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ed70

Professional
I like the new paint, subtle changes like this definitely keep the Custom lines identity.
Completely personal wish but I’d of liked a lower RA option for the TC97/ 101’s.
 

Happi

Professional
Looking at mine, the K7 Lime has a slightly more open string pattern.
I was under the impression that TC95 18x20, TC97 18x20 and Lime all share gromments. I will have a closer look to see if I can spot any difference between my TC95 18x20 and Lime in the string pattern.
 

snoflewis

Hall of Fame
does the TC97 16x19 have the same exact string spacing as the TC95 16x19? any chance someone would be willing to upload a picture of their strung TC97 16x19? thanks
 

Paul Johnson

New User
does the TC97 16x19 have the same exact string spacing as the TC95 16x19? any chance someone would be willing to upload a picture of their strung TC97 16x19? thanks
As with the 18x20 string patterns, the grommets for the 16x19 TC95, TC97 and K7 Red are the same. You can check this if you measure the distance from the top to bottom cross string and the left to right main string.
On all 3 of the frames the distance from top to bottom cross is 10 inches and the left to right mains is 7.5 inches. This gives all 3 of the frames an intersected string area of 75 sq inches.
 

Andykay

New User
Little 18x20 TC95 update. I've been injured, so not playing as much, but still had a hit or two.

Now that I'm dialed in, my one hander backhand is pretty much the best it's ever been with this stick. I can crack it cross court, but I can also guide it nicely down the line. My backhand is definitely my weaker wing, but I hit more backhand winners than forehand winners last night, so that says something.

It does lead me to the forehand, where I'm starting to struggle a little with the launch angle when I try to really rip it. I didn't feel that problem initially, but that may have just been me honeymooning. I think I'll probably adjust, but it's going to take some work. Plenty of lateral control, but I still get a bunch of balls in the bottom of the net or sailing long.
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
Little 18x20 TC95 update. I've been injured, so not playing as much, but still had a hit or two.

Now that I'm dialed in, my one hander backhand is pretty much the best it's ever been with this stick. I can crack it cross court, but I can also guide it nicely down the line. My backhand is definitely my weaker wing, but I hit more backhand winners than forehand winners last night, so that says something.

It does lead me to the forehand, where I'm starting to struggle a little with the launch angle when I try to really rip it. I didn't feel that problem initially, but that may have just been me honeymooning. I think I'll probably adjust, but it's going to take some work. Plenty of lateral control, but I still get a bunch of balls in the bottom of the net or sailing long.
From memory, you strung your racquet at 48 lbs... right?

Next time maybe try to make the crosses 3 lbs lower than the mains. That will give you some additional launch angle and pretty much solve things.

Glad you're enjoying the racquet. Hope you get better soon.
 

Return_Ace

Hall of Fame
does the TC97 16x19 have the same exact string spacing as the TC95 16x19? any chance someone would be willing to upload a picture of their strung TC97 16x19? thanks
I can later tonight when I'm back home.

But iirc, they share the same grommets.

EDIT: Nvm, they're separate entries on the website at least.
 

esm

Hall of Fame
Does anyone have a guesstimate of the swing weight of a tc97 16x19 310 g 315 mm 27,25 inches?
It’s usually about additional 10SW per 1/4”. Standard unstrung should be around high 290s to low 300s (I think it is similar to the TC95).
usually add about 30SW for the string… so for this one it’s be around 340SW
 

flanker2000fr

Hall of Fame
I really, really like this new V4 paint job. It looks a bit like an intermediate between the old copper and octane ones. Looks brilliant with a tan PU or leather grip. I also think it's very clever to now offer more weight / balance options, with static weights available in 5g increments.

I'm pretty sure I'll pick a couple of TC95 18x20 at some stage. Not sure if I'll get them at 310g / 315mm as the ones I have already, or go for the newly available 315g / 310mm option. I'd have to ask Paul what difference in SW to expect between the two.

