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So had my first hit with the shorter (26.7) TC95 63 yesterday. Keep in mind I did NOT really like this frame without mods - especially the FH, I did increase the weight to 337 grams (11.8oz) with modest weight added at tip, 10/2 and most at 9/3 with some at butt area, now 6 pts HL. Bottom line is I like it, the FH was much better and very noticeably more solid (no flutter), I attribute this to weight added and shorter distance from hand to sweetspot. At this weight and length racket was very solid and all I had to do was swing easier and more relaxed for excellent good results, in fact when I tried to swing too fast results were noticeably poorer. Maneuverability was still good with the shorter length but it was so much more solid, volley was better and slice backhand about as good as I have hit it for a long time. I hit with a guy who has a huge forehand and I hit with him weekly, this was perhaps the best I have handled his pace from both sides, just had to take an easy swing and meet the ball, if I did that racket would easily absorb the pace and crush it - was surprised how much difference going from up about 11-12 grams made with 65-70% in the hoop. This is still not at all a heavy frame at 11.8 oz, but so solid at this "compact length", the SW is reduced probably 10-11 pts due to reduced length (countering the added heft), but for me it really changed how the frame plays and my adjustment will be to have to learn to not swing so hard for better results, which I think is going to benefit my consistency a good bit and I can now hit the ball harder with less effort. It was only one session but a promising start.
What about the serve?
 
played with lime today. Very nice. I would say it is more towards tc95 fans. Had no issues with stability.. Feel is quite similar to tc95 IMO. I used different strings so testing isn't quite fair. Obviously the plow isn't the same as with customs but I might consider sticking with it. Too early to decide and I have tc95 18x20 and 16x19 in my bag so the rivalry is strong. :)
 
played with lime today. Very nice. I would say it is more towards tc95 fans. Had no issues with stability.. Feel is quite similar to tc95 IMO. I used different strings so testing isn't quite fair. Obviously the plow isn't the same as with customs but I might consider sticking with it. Too early to decide and I have tc95 18x20 and 16x19 in my bag so the rivalry is strong. :)
Good thing you liked her. Did you find Lime more like tc95 16x19 or 18x20?

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Wow that was a fast sale but lets us know it compare to the red
Will do. Previous owner had HEAD FXP 17 in it. I should have tried it first with the multi and noted it specs strung, but got overly excited and cut it out to have Hyper G installed because I wanted to compare with my TC97s. Will give specs tomorrow as well when I pick it up from stringer. Even though Lime is 315g it swung quicker in air than TC97 and felt same as K7 Red when ghost swinging. More maneuverable than TC97s. Real test will be on court though as I like a certain heft on my sticks. Will report back soon.
 
Will do. Previous owner had HEAD FXP 17 in it. I should have tried it first with the multi and noted it specs strung, but got overly excited and cut it out to have Hyper G installed because I wanted to compare with my TC97s. Will give specs tomorrow as well when I pick it up from stringer. Even though Lime is 315g it swung quicker in air than TC97 and felt same as K7 Red when ghost swinging. More maneuverable than TC97s. Real test will be on court though as I like a certain heft on my sticks. Will report back soon.
Can you please tell us tomorrow the static strung weight (with overgrip and dampener,if you use)?
 
Can you please tell us tomorrow the static strung weight (with overgrip and dampener,if you use)?
Yes, will do. I will install Luxilon Elite overgrip (5g) and Diadem dampener (1.5g) once I get racquet back tomorrow morning. Will give static weight tomorrow with strings. I think this might be a good fit for you @recsoares since you mentioned earlier that you like fast, whippy and quick frames. I have a feeling I will have a lot of issues myself with timing tomorrow as this will come strung much lower swingweight than what I am used to. I can feel it. This one swings very light.
 
Yes, will do. I will install Luxilon Elite overgrip (5g) and Diadem dampener (1.5g) once I get racquet back tomorrow morning. Will give static weight tomorrow with strings. I think this might be a good fit for you @recsoares since you mentioned earlier that you like fast, whippy and quick frames. I have a feeling I will have a lot of issues myself with timing tomorrow as this will come strung much lower swingweight than what I am used to. I can feel it. This one swings very light.
@recsoares I just texted my stringer and he told me he is done stringing it up. I won't be able to pick it up till tomorrow but I asked him what the weight of the racquet was as I was curious. He measured it on his kitchen scale and texted me back. It is 331g without any overgrip and dampener. It will end up to 338g with dampner and overgrip as I know the weight of OG and dampner (have used them a lot before).
 
