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Thanks...so...how could I get closer to 21 number? Is it even necessary? I'm 189cm and I allways play with wristbands on.

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Adding 18g at 7” above the handle will get you to ~21. It will shift your balance to 31.4mm. Not to mention 371g static weight.





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Thanks...so...how could I get closer to 21 number? Is it even necessary? I'm 189cm and I allways play with wristbands on.

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If that’s a TC racquet you are referring to, then take off the palettes, check if the two upper lead slots are empty or not. If you are lucky and they are empty, you can move up there 20g(2x10g)of lead from the bottom slots. That would bring you to ~20.95 without changing static weight, but balance will shift to 33cm.
Your racquet already has pretty hefty SW and that makes it much much harder to achieve 21.
But 21 is no magic number. I like my frames to be around 21 too, but there are some other mgr/i spots that worked for me well too. 20.30 for example for TC100 with SW345.




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If that’s a TC racquet you are referring to, then take off the palettes, check if the two upper lead slots are empty or not. If you are lucky and they are empty, you can move up there 20g(2x10g)of lead from the bottom slots. That would bring you to ~20.95 without changing static weight, but balance will shift to 33cm.
Your racquet already has pretty hefty SW and that makes it much much harder to achieve 21.
But 21 is no magic number. I like my frames to be around 21 too, but there are some other mgr/i spots that worked for me well too. 20.30 for example for TC100 with SW345.




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Are you still using K7 Lime? I removed the lead at 3 and 9 o'clock and put 2 grams at 12, completely changed the racket, became more manageable and more stable. What lead configuration are you currently using in yours?

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Are you still using K7 Lime? I removed the lead at 3 and 9 o'clock and put 2 grams at 12, completely changed the racket, became more manageable and more stable. What lead configuration are you currently using in yours?

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Hi, Paulo, I sold my Lime mainly because I am not an 18x20 guy.


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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.
TC97 is solid indeed. Though I struggled with this dead spot many mentioned at 12oc, so I just added 1” and it got much better.
 
Are you still using K7 Lime? I removed the lead at 3 and 9 o'clock and put 2 grams at 12, completely changed the racket, became more manageable and more stable. What lead configuration are you currently using in yours?

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try 1-11 it works the best on k7 lime, it does not increase twist weight as much as 3-9
 
Adding 18g at 7” above the handle will get you to ~21. It will shift your balance to 31.4mm. Not to mention 371g static weight.





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371g static weight . I need to check how the 353g play anyway 1st. I kinda made my handle bigger with heat shrink sleeve that added 16g on the handle. The L3 is too small for my hands. If it will be to heavy for me I'll just order L4 pallets from Angell.

The stock weight of my TC100 was 300g with 4pts hl balance. Under thebpallets were only 1x 10g near the buttcap and 1x 10g at 7" spot. 1st I added 15g of silicone to make it more HL and a bit heavier and 1g on 2 and 11 spots on hoop. Now there is extra 16g with the heat shrink sleeve. If it plays crapy, I'm gonna play with it more

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Gotta say 1.35 Tour XC played well in ASL3 and does give a feeling of playing with a slightly denser string pattern. Control was better and yes directional control while no trouble with heavy spin at all. Also felt pretty good on volleys. It also felt pretty good on a TC95 that I hit with for a bit. Yesterday I had a match and picked up one of my TC95s with my normal BK and man, this is still top notch for me.
 

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So just so I understand, i had suggested that perhaps their are influences at play and it is not a rule that 1gm @12 increase SW by 3 or so points. Meaning if maybe the balance is different it will exaggerate or diminish the effect of the 1gm weight. Or if perhaps the SW is already high then added 1gm will have a bigger effect ( so the effect is not linear in nature). So you’re saying math does not support that?
The balance has nothing to do with it only the pivot axis and the point where you add the weight. If you add 0.001 kg of lead 57 cm above the pivot axis the inertia goes up by 3.249 Kgcm^2. As long as all you’re talking about is the inertia increase. Of course different balances will give you different feels with the same SW.

When you add weight on the tip of the racket balance will change and how much it changes depend on where the balance point was before you added the weight and how much the racket weighed before you added the weight. The lighter the racket, the farther from the balance you add weight, and the greater the added weight the greater the change when you add weight.
 
Where did you add your lead strips and how much?
2 at 3, 2 at 12, 2 at 9 ; ) . Are you still playing with rip control 1.2 en msv? Mine is strung with cyclone 19/ 20kg, but interested in multi poly combi as well. Rip control well priced in NL. How is Notching of your string combo? I know that you play on artificial grass.. Is it definetely more comfortable than full poly? I know an important part has to do with stringbed stifness, that's why I string at low tensions, but interested if multi poly is even more comfortable when say strung at 23M/21C without becoming to powerful. I would think 1.25 rip control would be better because I play on clay. Note that my k7 is not as heavy as yours.. thanks!
 

