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I'm really surprised at how much pop the TC 97 has. It feels much livelier than my VCore Pro 97 or Phantom Pro 100p.

The only issue is, I can't handle a full bed of poly, or at least not Hyper G. At 54 lbs. it's just too harsh on my shoulder and elbow. I will probably string it up with an OGSM/Cream hybrid or a full bed of Cream at a lower tension.
 
I'm on the same boat. I've been playing with the Lime for a few months now (I added some weight on mine), just really love the feel, comfort, control, and even spin. I think the aramid fibers do a good job absorbing vibrations.
Where did you add the weight? I've never customised rackets before, but I've recently started looking in to it since reading all these posts.
 
Where did you add the weight? I've never customised rackets before, but I've recently started looking in to it since reading all these posts.
My goal was 335 sw and 8 pts HL. @saleem is one of the experts around here and he helped me achieve that goal. Per his recommendation, I added 4 grams roughly at 10/2 (specifically at 60 cm, measured from the buttcap), and 3 grams at the handle, at 5cm. I replaced the grip with leather as well. The end result is a comfortable, maneuverable frame that has lots of plow and feel (reminds me a lot of PS85, except for the bigger sweetspot).

If you've never added weight before, it will take some trial and error. It helps if you know your target weight, sw, balance, etc., but otherwise you just need to find what works best. Good luck!
 
I'm really surprised at how much pop the TC 97 has. It feels much livelier than my VCore Pro 97 or Phantom Pro 100p.

The only issue is, I can't handle a full bed of poly, or at least not Hyper G. At 54 lbs. it's just too harsh on my shoulder and elbow. I will probably string it up with an OGSM/Cream hybrid or a full bed of Cream at a lower tension.
Tried hyper g only once and it was far too stiff for me too, really disliked everything about the string. 17g black knight works great, soft poly.
 
I'm really surprised at how much pop the TC 97 has. It feels much livelier than my VCore Pro 97 or Phantom Pro 100p.

The only issue is, I can't handle a full bed of poly, or at least not Hyper G. At 54 lbs. it's just too harsh on my shoulder and elbow. I will probably string it up with an OGSM/Cream hybrid or a full bed of Cream at a lower tension.
I found the same when I tried it. It can fire lasers! I tried the tour version (16x19, 320g unstrung). On the poly front Volkl cyclone tour is really soft and spin friendly - which I expect would be handy in the tc97. The VCT and Yonex poly tour air are rated by twu as less stiff than many multis. I tried the VCT for several months in the cold winter whilst in recovery from golfers elbow and it was great. (In a blade though).


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My goal was 335 sw and 8 pts HL. @saleem is one of the experts around here and he helped me achieve that goal. Per his recommendation, I added 4 grams roughly at 10/2 (specifically at 60 cm, measured from the buttcap), and 3 grams at the handle, at 5cm. I replaced the grip with leather as well. The end result is a comfortable, maneuverable frame that has lots of plow and feel (reminds me a lot of PS85, except for the bigger sweetspot).

If you've never added weight before, it will take some trial and error. It helps if you know your target weight, sw, balance, etc., but otherwise you just need to find what works best. Good luck!
Thanks for the info.

I'll deffo get looking in to this.
 
I've played lots of Angells and love em. Anyone have experiences with the K7 lime and the PT280/630?

I liked the K7 Red a lot but lacked a little stability and control for me but it was close(ish) in feel to the 280's I played with in college
 
I've played lots of Angells and love em. Anyone have experiences with the K7 lime and the PT280/630?

I liked the K7 Red a lot but lacked a little stability and control for me but it was close(ish) in feel to the 280's I played with in college
haven't played with pt280/630 but played lime and red. Lime has more control and more stability with maybe even better feel ! :)
 
Somebody asked earlier about Signum Pro X-perience.
Strung my TC100 @ 21,5 kg, gauge 1.24, played ~10 hours.
You can definitely feel that is SP string (I'm quite a bit fan of SPPP). Less power, muted, control oriented. Spin was not extraordinary, but is was okay. One interesting thing, somehow launch angle was lower than with my other usual suspects. Holds tension well and its characteristics remains the same during the whole life cycle. However, I think 1.18 gauge would be better for me - will try it next week together with Yellow Jacket.
 
