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itsstephenyo

Semi-Pro
I don't know if this is vain of me, but I also kinda like showing up to the courts with racquets that made by the big boy manufacturers. Kinda cool to break up the monotony of Wilson/Head/Prince/Yonex etc
 

joohan

Hall of Fame
Hi guys. When comparing 70RA 16x19 TC95 with 70RA TC100, what is the difference in precision and maneuverability? I know the differences between 63RA options but since I've never played 16x19 TC95, I'd be shooting in the dark without advice...Thanks
 

topspn

Hall of Fame
Hi guys. When comparing 70RA 16x19 TC95 with 70RA TC100, what is the difference in precision and maneuverability? I know the differences between 63RA options but since I've never played 16x19 TC95, I'd be shooting in the dark without advice...Thanks
There is a bit of difference and precision difference is very much comparable to the 63RA difference between 95 and 100. Maneuverability used to be in the V1 and V2 a bit more pronounced but it has come closer in the V3. Probably due to the tighter tolerances on SW. I have 3 TC100 70RA and I added a bit of weight 10&2 and I don’t feel any issue with maneuverability. I do string it up a bit higher 54 and 55lbs and find the 70RA handles it much better then the 63RA.
 
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rider4ever

New User
Can you compare the 2 18x20s?
Got the TC95 18x20 and TC 97 18x20 racquets yesterday and was able to hit with time for an hour or so. here’s my Angell collection:


Here are my initial thoughts. Will definitely need more time to get a good idea.

My current racquet is a k7 lime strung with Kirshbaum pro line 2 at 53 lbs. Feel great control and comfort and I am able to take full swings on both wings and comfortably able to keep the ball in and deep.

Played with the TC 95 and TC 97 today. TC 97 is at 360 gms (330 stock plus strings, overgrip, 6-8 gms in 10,2 and dampener) and 32 cm balance strung with Volkyl cyclone 16g measured 39.7 lbs in my app. Felt amazing pop with the same control as the lime. TC97 felt a lot more crisper, all my balls were deeper and I was able to produce some heavy topspin. Serves were on par with the K7 lime or even better. The TC 97 clearly has more power or may be it was just the crispness than the lime but in a controlled manner. Instantly gelled with the racquet. May be the extra weight made is feel so stable and powerful. I might be in the honeymoon period with the racquet but I am blown away and switching to it from my lime at least for the next few days to see if I am still feeling the same.

TC 95 had same strings at 50 lbs measured using the racquet tune app and weighed about 358 gms. I felt it had thesame amount of power and better control but need to get used to the smaller head size. I was framing a lot of balls but I think TC 97 is a great compromise between the lime and TC 95.

I didn’t play with the TC 95 as much since I was loving the TC 97 so much. I will play with it a bit more and update how it actually compares.
 

joohan

Hall of Fame
There is a bit of difference and precision difference is very much comparable to the 63RA difference between 95 and 100. Maneuverability used to be in the V1 and V2 a bit more pronounced but it has come closer in the V3. Probably due to the tighter tolerances on SW. I have 3 TC100 70RA and I added a bit of weight 10&2 and I don’t feel any issue with maneuverability. I do string it up a bit higher 54 and 55lbs and find the 70RA handles it much better then the 63RA.
Thank you very much. I've noticed while reading this forum that V3 does not have those major differences in SW...makes it easier to choose.
 

topspn

Hall of Fame
Thank you very much. I've noticed while reading this forum that V3 does not have those major differences in SW...makes it easier to choose.
Yes, for sure the SW range is tighter on V3 so above 300 SW unstrung has become rare. I order my TC100s 70RA at 310g/7HL and i added 2g @3&9. My unstrung SW was 327-328
 

itsstephenyo

Semi-Pro
I also had the first hit with my TC 97s 18x20. I'll be comparing them to my Vantage 95s 16x19, which were basically TC95 v1. Specs for the TC97 unstrung were 320g 10HL. The Vantage was about 338g 6HL strung, lead tape at 3 and 9 for stability. The TC97 was in its stock form. I didn't get a chance to weigh the tc97s before I hit with them, but with strings overgrip and head tape (yes I use headtape, fight me!) it was probably around 345ish? Both were strung with Big Hitter Black 7 and I strung the TC97 about 5 pounds less than I did the V95.

My hitting partner was a former d3 college player who went about .500 for his college career. His career was sidelined on a wrist injury so he's getting back into it.

