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t_pac

Rookie
Looking forward to seeing how it plays, got a friend who's a staunch pd user but finally succumbed to pretty severe tennis elbow so trying to think of viable alternatives for him.

I know you've tried the clash too which is another one I've said to consider.

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topspn

Hall of Fame
Nice feel, very good power and very easy to play. Of course, it is very light and super whippy stock. I had no trouble with launch angle at all which seems kinda weird as its the same string pattern of the TC100. I could still blast serves with no trouble and get pretty good kick. Rip a backhand at will and forehands needed me moving forward into the hit to get a heavy ball given the weight but flat screamers were easy and felt like cheating. BBO @52lbs seemed like a pretty good choice. This seems like a really good platform 100 with power and good feel. I will play with it one more time stock before i add a leather grip and some weight.
 
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lima

Rookie
Nice feel, very good power and very easy to play. Of course, it is very light and super whippy stock. I had no trouble with launch angle at all which seems kinda weird as its the same string pattern of the TC100. I could still blast serves with no trouble and get pretty good kick. Rip a backhand at will and forehands needed me moving forward into the hit to get a heavy ball given the weight but flat screamers were easy and felt like cheating. BBO @52lbs seemed like a pretty good choice. This seems like a really good platform 100 with power and good feel. I will play with it one more time stock before i add a leather grip and some weight.
Whata about comfort?
 

Nick777

Semi-Pro
Nice feel, very good power and very easy to play. Of course, it is very light and super whippy stock. I had no trouble with launch angle at all which seems kinda weird as its the same string pattern of the TC100. I could still blast serves with no trouble and get pretty good kick. Rip a backhand at will and forehands needed me moving forward into the hit to get a heavy ball given the weight but flat screamers were easy and felt like cheating. BBO @52lbs seemed like a pretty good choice. This seems like a really good platform 100 with power and good feel. I will play with it one more time stock before i add a leather grip and some weight.
Seems like a promising stick!!!! How you compare to k7 Red or tc97 16/19(i know you did not like it because of not uniform flex) i interested to see how you compare in terms of control and stability mostly
 

topspn

Hall of Fame
Seems like a promising stick!!!! How you compare to k7 Red or tc97 16/19(i know you did not like it because of not uniform flex) i interested to see how you compare in terms of control and stability mostly
Plays with the ease of the K7 although certainly not as flexy. More natural power to it stock then K7 and it does have the very uniform flex of the TC line. It is very light so at some point I tried simply blocking a shot on a volley expecting the reaction of my TC95 and ball just had no punch. Stability seemed ok but lacking weight on the ball which is understandable. It is 312g strung so super light.
 

Carreau

Semi-Pro
Received my both adjusted V3s this morning and need to string them. Happy as hell. :laughing:

And played with V2 few hours ago and broke its strings (damn Signum). Borrowed Prestige MP (I think it was Graphiene XT black+red PJ) 320g/310mm and I was very surprise of its manoeuvrability. Of course, very demanding stick with quite small sweet zone.
 

t_pac

Rookie
Nice feel, very good power and very easy to play. Of course, it is very light and super whippy stock. I had no trouble with launch angle at all which seems kinda weird as its the same string pattern of the TC100. I could still blast serves with no trouble and get pretty good kick. Rip a backhand at will and forehands needed me moving forward into the hit to get a heavy ball given the weight but flat screamers were easy and felt like cheating. BBO @52lbs seemed like a pretty good choice. This seems like a really good platform 100 with power and good feel. I will play with it one more time stock before i add a leather grip and some weight.
Would be good to know if handle is pallets or moulded (think you said the latest K7 Red has pallets).

Thinking about getting one for my wife, but if she doesn't get on with it I'd probably use it. Would rather swap out pallets than build up grip (would be from a 2 to a 4). Does Paul even sell spare pallets?
 

Nick777

Semi-Pro
Plays with the ease of the K7 although certainly not as flexy. More natural power to it stock then K7 and it does have the very uniform flex of the TC line. It is very light so at some point I tried simply blocking a shot on a volley expecting the reaction of my TC95 and ball just had no punch. Stability seemed ok but lacking weight on the ball which is understandable. It is 312g strung so super light.
That sounds really good, i believe with a static weight around 330 would play great with heavier ball anf more stability. Did you like the serve better than k7 red?
 

topspn

Hall of Fame
Would be good to know if handle is pallets or moulded (think you said the latest K7 Red has pallets).

