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Paulo Braz

Semi-Pro
How do you like that string? Are you switching to the Lime?
Yes, I liked that string. I did not migrate to K7 Lime, I always play with it and with tc95. The idea is to play with both, and the choice depends on the type of game of the opponent. For opponents with a lot of spin, I prefer k7-lime and for little or medium spin to tc95.

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redmini

Rookie
I'm sorry. I misread your post earlier. I thought when you talked about dip, you were talking about playability, not the spin. Yes, Hyper-G definitely has great spin. I am still unsure why it played stiffer for you compared to UC. Perhaps string pattern and tension in the mix.
The playing tension was actually less in the hyper g as measured by racquet tune. TWU do quote the stiffness of UC 17l (175) as lower than the hyper g 18l (180). Having said that I prefer the hyper G as it's more consistent and controllable and keeps those properties longer than uc.


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Carreau

Semi-Pro
Interesting.
I've found hyper g 1.18 more stiff than UC but better spin. More visible dip on the ball too with hyper g, I was using them in different racquets though but the UC was in a 66ra 16x20 and the hyper g in a 59ra 18x19 frame. Until I tried them I'd hence expected more comfort and less spin in the 59ra frame with hyper g . But got the opposite in practice.


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+1 here. UC feels more soft for me than HyperG. I noticed that UC rates as quite stiff string, but actual feel for me more soft. Maybe because it is quite slippery, not sure.
And good example how we feel same things differently. :)
 

ugly duck

New User
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?
If you buy one for your wife, get in contact with Angell before and ask for a second pair of bigger pallets (if they use pallets on ASL3).

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Kurt
 

haqq777

Legend
The playing tension was actually less in the hyper g as measured by racquet tune. TWU do quote the stiffness of UC 17l (175) as lower than the hyper g 18l (180). Having said that I prefer the hyper G as it's more consistent and controllable and keeps those properties longer than uc.


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Ah, I see. I'm personally not a fan of TWU numbers since I find most of them do not correspond to how I personally feel about the string. I mean they are good for reference purposes sure, but only that (for me). But that said, I can definitely understand why some strings might feel stiff to some and soft to others and how everyone perceives traits differently. For example, for me it wasn't even close when it came to UC - it felt very bad. But then, a few higher TWU rated stiffness ones were absolutely fine for me.
 

Carreau

Semi-Pro
Trying my new balance on my TC100s. With 320 mm I definately need to add +1 kg when stringing - too much power currently. Strung one of the sticks with Solinco TB, it does not feel stiff, but my shoulder reminds me it next day.
 

Jouke

Semi-Pro
Had my first outing with the K7 Lime that I have bought from @Subaruvich I kinda saved that racket from death judging by the pictures above :p.

It really swings easy. And has plenty of power! Feels and flex is the same as my second batch K7 red (the first batch was way softer and lower powered but the Ra was quite spread and there wasnt much love for this first batch). The lime does feel a lot more stable than the k7 red. It swings easier on my one handed backhand also allowing me to hit some nice topspin ohbh's which is normally my weakness. Forehand came very well and so did the serve. It has the typical flex which sometimes feels like a catapult. I quite like the stick so far. Second outing planned for tomorrow.

Edit: played stock. 315g is my absolute top limit. I never wanted to play anything above 310g. But this does really swing easy. Swingweight of 290 unstrung makes it swing easier than the 18x20 TC95 63Ra that I normally play.
I am on quite the search at the moment trying a lot of 95-100 inch rackets. So many rackets do some things really well, but not many rackets do everything well. I love the speed 360 pro on groundstrokes but cant serve well with it. That alone makes the racket almost useless for me.
 
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Paulo Braz

Semi-Pro
Had my first outing with the K7 Lime that I have bought from @Subaruvich I kinda saved that racket from death judging by the pictures above :p.

It really swings easy. And has plenty of power! Feels and flex is the same as my second batch K7 red (the first batch was way softer and lower powered but the Ra was quite spread and there wasnt much love for this first batch). The lime does feel a lot more stable than the k7 red. It swings easier on my one handed backhand also allowing me to hit some nice topspin ohbh's which is normally my weakness. Forehand came very well and so did the serve. It has the typical flex which sometimes feels like a catapult. I quite like the stick so far. Second outing planned for tomorrow.
Played in stock mode or customized?

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OlgaOM

New User
Could you please advise which string worked well in K7 Red for you? I’m looking for soft and spin friendly poly options.

I’m really trying to like the frame but it’s a bit lifeless in stock, or it might be just the string...
Initially I strung mine with Halo1.
And apparently I’ll need to add some lead and leather grip as well.
Thanks!

