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Classic-TXP-IG MID

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^ @Classic-TXP-IG MID my Radical is the Microgel Radical MP (still available at TW), and I see absolutely no visual difference, I will try to measure both unstrung next time I string up. You are absolutely right, the feeling between TC95 and TC97 are very different, I can detect a subtle size difference between the two as TC97 seems to be a little longer.
The Microgel Radical MP is a true 95. Head use to measure the head size from the outside, therefore they used to include the beam as part of the head size measurement. Therefore, their 98s were really 95s when the stringbed only was measured. Head only changed to a true 98 with the G360+ versions.

That is why your Radical and the TC95 look the same size. They are both 95s.
 

mb3182

Rookie
Had a bit of fun tonight with my 3 new TC95 (2 second hand and 1 new). I managed to match all 3 of them exactly to 343g, 32cm balance and 332SW. I had to crack open the pallets and play around with the tiny little weights but thanks to the holes in the hairpin it's fairly easy. Was interesting to see that out of 3 racquets, none had the same weights configuration.
Praises to Paul for customizing each racquets cause from what I understood with this little weights is that hairpins are very different from each other. I better understand now why QC from majors is all over the place. It's a fastidious job.
 

Return_Ace

Hall of Fame
ALERT
TC100 & TC101 OCTANE currently on sale!

I just picked up a TC101 330g 10pts HL.

And here i was looking at a Head Extreme Tour as my next racket purchase, but apparently whilst I could have gotten one of those for the same price (or even cheaper inc. delivery), the TC101 was a straight up impulse buy :-D
 

Pctopcool

Rookie
ALERT
TC100 & TC101 OCTANE currently on sale!

I just picked up a TC101 330g 10pts HL.

And here i was looking at a Head Extreme Tour as my next racket purchase, but apparently whilst I could have gotten one of those for the same price (or even cheaper inc. delivery), the TC101 was a straight up impulse buy :-D
Thanks for sharing!
But my wallet hates you
 

ed70

Professional
I went from TC100 to TC101.
Tc101 is a complete racquet. It has excellent control, good power, low launch angle, help on defense side.
Been hitting the 101 for a few weeks now, TC97 has been my go to frame for years. As expected the 101 keeps the same characteristics as the 16x19 tc97, it maybe has a slight increase in power as I’ve hit a few flat BH bombs slightly long that felt like they were good but I’ve changed strings after TE which could well be the reason. Still has a low launch considering it looks quite an open 16x19. 101 Keeps the same beam width too as the 97 which I like & side by side the 101 / 97 4 sq inch head size difference doesn’t really equate to the 101 feeling like it has a larger sweetspot or is more forgiving. Maybe a beginner/ intermediate level would find a difference physically or mentally playing with the 101 or the TC100. So for me I can play the 101 exactly the same as the tc97 which is not a bad thing.
 

Caol-ila

Rookie
Question for the people who have tried both the TC 95 and TC 100--

I'm a strong 4.5, pushing 5.0 and I've recently acquired and have been enjoying a secondhand TC 95 (330g 12pt HL 70RA). I've mostly been on 98sq in frames in the past but the downsize to 95 doesn't seem to be affecting me much in practice. Planning on purchasing a couple sticks of my own (320g 12pt HL 63RA) but I'm wondering if I should err on the side of ease of use and just get the TC 100. People seem to think they're quite similar--with the TC 100 being just a bit less controlled and just a bit more powerful. If this is true, I suppose I should just upsize. But is it true, TT forum?

(Also, it seems like the TC 97 has a different flex profile and has just about the same sweetspot as the TC 95, so I guess I should just ignore it for now, right?)
Going from the TC95 to the TC100 you get more power and stability but less maneuvrability. It all depends on what kind of a player you are. If you are a baseliner maybe the TC100 fits you better. Otherwise the TC95 wins, IMHO.
 

