a year ago. It wasn't plush per say, but didn't really have any adverse side effects.

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I bought the following sets:

Prince Premier Touch 16, Prince Premier Control 17, Polyfiber TCS 17, Double AR Twice Shark 17, and MonoGut Zx Pro.

I am looking for recommendations of string tensions and combinations. I am planning on putting this in the angel 70 ra. I don't know how low I can actually go, tension wise, with these string and still have a playable racquet. I have never used any of them and bought them based off of stiffness and comfort levels. I'm okay string my own racquets and am okay with stringing every week if needs be because of tension loss of soft poly strings (as long as it's not a 20 dollar string xD). I'm okay with spending a lot of time, but don't want to spend 80 a month on strings<---college kid. I'm not a string breaker and am the oddball that breaks crosses.


The pro of trying a full set is to get the feel of the string. The con is that I only have a set of each so I can't really can't cut it out and try again if I don't like the tension, but such is life. I'm going to take it easy on my shoulder= no serves, overheads, and high backhands. If pain persists after using these string I will honestly just stop playing and learn to play left handed. I'll end up doing this either way. When winter hits I'll start inflammation medicine, stay off of shoulder, and do weight training as per my PT. I stopped going because I moved out of state and haven't found a new one yet. Will probably be going back next semester for school.

Any advice is much appreciated. Edit: Would putting my wise on lockout mode give me a lower dts stringed? Most of soreness isn't actually in shoulder, but more in forearm and golfers side elbow. Some in bicep. Only time it actually hurt on contact was while serving and overheads.

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DISCLAIMER: I am in no way associated with either company and just want to rehab my poor arm. I won't respond to any questions regarding the racquets not angel related. I could honestly care less what racquet someone uses. The only reason I even posted it (hesitantly) is to give info on what racquets I've been using and to clue in that I have been using a 62 ra racquet and still have pain.

I would use the lower weight racquet of course with a rotator cuff injury, so the 70 RA is the right choice as well due to lower swing weight. I wouldn't worry going lower than 45 with polys in this frame.

I have the TC95 63RA 310g and have a torn ligament in my wrist which likely needs operating on. I have strung at 50/47 gut/poly for comfort and it is supremely comfortable. I still have great control on backhand as well, wrist brace screws my FH too much to tell atm. Once I get the strokes worked out with this racquet I could go lower, only issue is the movement with open pattern on the poly. This should be fine with multi due to more stickiness than gut with mu alu rough cross, crazy movement.

Try stringing the premier touch multi on mains - around 47-50 and TCS on crosses 4 pounds lower as it is also a really comfortable string. You should have a heap of comfort with this setup and hopefully the strings don't move too much. It shouldn't have as much power as my setup as well which is high powered but manageable for sure.
 

2young4that

New User
I would use the lower weight racquet of course with a rotator cuff injury, so the 70 RA is the right choice as well due to lower swing weight. I wouldn't worry going lower than 45 with polys in this frame.

I have the TC95 63RA 310g and have a torn ligament in my wrist which likely needs operating on. I have strung at 50/47 gut/poly for comfort and it is supremely comfortable. I still have great control on backhand as well, wrist brace screws my FH too much to tell atm. Once I get the strokes worked out with this racquet I could go lower, only issue is the movement with open pattern on the poly. This should be fine with multi due to more stickiness than gut with mu alu rough cross, crazy movement.

Try stringing the premier touch multi on mains - around 47-50 and TCS on crosses 4 pounds lower as it is also a really comfortable string. You should have a heap of comfort with this setup and hopefully the strings don't move too much. It shouldn't have as much power as my setup as well which is high powered but manageable for sure.
How good is spin potential with premier touch? Most reviews said that it is a supremely comfortable string but not too much spin potential. Thoughts? How hard would tcs mains, touch crosses be on my arm?
 

stephenclown

Professional
How good is spin potential with premier touch? Most reviews said that it is a supremely comfortable string but not too much spin potential. Thoughts? How hard would tcs mains, touch crosses be on my arm?
I haven't used it before but it seems similar comfort to gut which is amazing for my wrist, gut is usually low spin as well hence the poly cross. TCS mains seem like they would be comfortable and probably offer more spin but might still hurt a little bit, thankfully with 2 sets you have 2 tries! Only issue is that multi mains may break quickly.