PS: as of now TC97 is my favorite it really shines after I added some lead @12, 3 and 9, K7 Lime stock follows it. Both strung with Halo2
 

Paulo Braz

Semi-Pro
Could you please advise which string worked well in K7 Red for you? I’m looking for soft and spin friendly poly options.

I’m really trying to like the frame but it’s a bit lifeless in stock, or it might be just the string...
Initially I strung mine with Halo1.
And apparently I’ll need to add some lead and leather grip as well.
Thanks!

PS: as of now TC97 is my favorite it really shines after I added some lead @12, 3 and 9, K7 Lime stock follows it. Both strung with Halo2
K7 Red and Lime need lead for more life and power. I added 6 grams on the sides of my K7 Lime and turned into another racket. I started with 9.5 grams, but for me the ideal range is between 4 and 6 grams, in my tests.

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topspn

Hall of Fame
Could you please advise which string worked well in K7 Red for you? I’m looking for soft and spin friendly poly options.

I’m really trying to like the frame but it’s a bit lifeless in stock, or it might be just the string...
Initially I strung mine with Halo1.
And apparently I’ll need to add some lead and leather grip as well.
Thanks!

PS: as of now TC97 is my favorite it really shines after I added some lead @12, 3 and 9, K7 Lime stock follows it. Both strung with Halo2
You can’t really play stock with that expectation. You add 3g @12, a leather grip and around 7g @7” from the butt cap. String it up with YTEX quadro twist @51lb. Now that’s for K7 red. That puts you around 12oz and 32cm balance.
 

Jouke

Semi-Pro
Could you please advise which string worked well in K7 Red for you? I’m looking for soft and spin friendly poly options.

I’m really trying to like the frame but it’s a bit lifeless in stock, or it might be just the string...
Initially I strung mine with Halo1.
And apparently I’ll need to add some lead and leather grip as well.
Thanks!

PS: as of now TC97 is my favorite it really shines after I added some lead @12, 3 and 9, K7 Lime stock follows it. Both strung with Halo2
I played my red with RSLyon. On the Lime I have Pro Line II now. Is your Red first or second batch? For me the second batch and the lime have plenty of power in stock form.
 

DJ-

Hall of Fame
Waiting for some more ASL reviews..... might pick one up at some point.. Wonder if the TC100 grommets fit the ASL
 

topspn

Hall of Fame
Waiting for some more ASL reviews..... might pick one up at some point.. Wonder if the TC100 grommets fit the ASL



Awesome thanks... Looking good suba.. can't wait for your review and how it compares to Thor.. just before you smash it, consider us potential buyers ;-)
Same mold ;) different construction
 

OlgaOM

New User
I will resist my TC95 tonight and grab ASL for my match. I will try to give it more time next few days to assess it more.
Could you please compare it with TC100 a bit more? Do you feel like it’s better to customize ASL3 up to preferred specs, compared to ordering TC100?
 

ed70

Semi-Pro
Could you please advise which string worked well in K7 Red for you? I’m looking for soft and spin friendly poly options.

I’m really trying to like the frame but it’s a bit lifeless in stock, or it might be just the string...
Initially I strung mine with Halo1.
And apparently I’ll need to add some lead and leather grip as well.
Thanks!

PS: as of now TC97 is my favorite it really shines after I added some lead @12, 3 and 9, K7 Lime stock follows it. Both strung with Halo2
Had the same problem with K7 red I had first batch and later batch frames, both seriously lacked plow at standard weight. Tried and failed adding weight, I just couldn’t get it to perform as well as my TC97 16x19. Still use a K7 red for feeding when coaching and for a bit of social tennis, it’s sublime around the net.
Interesting that you added weight to TC97, I play mine stock and it’s solid.
 

topspn

Hall of Fame
Could you please compare it with TC100 a bit more? Do you feel like it’s better to customize ASL3 up to preferred specs, compared to ordering TC100?
It’s very light in stock form so I had to add weight and make it more playable for me. With weight, leather grip and OG, it is now 334g and 32.3cm or around 6.5HL. Compares extremely well to TC100 although I still need to hit more with it. Power is there, heavy spin but also adjusting trajectory seems to come easier and I like the flex feel between the RA 63 and 70
 

MCN

Rookie
Hi everyone. Thinking about getting the Angell TC95 63 16x19 but have a few questions. How does this compare against various Volkls that I’ve used in past (I gravitate to Volkls as they play soft and don’t have beams that are too thick). I’m now in my 60s, play a lot of dubs (good club / match player level) and have an all court game and quick reactions for my age. I can’t hit with the same power levels as 20 years ago (the joys of older age!) but rely on shorter angles, constructing points and finishing off with volleys. Elbow can be prone to injuries so racquets must be soft. Current stick is Volkl Super G V1 Pro, which I quite like, but because it’s more evenly balanced, I can’t get the quick mid court ‘up and over’ topspin whip I used to get with older Volkls like the PB10 Mid and perhaps the Organix models which I also used.