Tennisist

Semi-Pro
Question for the people who have tried both the TC 95 and TC 100--

I'm a strong 4.5, pushing 5.0 and I've recently acquired and have been enjoying a secondhand TC 95 (330g 12pt HL 70RA). I've mostly been on 98sq in frames in the past but the downsize to 95 doesn't seem to be affecting me much in practice. Planning on purchasing a couple sticks of my own (320g 12pt HL 63RA) but I'm wondering if I should err on the side of ease of use and just get the TC 100. People seem to think they're quite similar--with the TC 100 being just a bit less controlled and just a bit more powerful. If this is true, I suppose I should just upsize. But is it true, TT forum?

(Also, it seems like the TC 97 has a different flex profile and has just about the same sweetspot as the TC 95, so I guess I should just ignore it for now, right?)
I've tried TC100 -- and could not play with it. Control was absolutely non-existent, compared to TC97. The balls were flying everywhere. I also did not find it to have any more power than TC97.
 

Andykay

New User
Been a few weeks since I posted here.

Recap: Got a second hand TC100. 70RA was too much for my arm. I put some gut in it as a last resort.

I tested some other racquets, and really jived with the Volkl C10 Pro. Seems like that 350-360g static weight, ~330 swingweight, reasonably headlight balance agrees with me. I was close to pulling the trigger on a few, but I decided to bust out the TC100 again last night.

I played great. I know Tennisist above me is saying control was non existent with this frame, but I don't find that to be true. My placement in terms of width and generating angles was great. I painted lines a bunch of times, and dug out some very gnarly little dipping cross court shots on the run. I do find the TC100 generates the occasional flyer, and I don't have quite as much depth control as with a more pure control frame, but that's the tradeoff you make for using a racquet that generates such consistent deep balls. I still won my match with it 6-1 6-0, and while my opponent was clearly a level below me, it's pretty hard to generate a scoreline like that if you're firing off errors left and right.

The sad news: it still hurt my arm a little. Not as much, but I can feel it today.
The good news: I bought one of the discounted Octane TC100s in 63RA which will give me a clearer picture if I want to switch to this full time.
The cherry on top: I may have spontaneously also bought an 18x20 TC95 in 63RA. I've been really curious about both if the smaller headsize will make it too unforgiving and if the tighter pattern will be better for my flat aggresive game. I don't normally like 18x20s, but I've hit with a few recently that I actually quite liked. I've been hunting for a second hand TC95 for a while, but nothing ever appears in the specs I want. Given I'm in Australia and paying a bunch for shipping anyway, I decided to buy myself a little early birthday present and bundle it with the TC100.

So, now the waiting game begins.
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
Which model has more power in tc95 18x20 or tc97 18x20?
I've hit big with both. It's hard to say. It also comes down to which flex profile you prefer. The TC97 18x20 has a lower launch angle and the ball will go through the court more when you really go for it (I've hit some absolute bombs with it). The TC95 18x20 has a higher launch angle than the TC97 18x20, has that uniform flex profile which makes the ball feel like it's staying on the strings longer, and I think it would put more spin and loop on the ball. So it produces a very heavy ball which would add something extra to the feel of the shot when it comes at you.

One of my hitting partners has stated that I hit the heaviest ball with my PT630 (strung with Syn Gut), closely followed by the TC95 18x20... but then the TC97 is close behind (as he sometimes thinks I'm using the TC95 when I have switched over to the TC97 when I'm playing them back-to-back).

So, maybe the TC95 18x20 edges out the TC97 18x20, but it is close and would (for me al least) come down more to the flex profile, feel, and what kind of ball you like to produce... rather than just outright power. As I have said, I've hit very big shots with both.

Hope that helps.
 
Has anyone tried a full multi setup in the TC97 18x20? What are your favorite strings and at what tension? Also whats the lowest tension you have strung a multi / natural gut in 97 18x20 without loss of control?

