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Nick777

Semi-Pro
I am looking for a tc100, but don’t want too much power. Which option is better in that respect: 320g/10ptsHL or 310g/6ptsHL?
The heavier racket the more punch on the Ball, what do you mean no much power? Whats your current stick and level of play? Try a lower power string and maybe high tension to abjust your game
 

Starred

Rookie
I currently have a tc95 (16x19) and a tc97 (20x18), both 330gr. I think both were 10ptsHL unstrung. Both rackets are strung with RPM blast @25kg. Really nice rackets, especially on serve, and they feel very comfortable. However, after a year or so I still tend to overhit my groundstrokes more often than I like. So either my technique is still not good enough or the rackets have to much power, or it’s a combination of both. I think the latter. I also have a K7 which plays nice as well, but I prefer (a little) more weight. Therefore I am looking for a racket that is still very comfortable, has a little more room for error (bigger sweetspot), yet is somewhat less powerfull. And I was thinking about the tc100, maybe at 310 or 320gr.
By the way: Ido not want to start playing with adding more weight at this moment, because first I want to get the basics right..
 

Nick777

Semi-Pro
I currently have a tc95 (16x19) and a tc97 (20x18), both 330gr. I think both were 10ptsHL unstrung. Both rackets are strung with RPM blast @25kg. Really nice rackets, especially on serve, and they feel very comfortable. However, after a year or so I still tend to overhit my groundstrokes more often than I like. So either my technique is still not good enough or the rackets have to much power, or it’s a combination of both. I think the latter. I also have a K7 which plays nice as well, but I prefer (a little) more weight. Therefore I am looking for a racket that is still very comfortable, has a little more room for error (bigger sweetspot), yet is somewhat less powerfull. And I was thinking about the tc100, maybe at 310 or 320gr.
By the way: Ido not want to start playing with adding more weight at this moment, because first I want to get the basics right..
Tc 100 is even more powerfull than the stick you are using, shouldnt had any problem overhitting especially with rpm at 25 kg which is a stiff string and Very high tension, i think is all about tecnique
 

Jouke

Semi-Pro
So
I currently have a tc95 (16x19) and a tc97 (20x18), both 330gr. I think both were 10ptsHL unstrung. Both rackets are strung with RPM blast @25kg. Really nice rackets, especially on serve, and they feel very comfortable. However, after a year or so I still tend to overhit my groundstrokes more often than I like. So either my technique is still not good enough or the rackets have to much power, or it’s a combination of both. I think the latter. I also have a K7 which plays nice as well, but I prefer (a little) more weight. Therefore I am looking for a racket that is still very comfortable, has a little more room for error (bigger sweetspot), yet is somewhat less powerfull. And I was thinking about the tc100, maybe at 310 or 320gr.
By the way: Ido not want to start playing with adding more weight at this moment, because first I want to get the basics right..
so many upsetting facts in one Post. RPM@25Kg. My arm already hurts when hearing this.

TC100 (Thors Hammer) reigns upon the balls. Has the most power out of all the rackets you named.

If you like the K7 start adding weight to that. It is a lovely racket. Match that to your specs
 

Starred

Rookie
Maybe you are right, but is a racket which is 330gr unstrung not much more difficult to control than a racket of lets say 310gr?
 

topspn

Hall of Fame
I currently have a tc95 (16x19) and a tc97 (20x18), both 330gr. I think both were 10ptsHL unstrung. Both rackets are strung with RPM blast @25kg. Really nice rackets, especially on serve, and they feel very comfortable. However, after a year or so I still tend to overhit my groundstrokes more often than I like. So either my technique is still not good enough or the rackets have to much power, or it’s a combination of both. I think the latter. I also have a K7 which plays nice as well, but I prefer (a little) more weight. Therefore I am looking for a racket that is still very comfortable, has a little more room for error (bigger sweetspot), yet is somewhat less powerfull. And I was thinking about the tc100, maybe at 310 or 320gr.
By the way: Ido not want to start playing with adding more weight at this moment, because first I want to get the basics right..
That is not the TC100. The TC100 is a TC95 with more forgives and more juice.
 

t_pac

Rookie
If you want something lower powered with good comfort take a look at the Prince Phantom 100, but honestly if you find yourself hitting long a lot then it's likely to be a technique issue.
 

