Wilson Steam 96

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Selecting the right racquet and string for your game can be a difficult task. When you consider the tremendous amount of racquets available, and pair them with the even larger selection of strings on the market, you are looking at a mountain of combinations! Here at Tennis Warehouse, we want to make the selection process a bit easier for you. That's why we have a talented group of Racquet Experts on staff to help each player find the right racquet and string combination for their play style. Call or email us with your questions, and a Racquet Expert will be happy to point you in the right direction!

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Stringing information for Wilson Steam 96 Racquet: Tension range 50 to 60 pounds, optimum 55.

The Wilson Steam 96 rewards groundstrokes with controllable power and a maneuverable feel. A slightly extended length and open 16x20 string pattern not only help the player produce added spin, but also allow aggressive players to load the ball with a little extra pace. From the baseline our TW playtesters discovered high precision thanks to the crisp response. The easy access to spin made it possible to find targets even on the most aggressive swings. At 11.1 ounces strung, the Steam 96 provides enough maneuverability for stronger intermediates and advanced players to explode through contact. The higher swingweight (330 RDC) and even balance provides sufficient stability on all but the most powerful exchanges. At 27.25 inches this racquet gives the player great leverage on serves. This fact was not lost on our playtesters who settled into very confident serving during our month- long review. Best suited to the 4.0+ player who wants a spin-friendly racquet that provides exceptional accuracy from all areas of the court.

Strung Specifications

Head Size:
96 sq. in. / 619.35 sq. cm.
Length: 27.25in / 69.22cm
Strung Weight: 11.1oz / 314.68g
Balance: 0 pts EB
Swingweight: 330
Stiffness: 70
Beam Width: 22.5mm / 22.5mm / 22.5mm /
Composition: Basalt
Power Level: Low
Stroke Style: Full
Swing Speed: Fast
Racquet Colors:
Red/ White/ Black
Grip Type: Wilson Sublime Grip
String Pattern:
16 Mains / 20 Crosses
Mains skip: 7T 9T 7H 9H
One Piece
No Shared Holes
String Tension: 50-60 pounds

BL=Basalt. Basalt is a natural volcanic rock. It can be used in manufacturing where it is made into fine gold fibers with incredible vibration resistance. These new fibers are woven longitudinally with [K}arophite Black to create one of the most advanced composites in the industry.

Amplifeel handle technology provides an even cleaner and enhanced feel in the racquet. Amplifeel also allows for a more customized handle system providing additional handle comfort to further support maximizing the feel in each racquet and player segment.

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