I am having some wrist pain on the ulnar side recently and wondering if I should go the low tension full poly route or a full multi or gult poly route. I have TC100 and TC101 and TC97 16x19 as well. I feel I need a full poly setup unless I am playing with the 97 18x20. This is the only racquet I am able to play my game decently without sailing the ball long with a multi/gut/poly hybrid or full multi.
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
Has anyone tried a full multi setup in the TC97 18x20? What are your favorite strings and at what tension? Also whats the lowest tension you have strung a multi / natural gut in 97 18x20 without loss of control?

I am having some wrist pain on the ulnar side recently and wondering if I should go the low tension full poly route or a full multi or gult poly route. I have TC100 and TC101 and TC97 16x19 as well. I feel I need a full poly setup unless I am playing with the 97 18x20. This is the only racquet I am able to play my game decently without sailing the ball long with a multi/gut/poly hybrid or full multi.
I've strung up my TC97 18x20 with both full poly and hybrid set-ups.

With full poly, I need to make sure it's a soft one as with firmer polys I've found the TC97 to be on the firmer side of comfortable (still ok... but would prefer it to be softer). I have found MSV Co-Focus 1.18mm in Yellow (Black was a little more dead feeling and didn't play as well for me) to play very well, it lasted me quite a while, had great spin, excellent directional control, and feel. So, if using full poly I would definitely go for soft polys, and because of the tight spacing, I would keep the gauge thinner. Due to the soft grommet issue of Angell racquets, I tend to stick to round strings of any kind.

When it comes to hybrids, I have not tried gut in either the mains or crosses (but I might in the future - only during the drier/winter months though due to the very humid climate where I live). For the reason mentioned, I have stuck to Syn Gut or Multi and poly hybrids. Due to cost differences, I'm trying to find Syn Gut strings that will work well in my racquets. So far, I have liked Gosen AK Control 17 (which I use it the mains due to the spin potential that is equal to some good polys - but not as high as Ultra Cable and the like), Gosen OG Sheep Micro, and a Klip strings product called Tournament XL (which I ordered directly from the manufacturer). These have all played well, but the Klip product has been the softest (and lowest cost). I am also about to try Head PPS Syn Gut 1.25mm in another racquet, and depending on how that goes may use it in my TC97 18x20 (and TC95 18x20). From the Multis, I have tried Weiss Cannon Explosiv in open string racquets and it has played very well, but due to cost differences, I would prefer to use Syn Gut if possible... and I would not try a 1.30mm string in the TC97 or TC95 18x20s (as they are quite dense). I would try it in the 16x19 TC97 and 95 though.

I have used Babolat Origin 1.30mm in my TC97 and TC95 16x19s (in the mains), and that has worked very well. So, strings like that (Isospeed Cream, Tecnifibre Triax, etc) might also work well, but again many of these are made in thicker gauges, so I'm not sure how they would go in the 18x20 patterns. They might be fine... or they might make the string bed too dense. Only one way to find out, but in Australia they cost around $30/set... so they might be an expensive experiment. Not as bad as Gut, which is $80/set for the big brands and $55-ish for Klip gut, but still more than Syn Gut which is $3-7/set depending on brand.

Hope that helps.
 

esm

Hall of Fame
Has anyone tried a full multi setup in the TC97 18x20? What are your favorite strings and at what tension? Also whats the lowest tension you have strung a multi / natural gut in 97 18x20 without loss of control?

I am having some wrist pain on the ulnar side recently and wondering if I should go the low tension full poly route or a full multi or gult poly route. I have TC100 and TC101 and TC97 16x19 as well. I feel I need a full poly setup unless I am playing with the 97 18x20. This is the only racquet I am able to play my game decently without sailing the ball long with a multi/gut/poly hybrid or full multi.
Halo 3 (now called Halo Multi), is a very good non-poly string.
TC95 16m @54
TC97 18m @52
 

flanker2000fr

Hall of Fame
Been a few weeks since I posted here.