Could try zyex mains and multi cross - zyex with the premier control would be my guess and zyex mains from what I see has good reviews and longevity.

Better to nurse it for a while and to have a few balls fly out than worrying too much about heavy spin.

I have only discomfort for about 3 days after use at the moment. When I was using full polys I couldn't use chop sticks for a week without pretty bad pain and was still painful after 2 weeks - this was after only 2 hours of doubles and with a different racquet - pure aero.
 
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joohan

Guest
Just spoke with a Wilson rep at Laver cup in Prague. They're selling special edition of RF97, black with golden PWS part, for almost 300€. They've sold more than 20 frames after just 1 session (4 more to go until Sunday afternoon). If I got it right, there's only 200 of these frames. Good business.
 

Audiophile

Rookie
I exchanged a few emails with Paul a couple of years ago but just never did pull the trigger on one of these frames. However, the more feedback I read on here, the more I'm leaning towards getting one. They seem like nice, quality pieces for sure. I would be looking at the 95, 63 RA, 18 x 20, and on the heavier side, as that's close to what I'm accustomed to. Any feedback from someone that has one like that? It may push me over the edge. Lol.
 

zalive

Hall of Fame
Just spoke with a Wilson rep at Laver cup in Prague. They're selling special edition of RF97, black with golden PWS part, for almost 300€. They've sold more than 20 frames after just 1 session (4 more to go until Sunday afternoon). If I got it right, there's only 200 of these frames. Good business.
Brand recognition campaigns. Money earned not important here, what's important is ability to do this with success.

Removed the pallets of TC95 330g and didn't find any weights :(
What did you find? Lead tape? Mass has to be somewhere.
 

Sambuccashake

Hall of Fame
I am looking for recommendations of string tensions and combinations.
Keep it below 50 lbs. No problem there.
Also, look for a comfy cross that will further bolster the dampening.

My current setup (TC95, 63RA) is more comfortable than the full beds I've tried so far and I urge you to give it a go.

Mains: RS Lyon @ 50 lbs
Cross: Yonex Poly Tour Pro @ 48 lbs

You can probably lower the tension to 47/45.

I assure you it will crush the ball and be comfortable while doing so.
 
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joohan

Guest
If someone throws racquet to you, throw it back and take out angell from your bag.
Both nice matches. Rooting for the "World", Shapovalov is a future superstar I hope (even though he lost in two tight sets) and Nadal was the best player in doubles out there. Berdych quite tragic, he's not really "home" in Prague to be honest (he's of Moravian ancestry), had a stinker of a game (few good shots here and there).

All the players were sitting in the lounges on the side, the "World" team by far more relaxed and entertaining. We'll see how it is tomorrow.

@zalive it's Feds event. Wilson, Nike and Mercedes (and Moët&Chandon, Rolex, etc) have all the recognition they could wish for. As far as marketing side of this event is concerned, it's top notch(or should I say peRFect...).
 

haqq777

Legend
@2young4that sorry for the injury. Never easy and I have been there many times. Currently have wrist tendonitis which I am recovering from.

Was in the same boat. Had a supraspinatus tendon partial tear more than a decade ago. I had just graduated college thankfully otherwise my coach would have killed me (I played #1 for a DII school for 3 years). Doctor suggested not doing surgery and letting it heal. Fourteen years or so later, I still feel its not 100%. Have trouble with high OHBH and could never feel super confident. I am 34 right now but I can tell you, these injuries never bring you back to 100% unfortunately.

My sincere advice is focus on healing first. Rest as much as you can. If you really want to play, use natural gut. Stay away from copoly. My $0.02.
 
