I was probably not alone wondering how the Angell K7 Red would play in a tighter string pattern. I even wrote an e-mail to Paul Angell suggesting the Angell K7 “Blue” in 18×20 pattern. But you can’t get everything you ask for! Here is the Angell K7 Lime.
The Angell K7 Red was one of my favorite racquets this year and I was very close to switch to it. However, I felt the string pattern was a bit too open and generally prefer 18×20. Otherwise the racquet performed beautifully with a nice and distinct flex and good power despite that. I don’t know it for a fact, but I believe the Angell K7 Red is the all-time bestseller for Angell Sports and I am not surprised that they want to build on that success by creating another version of the racquet, the Angell K7 Lime.
Headsize – 98?
String Pattern – 18×20
Weight -315g / 11.11oz
Balance – 310mm / 10 pts HL
Stiffness – 64RA
Length – 27” / 685.8mm
Grip type – High Tack PU Black
Full protection grommets
NEW Ergonomic endcap incorporating trap door.
As you can see the specs are very similar to the K7 Red except for the 10 grams extra weight (it is however also more head light) and the tighter string pattern. There is also a new butt cap that incorporates a so called trap door in case you want to add silicone or blu tack in the handle for more weight/comfort. I think this is a great idea, since a lot of advanced players want to customize their racquets this way.
The stiffness rating is a buttery 64 unstrung (61-ish strung) and the construction is still a mix of Aramid and carbon fibre. The construction is likely what makes the Angell K7 racquets so comfortable and is partly what drew me to the line from the start.
I am really curious to test the K7 Lime shortly and hope that it will impress me in a similar way like the K7 Red did earlier in the year.
What do you think about the Angell K7 Lime? Could it be an interesting racquet for you?