Wilson Pro Staff 100LS Spin Racquet Customer feedback
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Comments: I am glad I made the decision to switch to this racquet. Very good spin and control at net, serve and
baseline. Especially good when coupled with Wilson's Revolve string.
Comments: I bought this racquet during a sale just to give this a try. At first, I found it hard to play with. I soon
realized that this is a little stiffer racquet, unlike other racquets I have used. So, I tried swinging faster each time I hit the ball and
found that this racquet works best when swung fast. The ball became flat and fast. Excellent control though. The serve is
fantastic if use correctly on the sweet spot. However, I still have not figure out how to adjust to the volley yet.
Comments: I'm a 45 year old player who has been plying tennis for 30 years. Lately I've had pain in my ellebow
after I play, so I was checking for new racquets and came to these after reading the reviews. The first hit, the racquet didn't feel
powerful or stiff, I was used to playing with a Babolat Pure Drive GT 107. Then I put 4G in the mains (17G 23.5 kg) and ALU Power
in the crosses (17G 22.5 kg ) and it was not better. A lot of spin but no power. The third time, I added 3 grams at 3 and 9 o'clock
and then tested the racquet again -- this time it was sublime. More control, more power (not as much as the Babolat but still
plenty) -- very stable, greater sweetspot, nice kick serve etc. In short, a pure delight.
Comments: I just beat my long time nemesis using this raquet. At first, I did not like it and it broke strings within 8
or 9 sets. I learned to slow down my strokes and let the raquet do the work. Now, I'm getting great spin on balls. I also use a 95S.
The 95 lets me rip away at balls, but it doesn't develop the heavy shot that the 100 does. My nemesis told me he couldn't handle
the spin. Sweet! I keep telling him I hate the raquet so he won't buy one.
Comments: Love this racquet for topspin action, power and control. Contact with the ball is firm from just about
any angle. From day one this racquet has improved my game and continued to deliver. If and when it goes on sale I'm planning
to buy a second one to string with Dunlop's Black Widow.
Comments: Crisp and solid feel. Very fast through the hitting zone. Not mushy like some of the Babolots! Strung it
with Babolot Pro Hurricane Tour 17 at 56 lbs.
Comments: This is an amazing stick that is exactly as described under the description. The spin is sheer madness
and control is exceptional. The kick serve will kick higher, further, and be pretty loaded. For people who hit flat, maybe it won't
work as well --but for players who love to hit with all sorts of spin, it's sublime. I literally saw my balls curve beyond the reach of
my opponents and continue to skid further away after the bounce. One obvious thing you need to deal with with this stick is that
the mains cut real fast. Heavy spinners can expect it to cut through in two to three sets unless you use thicker strings.
Comments: I demoed five racquets and I think I just found my next racquet. To sum it up, if you want a lot of spin -
- then this is it. I've alway been challenged with the kick serve and this racquet definitely helped. The ball feel and control are also
good. Since there is no perfect racquet, this one will let you know of any stroke imperfections. I also found the ball had a
tendency to fly off -- maybe because of the string pattern, so I tried a higher tension. I suggest you demo this racquet before
Comments: I have the PS 100LS with RipSpin at mid-tension. I tried a variety of racquets before settling in on this.
I'm a 3-3.5 player playing both singles and doubles in league. My reaction is that this racquet is excellent for my level and style
of play. It hits solid and is very forgiving. There is very little vibration, but one feels the ball contact and leave the strings.
Control is great with the Rip Spin strings. I get some extra lift on forehands which I adjusted to, but slice backhands are
beautifully flat with lots of backspin. So, for an intermediate player, I think the 100LS is a great stick -- nice control. lots of top
spin for taking big cuts at the ball, safely, and it has a great comfortable feel. No complaints by me, I would recommend anyone
looking at a PS for the first time to give it a try.
Comments: I bought this racquet because I'm 54 and was playing with the 90 Pro Staff. I feel I need a bigger
racquet, so I bought this one. Pros: Backhand, serve and return of serve. Cons: I had a hard time controlling my forehand. Also, I
got less spin than the 90. I really felt duped by Wilson on this one. I need a racquet with good stability and more power.
Comments: Who in the right mind would buy this racquet?! It is awful. No control whatsoever and it hurts my arm
because I can swing way too freely. String pattern gives me spin, but even with RPM Blast, I still can't find control. Do not buy this
Comments: Was playing with a 10 year old Head Liquidmetal Instinct and a 20 year old original Volkl V1 and
decided I was overdue for a new racquet. I'm in my early sixties and play 3.5 doubles on clay so I wanted to try spin racquets to
keep serves and ground strokes in the court but also wanted controllable volleys. Demoed the Volkl V1 Pro, Prince Tour 100 T
ESP, Head Graphene Radical Pro and S, and Graphene Instinct S, Babolat AeroPro Lite and Wilson ProStaff 100 L. With most of
these I could hit anything off the ground and bring it down in the court, the lighter the better. But I also found most either to
powerful or too unstable for volleying. The Wilson ProStaff 100 LS gave me just the balance I was looking for: less power than
some of the others but I would rather have to swing faster to get depth than have to cut back to keep the ball in the court. The
way it volleys really sold me, solid and precise on all but really hard hit balls, and at my level that is only about 10% of what I have
to deal with. I'm hitting decent hard spin serves right now, still need to try to hit flat. Finally, coming from the Volkl "comfort"
racquet, the Wilson has been okay on my arm. I followed Wilson's recommendation and strung with Luxilon 4G. Process took a
while but I am very happy with the Wilson PS 100 LS.
Comments: I got rid of my Blade 93 because I felt that I needed more spin to my game. I looked for racquets that
are known for spin and I decided to chose this one. Big Mistake! First of all, the head size and the open string pattern make it
extremely difficult to control my shots. My serve definitely had more spin and power to it, but I felt that I could swing too freely
due to its light weight. Definitely not the racquet for me. Even though this is switching to more modern styles of play, I would
definitely recommend the older Six One Prostaff 95. I now am using the Blade 98 S with RPM Blast 17 in the mains and Xcel 17 in
Comments: It's a real Pro Staff! That, in a nutshell, is the bottom line despite misgivings among the purists about
large headsize. It looks a bit clunky as compared to the 90/95 but most certainly has the classic PS feel. The feel on impact is the
most plush (for want of a better word) I've ever felt on a racquet and I've had more than a few. Swinging through the air -- a lot
mobile than expected (again compared to the 90/95) due to the light weight but there was slight torsional instablity that was
with 4 grams of lead tape each at 3 and 9 o'clock. Interesting to see ruled markings at those positions on the frame, almost as if
Wilson expected people to lead tape there. No issues with groundies and serves, I grew up on the PS range until age/slowness
necessitated a switch to various Babolat Pure Drives. From the first hit, I was at home and I wondered why I left. A comment on the
spin technology: I hit very flat so I can really feel the difference of the string pattern. I complemented this with a spin-friendly
(Toalson Rencon Devil Spin 17g) and when dialed in, it feels out of this world, literally. That said, it takes a bit of getting used to
terms of slight trampoline effect (controllable) and slices still need a bit of work. I'm a big fan of this technology so happy to learn
adjust. All in, a most excellent addition to the PS line for ageing warriors. I'll be looking to get a second frame soon.
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