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stephenclown

Professional
@2young4that sorry for the injury. Never easy and I have been there many times. Currently have wrist tendonitis which I am recovering from.

Was in the same boat. Had a supraspinatus partial tear more than a decade ago. I had just graduated college thankfully otherwise my coach would have killed me (I played #1 for a DII school for 3 years). Doctor suggested not doing surgery and letting it heal. Ten years or so later, I still feel its not 100%. Have trouble with high OHBH and could never feel super confident. I am 34 right now but I can tell you, these injuries never bring you back to 100% unfortunately.

My sincere advice is focus on healing first. Rest as much as you can. If you really want to play, use natural gut. Stay away from copoly. My $0.02.
Man i feel you, i naturally went with let it heal instead of surgery, didnt go to see anyone. It has never healed correctly and actually continues to cause a lot of pain. Going with surgery this time. Natural gut is great for it as well as a brace but still... Nowhere near able to use the wrist as much to impart speed and spin.

Hope you wrist gets better, i feel with a brace the ohbh is much easier than fh for me, less wrist snap on the stroke.
 

stephenclown

Professional
I purchased a TC97 18x20! Hopefully it is quick to arrive :D purchased due to its remarkable similarity to the PT57, as I dont want to spend 600 aud to check it out. I will compare against my tc95 16x19 over the next few months and then see which i prefer more. Went with 320g this time, the 310 tc95 feels a tad light so will be weighting it up a bit too, its swingweight will end up a little higher. I guess I should put weight under the grip to bring it to 320g.

Dont want to try anything else with my wrist injury, the tc95 is a bliss to hit with.
 

2young4that

New User
Keep it below 50 lbs. No problem there.
Also, look for a comfy cross that will further bolster the dampening.

My current setup (TC95, 63RA) is more comfortable than the full beds I've tried so far and I urge you to give it a go.

Mains: RS Lyon @ 50 lbs
Cross: Yonex Poly Tour Pro @ 48 lbs

You can probably lower the tension to 47/45.

I assure you it will crush the ball and be comfortable while doing so.
Thanks! I ended up putting [insert below] last night.

Mains: Ashaway monogut zx 17 @ 46
Crosses: Prince Premier Comfort 48

I ended up getting sick with the flu so haven't been able to hit with it yet, but it feels very plush. I'm not a string breaker so probably won't cut this out unless it causes pain. Will report how it feels/plays. Thank you for the string recommendation! I just spent 100 on strings so may have to wait a while to buy more. I value my life (^.^).
 

Imago

Hall of Fame
Brand recognition campaigns. Money earned not important here, what's important is ability to do this with success.



What did you find? Lead tape? Mass has to be somewhere.
Two rectangular indentations (2x1cm) on both sides which look as part of the handle, solid carbon on scratch. Nothing removable, let alone knobs as on the 2015 picture of dgoran on the 12 page of the new TC97 thread.
 

zalive

Hall of Fame
Both nice matches. Rooting for the "World", Shapovalov is a future superstar I hope (even though he lost in two tight sets) and Nadal was the best player in doubles out there. Berdych quite tragic, he's not really "home" in Prague to be honest (he's of Moravian ancestry), had a stinker of a game (few good shots here and there).

All the players were sitting in the lounges on the side, the "World" team by far more relaxed and entertaining. We'll see how it is tomorrow.

@zalive it's Feds event. Wilson, Nike and Mercedes (and Moët&Chandon, Rolex, etc) have all the recognition they could wish for. As far as marketing side of this event is concerned, it's top notch(or should I say peRFect...).
Berdych a Moravian, I didn't know this, lol :)
Well what we think here why the campain is less relevant, what Wilson thinks is what counts. And when you do something like this it's, ok, not just brand recognition campaign, it's both that and a brand value campaign, even more than brand recognition. It's important to set a higher price than usual to bring the message 'ok, this is the value of Wilson'. However they must sell at set price, otherwise it's a fail :D
 
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zalive

Hall of Fame
Two rectangular indentations (2x1cm) on both sides which look as part of the handle, solid carbon on scratch. Nothing removable, let alone knobs as on the 2015 picture of dgoran on the 12 page of the new TC97 thread.
Funny...where's the weight?
 
