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First time poster. Haven't read the entire thread (only a couple hundred pages to go ;)), so I apologize if this has already been covered.
I purchased my first two Angells this week, used, but in almost perfect condition:
1) TC 95, 16x19, 320g, 310mm
2) TC 95, 18x20, 320g, 315mm
Beautiful racquets - I'm already in love with the feel. I expected to prefer the 18x20, but to my surprise I've gravitated toward the 16x19. I believe it's due to the more head light balance, which matches more closely with the specs I'm accustomed to. My question is this: is there a (relatively) simple way to mod the 18x20 to make it match the 16x19 in terms of static weight and balance (343g, ~318mm with string and overgrip)? Is the only difference the distribution of weights in the pallets? Or is there also lead under the grommets?
Thanks for the help!
Yes, most likely the only difference the distribution of weights in the pallets especially if the specs are matching what’s mentioned in the throat and the previous user didn’t mess with it.
 

djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
@KelownaTennis - AFAIK there isn't lead under the grommets fr the factory. You could weigh/balance match them (pref unstrung) but the extra string in the 18x20 might add a little more weight in the hoop. If you didn't want to open the pallets, add some putty under the trap door and/or some lead on the hoop.

enjoy those racquets!
 
Hi, can you please sum up your findings? I recently got my second TC95 16x19 and now can more easily compare string setups, so I would be glad to try a couple suggestions.
From what I tried so far I liked fb Black Knight 22-23kg and fb Velocity 24-25kg (when I need more softness), both in 16g. RS Lyon and WC Silverstring were not bad either.
I string at lowish tension (43lbs) so I use very low powered and prefer highlu linear response type strings. RS Lyon is my current go to. Other strings like Max Power and Yonex, poly tour pro are also good options for that.
 
I truly don’t understand how on earth people can hit a modern game with such heavy sticks !!
Im at 360g and the way it is done is I play with an extreme backhand grip.. not unlike Wawrinka. not sure what static weight he hits with but its probably healthy. 360 is actually light fpr me. Most of my years on the court have been with over 13oz frames. When I modernized my game I went to 12.98 then 12.75, then a little lower. I seem to require 9 pts hl to be comfortable.
 
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Bobby O

New User
Im at 360g and the way it is done is I play with an extreme backhand grip.. not unlike Wawrinka. not sure what static weight he hits with but its probably healthy. 360 is actually light fpr me. Most of my years on the court have been with over 13oz frames. When I modernized my game I went to 12.98 then 12.75, then a little lower. I seem to require 9 pts hl to be comfortable.
A little off topic, but how do you think the TC95 18x20 would compare to the 16x19 with respect to the OHBH? I am seriously considering one of them, just unsure regarding the string pattern.
 
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Im at 360g and the way it is done is I play with an extreme backhand grip.. not unlike Wawrinka. not sure what static weight he hits with but its probably healthy. 360 is actually light fpr me. Most of my years on the court have been with over 13oz frames. When I modernized my game I went to 12.98 then 12.75, then a little lower. I seem to require 9 pts hl to be comfortable.
Wawrinka's bh grip looks to be very mild, it's probably less extreme than Fed's. Certainly not a Guga or Gasquet or Almagro.

I digress. How do you find Max Power compared to YPTP and RS Lyon? I've tried PTP and Lyon in full bed but only MP as a hybrid so would love to get your thoughts. MP and RS Lyon seem to hold tension great, PTP just lacks in this department.
 

Dansan

Rookie
Hi everyone! and Happi... I think you will be pleased. If you need to know something about the TC95 ask away. Its very string sensitive but with a relaxed stoke it does real damage. Most complete tennis racquet I have ever used. The only thing that took me a little time was finding the right string and on volleys (I came from the ultra low powered Pacific x peel pro 95). Ive found the TC95 does take some getting used to, its not like most other sticks. It trulyrewards confident serving and ball striking on a relaxed stroke.

