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Ive relaxed my swing with the TC95... it is the only way to go. It helps with disguise and consistency as well. Its what I love about the tc95... i produce power and spin more effortlessly now. If you tighten up you will spray it more. In short swing in a way that makes you forget about the racquet and focus on where you want your feet to be and ball to go.
I experienced that as well. I need to swing relaxed with the TC95 in order to hit the ball clean. Otherwise I tend to mishit.
 
Hit with tc97 16/19 today for the first time, mostly some groundstrokes and volleys to get used to the racket. Same specks with my dr98 and fresh string, overall its a very nice stick,good stability and control, excellent feel and medium power, noticed the higher sw compare to dr which i didnt like it that much i prefer fast rackets although dr is not that fast but i think its easier to play with and very good performance overall, i understand some people dont like that plush feel but i dont have a problem with that, i think dr is more comfy but time will tell. The first half an hour didnt like tc97 much but after the string settle it was better and was also getting used to the racket more, we ll see in the future if tc97 suits me better but dr98 is hard to beat thats for sure
I played with DR98 for a while before I got my TC97. Sure the dr98 was over 320sw? So my tc97’s 325sw, same static weight as the dr98. Find the tc97 quicker maybe because of the thinner beam. I liked the DR, but didn’t gel on my forehand and got more MPH on my service with the tc97. Both good volley sticks.
Took me 3 months before I was completely won over with the tc97, so worth giving it a good go.
 
I played with DR98 for a while before I got my TC97. Sure the dr98 was over 320sw? So my tc97’s 325sw, same static weight as the dr98. Find the tc97 quicker maybe because of the thinner beam. I liked the DR, but didn’t gel on my forehand and got more MPH on my service with the tc97. Both good volley sticks.
Took me 3 months before I was completely won over with the tc97, so worth giving it a good go.
DR 98 has strung sw of 324 similar to tc 97 in papers but definetely tc97 feels higher than 325 but its not necessarily a bad thing its a matter of personal preferrence and something you can get used to if compliments your game, I agree with you about not So good forhand with the dr but its a little bit tricky, you have to abjust a little bit the tecnigue compare to other rackets and then its great especially if you lead at 12 to increace plow and power
 

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lol..some people get so demanding :rolleyes: I actually have TC95 in both patterns and of course i have PSTGTs. PSTGT is pretty much perfect for an aggressive baseliner but i think the TC95 shines at an all around game. I think the 16x19 or 16x20 with 8 mains in the throat is the perfect compromise in patterns. The TC95 18x20 forces you to really exaggerate your strokes on low balls and be extra diligent with your knees and overall rewarded with a high plateau of precision. TC95 16x19 has no problem at all with low shots, allows you to cheat a bit from the extra power and I can hit at 85% heavy shots that bother people and force errors.
Sounds like the TC95 16x19 is a little easier to play with. At least for my singles when I used to play an allcourt game at artificial grass where balls tend to bounce low often. So I also think the open pattern will help me with hitting low balls. Besides it'll add a little more action to my spin/slice serves.

However I still guess that the 18x20 will be better for me at doubles as I really like how I am able to hit volleys with precision and low returns during doubles with my TC95 18x20.
I am not sure if I can switch between both versions. Tough decision. :unsure:
 
Sounds like the TC95 16x19 is a little easier to play with. At least for my singles when I used to play an allcourt game at artificial grass where balls tend to bounce low often. So I also think the open pattern will help me with hitting low balls. Besides it'll add a little more action to my spin/slice serves.

However I still guess that the 18x20 will be better for me at doubles as I really like how I am able to hit volleys with precision and low returns during doubles with my TC95 18x20.
I am not sure if I can switch between both versions. Tough decision. :unsure:
Perhaps i did not find the right string to compliment the 18x20 which admittedly i didn’t spend lots of time on. I still have one 18x20 and i genuinely like the frame. I am just more dialed in with the TC95 16x19. I hit a heavier ball and can control depth easier. Those whipping strokes to get a ball diving at an approaching opponents feet is just simpler. A big heavier serve and low balls are simpler to deal with. I think the 18x20 truly needs a grabby comfortable string in 1.20 or lower gauge. Which I have not done yet.
 