Yes, will do. I will install Luxilon Elite overgrip (5g) and Diadem dampener (1.5g) once I get racquet back tomorrow morning. Will give static weight tomorrow with strings. I think this might be a good fit for you @recsoares since you mentioned earlier that you like fast, whippy and quick frames. I have a feeling I will have a lot of issues myself with timing tomorrow as this will come strung much lower swingweight than what I am used to. I can feel it. This one swings very light.
Thanks!
Low SW with static strung weight on the 330-335 grs always catchs my attention!
Looking forward to read your thoughts!
Good hitting session for tomorrow!


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@recsoares I just texted my stringer and he told me he is done stringing it up. I won't be able to pick it up till tomorrow but I asked him what the weight of the racquet was as I was curious. He measured it on his kitchen scale and texted me back. It is 331g without any overgrip and dampener. It will end up to 338g with dampner and overgrip as I know the weight of OG and dampner (have used them a lot before).
Oh,great!
Thanks!
So,do you think the static strung weight could lower with my string setup of TBite 1,15 mains and Wilson Sensation(multifilament) 1,25 on crosses?


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Oh,great!
Thanks!
So,do you think the static strung weight could lower with my string setup of TBite 1,15 mains and Wilson Sensation(multifilament) 1,25 on crosses?


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Yes, maybe a couple of grams less as 17 gauge poly, which I have installed full bed, will be heavier than hybrid of 18 gauge poly in mains and multi in crosses which you use (multi is lighter than poly). But in all honesty, the frame swung light because of low swing weight and head light balance so you won't feel it tiring you.
 
Yes, maybe a couple of grams less as 17 gauge poly, which I have installed full bed, will be heavier than hybrid of 18 gauge poly in mains and multi in crosses which you use (multi is lighter than poly). But in all honesty, the frame swung light because of low swing weight and head light balance so you won't feel it tiring you.
Great news!
If you have a board,then please tell me balance strung(in points of HL)
Thanks!


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I haven’t played with K7 Red or TC97 but with the Lime I’m finding that I needed to get used to how fast it swung. On my return of serve I seemed to hit the ball too early. Slowly getting used to it... Looking forward to your review



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Matter of fit, but good for balls fast balls, this ease of mobility is an excellent feature

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Good thing you liked her. Did you find Lime more like tc95 16x19 or 18x20?

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definitely more like 18x20 :) I also think launch angle is pretty low on lime. perhaps even the lowest from angell lineup...or maybe its the strings :) I think it gives you a nice combo. low launch angle but faster racquet. you really want to brush this ball ;p with tc95 I am more driving through...
 
definitely more like 18x20 :) I also think launch angle is pretty low on lime. perhaps even the lowest from angell lineup...or maybe its the strings :) I think it gives you a nice combo. low launch angle but faster racquet. you really want to brush this ball ;p with tc95 I am more driving through...
This low angle for those who hit the ball flatter is excellent

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definitely more like 18x20 :) I also think launch angle is pretty low on lime. perhaps even the lowest from angell lineup...or maybe its the strings :) I think it gives you a nice combo. low launch angle but faster racquet. you really want to brush this ball ;p with tc95 I am more driving through...
I have 3 TCs 95 16x19 63 RA. But when I play with players who have a quick hit, I lose a lot of control of the ball. Do you think Lime has much more control than the 16x19 tc95?

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I saw that you are selling the K7 Red in the TW forum. Did not like the racket?

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Hi,Paulo.
Very confortable frame,but doesn’t fit my game at all...not for me.
No power,very high launch angle(too much).
It’s a control frame and it produces good spin in stock form,but I usually don’t like to customize myself the frames for competition.
I hope K7 Lime can bring more controllable power with the extra 10grs mass.Otherwise,it will not be an option for me too.


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Hi,Paulo.
Very confortable frame,but doesn’t fit my game at all...not for me.
No power,very high launch angle(too much).
It’s a control frame and it produces good spin in stock form,but I usually don’t like to customize myself the frames for competition.
I hope K7 Lime can bring more controllable power with the extra 10grs mass.Otherwise,it will not be an option for me too.