I’ve hit briefly with the Angell TC97 but found the flex a bit distracting (reminded me of Volkl C10 Pro, not as noodley perhaps), and a TC100 70RA which was nice, but I preferred the softer/muted feel of the Volkls. So... I know the TC95 63 would be soft, but is the flex different from the TC97 which I didn’t like too much? I’m also after reasonable ‘free’ (controlled) power at my age and something stable to deal with heavy volleys (I play a lot with much younger guys who can really turn up the heat). Current string choice is Volkl Cyclone Tour in a thin gauge (one of the few polys that don’t kill my arm). Sorry for long post, but don’t want to order and end up making a big mistake, hence any comparisons to my current types of racquets would be great. Thanks!
 

Sambuccashake

Hall of Fame
Hi everyone. Thinking about getting the Angell TC95 63 16x19 but have a few questions. How does this compare against various Volkls that I’ve used in past (I gravitate to Volkls as they play soft and don’t have beams that are too thick). I’m now in my 60s, play a lot of dubs (good club / match player level) and have an all court game and quick reactions for my age. I can’t hit with the same power levels as 20 years ago (the joys of older age!) but rely on shorter angles, constructing points and finishing off with volleys. Elbow can be prone to injuries so racquets must be soft. Current stick is Volkl Super G V1 Pro, which I quite like, but because it’s more evenly balanced, I can’t get the quick mid court ‘up and over’ topspin whip I used to get with older Volkls like the PB10 Mid and perhaps the Organix models which I also used.

I’ve hit briefly with the Angell TC97 but found the flex a bit distracting (reminded me of Volkl C10 Pro, not as noodley perhaps), and a TC100 70RA which was nice, but I preferred the softer/muted feel of the Volkls. So... I know the TC95 63 would be soft, but is the flex different from the TC97 which I didn’t like too much? I’m also after reasonable ‘free’ (controlled) power at my age and something stable to deal with heavy volleys (I play a lot with much younger guys who can really turn up the heat). Current string choice is Volkl Cyclone Tour in a thin gauge (one of the few polys that don’t kill my arm). Sorry for long post, but don’t want to order and end up making a big mistake, hence any comparisons to my current types of racquets would be great. Thanks!
I don't think the TC95 feels flexy or noodly. Feels crisper than its RA value would let you believe.
A solid thumper that one.
But it worries my a bit about your elbow though... Völkl is to my knowledge a manufacturer of "comfortable" racquets.

Stay with Völkl (There must be knowledgeable Völkl enthusiasts here who should be able to point you in the right direction) or perhaps have a look at Prince.

I say this despite personally playing with the TC95 and K7.

I believe @Backhanded Compliment is a former Völkl evangelist (now flourishes the TC95 with great enthusiasm) and will most likely weigh in here with the pro's and cons of the two brands.
 
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Jouke

Semi-Pro
Hi everyone. Thinking about getting the Angell TC95 63 16x19 but have a few questions. How does this compare against various Volkls that I’ve used in past (I gravitate to Volkls as they play soft and don’t have beams that are too thick). I’m now in my 60s, play a lot of dubs (good club / match player level) and have an all court game and quick reactions for my age. I can’t hit with the same power levels as 20 years ago (the joys of older age!) but rely on shorter angles, constructing points and finishing off with volleys. Elbow can be prone to injuries so racquets must be soft. Current stick is Volkl Super G V1 Pro, which I quite like, but because it’s more evenly balanced, I can’t get the quick mid court ‘up and over’ topspin whip I used to get with older Volkls like the PB10 Mid and perhaps the Organix models which I also used.

I’ve hit briefly with the Angell TC97 but found the flex a bit distracting (reminded me of Volkl C10 Pro, not as noodley perhaps), and a TC100 70RA which was nice, but I preferred the softer/muted feel of the Volkls. So... I know the TC95 63 would be soft, but is the flex different from the TC97 which I didn’t like too much? I’m also after reasonable ‘free’ (controlled) power at my age and something stable to deal with heavy volleys (I play a lot with much younger guys who can really turn up the heat). Current string choice is Volkl Cyclone Tour in a thin gauge (one of the few polys that don’t kill my arm). Sorry for long post, but don’t want to order and end up making a big mistake, hence any comparisons to my current types of racquets would be great. Thanks!
You wont't find what you are looking for in the TC95. It flexes completely different than TC97. A lot of us prefer the TC95 uniform flex over the TC97 flex. Tc97 is more stable. TC95 imho does feel softer than the TC97, but according to a lot of people it plays firmer than its Ra would suggest. I am also a little concerned that the racket might be too demanding for you. It has power, very good power, but it doesnt come free. It needs proper kinetic chain.
 