Tier 1 BK has become my favorite string on my TC95s and gotta say it is priced very reasonably. So thanks tier 1 when you do a sale or send a discount code to boot. The extra love is appreciated :love::-D:D
 
I’m going to jump back into this threadread, as I’m planning to test out if I can turn my TC95 18x20 (currently shortened to 26.5”) into a doubles monster by restringing with kevlar 16/ nylon 15L @ 45 lbs. I’ve beem using this string setup to great success in some of my other frames, but these are larger head, more open pattern.
 
Tier 1 BK has become my favorite string on my TC95s and gotta say it is priced very reasonably. So thanks tier 1 when you do a sale or send a discount code to boot. The extra love is appreciated :love::-D:D
Btw...have you tried the Firewire or the Firewire boost in the angells? Do you think the triangular shape would be too harsh on the Angell grommets? I'm more of a 3.0+ player and the description for the BK is 5.0 and up. I'm thinking about ordering all 3 different sets and try them trough the season. But the stupid thing is I have only 1 racquet and the string testing is a bit harder . Btw I'm playing a TC100+

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Btw...have you tried the Firewire or the Firewire boost in the angells? Do you think the triangular shape would be too harsh on the Angell grommets? I'm more of a 3.0+ player and the description for the BK is 5.0 and up. I'm thinking about ordering all 3 different sets and try them trough the season. But the stupid thing is I have only 1 racquet and the string testing is a bit harder . Btw I'm playing a TC100+

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Yes, in fact i have tried firewire and it plays nice and confortable and as advertised grabby with lots of spin. It just plays to lively and truly needs a bit higher tension. I also just tried boost on one of my TC95s and no question another comfortable responsive string but again to lively in my opinion. BK 1.28 just plays with a balance of power, spin, comfort and control that the others don’t match. Don’t let the tier 1 description of who it’s for scare you. And whatever you do, don’t string it high. I have it @46lbs on my TC95 so i would have at 50lbs on the TC100 which I am very familiar with. It will be a perfect combination and far more fitting then firewire or boost.
 
Btw...have you tried the Firewire or the Firewire boost in the angells? Do you think the triangular shape would be too harsh on the Angell grommets? I'm more of a 3.0+ player and the description for the BK is 5.0 and up. I'm thinking about ordering all 3 different sets and try them trough the season. But the stupid thing is I have only 1 racquet and the string testing is a bit harder . Btw I'm playing a TC100+

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I have tried firewire in one of my tc100s a while ago (sold both tc100s) it plays well if you like standing on the baseline and hitting (very similar to weisscannon ultra cable), it has lots of bite and quite comfortable on the arm.
 
DR 98 has strung sw of 324 similar to tc 97 in papers but definetely tc97 feels higher than 325 but its not necessarily a bad thing its a matter of personal preferrence and something you can get used to if compliments your game, I agree with you about not So good forhand with the dr but its a little bit tricky, you have to abjust a little bit the tecnigue compare to other rackets and then its great especially if you lead at 12 to increace plow and power
Foam filled racquets tend to have higher twistweight values than regular hollow racquets, hence higher hitting weigh than SW value might suggest.
 
For the last few years I predominantly played extended length frames (first TC90 27.25", then TC97 18x20 27.5"). Due to a severe lack of court time (aka small children) I thought I'd make life a little bit easier and switched to the TC100 in standard length. Loved it.

A few weeks ago I ordered a 27.5" TC100 on a whim, just to scratch that itch. And it feels like coming home again. Everything I love about the TC100 (power, spin, power, comfort, power) is magnified by the extra half inch – pure bliss. I can only urge everyone to try an extended length racket given the chance. The fact that Angell has a whole lineup of 90in to 105in frames in up to 28" length readily available for the everyone (as in no pro stock shenanigans) is unbelievably cool.
 
Hi.

I’ve just ordered a K7 and notice that the grip L2 is thicker than my L2 from the TC100...