Recap: Got a second hand TC100. 70RA was too much for my arm. I put some gut in it as a last resort.

I tested some other racquets, and really jived with the Volkl C10 Pro. Seems like that 350-360g static weight, ~330 swingweight, reasonably headlight balance agrees with me. I was close to pulling the trigger on a few, but I decided to bust out the TC100 again last night.

I played great. I know Tennisist above me is saying control was non existent with this frame, but I don't find that to be true. My placement in terms of width and generating angles was great. I painted lines a bunch of times, and dug out some very gnarly little dipping cross court shots on the run. I do find the TC100 generates the occasional flyer, and I don't have quite as much depth control as with a more pure control frame, but that's the tradeoff you make for using a racquet that generates such consistent deep balls. I still won my match with it 6-1 6-0, and while my opponent was clearly a level below me, it's pretty hard to generate a scoreline like that if you're firing off errors left and right.

The sad news: it still hurt my arm a little. Not as much, but I can feel it today.
The good news: I bought one of the discounted Octane TC100s in 63RA which will give me a clearer picture if I want to switch to this full time.
The cherry on top: I may have spontaneously also bought an 18x20 TC95 in 63RA. I've been really curious about both if the smaller headsize will make it too unforgiving and if the tighter pattern will be better for my flat aggresive game. I don't normally like 18x20s, but I've hit with a few recently that I actually quite liked. I've been hunting for a second hand TC95 for a while, but nothing ever appears in the specs I want. Given I'm in Australia and paying a bunch for shipping anyway, I decided to buy myself a little early birthday present and bundle it with the TC100.

So, now the waiting game begins.
Well done on this. If you are concerned about your arm, perhaps try Triax 17 somewhere around 48lbs in the TC95. It has the softness and power you'd expect of a multifilament, while having decent spin potential and above average durability for a multifilament.
 

Andykay

New User
Well done on this. If you are concerned about your arm, perhaps try Triax 17 somewhere around 48lbs in the TC95. It has the softness and power you'd expect of a multifilament, while having decent spin potential and above average durability for a multifilament.
I have tried Triax in the past and it plays pretty well for me. But my limited experience has been that it becomes less playable fairly quickly. I suspect a soft poly will be okay in the TC95, but I'm also happy to try a gut hybrid if that proves to not be the case.
 

flanker2000fr

Hall of Fame
I have tried Triax in the past and it plays pretty well for me. But my limited experience has been that it becomes less playable fairly quickly. I suspect a soft poly will be okay in the TC95, but I'm also happy to try a gut hybrid if that proves to not be the case.
I actually use it as a cross, in a hybrid with a medium stiffness round poly (4G Soft, Ice Code), to soften it further and add a bit of pop. It plays really well in this set-up, and lasts me close to 12 hours in the TC95 18x20.
 

Andykay

New User
I actually use it as a cross, in a hybrid with a medium stiffness round poly (4G Soft, Ice Code), to soften it further and add a bit of pop. It plays really well in this set-up, and lasts me close to 12 hours in the TC95 18x20.
Yeah, I tried it as a hybrid in my Prestige Pro, but I had the experience of it going strangely dead fairly fast. Could have been the poly cross, not sure.

I hit twice more with my 70RA TC100. Will likely be a while until my order comes from Angell with the 63RA TC100 and the 63RA 18x20 TC95. The 70RA TC100 with a gut/poly hybrid in it is right on the cusp of being too much for my arm. It's interesting. Maybe I could keep it permanently if I kept up my Tyler twists and such. God it plays well though. I've served up multiple 6-0 and 6-1 sets with it, which is a rarity for me because I play very aggresively and so my error count is always reasonably high. Even when I'm winning well, it's often 6-3 or thereabouts.

My first serve is lethal with it. I'm a big guy, 6'4, and I'm serving absolute bombs at the moment. Have to be 170-180km/h.