TC 95 16x19...
It hits a huge ball with the right string setup...I have to agree with you on how sensitive it is though. I almost wrote this one off because of that, but I've nearly dialed it in now and I've owned pretty much everything out there and it's my favorite raqcuet of all.
 

topoldboy

New User
hi fellow tennis-aficionados,

recently joined the angell family not least because of this thread and you guys.

proud owner of a trio of specced up k7 reds (leather grip and some lead at 3/9) - what a racquet!

have been away from tennis for 15 years, but doesn’t feel and look like that...thanks to paul‘s angells.

any string recommendations?
(not familiar with most of the go-to strings after the long time off)

tried (and liked) yonex ptp and mayami magic twist at 25/24 kg (and 16l gauge) each. but maybe there‘s something even better outthere.

latest string-job is rpm blast, which - after one day of playing - also seems to fit nicely (but might be too expensive in the long run, aka not that much better than yptp).

greetings from germany!
 
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A 2nd TC100...

I'm trying to justify to myself a reason to buy a 2nd TC100 (320g, 310mm, 63RA).
Always having fresh strings isn't quite selling it because my stringer is quick (within a day) and fact is I'll probably buy a stringing machine myself in the near future.
I ponder the idea of having one with ALU power and the other with Volkl Cyclone as options to have on the court, but still I worry this is just retail therapy on my behalf.
I'm hesitant to get one with different specs/headsize because I'm really happy with my current racket and I want to "grow with it" if you know what I mean.

1st world problems eh, lol.
 

fcabral

New User
I have been playing with the K7 Red for the last few months and really like the plush feel. The only aspect that the K7 Red lacks is put away power. For users playing with the TC 100, 63 RA 300 or 310 gram version, does this frame have alot more power than the K7 Red? How about control, feel and comfort?
I haver a pair of K7 Red and one of TC 100 , 16 x 19 , 310g , 63 RA .

K7 Red is superior ( not much , Though) in feel and comfort .

TC 100 is more powerful .


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A 2nd TC100...

I'm trying to justify to myself a reason to buy a 2nd TC100 (320g, 310mm, 63RA).
Always having fresh strings isn't quite selling it because my stringer is quick (within a day) and fact is I'll probably buy a stringing machine myself in the near future.
I ponder the idea of having one with ALU power and the other with Volkl Cyclone as options to have on the court, but still I worry this is just retail therapy on my behalf.
I'm hesitant to get one with different specs/headsize because I'm really happy with my current racket and I want to "grow with it" if you know what I mean.

1st world problems eh, lol.
What happens if you break a string midway through a match?

Not a bad idea to get a second matched frame. Just don't go shopping for new ones otherwise those 'what ifs' will come flooding back in.
 
What happens if you break a string midway through a match?

Not a bad idea to get a second matched frame. Just don't go shopping for new ones otherwise those 'what ifs' will come flooding back in.
I have no way of testing the swing weight, is that something that's uniform with all TC100 frames?
 
If you bought your first TC100 pre-loved or brand new, and still have the Angell code on your first TC100, then you can ask the Angell team to match a new TC100 to the same spec or to be as close as possible.
They keep records of all the rackets they've customised?!?
Is the code on the throat sticker?
 

Jouke

Semi-Pro
I think that I will stick the K7 Red and pass on TC 100 but appreciate your feedback.
You know you want to try it ;). I tried it again 4 weeks ago and fell in love. But the power is hard to reign. I need to find the right string still. Tc 100 63ra, any string reccomandations? I tried silver 7 tour freshly strung 22/21 but that moved all over the place and had me spraying. The feel of the V3 to me has improved even further. Its pure magic.
 

edelp

Rookie
You know you want to try it ;). I tried it again 4 weeks ago and fell in love. But the power is hard to reign. I need to find the right string still. Tc 100 63ra, any string reccomandations? I tried silver 7 tour freshly strung 22/21 but that moved all over the place and had me spraying. The feel of the V3 to me has improved even further. Its pure magic.
to try to tame the power I changed to 1.30 gauge and am using cyclone at 23,5kg (sometimes dyreex super tour 1.30)
 