I immediately notice when I was on court hitting the first balls...my arm notice right away!

Is this normal?
Or it could be some kind of defect?

Help,please.


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Hi.

I’ve just ordered a K7 and notice that the grip L2 is thicker than my L2 from the TC100...



I immediately notice when I was on court hitting the first balls...my arm notice right away!

Is this normal?
Or it could be some kind of defect?

Help,please.


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It would be strange if you had a synthetic grip on your TC100 as they should be the same. However a leather grip on your TC100 would be normal to be a bit smaller. You have a difference of about .3mm on the leather grip.
 
It would be strange if you had a synthetic grip on your TC100 as they should be the same. However a leather grip on your TC100 would be normal to be a bit smaller. You have a difference of about .3mm on the leather grip.
But I put a leather grip on K7,exactly the same of TC100(I took off from my other TC)
That’s the thing!
I mean,they should match,right?


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For the last few years I predominantly played extended length frames (first TC90 27.25", then TC97 18x20 27.5"). Due to a severe lack of court time (aka small children) I thought I'd make life a little bit easier and switched to the TC1 00 in standard length. Loved it.

A few weeks ago I ordered a 27.5" TC100 on a whim, just to scratch that itch. And it feels like coming home again. Everything I love about the TC100 (power, spin, power, comfort, power) is magnified by the extra half inch – pure bliss. I can only urge everyone to try an extended length racket given the chance. The fact that Angell has a whole lineup of 90in to 105in frames in up to 28" length readily available for the everyone (as in no pro stock shenanigans) is unbelievably cool.
Yeah, it depends doesn’t it since we all have different styles and games. If you’re a baseliner either offensive or counterpuncher then sure may be helpful and certainly on serve. If you have more of all court game and you volley or half volley anywhere in no mans land or net then not so much. There are pros and cons to everything and a longer stick will hurt you on body shots and quickness
 
Gentlemen, has anyone tried the new 'Hybrid Pro' grip?

From Angell FB page:



"New for 2019. Angell Hybrid Pro grips feature a unique construction of high quality calf skin top layer bonded to a synthetic base. This Hybrid construction combines the benefits of leather grips with a slightly softer feel".

Seems very interesting. I might have to bite the bullet.
 
Gentlemen, has anyone tried the new 'Hybrid Pro' grip?

From Angell FB page:



"New for 2019. Angell Hybrid Pro grips feature a unique construction of high quality calf skin top layer bonded to a synthetic base. This Hybrid construction combines the benefits of leather grips with a slightly softer feel".

Seems very interesting. I might have to bite the bullet.
Yes, I have this grip on few of my racquets for three or four month now. Id does what it says - lets you feel the bevels better and softens the feel. Another great product from Paul. My go-to grip now for sure.


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Gentlemen, has anyone tried the new 'Hybrid Pro' grip?

From Angell FB page:



"New for 2019. Angell Hybrid Pro grips feature a unique construction of high quality calf skin top layer bonded to a synthetic base. This Hybrid construction combines the benefits of leather grips with a slightly softer feel".

Seems very interesting. I might have to bite the bullet.
He sent me one of the prototypes to try and it felt pretty good with a tad softness. This one looks different though in the picture. The one i tried wasn’t perforated, was grey and weighed 21g. My TC95 balance is perfect though and I don’t want to experiment with anything that will throw that off.
 
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Yes, I have this grip on few of my racquets for three or four month now. Id does what it says - lets you feel the bevels better and softens the feel. Another great product from Paul. My go-to grip now for sure.


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Wow, I didn't realise it had been out for that long! Thanks for the feedback. I need to try it for sure now.
 
He sent me one of the prototypes to try and it felt pretty good with a tad softness. This one looks different though in the picture. The one i tried wasn’t perforated, was grey and weighed 21g. My TC95 balance is perfect though and I don’t want to experiment with anything that will throw that off.
Cool. So that is about the same weight as a trimmed installed leather grip. And I don't blame you. If you're gelling with your TC95, no point is messing up the balance. What final specs are you on at the moment on your TC95?
 