Moved my additional weight on a TC95 from 2&10 to 12. Man i missed that weight placement apparently. My swings felt more seamless and I enjoyed the extra SW. So I am back with my weight at 12 which as added bonus gives some depth feel
 
Just for the heck of it I tried Cyclone 16g in a TC95. Just had a couple of packs for a while so thought I’d use one. Interestingly, I liked how it played but I get much nicer control with BK. I was a little surprised to be honest so grabbed one strung with BK and sure enough control is a bit better. Same exact tension 48lbs and Cyclone was fresh just strung.
 
I think Cyclone has a noticeable break in period. After a couple of hours it plays better and decent control, but right off the stringing machine it felt springy. Maybe I should’ve strung it tighter. Definitely it would need a higher tension than BK to get the same level of control.


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tried once Cyclone and didn't like it. felt quite standard, nothing remarkable.
I switched quickly to my trusted 4G soft and I could really feel the difference in control and playability because it suits my game perfectly (except the price lol)

I might try it again, as so many people talk wonders about it. Actually my new go string is Black Knight 1.28 (TC95 16X19), and I see no reason to change as I've been playing so well this past weeks.
I'm on the way to receive a K7 red for a recreational use / backup racquet, would BK suit it as well ? any other recommandation?
 
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I'm really surprised at how much pop the TC 97 has. It feels much livelier than my VCore Pro 97 or Phantom Pro 100p.

The only issue is, I can't handle a full bed of poly, or at least not Hyper G. At 54 lbs. it's just too harsh on my shoulder and elbow. I will probably string it up with an OGSM/Cream hybrid or a full bed of Cream at a lower tension.
I'm almost 2 years in with my TC100's but picked up a couple of V2 TC97's and I think it will be my main stick going forward. I'm actually using a gut/poly hybrid, super comfy. The TC97 does have some good pop but also creates some nice action on the ball. My TC100 is good for bashing, the TC97 is just a little better with precision, for me.
 
haven't played with pt280/630 but played lime and red. Lime has more control and more stability with maybe even better feel ! :)
I thought the K7 red was more powerful and spin friendly than the PT280, I just picked up the lime so I hope it's between the two in terms of spin and power. I need a bit more power than the PT280 now
 
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Yep, I already loaded up on more
 
I found the same when I tried it. It can fire lasers! I tried the tour version (16x19, 320g unstrung). On the poly front Volkl cyclone tour is really soft and spin friendly - which I expect would be handy in the tc97. The VCT and Yonex poly tour air are rated by twu as less stiff than many multis. I tried the VCT for several months in the cold winter whilst in recovery from golfers elbow and it was great. (In a blade though).


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try a lower powered poly at a lower tension perhaps? RS Lyon or Yonex poly tour pro at 48 or lower? It is worth getting used to but it takes time.
 
I'm almost 2 years in with my TC100's but picked up a couple of V2 TC97's and I think it will be my main stick going forward. I'm actually using a gut/poly hybrid, super comfy. The TC97 does have some good pop but also creates some nice action on the ball. My TC100 is good for bashing, the TC97 is just a little better with precision, for me.
Curious, what strings/tension are you using with the gut/poly?
 
After reading this thread off and on for a few years, I finally took the plunge and bought a used Vantage 95. I was looking to buy a TC95, but the Vantage 95 popped up on the for sale forums, and my understanding is that they’re basically the same frame.