You know you want to try it ;). I tried it again 4 weeks ago and fell in love. But the power is hard to reign. I need to find the right string still. Tc 100 63ra, any string reccomandations? I tried silver 7 tour freshly strung 22/21 but that moved all over the place and had me spraying. The feel of the V3 to me has improved even further. Its pure magic.
Standard Alu power 1.25mm at 24/25kg feels like I'm cheating.
 

tennis347

Professional
You know you want to try it ;). I tried it again 4 weeks ago and fell in love. But the power is hard to reign. I need to find the right string still. Tc 100 63ra, any string reccomandations? I tried silver 7 tour freshly strung 22/21 but that moved all over the place and had me spraying. The feel of the V3 to me has improved even further. Its pure magic.
I do want to try it but I am not ready to slap down another 200 bucks at the moment. I am overall quite content with the K7 Red. It might lack a little power but the feel, spin and control are quite good ! I don't play with poly and longer so TC 100 may not be a good option for me if there is a lack of control.
 

BPlain

New User
Just switched from DR98 to K7 Red. Strung K7 Red with the HALO Hybrid Pack (Halo Touch in the mains, Halo Four in the crosses both at 50 lbs) that it came with. I found more touch and feel that I've been missing with my DR98s, especially playing on the Har-Tru, but biggest benefit is the comfort. I've had tennis elbow since my college days and this is the best my arm has felt after playing a few times and a couple hours this weekend. No arm pain and minimal arm fatigue.

Question: If you're using a K7 Red, what's your string set up and tensions? My topspin forehand was flying on me a bit so I'm thinking of going up to 55 lbs in the mains (Halo Touch) and 52 in the crosses (Halo Four). Any suggestions anyone has that's been using the racquet longer would be greatly appreciated.

FWIW: I'm USTA 4.5 player, heavy topspin forehand, two handed backhand mixed with slice, and play an all-court game. Thanks!
 

Paulo Braz

Semi-Pro
Just switched from DR98 to K7 Red. Strung K7 Red with the HALO Hybrid Pack (Halo Touch in the mains, Halo Four in the crosses both at 50 lbs) that it came with. I found more touch and feel that I've been missing with my DR98s, especially playing on the Har-Tru, but biggest benefit is the comfort. I've had tennis elbow since my college days and this is the best my arm has felt after playing a few times and a couple hours this weekend. No arm pain and minimal arm fatigue.

Question: If you're using a K7 Red, what's your string set up and tensions? My topspin forehand was flying on me a bit so I'm thinking of going up to 55 lbs in the mains (Halo Touch) and 52 in the crosses (Halo Four). Any suggestions anyone has that's been using the racquet longer would be greatly appreciated.

FWIW: I'm USTA 4.5 player, heavy topspin forehand, two handed backhand mixed with slice, and play an all-court game. Thanks!
I recommend for k7 Red the use of string 1.25 and up. It will greatly improve control and accuracy. Tensions over 50 lbs. In mine I use the Mayami big spin 1.25, with 50 lbs.

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tennis347

Professional
Just switched from DR98 to K7 Red. Strung K7 Red with the HALO Hybrid Pack (Halo Touch in the mains, Halo Four in the crosses both at 50 lbs) that it came with. I found more touch and feel that I've been missing with my DR98s, especially playing on the Har-Tru, but biggest benefit is the comfort. I've had tennis elbow since my college days and this is the best my arm has felt after playing a few times and a couple hours this weekend. No arm pain and minimal arm fatigue.