He sent me one of the prototypes to try and it felt pretty good with a tad softness. This one looks different though in the picture. The one i tried wasn’t perforated, was grey and weighed 21g. My TC95 balance is perfect though and I don’t want to experiment with anything that will throw that off.
Mine are perforated. Weight is around 23g.


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Cool. So that is about the same weight as a trimmed installed leather grip. And I don't blame you. If you're gelling with your TC95, no point is messing up the balance. What final specs are you on at the moment on your TC95?
Yes, it should be very close but I’m happy with the Angell leather and balance. Comfort is good, feel is good so no real incentive for me. My frames are 342.5g/31.6cm all matched..one is 31.5cm balance and 342.9
 
Yes, it should be very close but I’m happy with the Angell leather and balance. Comfort is good, feel is good so no real incentive for me. My frames are 342.5g/31.6cm all matched..one is 31.5cm balance and 342.9
Nice. I have been tinkering with my TC97s and have been playing pretty passive tennis lately. I am at 345/31.75. Have gotten used to the flex so that is a non-issue now. Still not getting that heavy loaded ball off of groundstrokes. Keep telling myself I haven't given these a fair shake since I had such a long hiatus. Will keep adding weight till I reach my max limit (PSTGT weight class). Will see how that pans out. Super happy you are gelling with your TC95. It is HARD finding that grail.
 
Nice. I have been tinkering with my TC97s and have been playing pretty passive tennis lately. I am at 345/31.75. Have gotten used to the flex so that is a non-issue now. Still not getting that heavy loaded ball off of groundstrokes. Keep telling myself I haven't given these a fair shake since I had such a long hiatus. Will keep adding weight till I reach my max limit (PSTGT weight class). Will see how that pans out. Super happy you are gelling with your TC95. It is HARD finding that grail.
I hope you dial it in to your liking! You’ve had some bad luck with injuries lately so hopefully behind you now. I keep thinking at my age I should move up to a 98 or 100 for that little extra forgiveness. The TC95 strung with BK @46 seems to give me a decent sweet spot and a balance of playability that is beating out other frames. Just tried the new red VCORE 98 and nice frame but didn’t match my TC95s
 
most of the tc95s end up close to 327-330 sw range strung
A special thanks to you mate...
I have 2x K7 Red with natural gut for close to an year now. I have been adding weights here and there but never got into my rhythm. Now I have your MGR/I sheet and got one of K7 to SW 330, W 342g and balance 32.5 couple of days ago. Yet to hit with it. My K7 was 290 SW unstrung and jumped to 330 when I string it with klip armour pro natural gut.

I have my TC97 at 297SW and TC95 with 292 SW unstrung. Planning to use one of them as secondary stick with synthetic gut to use it during wet conditions and have almost same SW and spec as K7.

I remember Topspn unstrung SW is around 292-293, but his weight and balance is different than mine and still close to MGR/I 21. So trying to understand how much SW made that difference. It might also help me to decide which one to modify to get close to K7.
 
I was worried about that but no problem and they still hit as big on demand.
Not to mention they look so damn good! (Because we all know that matters wayyy more, lol)



I playtest the new Srixon Dunlop CX and while that is a great looking racquet, people were asking more about my V3 than that as I switched back and forth. That copper/black catches everyone's eyes.
 
Not to mention they look so damn good! (Because we all know that matters wayyy more, lol)



I playtest the new Srixon Dunlop CX and while that is a great looking racquet, people were asking more about my V3 than that as I switched back and forth. That copper/black catches everyone's eyes.
lol..the heading turning looks are a plus. I just converted a guy I hit with to Angells recently. First time he saw my racquet his jaw dropped in awe :-D
 
A special thanks to you mate...
I have 2x K7 Red with natural gut for close to an year now. I have been adding weights here and there but never got into my rhythm. Now I have your MGR/I sheet and got one of K7 to SW 330, W 342g and balance 32.5 couple of days ago. Yet to hit with it. My K7 was 290 SW unstrung and jumped to 330 when I string it with klip armour pro natural gut.