Alas, this will have to wait a bit, as I have arthroscopic surgery to my left shoulder in 3 weeks to fix the supraspinatus and the labrum, which have been bothering me for some time, and won't get better on its own or with physio alone. That will take me out of action for 2 - 3 months, which is a shame, as I am currently playing some of the best tennis of my life at the ripe old age of 51. Thank God, I am right handed with a OHBH, so surgery to my left shoulder shouldn't mess with the mechanics of my shots, the serve especially.

Come to think of it, after going through the procedure, and if the physio is successful, I'll treat myself to this couple of V4 TC95's to reward myself. That's something to look foward to.
 

ockelito

New User
It’s usually about additional 10SW per 1/4”. Standard unstrung should be around high 290s to low 300s (I think it is similar to the TC95).
usually add about 30SW for the string… so for this one it’s be around 340SW
Thanks. Been swinging my gravity pro with sw 330 lately and tried my prince Tour NXG Graphite MP 330g 310 mm 27.25” sw 331. Now I wanted something in between and a bit lighter for better maneuverability. Might still be too heavy then I guess.
 
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ockelito

New User
i was told by Paul that the same specs but in 27" has a target sw of 295
Ok thank you. Adding 0.25” should add 10 in sw. And then strings another 25-30. I think I could handle 335 but no more. I think I’ll go for a try.

Does anyone know if the maneuverability of an extended vs non extended feels the same if the sw is the same on both.

edit: what I want to compare with is my gravity pro in the low 330s strung.
 

Tennisist

Semi-Pro
Depends where you live. I am on the US East coast, and my order from the UK was here in 5 days. By comparison, orders from California reach me in 7 days.
 

mb3182

Rookie
And those days are after order placed? For a custom racquet?
From experience, order is shipped around 7 days after it's been placed. Though each time I ordered additional items, like t-shirts or racquet bag. I guess for racquets alone it can be anywhere between 5 days and 10 days,
 

emhtennis

Semi-Pro
What’s the normal wait to get custom racquets shipped? Said 7-10 days on my order but I saw someone reveiving it after 5 days.
He always ships rackets Fedex 2-day express. But depending on your order: number of rackets, how busy the shop is as a whole, etc determines how quickly they can build your specific racket(s).

In the US, I think my waits were around 5-7 days.

edit: If you are getting non-custom frames like the K7 Red, Green, Cyan I would imagine that these would ship within 1 or 2 days unless you requested specific customization to them.
 

ockelito

New User
On another note. A bit off topic but still not since Angell has so much customization.

Say I have a racquet of 310 sw. What would be the difference of extending it 1/2 inches (adding 20points) and adding weight corresponding to 20 sw points be? Mainly asking of feel and maneuverability.
 
On another note. A bit off topic but still not since Angell has so much customization.

Say I have a racquet of 310 sw. What would be the difference of extending it 1/2 inches (adding 20points) and adding weight corresponding to 20 sw points be? Mainly asking of feel and maneuverability.
If that is 310sw unstrung then strung will be 340-343sw, and if you want to add on top of that 20sw points with the 0.5 extension you will have manoeuvrability issues if you aren't use to that type of SW (365sw roughly)
if 310sw in strung for anyframe, then that will become about 333sw, still hefty if you are not use to it. It will feel great on serves and two handed backhand, sweetspot will shift a bit higher... true test will be for lengthy time on court and your ability to handle the longer frame at the net, reaction times, etc... I think I read on these forums %40 on atp tour use XL frames ? give it a go
 

Carreau

Semi-Pro
I believe I'm using Sergetti method occasionally since 2019. Sometimes I like it, sometimes - not. I'm not in the greatest shape at the time being and I think it might be helpful, however, I need a few more tension sheets with different reference tension.

P.S., interesting thing in the video - method presumes distortion of the frame. However, some of the stringing machines clamp the frame from inside (Stringway, for example) preventing length distortion. However, width distortion can be still present. Quite a lot variables that are not considered.
 
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