Question: If you're using a K7 Red, what's your string set up and tensions? My topspin forehand was flying on me a bit so I'm thinking of going up to 55 lbs in the mains (Halo Touch) and 52 in the crosses (Halo Four). Any suggestions anyone has that's been using the racquet longer would be greatly appreciated.
FWIW: I'm USTA 4.5 player, heavy topspin forehand, two handed backhand mixed with slice, and play an all-court game. Thanks!
The K7 Red is really a unique racquet with the old school feel. I am on the 4.0-4.5 level and have been using this racquet for a while. I don't play with poly any longer due to some elbow and shoulder issues over the 30 years of playing. Recently I have been experimenting with Klip Legend Gut 16 in the mains and Gosen Micro 16 on crosses. The gut I strung at 57 lbs and the Gosen at 55. I also added 3 grams of lead total at 3 and 9 with a Wilson Contour grip which added a few grams to the handle. The control is good along with the spin and feel. There is also decent pop. The durability of the Gut is better than any synthetic string that I have played with. Otherwise, my usual set up is a full set of Gosen Micro at 55lbs.

In your case if you are playing with all poly, I would go around 52lbs to get more control. The K7 Red will not play well if you string it too tight. The frame is quite flexible. I would recommen using a 16 gauge poly for better control.
 

leonwcsuen

New User
Hello everyone I am officially a member of the TWF and Angell user club. Just got my tc97 today! As I live in Hong Kong and the situation here just got worse I think the chances of the courts to be opened this year is grim. Hopefully I can string it this year and play on court! Funny story is that I found out the pallets have these little gaps on both sides, I thought maybe these are flaws but Paul told me they are totally usable and I'm happy that I don't need to send them back to fix it^_^

My specs:
tc97 v3
310g
315mm balance
18x20
SW I assume is 326-328ish
Planning to string it with NXT power as mains and Kirschbaum pro line evolution(or Gosen G tour 1) as cross at 52/48. Want to go higher but my tennis elbow is killing me. Maybe you guys can give me some thoughts on which string is better. Also do I need to follow the stringing method on Angell's website or just string it as normal?
 

Rysty

Rookie
Hello everyone I am officially a member of the TWF and Angell user club. Just got my tc97 today! As I live in Hong Kong and the situation here just got worse I think the chances of the courts to be opened this year is grim. Hopefully I can string it this year and play on court! Funny story is that I found out the pallets have these little gaps on both sides, I thought maybe these are flaws but Paul told me they are totally usable and I'm happy that I don't need to send them back to fix it^_^

My specs:
tc97 v3
310g
315mm balance
18x20
SW I assume is 326-328ish
Planning to string it with NXT power as mains and Kirschbaum pro line evolution(or Gosen G tour 1) as cross at 52/48. Want to go higher but my tennis elbow is killing me. Maybe you guys can give me some thoughts on which string is better. Also do I need to follow the stringing method on Angell's website or just string it as normal?
Hello and welcome to the club! About the stringing: I strongly recommend you to follow Angell's instructions. One reason for this is that the grommet holes are small, except those which are meant to be the tie-off grommets. This means you can't vary the stringing method much, e.g. changing those tie-off locations.
 

BPlain

New User
The K7 Red is really a unique racquet with the old school feel. I am on the 4.0-4.5 level and have been using this racquet for a while. I don't play with poly any longer due to some elbow and shoulder issues over the 30 years of playing. Recently I have been experimenting with Klip Legend Gut 16 in the mains and Gosen Micro 16 on crosses. The gut I strung at 57 lbs and the Gosen at 55. I also added 3 grams of lead total at 3 and 9 with a Wilson Contour grip which added a few grams to the handle. The control is good along with the spin and feel. There is also decent pop. The durability of the Gut is better than any synthetic string that I have played with. Otherwise, my usual set up is a full set of Gosen Micro at 55lbs.