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joohan

Guest
Berdych a Moravian, I didn't know this, lol :)
Well what we think here why the campain is less relevant, what Wilson thinks is what counts. And when you do something like this it's, ok, not just brand recognition campaign, it's both that and a brand value campaign, even more than brand recognition. It's important to set a higher price than usual to bring the message 'ok, this is the value of Wilson'. However they must sell at set price, otherwise it's a fail :D
Tomáš is from Valasske Mezirici. You might insult people there if you call them Czechs and their relationship with Prague is neutral at best. Most certainly not positive.

Regarding Wilson - I asked the rep just 20 mins ago. They've sold 70 RF97As so far but don't have the Ultra Tour for display yet.

Waiting for singles to begin (Berdych - Kyrgios) but the following doubles is the creme de la creme of the night. Sock/Querrey vs Nadal/Federer.
 

haqq777

Legend
Enjoy @joohan - slightly off topic but it seems Team Europe is a bit more reserved but still very pumped. I like that. I should be supporting Team World but they look like a bunch of hooligans doing weird signs and laughing like maniacs (Kokkinakis wearing two hats and Sock flying birds, weird as hell). Not my cup of tea. Glad they are getting a drubbing. Maybe I'm old school like that but I like a little more class than what they're showing lol - either way I think the crowd is enjoying a lot. Hope you have fun!
 

scf

Semi-Pro
Enjoy @joohan - slightly off topic but it seems Team Europe is a bit more reserved but still very pumped. I like that. I should be supporting Team World but they look like a bunch of hooligans doing weird signs and laughing like maniacs (Kokkinakis wearing two hats and Sock flying birds, weird as hell). Not my cup of tea. Glad they are getting a drubbing. Maybe I'm old school like that but I like a little more class than what they're showing lol - either way I think the crowd is enjoying a lot. Hope you have fun!
Maybe coz World team is a bunch of youngsters :D There are Thiem and Zverev in Europe team alone on court with daddy Verdasco while The King and The GOAT talking in front of fitness equipment in gym :D Querrey and Sock don't need this sh.t, they better frolic with other kids on court :D
 
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joohan

Guest
Thanks guys. Just finished, was nice. Not fireworks but that's because the hype was so big.
 

Carreau

Semi-Pro
Received my TC100 on Friday. 300g, 70ra, 325 6HL. Strange thing – it came with black grommets instead of green ones that I have ordered.

First impression. It is the ugliest racket I ever owned. :D Don’t get me wrong, I know it is a risky thing to state something similar in Angell fanclub, but still – it is very narrow/oval (I’m used to more rounded top side of the racket), and these grey inserts, small text “CUSTOMTC100” at the top – it makes it visually even more narrow as it is. I noticed that earlier design was a bit different (without grey inserts) – and it looked more rounded (at least from the photos).

Anyway, I strung it same evening at 24/23 with MSV CoFocus 1.18 (by the way, last double blocked cross is a bit problematic). Weight and balance was quite okay for me, so I decided to give it a try today in local club mix double tournament.

I struggled for the first 4-5 games – string settle in I think. After that is was a pleasure and we won 1st place in the tournament.

I’ll compare it to my trusted Babolat Pure Drive (300g, no customization).
Forehand. TC100 is more controllable. More spin (pattern is a bit more open than PD). Ripping balls with big spin was enjoyable. I’m not sure about flattening – I’ll try this tomorrow during my training.
OHBH. No issues, I was able to rip heavy topspin and flat heavy balls as well. Slice was stable and consistent.
Serve. I need to work more for the first serve. But is easier to perform a second kick serve.
Volleys. I was struggling a bit with these, but I believe I need more time.
In general TC100 is very VERY forgiving, big sweet zone – same as PD. In other hand, it is more controllable.