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K7 Red has even low power. I sold my because of trying to customize, but I gained too much power with no control, except that the L3 grip was too big (use L3 in tc95). If you found the angle high, you'll have to start with the 18x20 versions, because the 16x19 tc97 has an angle similar to the K7 Red and the 16x19 tc95 has even higher angle. I asked for my K7 Lime yesterday, but I have no idea when it will arrive (I live in Brazil)

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K7 Red has even low power. I sold my because of trying to customize, but I gained too much power with no control, except that the L3 grip was too big (use L3 in tc95). If you found the angle high, you'll have to start with the 18x20 versions, because the 16x19 tc97 has an angle similar to the K7 Red and the 16x19 tc95 has even higher angle. I asked for my K7 Lime yesterday, but I have no idea when it will arrive (I live in Brazil)

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High launch angles was always tricky for me.
I can play with them,but with not the same confidence that a 18x20 gives me in general.
There are exceptions,of course.
But my next frame will be a more tight pattern,no doubt about that.


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I have 3 TCs 95 16x19 63 RA. But when I play with players who have a quick hit, I lose a lot of control of the ball. Do you think Lime has much more control than the 16x19 tc95?

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Lime definitely has more control than tc95 16x19. It is maybe even most control oriented from Angell lineup. Because it is lighter, faster yet still stable enough. Finesse shots are easier due to maneuverability. With custom you have more power over the ball. Power in general means slightly less control but in some cases you need more power in order to "control" the match... I guess it depends from opponents playstyle, your playystyle or your idea for your game. It seems I like tc95 design no matter the string pattern. I currently like a lot tc 95 18x20, 16x19 and lime... I need more time to figure out which one will be my main stick...

Btw i strung tc95 16x19 with volkl cyclone 1.30 at 24kg and the response was IMO very control oriented. I was scared about the launch angle horror stories around here... I didn't experience that so maybe credits go to the strings.
 
This concept of control is getting a bit convoluted. It really should be regarded as your ability to use a certain racquet/setup to play more consistently ergo less unforced errors. In that sense there is no flat out “control” that is the same for everyone. Everyone will perceive the control from the perspective of their playing style and how it enhances their ability to convert into consistency.
 
How do you like it? Is it tacky when fresh and hands are dry?
I like it, but not enough to permanently switch. I do have a bunch of them and plan to keep a few handy. If you put the classic blue Tournagrip on one end and Wilson Pro (or Yonex Supergrap) on the other, these Luxilon Elite Dry come in the middle of the spectrum. They last maybe a little longer than Tourna but less than Wilson Pro. I generally use tacky and spongy overgrips because I like how they sit on leather. I user thinner and less tackier ones on synthetic replacement grips to get that feel.

Attaching a couple of pics for you to see. This was after 1 good heavy hitting session, on indoor courts freshly installed on Lime.



 
This concept of control is getting a bit convoluted. It really should be regarded as your ability to use a certain racquet/setup to play more consistently ergo less unforced errors. In that sense there is no flat out “control” that is the same for everyone. Everyone will perceive the control from the perspective of their playing style and how it enhances their ability to convert into consistency.
Bingo. I have an assistant tennis coach I hit with sometimes who insists control for him is how good he can dip the ball inside court and switch sides. Uses a full western and hits with a lot of spin. Has zero inclination for hitting flat point and shoot type of shots. Uses Blade 18x20. The idea of control very greatly varies from person to person.
 
I like it, but not enough to permanently switch. I do have a bunch of them and plan to keep a few handy. If you put the classic blue Tournagrip on one end and Wilson Pro (or Yonex Supergrap) on the other, these Luxilon Elite Dry come in the middle of the spectrum. They last maybe a little longer than Tourna but less than Wilson Pro. I generally use tacky and spongy overgrips because I like how they sit on leather. I user thinner and less tackier ones on synthetic replacement grips to get that feel.
Thanks! Is it like tourna? With such paperish look and feel? Tourna and wilson pro are completely different. Tourna is dry and paperish, wilson is tacky and rubber like. From your pics looks like lux is more like tourna.
 
Thanks! Is it like tourna? With such paperish look and feel? Tourna and wilson pro are completely different. Tourna is dry and paperish, wilson is tacky and rubber like. From your pics looks like lux is more like tourna.
Yes, that is why I put Tourna on one end and Wilson Pro on the other and said this Luxilon Elite is smack in the middle. It looks papery like you said, but it is a little bit more tackier, spongier and also a little softer in hand than your standard Tourna. You can feel the tackiness when you take off plastic and feel the surface installing it.
 