In your case if you are playing with all poly, I would go around 52lbs to get more control. The K7 Red will not play well if you string it too tight. The frame is quite flexible. I would recommen using a 16 gauge poly for better control.
Thanks for sharing. Quick follow up question: I always thought – perhaps mistakenly – that control, touch, and feel improved with a thinner gauge but I saw you mentioned 16 gauge might bring better control. Is that just because 16 gauge poly is typically going to be stiffer than the same string in a thinner gauge?
 

flanker2000fr

Professional
Hello everyone I am officially a member of the TWF and Angell user club. Just got my tc97 today! As I live in Hong Kong and the situation here just got worse I think the chances of the courts to be opened this year is grim. Hopefully I can string it this year and play on court! Funny story is that I found out the pallets have these little gaps on both sides, I thought maybe these are flaws but Paul told me they are totally usable and I'm happy that I don't need to send them back to fix it^_^

My specs:
tc97 v3
310g
315mm balance
18x20
SW I assume is 326-328ish
Planning to string it with NXT power as mains and Kirschbaum pro line evolution(or Gosen G tour 1) as cross at 52/48. Want to go higher but my tennis elbow is killing me. Maybe you guys can give me some thoughts on which string is better. Also do I need to follow the stringing method on Angell's website or just string it as normal?
Fellow Hong Konger here. I hear your pain, this seriously blows. I just received my TC100 63RA 310g 315mm, which I had strung at 52lbs with Solinco Confidential 16 by Mastergear in Causeway Bay last weekend. A friend of mine had managed to book a private court tomorrow night to play doubles, but given the stringent tightening in social measures, it had to be cancelled. Really frustrating, as I was really keen to test it.

For strings, maybe you should consider Isospeed Cream 17 for the crosses, which is one of the softest polys around, and seems to work well in a hybrid set-up (round section). Stiffness of the Cream 17 is given at 178 by TW vs. 201 for the Kirschbaum Pro Line 17, so it's a good deal softer, and you might be able to bump it up to 50lbs.
 

flanker2000fr

Professional
Thanks for sharing. Quick follow up question: I always thought – perhaps mistakenly – that control, touch, and feel improved with a thinner gauge but I saw you mentioned 16 gauge might bring better control. Is that just because 16 gauge poly is typically going to be stiffer than the same string in a thinner gauge?
A thicker gauge in the same string will always play stiffer and more controlled than a thinner one. Durability increases too. Downside are less power, feel and comfort.
 

tennis347

Professional
Thanks for sharing. Quick follow up question: I always thought – perhaps mistakenly – that control, touch, and feel improved with a thinner gauge but I saw you mentioned 16 gauge might bring better control. Is that just because 16 gauge poly is typically going to be stiffer than the same string in a thinner gauge?
No problem! A 16 gauge string will not be as lively as 17 because it is not as elastic meaning that the ball will deflect less off the stringbed with a 16 gauge string giving you more control.
 

SpinRail

New User
Haven’t really kept track of the thread, but glad to see it’s still going and then some xD I definitely still prefer my beloved 320g/310mm TC100s over the lighter tc100s I got on a whim, although they perform more than well enough for me to use them regularly when it’s their turn to be restrung.

On another whim, I just decided to get a 330g/305mm tc100, since when I was in high school I played with similar specs. Lately I’ve flattened out my groundstrokes - going from a very western semi-western forehand to a modified eastern grip - after being very spin-heavy for years, so we will see if the that frame can unseat my usual tc100s.

Of course, I’m not sure I want it to, cuz I’ve already got seven of them...It’d take a while to replace ‘em!
 

Happi

Semi-Pro
Haven’t really kept track of the thread, but glad to see it’s still going and then some xD I definitely still prefer my beloved 320g/310mm TC100s over the lighter tc100s I got on a whim, although they perform more than well enough for me to use them regularly when it’s their turn to be restrung.

On another whim, I just decided to get a 330g/305mm tc100, since when I was in high school I played with similar specs. Lately I’ve flattened out my groundstrokes - going from a very western semi-western forehand to a modified eastern grip - after being very spin-heavy for years, so we will see if the that frame can unseat my usual tc100s.