The feel. Hmm. It is definitely better than my PD. But not as good and DR98, DR100 or Wilson CV (Burn or Blade). Anyway, it was good enough and it remained me old Radicals or Instincts a bit.
TC100 feels a bit heavier in my hands than PD. But it is not sluggish at all. It was very very quick through the air (for example, DR100 and Burn were sluggish for me).

L3 handle size was okay for me – my hands are relatively small.

I assume that more open string pattern shall “eat” my strings more. But we will see. I was getting approx. 8-10 hours in PD with 1.18-1.20 strings. I’ll let you know what I’m getting with TC100.

In general, I’m happy with this new stick. I will let you know my other findings later on. :)

Few fotos, somehow I cannot add them directly:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pxp5el659v6r7n9/IMG_4383.JPG?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/38iq0sn2721qz13/IMG_4391.JPG?dl=0
 
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topspn

Legend
Received my TC100 on Friday. 300g, 70ra, 325 6HL. Strange thing – it came with black grommets instead of green ones that I have ordered.

First impression. It is the ugliest racket I ever owned. :D Don’t get me wrong, I know it is a risky thing to state something similar in Angell fanclub, but still – it is very narrow/oval (I’m used to more rounded top side of the racket), and these grey inserts, small text “CUSTOMTC100” at the top – it makes it visually even more narrow as it is. I noticed that earlier design was a bit different (without grey inserts) – and it looked more rounded (at least from the photos).

Anyway, I strung it same evening at 24/23 with MSV CoFocus 1.18 (by the way, last double blocked cross is a bit problematic). Weight and balance was quite okay for me, so I decided to give it a try today in local club mix double tournament.

I struggled for the first 4-5 games – string settle in I think. After that is was a pleasure and we won 1st place in the tournament.

I’ll compare it to my trusted Babolat Pure Drive (300g, no customization).
Forehand. TC100 is more controllable. More spin (pattern is a bit more open than PD). Ripping balls with big spin was enjoyable. I’m not sure about flattening – I’ll try this tomorrow during my training.
OHBH. No issues, I was able to rip heavy topspin and flat heavy balls as well. Slice was stable and consistent.
Serve. I need to work more for the first serve. But is easier to perform a second kick serve.
Volleys. I was struggling a bit with these, but I believe I need more time.
In general TC100 is very VERY forgiving, big sweet zone – same as PD. In other hand, it is more controllable.

The feel. Hmm. It is definitely better than my PD. But not as good and DR98, DR100 or Wilson CV (Burn or Blade). Anyway, it was good enough and it remained me old Radicals or Instincts a bit.
TC100 feels a bit heavier in my hands than PD. But it is not sluggish at all. It was very very quick through the air (for example, DR100 and Burn were sluggish for me).

L3 handle size was okay for me – my hands are relatively small.

I assume that more open string pattern shall “eat” my strings more. But we will see. I was getting approx. 8-10 hours in PD with 1.18-1.20 strings. I’ll let you know what I’m getting with TC100.

In general, I’m happy with this new stick. I will let you know my other findings later on. :)

Few fotos, somehow I cannot add them directly:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pxp5el659v6r7n9/IMG_4383.JPG?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/38iq0sn2721qz13/IMG_4391.JPG?dl=0
Wow you’re the first to think its ugly. Oh and 1.18 or 1.20 is just to thin for the TC100 so will play too lively, erratic and eat your strings ;) Enjoy the new frame
 

Mirdad

Rookie
I'm looking at ordering a TC100 RA63 310/315. Does anyone know the standard SW for the RA63 version and the RA70? I loved the lightness of the RA70 but feel the 63 will be more comfortable overall. The main concern I have of going with the 63 is it is said by many to swing heavier despite the same static weight. So the question is how much is the standard SW for the 63?

I tried an off the shelf TC100 RA70 Tour Version and liked it a lot, however, I wanted something a little less stiff. Also, which RA is more powerful......RA63 or RA70?

Thanks.......
 
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