I have my TC97 at 297SW and TC95 with 292 SW unstrung. Planning to use one of them as secondary stick with synthetic gut to use it during wet conditions and have almost same SW and spec as K7.

I remember Topspn unstrung SW is around 292-293, but his weight and balance is different than mine and still close to MGR/I 21. So trying to understand how much SW made that difference. It might also help me to decide which one to modify to get close to K7.
you are very welcome @Prem
strings add quite a bit sw to the racket, natural gut is the heaviest and next heavy string is poly, syn gut adds the least amount...
Here is really interesting work sheets to see how much strings add to the sw and balance string influence on balance and sw
 
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I hope you dial it in to your liking! You’ve had some bad luck with injuries lately so hopefully behind you now. I keep thinking at my age I should move up to a 98 or 100 for that little extra forgiveness. The TC95 strung with BK @46 seems to give me a decent sweet spot and a balance of playability that is beating out other frames. Just tried the new red VCORE 98 and nice frame but didn’t match my TC95s
I understand the attraction to a more forgiving frame. I've pretty much only ever hit 98" dunlops and volkls and recently hit the Tecnifibre ATP 305 XTC. That Tecnifibre is in the back of my mind still, but there's nothing quite like the TC95. It does seem to play bigger than 95-96".
 
I understand the attraction to a more forgiving frame. I've pretty much only ever hit 98" dunlops and volkls and recently hit the Tecnifibre ATP 305 XTC. That Tecnifibre is in the back of my mind still, but there's nothing quite like the TC95. It does seem to play bigger than 95-96".
I continue trying out different frames that sound interesting with an aim of more forgiving. I have been hitting a Dunlop CV 3.0 next to my TC95s. Same result, a bit more forgiveness and CV 3.0 is actually a nice frame that i enjoyed, however it still didn’t top my Angells. I can’t argue the results when I’m hitting my TC95s
 

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I continue trying out different frames that sound interesting with an aim of more forgiving. I have been hitting a Dunlop CV 3.0 next to my TC95s. Same result, a bit more forgiveness and CV 3.0 is actually a nice frame that i enjoyed, however it still didn’t top my Angells. I can’t argue the results when I’m hitting my TC95s
Yeah,... the TC95 has an exceptional feel that is hard to find into another frame.
 
Not to mention they look so damn good! (Because we all know that matters wayyy more, lol)



I playtest the new Srixon Dunlop CX and while that is a great looking racquet, people were asking more about my V3 than that as I switched back and forth. That copper/black catches everyone's eyes.
Unfortunately, I spent a lot of money on Black Friday. The next target will be this beautiful racket. Fascinating paintjob! And I'll put a black or copper string.
After performing some tests with my current rackets, I will think about the V3 customization.
 
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I understand the attraction to a more forgiving frame. I've pretty much only ever hit 98" dunlops and volkls and recently hit the Tecnifibre ATP 305 XTC. That Tecnifibre is in the back of my mind still, but there's nothing quite like the TC95. It does seem to play bigger than 95-96".
That’s because the TC95 is actually a 98.
 
Can anyone have tested both Tc97 versus wilson ultra tour?
Would love to get opinions about this comparison.

And wich differences have Tc97 classic and the new V3?

Thanks!


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Another local tournament win in few weeks - seems that Salem helped a lot and it is not a placebo with this number of 21. :) However, my shoulder struggles a bit because of higher static weight.
 
Not to mention they look so damn good! (Because we all know that matters wayyy more, lol)



I playtest the new Srixon Dunlop CX and while that is a great looking racquet, people were asking more about my V3 than that as I switched back and forth. That copper/black catches everyone's eyes.
I like those books I see behind. :)
 
I continue trying out different frames that sound interesting with an aim of more forgiving. I have been hitting a Dunlop CV 3.0 next to my TC95s. Same result, a bit more forgiveness and CV 3.0 is actually a nice frame that i enjoyed, however it still didn’t top my Angells. I can’t argue the results when I’m hitting my TC95s
Back to TC100? (y) you are changing a lot - it is interesting to guess your next move :)
 
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