Of course, I’m not sure I want it to, cuz I’ve already got seven of them...It’d take a while to replace ‘em!
You know that you can just add weights within the pallets and change your TC100's to different specs. All TC100's are exactly the same, only different is weight distributions in tha handle. So no need to purchase a new, just open the pallets and change weights and positions - Paul Angell will actually sell you extra pallets (they can be fragile) and extra weights if you email Angell.

Cheers, H
 
I am a Long time Angell user but Its been a while since i posted here. TC95s are my primary racquets though i have 1 TC97 which i play with occasionally. I have 3 V2 TC95s and thought i will not buy another one in the near future but couldn't resist ordering a pair of V3 TC95s (16x19) in Octane paint job. Spoke to Paul this morning and finalized the specs and placed the order. Great guy. He listened patiently and answered all my questions :). Can't wait for the new ones to arrive. Octane paint job looks great and solid. I may string them up with Tierone BK 17 or RS Lyon 17. I heard a lot about the differences between V2 and V3 here in the forum but he says they should exactly be the same. My other racquets are 320g/310mm (finally weight between 350 - 355) but the new ones are 310/315mm. I was not sure which one to choose since i was worried that 310/315mm may be less solid but he suggested me to go with 310/315, so that i will have some room to play with and customize further by adding lead etc. I am not a big guy but can handle the weight (I have 2 RF95s as well). So i am thinking static weight may end up around 340 but i will add some lead and make it 340 SW. I think i still have little bit of time to change the specs. Any suggestions? 310/310 or 320/310mm?
 

flanker2000fr

Professional
I am a Long time Angell user but Its been a while since i posted here. TC95s are my primary racquets though i have 1 TC97 which i play with occasionally. I have 3 V2 TC95s and thought i will not buy another one in the near future but couldn't resist ordering a pair of V3 TC95s (16x19) in Octane paint job. Spoke to Paul this morning and finalized the specs and placed the order. Great guy. He listened patiently and answered all my questions :). Can't wait for the new ones to arrive. Octane paint job looks great and solid. I may string them up with Tierone BK 17 or RS Lyon 17. I heard a lot about the differences between V2 and V3 here in the forum but he says they should exactly be the same. My other racquets are 320g/310mm (finally weight between 350 - 355) but the new ones are 310/315mm. I was not sure which one to choose since i was worried that 310/315mm may be less solid but he suggested me to go with 310/315, so that i will have some room to play with and customize further by adding lead etc. I am not a big guy but can handle the weight (I have 2 RF95s as well). So i am thinking static weight may end up around 340 but i will add some lead and make it 340 SW. I think i still have little bit of time to change the specs. Any suggestions? 310/310 or 320/310mm?
I was asking myself the same question when choosing the specs of the TC100 63 RA: 320g / 310mm or 310g / 315mm. I went for the latter for the same reason given by Paul: it's easier to add weight to hit desired specs. But what I did do is order it with the PU grip, despite the fact that I usually prefer leather. PU being lighter than leather, they have to build the frame heavier to hit the specs. Meaning that if it ends being too light for my liking, I can change the PU for leather and that will probably get me pretty close to 320g / 310mm, give or take a couple of grams of lead to get the right weight and balance.
 
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I was asking myself the same question when choosing the specs of the TC100 63 RA: 320g / 310mm or 310g / 315mm. I went for the latter for the same reason given by Paul: it's easier to add weight to hit a desired specs. But what I did do is order it with the PU grip, despite the fact that I usually prefer leather. PU being lighter than leather, they have to build the frame heavier to hit the specs. Meaning that if it ends being too light for my liking, I can change the PU for leather and that will probably get me pretty close to 320g / 310mm, give or take a couple of grams of lead to hit the right weight and balance.
Yes I agree. I ordered with Hybrid grip which is a combination of PU and Leather but it seems to be of same weight as leather. I need to rethink and see if i should change it to PU grip. Can anyone share the weights of Angell grips? I think they have PU, Hybrid, leather and some perforated copper grip.
 