It is 16x19, 320g/310mm, 63RA. I’ve been playing with Yonex Ai98’s for years, so I’m not sure how different it’s going to be. My Ai98’s are about 350g strung, so the static weight shouldn’t be an issue, but I’m not sure how different the swing weight will be. I’m really looking forward to finally hitting with one of these racquets. I’ll report back after putting it through its paces.
 
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I agree that Cyclone changes its characteristics. And when you say that after of couple of hours it plays better - for me it becomes a bit stiff. :)
yeah I found its best after an hour of hitting... its dead when it gets plasticky feeling. I used to use it when I played with Prestige MP's

After reading this thread off and on for a few years, I finally took the plunge and bought a used Vantage 95. I was looking to buy a TC95, but the Vantage 95 popped up on the for sale forums, and my understanding is that they’re basically the same frame.

It is 16x19, 320g/310mm, 63RA. I’ve been playing with Yonex Ai98’s for years, so I’m not sure how different it’s going to be. My Ai98’s are about 350g strung, so the static weight shouldn’t be an issue, but I’m not sure how different the swing weight will be. I’m really looking forward to finally hitting with one of these racquets. I’ll report back after putting it through its paces.
Its a very different frame that takes a lot of getting used to... pure drive power but only when unlocked with prep and a full fast swing (so not puredrive like swinging)... scary spin and yet hits a great flat ball. It seems to like low tension, low powered polys and its a bit string sensitive. Feel is muted in a way that a lot of players will need to adjust to. Best for players that build their game around weapons and want to enhance them. Its a ball striker's frame and well... super fun.
 
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I've been playing the TC95 18x20 63RA for the past year+. I grew up playing extended length racquets, so I took a chance and bought a slightly used 27.5" version of the same racquet. The way I have them strung, weighted and balanced is basically identical right now. Though I don't have a swingweight measurement, I assume the longer one is up to 20 units more. Anyways, I played with the 27.5" stick in a singles match yesterday. I had no problem re-adjusting to the longer racquet and enjoyed the best flat serving day I have had in quite some time. I am interested to see how this shakes out. I am a big, tall guy, so don't "need" the extra length. But that's what I learned to play with, so it just feels natural to me.
 
After reading this thread off and on for a few years, I finally took the plunge and bought a used Vantage 95. I was looking to buy a TC95, but the Vantage 95 popped up on the for sale forums, and my understanding is that they’re basically the same frame.

It is 16x19, 320g/310mm, 63RA. I’ve been playing with Yonex Ai98’s for years, so I’m not sure how different it’s going to be. My Ai98’s are about 350g strung, so the static weight shouldn’t be an issue, but I’m not sure how different the swing weight will be. I’m really looking forward to finally hitting with one of these racquets. I’ll report back after putting it through its paces.
I can imagine... Im kinda in the same situation ... I just dont need the reach but man oh man do extened length frames let me hit huge 1st flat serves. Thing is Ive noticed that just isnt the way the game works these days. I actually hit more aces off of my super twisty second serve these days. TC95 excells at both... really unique frame for a server with variety.
 
I’m currently using the 2018 Babolat pure drive tour plus which I love but my arm Suffers the next couple days. I’ve been researching the Angell TC 100 27.5 in , but not sure which specs to use. Also, can someone compare the TC 100 27.5 to the pure drive tour plus. Please advise. Cheers
 
I’m currently using the 2018 Babolat pure drive tour plus which I love but my arm Suffers the next couple days. I’ve been researching the Angell TC 100 27.5 in , but not sure which specs to use. Also, can someone compare the TC 100 27.5 to the pure drive tour plus. Please advise. Cheers
When I first came back to the game I used the Babolat Roddick 27 in. and ran into the same problems... Ive never had elbow problems before or since. TC100 has similar power but its more responsive so you have to unlock the power more than with the babolat. Better touch, feel, precision etc with the TC100. Its really more of a player's tweener than the Babolat but i think they occupy a similar spectrum. I find the TC 100 is similar in that it is just a beast serving stick. The 63ra version in particular returns far better though.
 