Yes, that is why I put Tourna on one end and Wilson Pro on the other and said this Luxilon Elite is smack in the middle. It looks papery like you said, but it is a little bit more tackier, spongier and also a little softer in hand than your standard Tourna. You can feel the tackiness when you take off plastic and feel the surface installing it.
Thanks! Maybe worth a try for me!
 
Angell enthusiasts....I've got TE sensitivities.....anyone recommend which angell to play?
In my opinion, choose a 16x19 pattern!
TC100 and K7 Red are the most confortable from all that I tried.
TC97 only tried 18x20 and definitely is not the most arm friendly,from what I experienced.
The only that I really don’t know is the TC95’s but most of the guys here say that is the ultimate weapon!
The Foam Filled feeling is outstanding in every Custom line.



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This concept of control is getting a bit convoluted. It really should be regarded as your ability to use a certain racquet/setup to play more consistently ergo less unforced errors. In that sense there is no flat out “control” that is the same for everyone. Everyone will perceive the control from the perspective of their playing style and how it enhances their ability to convert into consistency.
I agree that the control varies from person to person and style of play. But in a general concept 18x20 rackets have a greater control.

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I like it, but not enough to permanently switch. I do have a bunch of them and plan to keep a few handy. If you put the classic blue Tournagrip on one end and Wilson Pro (or Yonex Supergrap) on the other, these Luxilon Elite Dry come in the middle of the spectrum. They last maybe a little longer than Tourna but less than Wilson Pro. I generally use tacky and spongy overgrips because I like how they sit on leather. I user thinner and less tackier ones on synthetic replacement grips to get that feel.

Attaching a couple of pics for you to see. This was after 1 good heavy hitting session, on indoor courts freshly installed on Lime.



Holy crap. Thats how mine look after 3 months of hitting. Outdoor! Are you using a too small gripsize, making the racket twist too much?

I do agree these are between Tourna and Wilson Pro Tacky Overgrip. Its a nice Overgrip!
 
Alright, I'm back after a good hitting session with the Lime and here are my collected thoughts. I used it stock with overgrip and dampner, no lead tape or weight anywhere. I will give thoughts on comparison with TC97 (18x20) first as that is my main stick and also K7 Red afterwards.

K7 Lime Strung Specs:
I know a few folk asked about these. Mine weighs 338.2 grams strung up with Hyper-G 17. The balance strung up is 312 mm or 10 points HL. Pretty headlight as I am generally used to 7-7.5 points HL strung in that static weight range.

First Impressions:
Fairly positive. Overall Lime is a stable and comfortable racquet. Power is okay but it definitely could use weight in hoop area. You need full swings for this racquet in stock form but since it is light and whippy, it moves through the air fast so should not be an issue if you like faster moving racquets. Off center hits were not jarring at all and it plays comfortable but it is most definitely not a sub 60 RA racquet, you can tell just by hitting. Low 60s RA is about right although will have to confirm once I have access to RDC. My timing, as expected, was completely off. I would correct myself and hit late to get timing right and then forget about it a few shots later and be early in my swing again. I am sure adding weight will solve it without any issues. I generally play with 330 swingweight. This felt like it was barely 320. Maybe between 315-320.

Comparison with V3 TC97 (18x20):
First comparison is with V3 TC97 (18x20) as I used TC97 as my main stick. I am comparing both racquets in stock form (TC97 is 310 with 9 points HL unstrung) and both racquets with Hyper-G 17. The K7 Lime is more comfortable and has a softer feedback on ball contact, although I have never felt uncomfortable with my TC97. Lime has a lower swingweight when you compare stock versus stock. It is more maneuverable as well and moves through the air quick. Launch angle for Lime is similar to TC97 (18x20). TC97 has more power and plow in stock form even though it is 5 grams less in static weight than stock Lime. I drive the ball more than I brush generally, and really appreciate that about my TC97 racquets. The biggest difference I noted immediately is the feedback and the flex upon ball contact. TC97 has a very clear hoop flex where you can feel racquet flexing in the hoop area upon contact. Very old school ala HEAD Prestige type. By contrast, K7 Lime has more of a uniform flex and not so much of a pronounced head flex. I don't want to compare here with TC95 here either because even though those 'D' beams have a uniform flex, Lime felt different than TC95 or TC100 probably because of much lower power and much lower launch angle. Also, ball sound upon contact. The 'thwack' sound of hitting the ball was absent in K7 Lime. I am guessing that typical Angell TC sound is because of foam filling.