Forehand: this is where I felt the biggest change in a racquet switch. The TC97 was significantly less powerful and had a much lower launch angle, so it really forced me to hit up and through the ball. It took me a solid 30 mins to adjust to it but once I did, my goodness the control! I actually didn't mind the tight string pattern and found good access to spin and passing shots when I needed it. I hit with more pace than my hitting partner, but he's an absolute machine and doesn't stop running. The TC97 definitely forced me to use better footwork, and when I did, I was rewarded with solid strokes. If I didn't move my stupid feet, I found myself hitting the bottom of the net.

Backhands: Simply put, my 1handed backhand THRIVED on the TC97. The heavier stick did require me to prepare a tad earlier, but the adjustment period on topspin backhands was much shorter than the forehand side. It was easy to change directions, and I also hit a very nasty short cross court passing shot on a full sprint that landed inside the service box . Loved it on the backhand side. Wouldn't change a thing.

Volleys : I didn't hit many volleys cuz quite frankly I suck at them haha. I did finish off a few points at the net during the sets we played, but I can't give a conclusive result when compared to a V95.

Serves : holy crap, excellent! Everyone always says angell racquets are amazing serving racquets. This thing did not disappoint. Not kidding when I say I was swinging free on serves. Flats were bigger, topspin kicked more, and slices slid wide. I didn't want to stop serving. I've also been retooling my service motion, and this racquet helped me focus more on ME vs pretending like the racquet was the reason I missed a wide serve.

Overall, the TC97 is EXACTLY what I wanted in a racquet. I wanted the same solid THUNK that Vantage/Angell gives but also wanted to tame the power of the racquet a bit. The TC97 18x20 was for sure lower powered when compared to a TC95 16x19, even when strung 5 pounds less. I don't know if I want to go lower, bc I like how I need to stop being lazy. I don't know if I'll be adding any lead tape. Gonna keep hitting with it in its stock form for now
 

rider4ever

New User
Have you tried the TC95 18x20? If so, how do you like it compared to the TC97 18x20?
I tried the 95 18x20 for may be 15 mins and was framing a lot of balls, so just continued playing with the 97 since it was feeling so good. I will probably use it more in the coming week and get back on how it compares.

btw, how difficult is it to change grip sizes for the custom racquets? Can any racquet be swapped with any grip size if you get the right size pallet?
 

itsstephenyo

Semi-Pro
Yeah, Ive swapped pallets before and it's very easy. Take em off, put em on. I used a cheap staple gun to secure the pallets onto the frame
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
I tried the 95 18x20 for may be 15 mins and was framing a lot of balls, so just continued playing with the 97 since it was feeling so good. I will probably use it more in the coming week and get back on how it compares.

btw, how difficult is it to change grip sizes for the custom racquets? Can any racquet be swapped with any grip size if you get the right size pallet?
You can't change them after you get them as Paul doesn't sell different grip sizes. You can choose one when ordering from him, but that's it. You can also change the weights within the handle to get different balances... but that's a whole different thing.

I personally didn't have any trouble with framing shots and feel like the two racquets (TC95 and TC97) have identical or almost identical head sizes. It may be more the balance of the two racquets... but that was me... you obviously had a different experience. That's why we are all individuals and one racquet doesn't suit everyone.
 

rider4ever

New User
You can't change them after you get them as Paul doesn't sell different grip sizes. You can choose one when ordering from him, but that's it. You can also change the weights within the handle to get different balances... but that's a whole different thing.

I personally didn't have any trouble with framing shots and feel like the two racquets (TC95 and TC97) have identical or almost identical head sizes. It may be more the balance of the two racquets... but that was me... you obviously had a different experience. That's why we are all individuals and one racquet doesn't suit everyone.
I agree with you on the size. When I first received the racquets I couldn’t really distinguish the 95 and 97 since I didn’t know where to look for the 97 or 95 name on the racquet as there was lead over the numbers. May be it was just in my head when I framed a couple shots. My hitting partner felt the same as well. May be if I give the 95 a little more time, it should feel better
 

emhtennis

New User
If you shoot Paul a message on Facebook he'll let you know what to do. Pallets are like a 'secret' item they sell on their website. You have to put it in the comment box on the checkout part of the website. They're not that expensive, only 10 or 15 pounds. If I remember correctly the pallets are molded hard foam so they will break or crack after one-too-many installations/removals.
 

stephenclown

Professional
Got the TC95 18x20 and TC 97 18x20 racquets yesterday and was able to hit with time for an hour or so. here’s my Angell collection:


Here are my initial thoughts. Will definitely need more time to get a good idea.