A question:
I have been playing the TC95 V1 in the past and I really liked the frame for power, spin and the solid feel etc. Despite that I sold the frame, because on some days it felt somewhat too heavy too swing. I had the 63 ra, 320 g/310 mm version. At the moment I play with the k7, sometimes with some lead, but I miss something in it (power on the serve and some stability especially om my backhand).
Now I am thinking to switch back to the TC 95 and maybe someone can help me making the best choice for the specs.
Will the new version with 310 g/310 mm have a lower swingweight and will the 70 ra version also be more manouverable?
 
A question:
I have been playing the TC95 V1 in the past and I really liked the frame for power, spin and the solid feel etc. Despite that I sold the frame, because on some days it felt somewhat too heavy too swing. I had the 63 ra, 320 g/310 mm version. At the moment I play with the k7, sometimes with some lead, but I miss something in it (power on the serve and some stability especially om my backhand).
Now I am thinking to switch back to the TC 95 and maybe someone can help me making the best choice for the specs.
Will the new version with 310 g/310 mm have a lower swingweight and will the 70 ra version also be more manouverable?
I’ve had the k7 red and a few tc95s. K7 doesn’t seem to stand up to the might of a tc95 imho. K7 is very comfortable and unique, but lacks put away power. That’s why I quit using it. For a tc95, I’d choose whatever weight and balance you want. Paul has told me that there is no difference in swingweight between various weights. Just choose what you want. Supposedly with the new v3 customs, the swingweight are a bit more in line with each other for both RAs. If true, I would choose an RA based on feel at this point.
 
I’m currently using the 2018 Babolat pure drive tour plus which I love but my arm Suffers the next couple days. I’ve been researching the Angell TC 100 27.5 in , but not sure which specs to use. Also, can someone compare the TC 100 27.5 to the pure drive tour plus. Please advise. Cheers
I was in the same boat as you. Switched from PD+ to Yonex Ezone DR 98+ for a year before switching to the Tc100 27.5, 70RA.

The tc100 is definitely more comfortable than the PD+. I think it also has a more open string bed which results in more loopy shots (read:spin). I much prefer the Angell compared to both the Yonex and babolat for various reasons. The one thing you have to look out for is SW on the extended length. The angell at 27.5 is 310 unstrung so you're looking at roughly 340 strung SW. I ended up requesting for a 335 SW from Paul.

I play with Tour Bite at 48/46 and it feels a lot stiffer on the Angell than the Yonex, presumably because of the oval head shape. Am looking to play around with tension and other string types if anyone has suggestions. My criteria is pretty simple: maximum spin potential
 
I’ve had the k7 red and a few tc95s. K7 doesn’t seem to stand up to the might of a tc95 imho. K7 is very comfortable and unique, but lacks put away power. That’s why I quit using it. For a tc95, I’d choose whatever weight and balance you want. Paul has told me that there is no difference in swingweight between various weights. Just choose what you want. Supposedly with the new v3 customs, the swingweight are a bit more in line with each other for both RAs. If true, I would choose an RA based on feel at this point.
Thank you for your feedback!
 
A question:
I have been playing the TC95 V1 in the past and I really liked the frame for power, spin and the solid feel etc. Despite that I sold the frame, because on some days it felt somewhat too heavy too swing. I had the 63 ra, 320 g/310 mm version. At the moment I play with the k7, sometimes with some lead, but I miss something in it (power on the serve and some stability especially om my backhand).
Now I am thinking to switch back to the TC 95 and maybe someone can help me making the best choice for the specs.
Will the new version with 310 g/310 mm have a lower swingweight and will the 70 ra version also be more manouverable?
I've been through the same route.