Starred

Rookie
If you want something lower powered with good comfort take a look at the Prince Phantom 100, but honestly if you find yourself hitting long a lot then it's likely to be a technique issue.
Well, it might be easy to conclude that it is just a matter of technique only.
But still I am wondering, why can I hit without holding back and keep the ball in with the K7, but often have to hold back with the much more (25gr) heavy tc95/97? Has this got absolutely nothing to do with power differences between rackets?

By the way, I am not looking for more comfort, as all the Angells thus far are very good in this respect
 

topspn

Hall of Fame
Well, it might be easy to conclude that it is just a matter of technique only.
But still I am wondering, why can I hit without holding back and keep the ball in with the K7, but often have to hold back with the much more (25gr) heavy tc95/97? Has this got absolutely nothing to do with power differences between rackets?

By the way, I am not looking for more comfort, as all the Angells thus far are very good in this respect
Yes, there is a difference between the two frames with hitting out. The K7 has a more tempered launch angle and does not hit the same big ball the TC 95 does. So it makes sense you feel that difference. Next time you’re out on the court just look at your take back a bit. If you’re racquet face is open on the take back, start shortening it a bit and keep the racquet face closed and parallel to the ground. Of course footwork, not hitting off your back foot, blah blah blah. Just experiment with a closed racquet face on your take back if you’re not doing it. It will give excellent control on big heavy shots.
 

saleem

Semi-Pro
I am looking for a tc100, but don’t want too much power. Which option is better in that respect: 320g/10ptsHL or 310g/6ptsHL?
sw will be similar between those 2, you should call/email/facebook Paul and ask him to pick you a lower swing weight racket with the balance you prefer.
 

t_pac

Rookie
Well, it might be easy to conclude that it is just a matter of technique only.
But still I am wondering, why can I hit without holding back and keep the ball in with the K7, but often have to hold back with the much more (25gr) heavy tc95/97? Has this got absolutely nothing to do with power differences between rackets?

By the way, I am not looking for more comfort, as all the Angells thus far are very good in this respect
Sure, it’s easier to keep the ball in with a lower powered frame, and that is one way to reduce errors from hitting long - hence why I suggested the Phantom.

The downside is you’ll probably find it lacking on the serve.

The other option is to keep using more powerful sticks, but improve your technique to reduce the errors.

I know which option I’d go for
 

ugly duck

New User
i played with angell again. With every new day on the court i feel the difference between Angell tc97 and my Pro staff 97. Angell is lighter about 5 g but the swingweight is bigger. On the weight-scale Angell tc97 is 333-334g(strings and overgrip), and the pro staff shows 338-339 g. Pro staff looks like kids racquet comparing to angell in terms of how demanding racquet is. It is like "lie detector" - whenever i am late on the ball or i don't hit it clean the racquet punishes me, but when i'm on time and struck the ball nicely the ball goes perfectly. I was putting too much of my strength in shots(serves espec.) so after 2 hrs my upperhand(below my shoulder) got little "numbish"(i was playing an hour before on hard court with pro staff so maybe not the best to take this seriously)). Maybe it is too soon after 2 sessions to give opinions, especially because i swing the same way like with pro staff, different strings on it.. So we'll see after one month.. The racquet is faster during swings(serve, slice, volley), forehand is good, backhand not so much(i can feel the thinner beam). Power is good also. Cool, interesting but demanding racquet. I'll have to find my best solution regarding strings and maybe add a leather grip to make it more HL a little.. :D
For me the most important thing is to start warming up with the more demanding racket to get the timing right from the get go. Then I can change to the lighter one with no problem (ifI want to make a comparison...)
 

Claus72

New User
Played doubles tonight, started off with my 95 strung with yellow Volkl Cyclone @48 lbs.
Absolutely hated it! It played much differently than the black color imo.