Thinking about getting one for my wife, but if she doesn't get on with it I'd probably use it. Would rather swap out pallets than build up grip (would be from a 2 to a 4). Does Paul even sell spare pallets?
I’ll let you know in a day or two once I’m ready to add a leather grip. I’m getting new leather grips from Oehms so I want to try them out. The wife should be pretty happy with it I would imagine. If you’re buying a new stick and want an extra pallet, I think you’ll be accommodated ;)
 

Emmanuel1971

New User
Hi. Got a set of tour bite 18 gauge and kirschbaum pro line evolution 17 want to try one of these on my v3 tc 100 320gr 63 ra. Which tension would you recommend ?
 

Toby14

Semi-Pro
I have tried TC100 63RA in 330g/12HL, 320g/10HL and 310g/9HL and in all configurations it was Thor’s hammer! Never tried in 300g
@topspn I am kind of torn between getting a TC100 v3 310/9HL 63RA or trying to get a lighter racquet, but still arm friendly like Clash or ASL3 - I know you have played all 3 and your answer will be most valuable.

Currently play Prince TT100P and POGOS 107 - I play better with the POG but serve better with the TT100P, so I am looking for a racquet for big serves and stability, I am mostly a baseline player 4.5+ moders strokes 2HBH

One of my hitting partners is playing Burn 100CV (300g unstrung 10.6oz) and he is hitting some very heavy and spinny balls, so I am tempted to try out some light racquet.

How does the ASL3 compare to the TC100 - power, stability, comfort - and do you think that the Clash is in the same league ?

Thanks, Toby
 

topspn

Hall of Fame
@topspn I am kind of torn between getting a TC100 v3 310/9HL 63RA or trying to get a lighter racquet, but still arm friendly like Clash or ASL3 - I know you have played all 3 and your answer will be most valuable.

Currently play Prince TT100P and POGOS 107 - I play better with the POG but serve better with the TT100P, so I am looking for a racquet for big serves and stability, I am mostly a baseline player 4.5+ moders strokes 2HBH

One of my hitting partners is playing Burn 100CV (300g unstrung 10.6oz) and he is hitting some very heavy and spinny balls, so I am tempted to try out some light racquet.

How does the ASL3 compare to the TC100 - power, stability, comfort - and do you think that the Clash is in the same league ?

Thanks, Toby
ok, please take what I am about to say with a grain of salt. No, I didn’t like the Clash which felt disconnected and has a silly launch angle. I hit the camouflage PJ Tour one strung up with 4G which is a string I also don’t like. I hit for 15 mins and just immediately dismissed it and threw it back in the bag and never touched it again. So very short hitting time with it but I was not intrigued.

Also, I hit with the ASL3 in stock form for 2 hours in a friendly doubles match. It had a strung weight of 312g and 2HL which is way out of my normal spec range. However this frame does have nice feel, comfort is pretty good, it has power and serves are very good!

TC100 i think in the 310g/9HL is the perfect spec. It seems to be the perfect balance of Thor’s hammer dictating with a maneuverable package and nice touch. So you are certainly thinking about the right spec as far as I am concerned.

Comfort- not a factor between TC100 and ASL3. Power wise I think ASL3 will also have it for sure, it is just a matter of getting it to a similar spec of a strung TC100. So that would be 330-333g static weight and around 7 or 7.5HL. I have new Oehms grips coming in today so will see were weight/balance is after installing it then adjust to get the frame up to the right spec. Then it will be comparing apples to apples so to speak.
 

sma1001

Hall of Fame
Umm..i have two USTA matches over the weekend then another match Monday morning since it’s a holiday in the US. I might try it on Monday and see how it goes
We look forward to the update. Have you played the Ezone line (98/100)? I'd be interested in a comparison between those and the ASL, if you can.
 

Carreau

Semi-Pro
@topspn I am kind of torn between getting a TC100 v3 310/9HL 63RA or trying to get a lighter racquet, but still arm friendly like Clash or ASL3 - I know you have played all 3 and your answer will be most valuable.

Currently play Prince TT100P and POGOS 107 - I play better with the POG but serve better with the TT100P, so I am looking for a racquet for big serves and stability, I am mostly a baseline player 4.5+ moders strokes 2HBH

One of my hitting partners is playing Burn 100CV (300g unstrung 10.6oz) and he is hitting some very heavy and spinny balls, so I am tempted to try out some light racquet.

How does the ASL3 compare to the TC100 - power, stability, comfort - and do you think that the Clash is in the same league ?

Thanks, Toby
For me TC100 310g version swings more natural/easy with 320mm balance (~334g/325mm strung). I was not able to use 310g/315mm version. But it might be very personal.
Burn was sluggish for me and no feel.
 