I have 2 TC95 (V1) 16x19's which I've used as my only racquets for a couple of years. Both came as 320/305 . I add an overgrip & dampener. So they were around 344g and 310 (10pts HL) in playing form. As an experiment about 6 months ago I shuffled the weights in the pallet and removed about 6g, to get them down to around 338/319 (8 pts HL), which I preferred. I didn't really notice the loss in plow through and found it a bit easier to keep the pace up after 3-4 sets (we play two consecutive 2 set matches in a our regional doubles leagues).

I was fortunate to acquire a used K7 (1st batch) at a low enough price . A good racquet, especially at the net and mid court pick ups. It was a bit lacking in plow through in stock form so I added about 1-2 g of lead @ 12 and a few g's in at the end of the handle to bring it up to around 333g and 7 pts HL. That was better, but after persevering for a few months I still found I wasn't getting the kind of pace and power I was looking for unless I had plenty of time to prepare (ie full swing etc) - which is ok in singles, but something of a luxury in doubles. I've passed this on to my 30 year old , who's never been lacking power, so he's enjoying it just fine.

I was teased by the tales of lower swing weight in the V3 models, and thanks to the TW F/Sale forum and helpful @Grigore Petre , I've since acquired a TC 95 (v3) 16x19. If I had been able to afford new, I would have gone for the 310/315 spec - expecting that to be close to my slightly pared down 320/305 V1's. The spec I acquired was the 300/325 (6 pts HL) version. In its standard strung form, with an overgrip & dampener it comes in at 330/325 (6pts). I added about 7g at the end of the handle , so it's now around 337/318 (8 pts) - so very similar to my current V1's ( so that I can swap if string breaks during a match) . I've used it in half a dozen matches, plus practice, social sessions and I'm delighted with it. I don't have a means of measuring SW with any accuracy, but I presume from this thread that its somewhat lower than the V1's. It feels very similar when just picking them up and shadow swinging, but I've noticed a useful benefit in matches in maintaining the pace, with no noticeable loss of strength of shots, ability to return hard serves etc. It's hard to quantify but I find my serve working better (probably the improved swing speed), and volleys/pick ups more controlled. My match results have also improved , but that may, or may not be the racquet :)

I hope that helps
 

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Did anyone play with K7 Lime and Wilson Ultra Tour? How do they compare regarding:
  • feel/feedback of the sweetspot.
    • I read somewhere that the sweetspot of the WUT is more like PT57A whereas I think the Lime has a less distinct sweetspot. I actually prefer the feedback of my TC95 18x20 63RA. Does the WUT feel more like the TC95?
  • Ease of use
 
I've been playing the TC95 18x20 63RA for the past year+. I grew up playing extended length racquets, so I took a chance and bought a slightly used 27.5" version of the same racquet. The way I have them strung, weighted and balanced is basically identical right now. Though I don't have a swingweight measurement, I assume the longer one is up to 20 units more. Anyways, I played with the 27.5" stick in a singles match yesterday. I had no problem re-adjusting to the longer racquet and enjoyed the best flat serving day I have had in quite some time. I am interested to see how this shakes out. I am a big, tall guy, so don't "need" the extra length. But that's what I learned to play with, so it just feels natural to me.
Should be about 370 SW.
 
I've been through the same route.

I have 2 TC95 (V1) 16x19's which I've used as my only racquets for a couple of years. Both came as 320/305 . I add an overgrip & dampener. So they were around 344g and 310 (10pts HL) in playing form. As an experiment about 6 months ago I shuffled the weights in the pallet and removed about 6g, to get them down to around 338/319 (8 pts HL), which I preferred. I didn't really notice the loss in plow through and found it a bit easier to keep the pace up after 3-4 sets (we play two consecutive 2 set matches in a our regional doubles leagues).

I was fortunate to acquire a used K7 (1st batch) at a low enough price . A good racquet, especially at the net and mid court pick ups. It was a bit lacking in plow through in stock form so I added about 1-2 g of lead @ 12 and a few g's in at the end of the handle to bring it up to around 333g and 7 pts HL. That was better, but after persevering for a few months I still found I wasn't getting the kind of pace and power I was looking for unless I had plenty of time to prepare (ie full swing etc) - which is ok in singles, but something of a luxury in doubles. I've passed this on to my 30 year old , who's never been lacking power, so he's enjoying it just fine.