The only negative is that I am finding that I have to pull back on my groundstrokes a little. If I take a really big cut, I get a ball that sails quite often. I feel like full poly would help that a little, which is what I'll be trying in the 63RA TC100. But I also could see the 18x20 TC95 that's coming being the real solution to that. If I can maintain the same sort of depth on my shots with that stick, while feeling comfortable really taking a full swing, I'll have hit the jackpot.
 
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Return_Ace

Hall of Fame
Got my TC101 today, bought 330g 10pts HL and a 330-335 SW; can't check the latter until its strung, but it came in at 328.5/329g and 10pts HL, so perfect Angell QC as usual :).

Going to get it strung up at the same time as my GPro for a like-for-like comparison.

But I'm going to say that my previous (minor) gripes with the Octane paint (too smooth/slippery) are rectified with the box beam of the TC101 since the edges of the box provide a more tactile surface to grip the throat.
 

flanker2000fr

Hall of Fame
The only negative is that I am finding that I have to pull back on my groundstrokes a little. If I take a really big cut, I get a ball that sails quite often. I feel like full poly would help that a little, which is what I'll be trying in the 63RA TC100. But I also could see the 18x20 TC95 that's coming being the real solution to that. If I can maintain the same sort of depth on my shots with that stick, while feeling comfortable really taking a full swing, I'll have hit the jackpot.
The ball trajectory on the TC95 18x20 vs. the TC100 16x19 is markedly flatter. Which, all things being equal, will translate into a more penetrating shot, but with the risk of being shorter. The trick is really to stay very low on your legs to gain some length, especially seeing that you're a big guy. I am "only" 6' (184cm), but it did require me that adjustment to avoid seeing my ball land around the service line.
 

Andykay

New User
The ball trajectory on the TC95 18x20 vs. the TC100 16x19 is markedly flatter. Which, all things being equal, will translate into a more penetrating shot, but with the risk of being shorter. The trick is really to stay very low on your legs to gain some length, especially seeing that you're a big guy. I am "only" 6' (184cm), but it did require me that adjustment to avoid seeing my ball land around the service line.
Yeah i'm expecting a flatter trajectory. I just think that with the really open string pattern of the 16x19 Angells, you're more likely to get a flyer, so I'm hoping the tighter pattern will be slightly more predictable. I do wish there was an 18x20 TC100, but alas it's not to be.

Good tip re: using the legs though. Getting low can be challenging given my height, but fortunately in Australia we play on a lot of synthetic grass, so the average ball I have to deal with is typically skidding very low anyway. I've had a lot of practice digging out slices that only bounce a few inches off the ground.
 

flanker2000fr

Hall of Fame
Yeah i'm expecting a flatter trajectory. I just think that with the really open string pattern of the 16x19 Angells, you're more likely to get a flyer, so I'm hoping the tighter pattern will be slightly more predictable. I do wish there was an 18x20 TC100, but alas it's not to be.

Good tip re: using the legs though. Getting low can be challenging given my height, but fortunately in Australia we play on a lot of synthetic grass, so the average ball I have to deal with is typically skidding very low anyway. I've had a lot of practice digging out slices that only bounce a few inches off the ground.
I too would be interested in a TC100 18x20. But what I'd really like is the TC95 in a 16x20 pattern. This would be the best of both worlds.

I think the TC95 18x20 suits synthetic grass / astroturf really well. I play alternatively on astro and hard courts here in HK, and that frame really shines on astro. It's a bit pointless trying to impart too much topspin on that surface as the bounce stays low, but really rewards a flatter shot, and slice too, which the 18x20 really excels at.