Comparison with K7 Red:
I will be comparing this from memory as I already sold my K7 Red. K7 Red had less power and was definitely more softer and plusher feeling than K7 Lime. I had far greater control with K7 Lime than I had with K7 Red. K7 Red fluttered in stock form on off center hits and was not nearly as stable as K7 Lime. As most of you know, I was not a fan of K7 Red. Even after adding weight it just did not tickle my fancy. K7 Lime on the other hand is something I liked and may work with in the future if I'm in the mood for customization.

My Conclusion:
I could definitely make the K7 Lime work, but with my newish V3 TC97 (18x20) already in rotation, and now that I am finally playing well with them, I think I will wait a while and see how things pan out. No plans of switching just yet because my game will not improve if I switch to Lime and there wwasnt any outstanding enough feature in Lime to make me reconsider my TC97 racquets. But I will give Lime a nod of approval for sure. A superior racquet than K7 Red for my game.
 
Holy crap. Thats how mine look after 3 months of hitting. Outdoor! Are you using a too small gripsize, making the racket twist too much?

I do agree these are between Tourna and Wilson Pro Tacky Overgrip. Its a nice Overgrip!
I don't want to sound gross but I usually sweat a lot when I am being outplayed, lol. Actually grip size is bigger than I am used to. It is L3 but felt bigger than your typical Angell L3. Grip wise, I'm in the middle of eastern and semi-western. And I use a OHBH with eastern. I normally go through overgrips pretty quick.
 
Alright, I'm back after a good hitting session with the Lime and here are my collected thoughts. I used it stock with overgrip and dampner, no lead tape or weight anywhere. I will give thoughts on comparison with TC97 (18x20) first as that is my main stick and also K7 Red afterwards.

K7 Lime Strung Specs:
I know a few folk asked about these. Mine weighs 338.2 grams strung up with Hyper-G 17. The balance strung up is 312 mm or 10 points HL. Pretty headlight as I am generally used to 7-7.5 points HL strung in that static weight range.

First Impressions:
Fairly positive. Overall Lime is a stable and comfortable racquet. Power is okay but it definitely could use weight in hoop area. You need full swings for this racquet in stock form but since it is light and whippy, it moves through the air fast so should not be an issue if you like faster moving racquets. Off center hits were not jarring at all and it plays comfortable but it is most definitely not a sub 60 RA racquet, you can tell just by hitting. Low 60s RA is about right although will have to confirm once I have access to RDC. My timing, as expected, was completely off. I would correct myself and hit late to get timing right and then forget about it a few shots later and be early in my swing again. I am sure adding weight will solve it without any issues. I generally play with 330 swingweight. This felt like it was barely 320. Maybe between 315-320.

Comparison with V3 TC97 (18x20):
First comparison is with V3 TC97 (18x20) as I used TC97 as my main stick. I am comparing both racquets in stock form (TC97 is 310 with 9 points HL unstrung) and both racquets with Hyper-G 17. The K7 Lime is more comfortable and has a softer feedback on ball contact, although I have never felt uncomfortable with my TC97. Lime has a lower swingweight when you compare stock versus stock. It is more maneuverable as well and moves through the air quick. Launch angle for Lime is similar to TC97 (18x20). TC97 has more power and plow in stock form even though it is 5 grams less in static weight than stock Lime. I drive the ball more than I brush generally, and really appreciate that about my TC97 racquets. The biggest difference I noted immediately is the feedback and the flex upon ball contact. TC97 has a very clear hoop flex where you can feel racquet flexing in the hoop area upon contact. Very old school ala HEAD Prestige type. By contrast, K7 Lime has more of a uniform flex and not so much of a pronounced head flex. I don't want to compare here with TC95 here either because even though those 'D' beams have a uniform flex, Lime felt different than TC95 or TC100 probably because of much lower power and much lower launch angle. Also, ball sound upon contact. The 'thwack' sound of hitting the ball was absent in K7 Lime. I am guessing that typical Angell TC sound is because of foam filling.

Comparison with K7 Red:
I will be comparing this from memory as I already sold my K7 Red. K7 Red had less power and was definitely more softer and plusher feeling than K7 Lime. I had far greater control with K7 Lime than I had with K7 Red. K7 Red fluttered in stock form on off center hits and was not nearly as stable as K7 Lime. As most of you know, I was not a fan of K7 Red. Even after adding weight it just did not tickle my fancy. K7 Lime on the other hand is something I liked and may work with in the future if I'm in the mood for customization.