I was teased by the tales of lower swing weight in the V3 models, and thanks to the TW F/Sale forum and helpful @Grigore Petre , I've since acquired a TC 95 (v3) 16x19. If I had been able to afford new, I would have gone for the 310/315 spec - expecting that to be close to my slightly pared down 320/305 V1's. The spec I acquired was the 300/325 (6 pts HL) version. In its standard strung form, with an overgrip & dampener it comes in at 330/325 (6pts). I added about 7g at the end of the handle , so it's now around 337/318 (8 pts) - so very similar to my current V1's ( so that I can swap if string breaks during a match) . I've used it in half a dozen matches, plus practice, social sessions and I'm delighted with it. I don't have a means of measuring SW with any accuracy, but I presume from this thread that its somewhat lower than the V1's. It feels very similar when just picking them up and shadow swinging, but I've noticed a useful benefit in matches in maintaining the pace, with no noticeable loss of strength of shots, ability to return hard serves etc. It's hard to quantify but I find my serve working better (probably the improved swing speed), and volleys/pick ups more controlled. My match results have also improved , but that may, or may not be the racquet :)

I hope that helps
I came from Prince TT95 to Angell TC95 63RA and eventually pulled the trigger on a K7 (edit: Red!) and have played and adjusted to it for some time.
But as it was at the stringers, I picked up my backup TC95 strung at same tension and same string (RS Lyon).
Gotta say I didn't like it at all anymore. Felt trampoline like and... I don't know. Much more powerful than I remembered it.
The K7 (edit: Red!) feels much crisper and direct despite having similar RA, I just seem to work better with this more muted and "by design stiffer" frame.
Something in the layup there.

Anyway, this was outdoor clay and I usually play indoor hard so perhaps an unfair comparison but I had to resort to my "backup backup" Prototype PJ Head Speed Touch Pro! ("-Blasphemy" I hear you cry...)

Then again, I am of the opinion that you can get used to any frame so stick with one that works well, settle on a string and stop chasing unicorns. ;)
 
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I came from Prince TT95 to Angell TC95 and eventually pulled the trigger on a K7 and have played and adjusted to it for some time.
But as it was at the stringers, I picked up my backup TC95 strung at same tension and same string (RS Lyon).
Gotta say I didn't like it at all anymore. Felt trampoline like and... I don't know. Much more powerful than I remembered it.
Now, this was outdoor clay and I usually play indoor hard so perhaps an unfair comparison but I had to resort to my "backup backup" Prototype PJ Head Speed Touch Pro! ("-Blasphemy" I hear you cry...)

Then again, I am of the opinion that you can get used to any frame so stick with one that works well, settle on a string and stop chasing unicorns. ;)
K7 Lime or Red? ;)
 
I came from Prince TT95 to Angell TC95 63RA and eventually pulled the trigger on a K7 (edit: Red!) and have played and adjusted to it for some time.
But as it was at the stringers, I picked up my backup TC95 strung at same tension and same string (RS Lyon).
Gotta say I didn't like it at all anymore. Felt trampoline like and... I don't know. Much more powerful than I remembered it.
The K7 (edit: Red!) feels much crisper and direct despite having similar RA, I just seem to work better with this more muted and "by design stiffer" frame.
Something in the layup there.

Anyway, this was outdoor clay and I usually play indoor hard so perhaps an unfair comparison but I had to resort to my "backup backup" Prototype PJ Head Speed Touch Pro! ("-Blasphemy" I hear you cry...)