Anecdotally, for the first time of my life I played on actual grass during the summer, as a mate of mine is a member of the HK Cricket Club, and they turn a part of the oval in Happy Valley into a couple of tennis courts. Now, we're not talking Queen's / Wimbledon grass quality there, and you basically get two types of bounces: no bounce, or a bad bounce. One has to be incredibly alert, keep the hand loose and a low body position at all time. And come to the net as soon as possible. But what fun it was to play! The TC95 18x20 handled it extremely well for the same reasons I mentioned for astro (directional control, flat / sliced shots). For the fun of it, during one of our sessions, my mate and I played vintage racquets: he had a Puma Boris Becker Winner, and I had a Kneissl White Star Masters 10, so pretty much the same gear Curren and Becker used in the 1985 Wimbledon final. To say that it is challenging to play on grass with a 75 sq.in. frame is a bit of an understatement.
 

Ganyboy

New User
I own TC97 both patterns. Switching to MSV co focus 1.18 from RS Lyon 125. Any recommendation on string tension that worked best for you all?
 

Andykay

New User
I actually won't have to wait as long as I thought for my Angells! Just got the UPS notification. Delivery expected on Monday. Super fast turnaround from the UK to Australia. From order to delivery in six business days.
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
I own TC97 both patterns. Switching to MSV co focus 1.18 from RS Lyon 125. Any recommendation on string tension that worked best for you all?
I would go with that string in the 18x20, but with the 16x19... I might try the thicker gauge (but that's just me).

In my TC97 18x20, I went with MSV Co-Focus 1.18mm (yellow - which I found to be more lively than the black and therefore worked better with this racquet) at 46M/43C.

In the TC97 16x19, I would go with a slightly higher tension... maybe 48M/45C (or 50M/47C).

Hope that helps.
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
I actually won't have to wait as long as I thought for my Angells! Just got the UPS notification. Delivery expected on Monday. Super fast turnaround from the UK to Australia. From order to delivery in six business days.
You might find that once it arrives in Oz, it will take another few days (if not six) to arrive to you. I hope I'm wrong, but that's what happened to me (however, this was a few years ago).

Looking forward to your thoughts.
 

Ganyboy

New User
I would go with that string in the 18x20, but with the 16x19... I might try the thicker gauge (but that's just me).

In my TC97 18x20, I went with MSV Co-Focus 1.18mm (yellow - which I found to be more lively than the black and therefore worked better with this racquet) at 46M/43C.

In the TC97 16x19, I would go with a slightly higher tension... maybe 48M/45C (or 50M/47C).

Hope that helps.
Thanks a lot. I was thinking of 45m/43c on my 18/20. I have ordered white and hope it’s as lively as yellow.
 

emhtennis

Semi-Pro
I own TC97 both patterns. Switching to MSV co focus 1.18 from RS Lyon 125. Any recommendation on string tension that worked best for you all?
I liked that string a lot. I'm now playing Tier 1 Black Knight. It's a little stiffer, and a little more predictable. But the MSV was more comfortable. Spin generation was about the same. But that wasn't your question.

I play the 18x20 TC97 and settled on 49lbs for both mains/crosses. I've gone as low as 46lbs, but 49 settles in better for me (probably down to 46/45 after a few hours).

I play a pretty big game though, depending on how fast your racket head speed is, you may want to try starting at 46 or 45lbs in the 18x20 and go from there.
 

Ganyboy

New User
hit again today... yeah gotta order another TC 95 for my birthday (coming up)
Are you using 16x19 or 18x20 pattern? I recently got a TC 95 v3 320 (316 actual) 10 pt HL 16x19. Put RS Lyon 125 but couldn’t get dialed in except for forehand and serves. TC97 is still my stick for dominating stick volleys in doubles.
 

Ganyboy

New User
I liked that string a lot. I'm now playing Tier 1 Black Knight. It's a little stiffer, and a little more predictable. But the MSV was more comfortable. Spin generation was about the same. But that wasn't your question.

I play the 18x20 TC97 and settled on 49lbs for both mains/crosses. I've gone as low as 46lbs, but 49 settles in better for me (probably down to 46/45 after a few hours).

