The Official Angell Users Club

topspn

Hall of Fame
Yeah, it doesn’t show any numbers, just empty fields but I am not sure how much you can rely on this. You can try the racquet tune app but again I don’t think results will be as good as an RDC
 

topspn

Hall of Fame
Anyone using K7 Red from the latest lots? Did the RA fix improve the racket?

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I did much later purchase a K7 red. It did improve in my opinion in being closer to RA spec. It still did not have the dictating playability of the TC95/100 but that’s not why people buy it. So not sure what you specifically were looking for.
 

stephenclown

Professional
So, after adding an insane amount of lead to my 90 and solstice power at 50lbs it feels really nice. I am unsure of the swingweight but it swings like the RF97 but with an incredible amount of feel. Given the RF feels heavy for its swingweight I would guess 360 or so swingweight. It is really soft which I didn't expect after my last 90. It feels like its on par with the 63 TC95 I had but better dwell and feel overall, a bit more solid. What a frame... It will be a good frame to mix up for some fun with my Prince.
 

Paulo Braz

Semi-Pro
I did much later purchase a K7 red. It did improve in my opinion in being closer to RA spec. It still did not have the dictating playability of the TC95/100 but that’s not why people buy it. So not sure what you specifically were looking for.
Today I play with a tc97 16x19 310g and 9hl 296sw. What gains and losses will I have with the K7 red? The K7 I had (first batch) found it very unstable on off center balls. With this fix improved it?

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ed70

Semi-Pro
thanks for the info!

according to my calculator, both have a swingweight of 317 (strung, dampner, overgrip) for both. is that low for the frame?
Doubt their that low!!!!

TC95 V2 16x19 I had was 332SW without OG.
I didn’t gel with the 95, I needed to drop tension lower than all the Angells to get the desired pop and feel, felt stiff and low powered until I dropped tension and played against strong hitters.
TC100 is an easier frame to play with, larger sweet spot, powers easier to get , it’s kind of hidden power with the TC95, it’s there but for me it’s a proper players frame you need the game. SW was just to heavy for me, I wasn’t able to keep the racquet head speed up.
 

ed70

Semi-Pro
Today I play with a tc97 16x19 310g and 9hl 296sw. What gains and losses will I have with the K7 red? The K7 I had (first batch) found it very unstable on off center balls. With this fix improved it?

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Your 97 is pretty much my specs too, mine are 325SW.
97 doesn’t need lead it should have solid feel, will definitely slice better, will have a lower launch angle, will stand up well against strong hitters without having to add weight.
 

esm

Semi-Pro
Doubt their that low!!!!

TC95 V2 16x19 I had was 332SW without OG.
I didn’t gel with the 95, I needed to drop tension lower than all the Angells to get the desired pop and feel, felt stiff and low powered until I dropped tension and played against strong hitters.
TC100 is an easier frame to play with, larger sweet spot, powers easier to get , it’s kind of hidden power with the TC95, it’s there but for me it’s a proper players frame you need the game. SW was just to heavy for me, I wasn’t able to keep the racquet head speed up.
you are right. TC95 16x19 strung has higher swingweight than the TC100 - that was also my experience. i recall my TC95 string with OG was around 335SW, which was heavier than my TC100 string with OG. the TC95 can be explosive, but the TC100 is just easier to get that explosion out of the frame :)
If you are in the EU and wants to get rid of your TC95 16x19 (assuming it is 63RA), then pls let me know, i might be keen to get a 2nd one
 

topspn

Hall of Fame
Today I play with a tc97 16x19 310g and 9hl 296sw. What gains and losses will I have with the K7 red? The K7 I had (first batch) found it very unstable on off center balls. With this fix improved it?

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K7 will be more plush in feel and just a really easy racquet to pick up and play. Its flex is more uniform which works well for some of us. It comes in somewhere in the 285-290 SW so in stock form don’t expect it to be the standard of stability. You will need to add some weight to the head for the stability you seek.
 
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topspn

Hall of Fame
Just got my ASL2 and measured unstrung. It is on the money, 310g and 31.5 bal (y) Also just a smidge wider then TC95
 

haqq777

Legend
thanks for the info!

according to my calculator, both have a swingweight of 317 (strung, dampner, overgrip) for both. is that low for the frame?
That is actually low for both TC100 63RA and TC95 63 RA. I had four of the TC100 63RA at one point. All V2. Lowest one was 328 strung.