Then again, I am of the opinion that you can get used to any frame so stick with one that works well, settle on a string and stop chasing unicorns. ;)
interesting, i have the opposite experience :)

with the Angell, i got the K7 Red first, then the TC100 63RA within a space of a couple of weeks if i remembered correctly. Strung both with fullbed of multi at same tension (Babolat Addiction 16 @ 54lb) and thought K7 Red was better for my game, i was enjoying every aspect of the racket at the time.

i remembered the TC100 stayed in the bag for weeks, until @saleem helped me with some mods/adjusted MgR/I on both, then all of the sudden, the TC100 felt better, i felt it had better plow through & stability and gave me the power i needed (maybe because of the 100"), especially on the serve... then... i moved to TC95 16x19 63RA recently, initially i couldn't gel with it, simply because of the higher strung SW when compared to the TC100, even though the final static weight and balance were very similar between the two.

Then @saleem came to the rescue again and helped me to mod the TC95... now it plays like another stick and everything just felt better. i have a fullbed of Halo 3 at the same tension as the TC100 and K7, and right now i felt it does everything better... but i still need a few more hours/sessions to further dial it in on the strokes, especially the BH - it is a bonus that it serves bombs too, just like the TC100. (it could well be the "honeymoon period"..)

looks like i will be switching to TC95, so i need to decide on what to do with the TC100 and the K7... lol
 
Hi, Ive done the the half circle of going from tc97 16*19 to k7 red and now to tc95 63ra 16x19. Tc95 is the best for my game so far but i wonder ifthere is a way to make it more stable. Ive tried adding weight but it gets too heavy to swing before it gets stable. If i switch to my old head speed pro i always think oh this is so easy to play with - it has stability, control and spin (ignoring the not so nice hollow feel). If i wanted to make an angell speed pro equivalent what would be my best bet- tc100 70ra 18*20? Or k7 lime? Does the stability increase noticably going up from 95 to 100? One thing id like to keep is the high launch angle (after tc 95 its hard to go back to tc97 or k7 red because of that but for some strange reason i never had launch angle / spin generation problems with speed pro despite its dense string pattern). Thank you
 
Hi, Ive done the the half circle of going from tc97 16*19 to k7 red and now to tc95 63ra 16x19. Tc95 is the best for my game so far but i wonder ifthere is a way to make it more stable. Ive tried adding weight but it gets too heavy to swing before it gets stable. If i switch to my old head speed pro i always think oh this is so easy to play with - it has stability, control and spin (ignoring the not so nice hollow feel). If i wanted to make an angell speed pro equivalent what would be my best bet- tc100 70ra 18*20? Or k7 lime? Does the stability increase noticably going up from 95 to 100? One thing id like to keep is the high launch angle (after tc 95 its hard to go back to tc97 or k7 red because of that but for some strange reason i never had launch angle / spin generation problems with speed pro despite its dense string pattern). Thank you
The TC97 16x19, TC95 16x19, and K7 Red all use the same replacement grommets... which means the string patterns are identical. Therefore, the launch angles should be fairly similar.

As for the weighting issue... have you tried using the sleeves that Angell sells? The TC95 63RA 16x19 that I got from the bay had them on already, and I found the racquet to be very stable. As they are about 1.5g and spread over that larger area, I find they don't make the racquet too heavy. Also, what are the starting specs of your TC95?
 
Has anyone played with both the TC100 Ra 63 and 70? I've got my first Angell in the RA70 and loving it so far. Thinking of getting a second, and wondering if i should stick with the 70 to have a completely similar setup but at the same time still curious as to how the 63 plays.

Also any recommendations for string setup? My normal tour bite setup feels a lot tighter on the Angell for some reason.
Thanks!
 
Hi Angell users,
I am currently playing with an Allwood 102 racquet (new model), only doubles these days, I use an eastern forehand grip and an eastern backhand one (one hand). I like this racquet but I feel is lacking a bit of precision which is quite important in the doubles game. I was thinking of getting a TC97 (16X19) but I am not sure if I should go for the 300/325 specs or the 310/315 ones, I am after something more maneuverable at net without losing stability.
 
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