My current racquet is a k7 lime strung with Kirshbaum pro line 2 at 53 lbs. Feel great control and comfort and I am able to take full swings on both wings and comfortably able to keep the ball in and deep.

Played with the TC 95 and TC 97 today. TC 97 is at 360 gms (330 stock plus strings, overgrip, 6-8 gms in 10,2 and dampener) and 32 cm balance strung with Volkyl cyclone 16g measured 39.7 lbs in my app. Felt amazing pop with the same control as the lime. TC97 felt a lot more crisper, all my balls were deeper and I was able to produce some heavy topspin. Serves were on par with the K7 lime or even better. The TC 97 clearly has more power or may be it was just the crispness than the lime but in a controlled manner. Instantly gelled with the racquet. May be the extra weight made is feel so stable and powerful. I might be in the honeymoon period with the racquet but I am blown away and switching to it from my lime at least for the next few days to see if I am still feeling the same.

TC 95 had same strings at 50 lbs measured using the racquet tune app and weighed about 358 gms. I felt it had thesame amount of power and better control but need to get used to the smaller head size. I was framing a lot of balls but I think TC 97 is a great compromise between the lime and TC 95.

I didn’t play with the TC 95 as much since I was loving the TC 97 so much. I will play with it a bit more and update how it actually compares.
The 95 feels like a 96 and the 97 is pretty much the exact same size. It's not the head size that is causing the framing but likely the weight distribution being different from your current frame. The 97 seems like it has a lot of mass in the throat and the lime seems to have that boxy throat as well. The feel through the air is completely different and the 97 is just super solid. It was my favourite of the Angells that I tried. After going back to a box beam the TC90 felt unstable which was very disappointing.
 

itsstephenyo

Semi-Pro
Yes I emailed Paul and I believe he told me to check out on his website under a miscellaneous item he has on the site. I think it's listed as Customization or something. I don't remember exactly as it's been several years since I ordered the pallets from him.

I don't believe they were that expensive. A pair of two for my Vantages were maybe 20-30 bucks shipped from what I remember.

The pallets come in halves that just sandwich onto the frame. When I removed the first set that was on the racquet, it was a bit difficult because not only are they stapled down, they're also stuck down with kind of a double sided fine mesh tape that was suuuper sticky.

Last edit: the item on his website is listed as Variations and I think as long as you speak to him first, you just leave him a message in the box as to what size and shape you want.
 
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Caol-ila

New User
Several months ago I bought a used TC95 18x20, but after an initial enthusiasm I stopped using it, going back to K7 red or TC95 16x19. Anyway from time to time I tried to use it again, without much success. Then two weeks ago I felt it natural in my hand, and played well with it. The last time I entered a court I did not even look at the other racquets I have in my bag and played. Maybe that depends on the string tension, now lower than earlier. I like to have some pocketing, mainly because I prefer the feeling of a soft impact, but also as a protection for my joints.
There was a moment on the court when I thougth of the 18x20 as a refined version of the 16x19, as if the latter were a beta version of the former. But maybe it was the other way round.
 

rider4ever

New User
What string tensions work with the TC 97 18x20? The one I just received 2 days back was strung with
Volkyl cyclone 16g and measured 39.7 lbs in the racquet tune app. Not sure what it was strung at, how long it was used or how long ago it was strung but I kinda liked the setup. May it was the 360gm weight of the racquet that I was liking...

I would like to know what worked best for you guys. If you can give the weight and balance as well, that would be great
 

itsstephenyo

Semi-Pro
I'll be experimenting with tension in a bit as well. I like a firmer string bed. For example I was stringing a full bed of BHB7 17g at 59lbs in my 16x19 and even that felt too powerful.
 

edelp

Rookie
What string tensions work with the TC 97 18x20? The one I just received 2 days back was strung with
Volkyl cyclone 16g and measured 39.7 lbs in the racquet tune app. Not sure what it was strung at, how long it was used or how long ago it was strung but I kinda liked the setup. May it was the 360gm weight of the racquet that I was liking...