Buying sets of RS Lyon, Black Knight and Hyper-G to try out soon. YPTSG is an awesome string in the 95. I’ve played a full singles & doubles match with it... still plays incredible. Any other options I should seriously consider?
String Project Magic, I wrote about it a couple of weeks ago, if you're in Europe give them a try (getting a single set to US can be expensive tho).
 

Chas

Rookie
K7 vs TC95 @ same specs

For those who've had the privilege of playing with both, do you perceive a tangible difference between a K7 and a TC95 (16x19) at similar weight, balance specs ?

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Sintherius

Rookie
K7 vs TC95 @ same specs

For those who've had the privilege of playing with both, do you perceive a tangible difference between a K7 and a TC95 (16x19) at similar weight, balance specs ?

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I’ve not tried the K7, but I don’t believe I need to have to tell you that the TC95 has a significantly higher launch angle & more power on tap than the K7. Just hits a harder ball - specifically on serves, even with the exact same specs.
 

Paulo Braz

Semi-Pro
K7 vs TC95 @ same specs

For those who've had the privilege of playing with both, do you perceive a tangible difference between a K7 and a TC95 (16x19) at similar weight, balance specs ?

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I've had both. But I found the tc95 16x19 63ra more complete. The tc95 has more power, spin and provides a more aggressive game. Only thing the K7 wins is in comfort that is a bit superior.

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marsh

Semi-Pro
K7 vs TC95 @ same specs

For those who've had the privilege of playing with both, do you perceive a tangible difference between a K7 and a TC95 (16x19) at similar weight, balance specs ?

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I have both and love the 95. I have tried to like the K7, but just never gotten into the groove with it. Still trying to find a string that may change my experience.
 

Paulo Braz

Semi-Pro
I have both and love the 95. I have tried to like the K7, but just never gotten into the groove with it. Still trying to find a string that may change my experience.
I also tried to find the rhythm with the K7 for a few months, but I could not. The tc95 V3, was a good evolution. He improved what was already good.

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I have been playing with TC95, 63 ra for more than a year now and really like it and I have 3 of them. I have a chance to buy TC95 v1 with the same specs, 320g, 305 balance. Any changes between v1 and v2 TC95?
 

scf

Semi-Pro
Has anyone tried Technifibre Black Code in TC100?
Simply not sure if it is worth to try.
I tried Black Code 4S. It wasn't bad but in 1.2 gauge and died quickly.

If you look for something new to try I would suggest isospeed blackfire/cream hybrid. Cream is not so durable as other strings (including blackfire) but with such hybrid I can play until it breaks. With other strings I had to cut off in two weeks because of losing snapback. I string it using sergetti at 21.4 reference tension.
 

Nick777

Semi-Pro
I have both and love the 95. I have tried to like the K7, but just never gotten into the groove with it. Still trying to find a string that may change my experience.
Usually take time to get a long with the feel of a flexier racket, what you didnt like exactly? How was it in terms of control, stability, Maneuverability and power? I suppose it serves decent
 

Carreau

Semi-Pro
I tried Black Code 4S. It wasn't bad but in 1.2 gauge and died quickly.

If you look for something new to try I would suggest isospeed blackfire/cream hybrid. Cream is not so durable as other strings (including blackfire) but with such hybrid I can play until it breaks. With other strings I had to cut off in two weeks because of losing snapback. I string it using sergetti at 21.4 reference tension.
I simply found a half of reel in my garage. No clue who left it there. Considering to try it. :)
 

marsh

Semi-Pro
Usually take time to get a long with the feel of a flexier racket, what you didnt like exactly? How was it in terms of control, stability, Maneuverability and power? I suppose it serves decent
I definitely don't think the K7 is flexier than my 63RA 95. It's a different flex and the racquet itself is much more muted.
 

Paulo Braz

Semi-Pro
do you feel any difference in maneuverability ? In theory there shouldn't be as the specs are the same.
The two rackets have the same string , lbs, grip, overgrip and dampener. I felt that V3 got a bit worse on my backhand, but improved my forehand. But in both cases in a very superficial way. What I really felt was an improvement in stability.