My only TC95 was 330 swingweight strung. All measured by Babolat RDC.
 

tpro2000

Rookie
That is actually low for both TC100 63RA and TC95 63 RA. I had four of the TC100 63RA at one point. All V2. Lowest one was 328 strung.



My only TC95 was 330 swingweight strung. All measured by Babolat RDC.
I love the grommets. I want the color haha! I wish I had gotten more when I had the chance!
 

jdawg02

Rookie
The ASL2 frame plays very solid on all cylinders and the control, flex and power is in between a K7 Red and a TC97 (16x19). The launch angle is not super high and I can flatten out the ball nicely when needed. Serves are a breeze as the racquet cuts through the air nicely with its head light balance. I strung my racquet with a 1.25 slick poly at 57lbs but my next go round I will string it with a shaped 16g poly to tame the liveliness a little and tighten up the string spacing. On my previous TC97 (16x19) I was stringing them in the low 50’s and high 40’s but now playing with an open string pattern racquets especially in warmer conditions I have learned to love the higher tensions again. Less vibrations and can swing out freely and does not hurt the arm or wrist due to the frame construction features such as the Active Siloxane Layer and High Modulus Carbon. So far so good!
 
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topspn

Hall of Fame
@jdawg02 so you had TC97 18x20 that you strung low? Because TC97 16x19 will also be open pattern. I am going with a low power 16g crisp poly @48lbs on 1st string job on ASL2
 

jdawg02

Rookie
@jdawg02 so you had TC97 18x20 that you strung low? Because TC97 16x19 will also be open pattern. I am going with a low power 16g crisp poly @48lbs on 1st string job on ASL2
I did have a TC97 (18x20) that I strung at 48/45 and I felt that was too tight at the time. That string set up should work out nicely in your new ASL2. My game is changing to a more aggressive style and flattening out the ball a little more and the tighter tension helps with the control aspect personally for me.
 

Toby14

Semi-Pro
My review of the ASL2 is up on this forum. Just scroll up a little and you’ll see.
Could you compare the flex between the TC97 and ASL2. Does the ASL2 flex in the hoop too or is it more even like the TC95 ? How is the control and power compared to the TC97 16x19 . Thanks T
 

topspn

Hall of Fame
Got my ASL2 strung with sliver 7 tour @48lbs. Came out to 326.4g and 32.4 cm bal. I will not as my usual add weight and going with a radically different plan completely stock. I don’t even have an OG. I will try to adapt to playing this racquet this way and see what happens so no changes at least till next string job
 

HenriS

New User
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
 

topspn

Hall of Fame
Suffice it to say, there is light then again there is light :p At 326g, that was really light for me. Ok new plan, a tiny bit of weight to get it around 333
 

HenriS

New User
So I bought the TC95 16x19 310/315 70 RA and played a couple of times with it. I think I'm going to sell it, because it's not good for my elbow and shoulders and also the swingweight is a bit too high in some situations and after an hour intensive play.
Thinking now about the TC97, also 310/315. Will the swingweight be lower and is it better for the arm than tc95? Or should I wait for some reviews of the ASL2.
I'm 49 now and would like to play with one racket now for the next years, I've switched too often the past years :)
 

topspn

Hall of Fame
lol - I had a feeling that was coming 8-B:-D
Lol...super light just lost track of the racquet swinging. I have added some weight at 2&10 and 7” spot to bring up to 333g and 32.5 balance. That should be better although it’s still off by at least 10g from my other sticks
 

topspn

Hall of Fame
So I bought the TC95 16x19 310/315 70 RA and played a couple of times with it. I think I'm going to sell it, because it's not good for my elbow and shoulders and also the swingweight is a bit too high in some situations and after an hour intensive play.
Thinking now about the TC97, also 310/315. Will the swingweight be lower and is it better for the arm than tc95? Or should I wait for some reviews of the ASL2.
I'm 49 now and would like to play with one racket now for the next years, I've switched too often the past years :)
May I ask what string & tension you’re using? TC95 70RA is very comfy and isn’t high in SW. SW would be somewhere in 285-295 unstrung
 

topspn

Hall of Fame
@topspn I'll be interested to see where you end up with the ASL2
I am trying to keep the weight down intentionally. I want to see if I can bring my normal spec weight down while less HL and retain SW. This latest spec seems good with 333g and 6HL. SW with poly 16g and weight i added should be around 330. Will see of course once I’m on the court
 
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