I would like to know what worked best for you guys. If you can give the weight and balance as well, that would be great
Hi, I like cyclone 16 a lot but use it in the very open pattern of the TC100 to tame the power. In the TC97 18x20 I use thin gauge polis. Weisscannon mosquito tour bite 16, prince xt18, silverstring 1.20, at around 46lbs. Nice and comfortable.
Guess the cyclone 1.20 might work nicely...
my TC97 is light. 300gr 32,5 cm unstrung with a SW of 304
 

emhtennis

New User
I strung my TC97 18x20 at 46lbs with MSV focus hex 17g. It still felt a little too tight for my liking during the first 2 hours, but it's settled in nicely by the second hitting session

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rider4ever

New User
Thanks guys. I have Kirshbaum proline 2, proline 2 rough and spiky shark lying around. I am always used to 50+ lbs of tension on any racquet I have used. Should I start with may be 48 lbs on the TC 97 18x20 with the Kirshbaum strings.

Any hybrid setup recommendations?
 

rider4ever

New User
I'll be experimenting with tension in a bit as well. I like a firmer string bed. For example I was stringing a full bed of BHB7 17g at 59lbs in my 16x19 and even that felt too powerful.
Wow. That’s crazy. I wanted to try the 16x19 as well but based this, I think I will stick with the 18x20. I feel the power and spin in the 18x20 is quite adequate.
 

itsstephenyo

Semi-Pro
Yea, I'm really loving these 18x20 sticks right now. I have 'em strung em up in a hybrid with some cheap Forten Nylon crosses at a lower tension than the 16x19 full poly setup and you could definitely tell that the TC97 is significantly lower powered.

I had no issues with spin, but like I said earlier, I need to get my stupid feet moving on the forehand side to get the power going again.
 

CosmosMpower

Hall of Fame
Yes I emailed Paul and I believe he told me to check out on his website under a miscellaneous item he has on the site. I think it's listed as Customization or something. I don't remember exactly as it's been several years since I ordered the pallets from him.

I don't believe they were that expensive. A pair of two for my Vantages were maybe 20-30 bucks shipped from what I remember.

The pallets come in halves that just sandwich onto the frame. When I removed the first set that was on the racquet, it was a bit difficult because not only are they stapled down, they're also stuck down with kind of a double sided fine mesh tape that was suuuper sticky.

Last edit: the item on his website is listed as Variations and I think as long as you speak to him first, you just leave him a message in the box as to what size and shape you want.
The pallets are garbage and fall apart if you remove/restaple them a few times especially at the butt cap. The way to get that tape off is to put some acetone down the handle which will loosen the tape but will make a greasy sticky mess you'll have to clean up after removing the pallets. Have fun answering 20 questions to actually get the pallets, sometimes he will sell them to you sometimes he won't.
 
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rider4ever

New User
The 95 feels like a 96 and the 97 is pretty much the exact same size. It's not the head size that is causing the framing but likely the weight distribution being different from your current frame. The 97 seems like it has a lot of mass in the throat and the lime seems to have that boxy throat as well. The feel through the air is completely different and the 97 is just super solid. It was my favourite of the Angells that I tried. After going back to a box beam the TC90 felt unstable which was very disappointing.
I think you are correct, I measured the balance and the TC 97 is at 31.7 cm and the TC95 at 31.4 cm. Thats about 1 point difference in balance point. The k7 lime I have been hitting with is about 32 cm balance. So I think I adjusted quickly to the 97 since the difference in balance is smaller.
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
What string tensions work with the TC 97 18x20? The one I just received 2 days back was strung with
Volkyl cyclone 16g and measured 39.7 lbs in the racquet tune app. Not sure what it was strung at, how long it was used or how long ago it was strung but I kinda liked the setup. May it was the 360gm weight of the racquet that I was liking...

I would like to know what worked best for you guys. If you can give the weight and balance as well, that would be great
I have tried my TC97 18x20 with various strings (all thinner gauge - 1.18mm-1.20mm).

I started at 52M/50C, which was for me firmer then I liked it for this racquet. I am down to 48M/45C with MSV Co-Focus (1.18mm) and compared to the TC95 18x20 at the same tension (which was great), the TC97 18x20 was still firmer and had a higher Dynamic Tension (DT). I will be trying the TC97 at 45-46M/42-43C to achieve the same DT as the TC95 18x20.

I prefer my DT between 37-38 and that is achieved at different tensions with different racquets, and also depends on the string used. For the TC95 18x20 with MSV Co-Focus (1.18mm), the DT of 38 was achieved with the Mains @ 48 and the Crosses @ 45. The same tension on the TC97 18x20 with the same string gave a DT of 39. It was still comfortable and I could play with the racquet, but it got much better after several hitting sessions.

