Custom V3

CUSTOM V3 TC97 – 16 x 19

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

£150.00

 

Design a TC97 V3 custom racket that meets the needs of YOUR game. Fitting perfectly between our menacing TC95 options and our serving monster TC100 , the new TC97 V3 looks likely to continue being the racket of choice for a wide audience of players. 

 

 

 

 

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Description

Fitting neatly between our menacing TC95 options and our serving monster TC100″, the new TC97 V3 is primed to continue being the racket of choice for a wide audience of players. Enhanced feel and stability come from the box section design, whilst the hoop beam thickness is slim to allow plenty of flat shots without the fear of framing.

Featuring the stunning V3 copper cosmetic, its a serious style contender, but with more substance than its competitors can offer thanks to the unique way each frame is configured to meet the needs of the player. The TC97 V3 custom racket is the perfect frame for everyone, just build it how you like it.

Standard specs include

  • 97inch headsize
  • 66 RA prebuild stiffness
  • 20mm tapered beam
  • New throat box section design.
  • Over frame grommet structure
  • High Modulus Carbon construction
  • Foam Core
  • Micro Braid

Additional information

Weight 1.1 kg
Grip Size

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

2 reviews for CUSTOM V3 TC97 – 16 x 19

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    hein.hermes (verified owner)

    I received my racket almost a month ago.
    The racket specs I ordered were spot on as the following:

    Head size: 97
    Weight (unstrung): 310g
    Lenght: 27.25
    Balance: 7 points head light
    String pattern: 16×19
    Stiffness: 66 ra
    Grip size: 4 ½
    Handle shape: B
    Leather grip.

    I strung it with my usual setup: Yonex Poly Tour Pro 1.20 at 24 kg mains and 22.5 crosses. And put a Wilson Pro overgrip and a Yonex dampener. No lead tape was required.

    First of all, I have to admit that I fell in love with this racket from the first swing. I used to be a hardcore fan of Yonex rackets (I still own some Yonex Ai, Dr and Dr plus), but this racket is just better in almost every way. It´s definitely the best racket I´ve ever owned for competitive matches. It is a great blend of control, power, solidness and feel. Even the paint job quality is top-notch.

    I found plenty of power for my serves and groundstrokes (even more than Dr plus) without sacrificing any control. On the contrary, the control was outstanding.

    It might be the foam filled of the racket, but the feeling and comfort is amazing, without any vibrations. It is just so easy on the arm (even with a full bed of poly) and the racket urges you to make touch shots and come to the net. The racket is also very maneuverable (even at 27.25 length) which helped me a lot with volleys and smashes.

    If a have to point out a minor flaw it would be that the spin has been a tad off on second serves, but it is probably my fault because I still have to get used to the balance of the racket on that shot.

    This was my first experienced with Angell and will definitely not be the last one.

    PS: I also ordered a V3 100 16X19, 63 ra, 290g for my girlfriend and she also love the feel and control of the racket.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    rjent4 (verified owner)

    Before I get started with this review, I want to verify that I played with the 10.6 ounce unstrung frame with a 4 1/8 Type B pallet.

    Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, I want to comment about how well the Custom V3 played! Strung up, the racquet has a 330 swing weight and weighs right at 320 grams. This spec was right in my wheel house.

    On groundstrokes I felt that I destroyed the ball. It had enough stability against bigger hitters that virtually nothing pushed the frame around. The racquet took little effort as I felt there was plenty of free power. The spin potential was amazing! It seems the string bed is slightly more open than the average 97/98 square inch racquet. This lends itself to exceptional spin. As long as I was accelerating upwards the racquet was giving me plenty of spin which directly correlates with control. Also, the ball was climbing up higher on my opponent which was nice!

    The return of serve was great. As long as you got the racquet out front on the return, there was enough mass to deflect oncoming serves. However, with the extra pop from the frame I felt that I could take advantage of second serves very easily enough.

    Volleys were so buttery with this frame. Though the RA is 66, Angell racquets always feel more flexible than what is advertised. That flexibility is a huge plus on the volleys as you feel totally comfortable being more aggressive, but have the confidence that every ball will hang in. One of the problems with the stiffer racquets of today is that they have too much power for volleys. The volley with this frame just feels extraordinary and gives you desired results.

    The serve was where I thoroughly enjoyed the frame. I felt the 97 square inch frame gives you pin point control as I’m able to move the serve around the box. Though I wouldn’t say its a powerful racquet on serve, I feel you can get the accuracy to have effective serve games. Sometimes with stiffer racquets that hits huge serves, I do hit some bigger serves. However, I feel that my first serve percentage dips too much. I never have to worry about first serve percentage dipping and I still get desired results on serve!

    All in all, this racquet is highly recommended for anyone who is looking for a great mixture of power and comfort!

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