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t_pac

Rookie
I've got a DR98 and played with a Prince Phantom 100 for a while. For me, the K7 has a similar flex to the Phantom (more than the DR98) but feels less muted than either of them.
 

Nick777

Semi-Pro
I've got a DR98 and played with a Prince Phantom 100 for a while. For me, the K7 has a similar flex to the Phantom (more than the DR98) but feels less muted than either of them.
I also have a DR 98 which i like in general, a tc97 16/19 on its way to see if I like better and i also want to test k7 because flex is Very important to me because of shoulder injuries, do you like the k7 more than the DR98? Hows the power? Something between the Phantom and the dr?
 

t_pac

Rookie
I like the DR98 but much prefer the K7 - better feel, spin and stability for me. Been a while since I've hit the K7 or Yonex in stock form but I'd say DR98 > K7 > Phantom in terms of power.
 
I like the DR98 but much prefer the K7 - better feel, spin and stability for me. Been a while since I've hit the K7 or Yonex in stock form but I'd say DR98 > K7 > Phantom in terms of power.
+1. Agree. Played DR for 2 years. Im trying to get going with K7 now. It needs lead to add power. I have now 4g split between 3 and 9. It helped a bit. But it is not close to my 70ra 95. But added comfort and forgivness. So I will give it a chance an play more. It is more comfy than DR.
 

t_pac

Rookie
I much prefer lead at 12 (I have 4g there) on the K7, really didn’t like it at 3/9, made it feel a bit too cumbersome and I don’t think it really needs any additional twist weight.
 

Nick777

Semi-Pro
I will play a while with tc97 and if I prefer more arm friendly racket i ll try k7 and see how it goes, comfort is my main priority lets see what my arm think about tc97
 

DelPeric

New User
310gr weight, 310 balance unstrung, 16/19
Nice, mine is almost the same, only balance is 315, so still trying to work that out,.. Probably will replace base grip with leather one to make it more HL.
Regarding your arm issues- Try some softer poly, even lower your tension a bit.. That should do the trick. It will be soft on the arm..
 
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Nick777

Semi-Pro
Nice, mine is almost the same, only balance is 315, so still trying to work that out,.. Probably will replace base grip with leather one to make it more HL.
Regarding your arm issues- Try some softer poly, even lower your tension a bit.. That should do the trick. It will be soft on the arm..
I will hit with the racket next week and see how it goes, thanks
 

Carreau

Semi-Pro
Strung my 63ra TC100 with Technifibre Black Code 1.24. Used it once before in 70ra TC100 at 23,5 kg and cut it after 10 min. of play - it was stiff.
Now it was 21,5 kg in 63ra version. And I was surprised. It has more feel than Lyon/Scorpion/Silverstring and it feels more like 1.20 gauge, not a 1.24. Good control, good spin. Stiffness - something similar to Hyper-G 1.25. I assume that it will be one of my favourite strings. Negatives - it dies quite quickly, I know it as I tried it in other rackets earlier.
 

gazz1

Rookie
I will play a while with tc97 and if I prefer more arm friendly racket i ll try k7 and see how it goes, comfort is my main priority lets see what my arm think about tc97
The TC97 is very comfortable...far more comfortable than my DR98s...don’t own the K7 though.
I own 2 TC100s 70RA and they are also significantly more comfortable than my DRs.

Remember that the strung RA comes down from 70 to about 65/66...being foam filled must also make a difference because these are unbelievably comfortable rackets.
 

Claus72

New User
Questions to fellows stringers on this thread : has anyone tried a box pattern on a 95? It seems to me that fits this racquet perfectly, because of the grommets setup, it could help avoid those annoying blocked holes and tie off at 11T without having a long run, I haven't tried yet, tho, any thoughts?
 

Nick777

Semi-Pro
The TC97 is very comfortable...far more comfortable than my DR98s...don’t own the K7 though.
I own 2 TC100s 70RA and they are also significantly more comfortable than my DRs.

Remember that the strung RA comes down from 70 to about 65/66...being foam filled must also make a difference because these are unbelievably comfortable rackets.
Thats good news! Cant wait to hit the court next week,hope its more maneuvrable from dr too
 
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