My Conclusion:
I could definitely make the K7 Lime work, but with my newish V3 TC97 (18x20) already in rotation, and now that I am finally playing well with them, I think I will wait a while and see how things pan out. No plans of switching just yet because my game will not improve if I switch to Lime and there wwasnt any outstanding enough feature in Lime to make me reconsider my TC97 racquets. But I will give Lime a nod of approval for sure. A superior racquet than K7 Red for my game.
Excellent review and comparisons.

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Alright, I'm back after a good hitting session with the Lime and here are my collected thoughts. I used it stock with overgrip and dampner, no lead tape or weight anywhere. I will give thoughts on comparison with TC97 (18x20) first as that is my main stick and also K7 Red afterwards.

K7 Lime Strung Specs:
I know a few folk asked about these. Mine weighs 338.2 grams strung up with Hyper-G 17. The balance strung up is 312 mm or 10 points HL. Pretty headlight as I am generally used to 7-7.5 points HL strung in that static weight range.

First Impressions:
Fairly positive. Overall Lime is a stable and comfortable racquet. Power is okay but it definitely could use weight in hoop area. You need full swings for this racquet in stock form but since it is light and whippy, it moves through the air fast so should not be an issue if you like faster moving racquets. Off center hits were not jarring at all and it plays comfortable but it is most definitely not a sub 60 RA racquet, you can tell just by hitting. Low 60s RA is about right although will have to confirm once I have access to RDC. My timing, as expected, was completely off. I would correct myself and hit late to get timing right and then forget about it a few shots later and be early in my swing again. I am sure adding weight will solve it without any issues. I generally play with 330 swingweight. This felt like it was barely 320. Maybe between 315-320.

Comparison with V3 TC97 (18x20):
First comparison is with V3 TC97 (18x20) as I used TC97 as my main stick. I am comparing both racquets in stock form (TC97 is 310 with 9 points HL unstrung) and both racquets with Hyper-G 17. The K7 Lime is more comfortable and has a softer feedback on ball contact, although I have never felt uncomfortable with my TC97. Lime has a lower swingweight when you compare stock versus stock. It is more maneuverable as well and moves through the air quick. Launch angle for Lime is similar to TC97 (18x20). TC97 has more power and plow in stock form even though it is 5 grams less in static weight than stock Lime. I drive the ball more than I brush generally, and really appreciate that about my TC97 racquets. The biggest difference I noted immediately is the feedback and the flex upon ball contact. TC97 has a very clear hoop flex where you can feel racquet flexing in the hoop area upon contact. Very old school ala HEAD Prestige type. By contrast, K7 Lime has more of a uniform flex and not so much of a pronounced head flex. I don't want to compare here with TC95 here either because even though those 'D' beams have a uniform flex, Lime felt different than TC95 or TC100 probably because of much lower power and much lower launch angle. Also, ball sound upon contact. The 'thwack' sound of hitting the ball was absent in K7 Lime. I am guessing that typical Angell TC sound is because of foam filling.

Comparison with K7 Red:
I will be comparing this from memory as I already sold my K7 Red. K7 Red had less power and was definitely more softer and plusher feeling than K7 Lime. I had far greater control with K7 Lime than I had with K7 Red. K7 Red fluttered in stock form on off center hits and was not nearly as stable as K7 Lime. As most of you know, I was not a fan of K7 Red. Even after adding weight it just did not tickle my fancy. K7 Lime on the other hand is something I liked and may work with in the future if I'm in the mood for customization.

My Conclusion:
I could definitely make the K7 Lime work, but with my newish V3 TC97 (18x20) already in rotation, and now that I am finally playing well with them, I think I will wait a while and see how things pan out. No plans of switching just yet because my game will not improve if I switch to Lime and there wwasnt any outstanding enough feature in Lime to make me reconsider my TC97 racquets. But I will give Lime a nod of approval for sure. A superior racquet than K7 Red for my game.
Great review! I've been curious about TC97 but never played with one. How would you characterize volleying between Lime and TC97? From what you describe, Lime sounds firmer (which is what I prefer, I think) than the hoop-flexy TC97? It's been too long since I played with Prestige so I can't relate to what you're talking about when you compared to Prestige.

And how about serving, between Lime and TC97? I'm simply looking for the best Angell frame for doubles. I'm gelling more with my Lime and liking it (now with 6g added weight, still trying to get it to 335sw & 7-8 pts HL so work in progress). Might have to try to get a used TC97 just to put this curiosity behind me :)
 
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