Subaruvich

Semi-Pro
The specs of my ASL are as follows:
(Unstrung/Strung)
297g/315g
320mm/330mm
SW285/SW314
RA69/RA67
Grip size L4

These are stock specs, but I am not even bothering to play it stock, I will add weight in the hoop to boost the SW, Angell hybrid grip, overgrip, and apparently some weight under the trap door. That should get me to around 345g/315mm and SW326 to begin with.
And I love the new colors.



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MCN

Rookie
You wont't find what you are looking for in the TC95. It flexes completely different than TC97. A lot of us prefer the TC95 uniform flex over the TC97 flex. Tc97 is more stable. TC95 imho does feel softer than the TC97, but according to a lot of people it plays firmer than its Ra would suggest. I am also a little concerned that the racket might be too demanding for you. It has power, very good power, but it doesnt come free. It needs proper kinetic chain.
Thanks. But I said I wasn’t too keen on TC97 flex so do hope the TC95 flexes differently. Also when I said it would be nice to have a bit of free power, I didn’t mean I want an easy pusher’s racquet. I have solid strokes but don’t generate the same racquet speed I used to many years ago. So something solid with decent plowthrough without having to swing madly, but I still can occasionally rip a big shot. I used to use a Volkl PB10 (93 sq in) and loved it (and still could play with it), but moved to something a little more forgiving. I loved the sharp angles I could carve out with the PB10 and that’s the kind of thing I’d look towards an Angell racquet to help with, so long as it brought other things into my game as mentioned.
 

MCN

Rookie
MCN, I would consider TC100 63RA if you liked 70RA version. :)
And that’s a possibility, but when I tried the 70RA version (briefly) it was just ‘nice’ but not nice enough to consider a change. Would the 63RA play significantly differently?
 

topspn

Hall of Fame
Thanks. But I said I wasn’t too keen on TC97 flex so do hope the TC95 flexes differently. Also when I said it would be nice to have a bit of free power, I didn’t mean I want an easy pusher’s racquet. I have solid strokes but don’t generate the same racquet speed I used to many years ago. So something solid with decent plowthrough without having to swing madly, but I still can occasionally rip a big shot. I used to use a Volkl PB10 (93 sq in) and loved it (and still could play with it), but moved to something a little more forgiving. I loved the sharp angles I could carve out with the PB10 and that’s the kind of thing I’d look towards an Angell racquet to help with, so long as it brought other things into my game as mentioned.
TC95 flexes very uniformly and hits with excellent authority. It is not super forgiving but for a 95 size head pretty good. The 63RA is the better volley stick and has better overall feel. It is also a serve monster and pretty damned good for an all court game.
 

Mlenk

Rookie
So i just ordered the TC 95 18x20 330 grams/10pts HL/63 RA/27.25 inch length/Leather Grip

Cant wait to try it. I ordered this morning. How long does it usually take for them to ship out the racquet?
 

Jouke

Semi-Pro
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So i just ordered the TC 95 18x20 330 grams/10pts HL/63 RA/27.25 inch length/Leather Grip

Cant wait to try it. I ordered this morning. How long does it usually take for them to ship out the racquet?
You will be surprised at the speed of the delivery. From england to germany I got the next day.
 

esm

Semi-Pro
After a few more sessions, I think I will most likely to use the Tc100 as my main stick.
I am very intrigued with the new ASL, so waiting for more review before deciding if I “need” one too. Lol
 

OlgaOM

New User
So i just ordered the TC 95 18x20 330 grams/10pts HL/63 RA/27.25 inch length/Leather Grip

Cant wait to try it. I ordered this morning. How long does it usually take for them to ship out the racquet?
It took about a week, maybe 8days, to dispatch. Shipping was fast - couple of days to US.
 

Carreau

Semi-Pro
And that’s a possibility, but when I tried the 70RA version (briefly) it was just ‘nice’ but not nice enough to consider a change. Would the 63RA play significantly differently?
I would say 63 version is more control oriented (but still very powerful). Less free power, less loopy shots, better feel, better ability to hit flat.
 

Carreau

Semi-Pro
So i just ordered the TC 95 18x20 330 grams/10pts HL/63 RA/27.25 inch length/Leather Grip

Cant wait to try it. I ordered this morning. How long does it usually take for them to ship out the racquet?
I think they are pretty busy right now. New ASL, Lime. I placed my order early on Tuesday and status ir still "processing". Strange thing that USA clients receives their sticks quicker than EU clients. :)
 

Eiki Saito

New User
Hi people...

Anyone knows if Tc 100 16x19 is a string breaker racquet (like prince beast100)?

I thinking about tc100 tour 16x19 ra67...

Have this tc100 tour good power and spin? Like what Babolat racquet for example?

Tks so much again


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