Sharkall

New User
[...] So i am thinking static weight may end up around 340 but i will add some lead and make it 340 SW. I think i still have little bit of time to change the specs. Any suggestions? 310/310 or 320/310mm?
Yes I agree. I ordered with Hybrid grip which is a combination of PU and Leather but it seems to be of same weight as leather. I need to rethink and see if i should change it to PU grip. Can anyone share the weights of Angell grips? I think they have PU, Hybrid, leather and some perforated copper grip.
I recently got my second TC95 16x19 in Octane (the other one is v2), with hybrid grip. The unstrung specs as measured by Paul were 320.8g/306mm 305 swingweight.
I needed a bit larger grip so I replaced the hybrid one with a 2.2mm wilson plus an overgrip, also added some light protection tape and racket is now 311 SW unstrung. Hybrid grip shows 20.2g on the scale. Strung, it is 342g /316mm (don't know the SW). That is perfect for me, the older TC95 was the 310/315 version and after I got it (by trial and error) I weighted it up to 345g/317mm.
 
I recently got my second TC95 16x19 in Octane (the other one is v2), with hybrid grip. The unstrung specs as measured by Paul were 320.8g/306mm 305 swingweight.
I needed a bit larger grip so I replaced the hybrid one with a 2.2mm wilson plus an overgrip, also added some light protection tape and racket is now 311 SW unstrung. Hybrid grip shows 20.2g on the scale. Strung, it is 342g /316mm (don't know the SW). That is perfect for me, the older TC95 was the 310/315 version and after I got it (by trial and error) I weighted it up to 345g/317mm.
Thanks. Since you have TC95 in both versions, can you compare the performance? which one did you like it? did you feel any difference? and also since you have both 310/315 V2 and 320/305 V3, which one did you feel the balance or weight distribution feels right and solid? On a different note, i am thinking of changing the specs to 320/310 or 320/305 balance. Any quick suggestions?
 
Anyways i went ahead and requested them to change the grip to PU instead of Hybrid. Had a chat with their support team for a long time. They addressed all my questions and concerns patiently. Really happy about the support and now waiting for the frames :)
 
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Rock-solid

New User
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Received my TC100 yesterday, specs were spot on at 310g 9ptsHL and 63RA. Strung it with Velocity 16g natural at 55#. My racket guys measured the swing weight after it was strung at 329 for those of you wondering what V3 TC100s are. Rallied with a big hitting junior for about an hour afterwards and everything felt great. Best of all was no arm pain or fatigue. Only slight negative was that my volleys were not as crisp as with my TC95, but that could be me or the fact that my TC95 is 20g heavier. May try a small amount of lead in the hoop, but not too much as it is almost perfect in stock form.
 

Sharkall

New User
Thanks. Since you have TC95 in both versions, can you compare the performance? which one did you like it? did you feel any difference? and also since you have both 310/315 V2 and 320/305 V3, which one did you feel the balance or weight distribution feels right and solid? On a different note, i am thinking of changing the specs to 320/310 or 320/305 balance. Any quick suggestions?
Since I got the second TC95 I have never used the same string in both simultaneously, and focused more on finding the specs I like most (both string and weight/balance). So I'm not really sure how they compare to each other. To me, the V3 seems to have a few points higher SW, and I am a fraction slower with it, compared to the V2 with the same weight and balance. Maybe I am just more used to the V2 since I used it for a few months. Aesthetically, I prefer the octane V3 by a large margin :)
Regarding the specs, I knew 320g would work for me, but as the others have said, it's safer to get the lighter option and adjust up from there.
 

Remioli

New User
Has anyone tried really weird setups through Angell?
I've always thought that was kind of the point of getting a custom build. If I wanted a racket that was basically a Blade, I'd just buy a Blade.
Two builds I think would be interesting, extended length mid. There are no rackets at 27.5 inches+ and 95 inches that I can find available.
Also a lighter extended length racket. The extended length adds a lot to the swingweight, so It'd be interesting to see on only at like 11 ounces and 27.5 inches.
 