With all the strings I have tried the TC97 always has a higher DT than the TC95 at the same tension.

Both of my racquets (the TC95 and TC97) are around 362-ish grams strung (depending on the string used) and I have added TW Tungsten tape at 3,9, and 12 o'clock (between 1.5-2g at 3 & 9 respectively, and 1-1.5g at 12 o'clock), as well as, counter-balancing with weight at 7" above the butt cap, an overgrip or two (depending on whether it's a grip 3 or 4), and a rubber band dampener. I'm not sure of the balance, nor the SW, but they both play well and I am comfortable with them as they are. If I had to take a guess, I would say that the SW is a minimum of 340.
 
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rider4ever

New User
I have tried my TC97 18x20 with various strings (all thinner gauge - 1.18mm-1.20mm).

I started at 52M/50C, which was for me firmer then I liked it for this racquet. I am down to 48M/45C with MSV Co-Focus (1.18mm) and compared to the TC95 18x20 at the same tension (which was great), the TC97 18x20 was still firmer and had a higher Dynamic Tension (DT). I will be trying the TC97 at 45-46M/42-43C to achieve the same DT as the TC95 18x20.

I prefer my DT between 37-38 and that is achieved at different tensions with different racquets, and also depends on the string used. For the TC95 18x20 with MSV Co-Focus (1.18mm), the DT of 38 was achieved with the Mains @ 48 and the Crosses @ 45. The same tension on the TC97 18x20 with the same string gave a DT of 39. It was still comfortable and I could play with the racquet, but it got much better after several hitting sessions.

With all the strings I have tried the TC97 always has a higher DT than the TC95 at the same tension.
This is great info. How do you measure the dynamic tension? Does the dynamic tension compare directly between different racquets?
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
This is great info. How do you measure the dynamic tension? Does the dynamic tension compare directly between different racquets?
Dynamic tension is the force required to deflect the center of the string bed a specific distance. ... Initially in Kg it was the Kg needed to deflect the string bed 1 cm. so a DT of 34 means 34 Kg would deflect the string bed 1 cm.

My stringer measures the DT on his machine once the racquet is strung with my string of choice at the desired Mains/Crosses tension. The value is different with different racquets, string patterns, strings, and string thicknesses.

What I usually do is start at a reference point, which used to be 52M/50C, and see what the DT is. That is how I discovered that I prefer a DT of 38 (but can play with DTs of 37-39 and still feel OK). Every time I would think that the tension felt right and I was comfortable with how the string bed felt it would turn out that the DT was 38. Then I started paying attention to what the DT was with a certain string at a certain gauge and replicate it with different racquets. If the DT was higher or lower (doesn't usually vary a huge amount), I would adjust for the next string job.

It's a bit of experimentation, but once you know which strings you like and how they behave with different string bed densities, it is easy to use them with different racquets and know approximately what initial tension to start at in order to get the desired DT.

Hope that makes sense.
 

itsstephenyo

Semi-Pro
I just got a chance to weigh my racquets.

Racquet 1 : Strung with BHB7 17g and Forten Nylon 16g crosses, overgrip, Tourna O dampener, and head tape came in at 345g
Racquet 2 : Strung with Oehms Black Pearl Rough 17g and Forten Nylon 16g crosses, overgrip, Oehms O dampener (came with the string) and head tape was 348g.

The Oehms dampener was a lot thicker and fatter than the Tourna O one. It does seem like Black Pearl Rough may weigh more than BHB7 though, but 1 or 2g isn't an issue.

Swapping the two dampeners resulted in both sticks being exactly 347g. Pretty awesome!
 
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ed70

Professional
Many of us have theorized that the TC100 gets its power from the D beam design. I am not dismissing that theory but another factor is hard to dismiss. The TC100 head shape is more elongated and the mains are longer then any other racquet i had to compare to.
I had the TC100 V3 63RA for 6 months, I thought it was a lively players frame, couldn’t really fault it in any category but ultimately I hit better with my TC97’s.Most noticeable difference was extra topspin with the TC100, I actually walked away in disgust at a fewshots I hit convinced they were long & they dipped in, my partner called me back in court with one & we ended up winning the point. Power wise there was nothing between them tbh. I served a little quicker with the TC 95 63ra, although it was a V2 with a heftier SW.
There must be some V2/V3 differences in power/plough.
 