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I seldom break strings when playing on grass so I have no problems with that. RIP Control 1.20 mm has been my favourite multi for years. It has such a great feel that is much more comfortable than a copoly but it is still a control string with only a little more power than a poly. Together with the MSV CoFocus the strings don't move too much as well. So I also don't need to adjust the strings after every rally. ;-)
Indeed I also think you better can use 1.25 rip control on clay. However I wouldn't recommend you the 1.30mm as that one has much less feel than the thinner gauges.
 
Hi.
Someone from Europe interested in a brand new K7 Red,L2,strung with wilson Sensation,and, 2xTC100(310) RA63 L2?
I can considerer trades by K7 Lime or TC97(310) Grip 2...
Thanks!


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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.
Never a Volkl guy really ... more of an old Head, Fischer, Pacific and waaaay back Dunlop guy. TC95 never feels noodley it has flex but not the head style flex you find in Volkl. TC95 Ra63 is rather comfy for me, one of its strongest suits. The main thing is the way the TC95 destroys the ball and lets you go from wicked spin to flat + big serving and good returning. It is simply an all around great stick. If you want more head flex check out the TC97. The Throat flex is more of an acquired taste wheras the head flex is what most consider "butttery" in Volkls. It isnt my thing. K7 might do the trick with its kevlar makeup.

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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Tc100 has power similar to the babolat 100 inch sticks and it doesnt seem like a string breaker but that depends a lot on the string doesnt it? TC100 has pretty great spin potential, its pretty easy to hit with.
 

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I have always used BK as full bed. Black Zone by Tourna would make a good cross since its comfortable and slippery to allow mains to easily snap back
Spot on, I wouldn't use a shaped poly in the x's.... I'd love to try BK mains and red code wax in the crosses, I think that would be a great hybrid with fantasic snapback.. If only the discounts worked for non eu or usa customers
 
Spot on, I wouldn't use a shaped poly in the x's.... I'd love to try BK mains and red code wax in the crosses, I think that would be a great hybrid with fantasic snapback.. If only the discounts worked for non eu or usa customers
Actually something like WC Ultra Cable with square profile is not bad as a cross. The mains slide on a flat surface and could be notched less than by round profile. I've also got firestroke to try as a cross.
 

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Actually something like WC Ultra Cable with square profile is not bad as a cross. The mains slide on a flat surface and could be notched less than by round profile. I've also got firestroke to try as a cross.
Give it a go, personal preference, I have never liked it for many reasons. Wc is also very sharp, paired with angell grommets = bad mix :)
I just love the crosses to be slippery slick, best spin potential imo
 
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I strung my TC100 with UC last weekend and used it in a tournament. Used UC before and it was really good experience (except grommet cut). This time I used last pack of UC and it was stiff, less feel, less power. Maybe there are production deviations? Tension and stringing method was the same as previous.
 
I strung my TC100 with UC last weekend and used it in a tournament. Used UC before and it was really good experience (except grommet cut). This time I used last pack of UC and it was stiff, less feel, less power. Maybe there are production deviations? Tension and stringing method was the same as previous.
Hmm..just guessing here but did you use it before in the summer? And maybe now it’s winter and the cold is effecting how it plays
 
Gotta say 1.35 Tour XC played well in ASL3 and does give a feeling of playing with a slightly denser string pattern. Control was better and yes directional control while no trouble with heavy spin at all. Also felt pretty good on volleys. It also felt pretty good on a TC95 that I hit with for a bit. Yesterday I had a match and picked up one of my TC95s with my normal BK and man, this is still top notch for me.

Bought a pack of BK to try, Been using scorpion for a while now so checking out a few new sets lately. Has anyone else tested goosen polylon comfort? Was very impressed, comfortable good spin and power, slippery etc.
 
A friend I know has traded up for ASL3. Will be trying that tomorrow evening for a bit. I definitely expect to be launching missiles and clobbering the back fence for the initial adjustment duration - coming off my usual racquet - but hope to see some of that Angell TC100 magic afterwards.
 

Thoughts, ASL users?
seems like Paul is trolling Babolat and Head well while giving something different than the Pure Strike and Speed series. Not a copy but an alternative approach.


BTW is there an alternative to RSLyon yet? something wuth that syn gut like pocketing and dwell time yet the control and spin? So far RSLyon is the stongest string for my game in the TC95. Something that lets me swing out and free at 75-85% power 95% of the time.
 
seems like Paul is trolling Babolat and Head well while giving something different than the Pure Strike and Speed series. Not a copy but an alternative approach.


BTW is there an alternative to RSLyon yet? something wuth that syn gut like pocketing and dwell time yet the control and spin? So far RSLyon is the stongest string for my game in the TC95. Something that lets me swing out and free at 75-85% power 95% of the time.
Try Black Night 1.28, i string it up at 48lbs and it has beautiful pocketing and good control
 
It depends which one you compare with, except a sw of 325-330, higher the sw=less Maneuverability
Thank you! I’m aware that the SW doesn’t change with weight/balance options. Was thinking more about how it would play out since the balance propably only will be around 2-3 pts HL strung.
 
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