Rock-solid

New User
Has anyone tried really weird setups through Angell?
The point of getting an Angell is to get the specs that you want. Other than Yonex, Angell is the only racket I have ever bought whose specs are what they are supposed to be. I got tired of getting rackets that are 15g under or over spec, and forget about getting two that are the same.
 
Since I got the second TC95 I have never used the same string in both simultaneously, and focused more on finding the specs I like most (both string and weight/balance). So I'm not really sure how they compare to each other. To me, the V3 seems to have a few points higher SW, and I am a fraction slower with it, compared to the V2 with the same weight and balance. Maybe I am just more used to the V2 since I used it for a few months. Aesthetically, I prefer the octane V3 by a large margin :)
Regarding the specs, I knew 320g would work for me, but as the others have said, it's safer to get the lighter option and adjust up from there.
Completely agree with you. That's why i also went ahead with 310/315 as Paul himself suggested, so that i will have some room for any further customization, though my current Angells are 320/310 or 305. I also love the Octane paint job. I will update everyone once i played with Octane TC95 V3 few times.
 

emhtennis

Semi-Pro
Has anyone tried really weird setups through Angell?
I've always thought that was kind of the point of getting a custom build. If I wanted a racket that was basically a Blade, I'd just buy a Blade.
Two builds I think would be interesting, extended length mid. There are no rackets at 27.5 inches+ and 95 inches that I can find available.
Also a lighter extended length racket. The extended length adds a lot to the swingweight, so It'd be interesting to see on only at like 11 ounces and 27.5 inches.
If few pages back in the thread there was a guy who bought a 28in TC95 and then posted a YouTube video of himself with it. He preferred slower more deliberate swings as opposed to high racket head speed.

I thought he had a real nice game. I can only imagine the ultimate power you must feel taking solid cuts with a 28in Angell, [emoji1]

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tennis347

Professional
I dont know of any current manufacturers who replicate the old school feel like Angell does with the K7 Red. Even with Prince who is making low RA frames with Phantom line don't have the old school feel and play like modern racquets. The Blade and Clash still play like a modern racquets in light of the low RA ratings. Angell has one of the best quality control on the market and with the custom offerings, they are really tough to beat.
 

AesBinz

New User
I play test Wilson Pro Staff Six.One 95, the paint job is Federer's 2013 wimbledon, anyway, what would be the equivalent to Angell on that matter? The TC95 is D-beam while 97 is box beam. Anyway, loving my TC100 and I think this racket forced me to learn good footwork(still learning) and proper swing/preparation compared to when I'm using Babolat PAT or Aero Pro before where you can get away with poor mechanics because of easy power. I tried the Pro staff 95 before but I hate it as it's low powered, but now, I'm loving it and I can control or produce the ball I wanted and it has a good power on it too, surprisingly. So I guess I'm ready to try 95 now.
 
I play test Wilson Pro Staff Six.One 95, the paint job is Federer's 2013 wimbledon, anyway, what would be the equivalent to Angell on that matter? The TC95 is D-beam while 97 is box beam. Anyway, loving my TC100 and I think this racket forced me to learn good footwork(still learning) and proper swing/preparation compared to when I'm using Babolat PAT or Aero Pro before where you can get away with poor mechanics because of easy power. I tried the Pro staff 95 before but I hate it as it's low powered, but now, I'm loving it and I can control or produce the ball I wanted and it has a good power on it too, surprisingly. So I guess I'm ready to try 95 now.
Yes TC95 16x19 is definitely an option for you. I was using same prostaff 2013 version and then PS97/RF97 and wrecked my arm. Angell TC95 was my savior and i have 3 of them now and ordered couple in Octane paint job. Its a great racquet and you won't be disappointed.
 
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