I play a pretty big game though, depending on how fast your racket head speed is, you may want to try starting at 46 or 45lbs in the 18x20 and go from there.
Thank you. Will put tier 1 BK in my wishlist.
 

StanAO14

Rookie
Additional drill patterns? Actually it’s ok if not cause I have way too many racquets ( but I need to try a custom tight 16/19, 16/20, 18/19 or 100 18/20 - as per other posters!)

edit: Angell racquets are fantastic regardless
 
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Andykay

New User
You might find that once it arrives in Oz, it will take another few days (if not six) to arrive to you. I hope I'm wrong, but that's what happened to me (however, this was a few years ago).

Looking forward to your thoughts.
Thankfully things have apparently improved. They showed up today, right on time! Basically six business days to process, assemble and ship them from the UK to Australia. Crazy.

Octane looks good in person. Only thing I'm not sure about is the "Angell" imprint at the bottom of the hoop.

Octane TC100 63RA 320g 305mm 16x19
Copper TC95 63RA 320g 305mm 18x20

It's going to rain here for the next few days, but that gives me time to get them strung. BK 1.23 in both I think, since I've got a few packs of that left and I've never tested the thinner gauge. I had 1.28 in my 70RA TC100, but it was a bit much for my arm. I think it should be fine in the softer stick though.

 
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Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
Thankfully things have apparently improved. They showed up today, right on time! Basically six business days to process, assemble and ship them from the UK to Australia. Crazy.

Octane looks good in person. Only thing I'm not sure about is the "Angell" imprint at the bottom of the hoop.

Octane TC100 63RA 320g 305mm 16x19
Copper TC95 63RA 320g 305mm 18x20

It's going to rain here for the next few days, but that gives me time to get them strung. BK 1.23 in both I think, since I've got a few packs of that left and I've never tested the thinner gauge. I had 1.28 in my 70RA TC100, but it was a bit much for my arm. I think it should be fine in the softer stick though.

They look great.

Keep us posted. Hope they exceed your expectations. They exceeded mine.
 

Happi

Professional
Thankfully things have apparently improved. They showed up today, right on time! Basically six business days to process, assemble and ship them from the UK to Australia. Crazy.

Octane looks good in person. Only thing I'm not sure about is the "Angell" imprint at the bottom of the hoop.

Octane TC100 63RA 320g 305mm 16x19
Copper TC95 63RA 320g 305mm 18x20

It's going to rain here for the next few days, but that gives me time to get them strung. BK 1.23 in both I think, since I've got a few packs of that left and I've never tested the thinner gauge. I had 1.28 in my 70RA TC100, but it was a bit much for my arm. I think it should be fine in the softer stick though.

String the 18x20 1-2 kg lower than the 16x19 with the same string.
 

Blahovic

Semi-Pro
Does anyone know if Angell grip sizes run small? I have an L3 ASL2 and the grip is pretty small imo. Does this apply to the custom racquets as well?
 

mb3182

Rookie
Does anyone know if Angell grip sizes run small? I have an L3 ASL2 and the grip is pretty small imo. Does this apply to the custom racquets as well?
A tad smaller than Head and Wilson. Can't say for other brands but yah I noticed they run a bit small.
 

mb3182

Rookie
And you noticed this for the custom racquets? I only ask because I'm thinking I should request an L4 when I do buy one.
I have 1x K7 Lime, 3x TC95 and 2x TC97. All 5 TCs are B shape. Yes all of them feel a bit smaller than the racquets I played with over the last year (H22, Prestige Pro and Phantom 93P).
 

ed70

Professional
And you noticed this for the custom racquets? I only ask because I'm thinking I should request an L4 when I do buy one.
Tricky one this. I buy grip A in L3 with PU grip, seems about right to me if anything ever so slightly smaller than head, however the PU grips are definitely thinner than the head hydrasorbs that I tend to replace them with when they worn out. (I don’t use overgrips)
 
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