Toby14

Semi-Pro
For me TC100 310g version swings more natural/easy with 320mm balance (~334g/325mm strung). I was not able to use 310g/315mm version. But it might be very personal.
Burn was sluggish for me and no feel.
Thanks, I think that 335g /320mm would be perfect for me - both Prince TT100P and POG107 have a balance point of 320.
 

Toby14

Semi-Pro
If anyone have played both TC100 and Prince TT100P I would appreciate any feedbac and perhaps compare power level, feel, stability and comfort.

Cheers, Toby
 

galapagos

Semi-Pro
Can anyone compare the K7 lime to my racquet the head Graphene Touch Prestige MP? Also, maybe a comparison to the ultra tour?
k7 lime has more uniform flex. similar to tc95. Touch Prestige MP feels softer on impact but give you less feedback and feel. (just a preference I guess). both kinda similar stability I think. didnt have issues with either. both similar in maneuverability. k7 is slightly more powerful. Both very good racquets. Biggest difference is feel IMO and power. Prefer k7 lime but if someone is looking for that pillowy contact then prestige touch would be better. I like to feel the ball on the strings. Racquet is solid and didn't vibrate. Didnt have comfort issues either. Its got Angell's DNA in a more maneuverable package.
 

Toby14

Semi-Pro
What you dont like about TT100P and looking for to switch?
I do like the TT100P a lot, but I seem to play better with my POG107 in groundstroke rallies (more stable), the TT100P is great for serving where I feel the POG107 lack behind. I would love a clone between the two, serving with the TT100P and returning with the POG107. I am often up against really hard hitters and sometimes I feel like I get pushed back with the TT100P and it can also be a little unstable. I tried to lead up the TT100P but always find I like it better stock form.

I hope that perhaps the TC100 could be that clone. I am about to pull the trigger on a Ver 3 TC100 310g/315mm 63RA.

Cheers, Toby
 

Nick777

Semi-Pro
I do like the TT100P a lot, but I seem to play better with my POG107 in groundstroke rallies (more stable), the TT100P is great for serving where I feel the POG107 lack behind. I would love a clone between the two, serving with the TT100P and returning with the POG107. I am often up against really hard hitters and sometimes I feel like I get pushed back with the TT100P and it can also be a little unstable. I tried to lead up the TT100P but always find I like it better stock form.

I hope that perhaps the TC100 could be that clone. I am about to pull the trigger on a Ver 3 TC100 310g/315mm 63RA.
Cheers, Toby[/QUOTE


I know whats you mean played both in the past. Tc 100 will have higher sw that means less maneuverability, good control but too much power on ground strokes than the sticks you are playing now, great spin, big serve. If you make order ask for a sw that you are comfortable with, i currently play with tc97 and i am quite happy but a dr98 is always in my bag....
 
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Nick777

Semi-Pro
I do like the TT100P a lot, but I seem to play better with my POG107 in groundstroke rallies (more stable), the TT100P is great for serving where I feel the POG107 lack behind. I would love a clone between the two, serving with the TT100P and returning with the POG107. I am often up against really hard hitters and sometimes I feel like I get pushed back with the TT100P and it can also be a little unstable. I tried to lead up the TT100P but always find I like it better stock form.

I hope that perhaps the TC100 could be that clone. I am about to pull the trigger on a Ver 3 TC100 310g/315mm 63RA.

Cheers, Toby

TT100P doesnt like much lead, you can try 1 gr total at 3-9 or 10-2 and 5gr at 7inc from the butcup, worked for me
 

matchpoint9

Rookie
Can anyone compare the K7 lime to my racquet the head Graphene Touch Prestige MP? Also, maybe a comparison to the ultra tour?
UT with added weight can be a good stick. Good power, stability, and even spin. But when I switched to K7 Lime (also with added weight), the UT felt cumbersome in comparison. The Lime is maneuverable even with added weight and moves through the air effortlessly. I’m used to it now but at first I was hitting a lot of balls too early, particularly the return of serve.



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ed70

Semi-Pro
We look forward to the update. Have you played the Ezone line (98/100)? I'd be interested in a comparison between those and the ASL, if you can.
I’d be surprised if theASL plays as stiff as the 98 ezone, found the ezone played stiffer than it’s RA and was unstable too, pretty horrible and very short play test
However I recently got back on the courts & got to hit my friends imported ezone 98+ this was completely different, solid, powerfull and played considerably more flexible than the standard 98. Amazing what a difference an extra half inch gives you!
 
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