topspn

Hall of Fame
I had the TC100 V3 63RA for 6 months, I thought it was a lively players frame, couldn’t really fault it in any category but ultimately I hit better with my TC97’s.Most noticeable difference was extra topspin with the TC100, I actually walked away in disgust at a fewshots I hit convinced they were long & they dipped in, my partner called me back in court with one & we ended up winning the point. Power wise there was nothing between them tbh. I served a little quicker with the TC 95 63ra, although it was a V2 with a heftier SW.
There must be some V2/V3 differences in power/plough.
So you’re saying power level of TC97, TC95 and TC100 is all similar to you? Ok, I guess we all sense things differently
 

ed70

Professional
So you’re saying power level of TC97, TC95 and TC100 is all similar to you? Ok, I guess we all sense things differently
yes with same ballpark sw’s that’s my thoughts. I’m comparing 16x19 patterns. I found main difference was the lower net clearance and less spin with the TC97. Also was able to swap between the 3 easily enough, they felt like Angells, it wasn’t like changing over to say the new 16x19 blade.
 

topspn

Hall of Fame
yes with same ballpark sw’s that’s my thoughts. I’m comparing 16x19 patterns. I found main difference was the lower net clearance and less spin with the TC97. Also was able to swap between the 3 easily enough, they felt like Angells, it wasn’t like changing over to say the new 16x19 blade.
All things equal spec wise on these frames, I agree with the spin comments. My observation from playing all three is the following progression in both spin and power
TC97>TC95>TC100. TC97 still has good spin but also more suited to flatter hitting. The other two hit a bigger heavier ball and bigger serves.
 

rider4ever

New User
Served with tc 97( leaded to 360gms) a bit and was happy. Eventually got tired and wanted to try the tc 95 18x20 leaded To 360 gms. Was serving amazing with it, then wanted to try tc 95 16x19. It’s 350 gms with no lead. Was blown away

I know this has been mentioned a bunch of times in this thread but I think you really need to serve with the TC 95 to understand how good it serves.

Tc 95 is a serve monster. That’s all I will say
 

rider4ever

New User
I didn’t measure the speeds. Just going by how the serves felt, I was impressed with the TC95. It was just going through the air faster so I was able to get more RHS producing better and consistent serves
 

galapagos

Semi-Pro
after a few hitting sessions i am selling my tc95 18x20 and tc97 16x19 frames if anyone is interested ;) tc95 16x19 is a gem ! Overall it suits me best. Great feel with an added spin and forgiveness vs 95 18x20 which is for control freaks I used to be ;)
 

BBender716

Semi-Pro
I have a TC95 v3 320g, RA70 that I loved but now that I'm using flexier frames.l like a Clash 98 and Blade, I am really wishing I had an RA63 version. Am I just crazy? Anyone willing to trade?

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rider4ever

New User
Served with tc 97( leaded to 360gms) a bit and was happy. Eventually got tired and wanted to try the tc 95 18x20 leaded To 360 gms. Was serving amazing with it, then wanted to try tc 95 16x19. It’s 350 gms with no lead. Was blown away

I know this has been mentioned a bunch of times in this thread but I think you really need to serve with the TC 95 to understand how good it serves.

Tc 95 is a serve monster. That’s all I will say
I tried the TC 95 a bit more for groundstrokes. I felt the 97 had a bit more ball pocketing than the 95. The 95 felt really crisp where I was able to feel the ball sinking in the TC97. Has this been noticed by others or is it just the different string tension causing this ?
 

krikamons

New User
I have a TC95 v3 320g, RA70 that I loved but now that I'm using flexier frames.l like a Clash 98 and Blade, I am really wishing I had an RA63 version. Am I just crazy? Anyone willing to trade?

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interesting - i had the opposite thoughts since i started playing with the new blade - ra63 felt a bit too bendy and unstable compared to blade and thought ra70 could be better. but have decided to tinker around with my ra63 for a bit longer.
 

tennis347

Professional
Can anyone compare the K7 red/lime vs Blade 98? I’m interesting in the K7 red especially.
The K7 Red is a more flexible racquet than the Blade v7 98 16 x 19. The K7 Red has better topspin and slicing potential due to increased ball pocketing. IMO it's an easier racquet to use than the Blade, more forgiving. You need to have more precise strokes with the Blade. The Blade has a bit more power. The control is pretty close. Depends on the string you use. The K7 Red has to be one of the most plush racquets out there today. It really depends on what you are looking for. The Blade v7 98 is also a spectacular frame. The Angell plays more like a Prestige Classic but with more pop and spin.
 
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