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Comments: Great stick but I am spending more time stringing the racquet than playing because the strings are
popping so often. I've tried the Lux 4G, Lux Savage Green, and Wilson NXT so far and am lucky if I get a few hours.
Comments: I wrote an earlier review on this racquet. Still love it but was breaking strings in less than 3 hours like
most other people. I tried the Wilson Ripspin 15 gauge and not only did I like how it felt better than Lux 4g, it also has been
lasting forever. I have actually had to cut it out a few times if that tells you how long its lasting! I am so happy about finally finding
a string that works in these spin rackets and is durable.
Comments: I upgraded to this racquet from the Juice 100 BLX. That was a great racquet, but this one is even better.
I especially notice a difference on my serve. I can put more spin on the ball without giving up power. This was quite evident on my
second serve. I can go for more and not worry about hitting it out because of the spin. On my first serve, I can hit aces without
going all out because I can paint the lines with great angles. My groundstrokes were a little wild at first, but I upped the tension by
4 lbs from what I was using on my previous Juice, and the control came back. I still get the spin and pop, though not us much as
with the lower tension, but that's ok. My opponents notice the added spin. Volleys are very crisp and controlled. I was worried the
open pattern would cause a trampoline effect, but it didn't. I probably lost a bit of touch, though I'm still able to hit drop shots. My
only gripe with this racket is that I go through strings really quickly. I'm a 4.0 player and play mostly doubles, but I break strings
every 5-6 times of playing. Using the same strings in my old Juice, I can get 2-3 months worth of play. Now it's 2-3 weeks. Could
get expensive, especially with summer coming when I play a lot more frequently.
Comments: So far an excellent stick. I have been trying to adapt to the Steam 99S for the last 5 months, that
racquet improved all my strokes except the forehand -- I could never hit a flat one. I have bought a Juice 100S and it is a totally
different story. First, it takes much less effort to play with, due to the higher power. A breeze. Topspin is even better if that is
possible. Control -- it didn't suffer as the sweetspot is much more generous than with the 99S, meaning far less shanks. Topspin
covers that department. Flat forehands, although still not as easy as in a 16x19 stick, they are very real here. Drawbacks so far,
still tuning the serve; slices are solid but not as razor sharp as with the 99S. Strings last me 3 hours of play, same as the 99S
(unfortunately no gains). I was stringing at 45 lbs in the Steam, had to move to 56 lbs on the Juice. All in all, I wouldnt have
bought the 99S if the Juice 100S had been available in 2013. I am making the switch no doubt.
Comments: I have been demoing racquets for going on 4 months now and have tried just about everything! At first
I never gave the S model racquets any thought thinking they were going to make me lose power or only be able to roll the ball
back in. Boy was I wrong! I demoed this racquet, the Steam 99S and the Six One 95S and of all of them this was my hands down
favorite. This racquet felt solid from every point on the court. My groundstrokes not only had more spin, but they had more power
and were dropping in deeper in the court. I am a solid 4.5 player who plays a consistent move the ball around game, but with this
stick I can actually hit put away shots from the baseline and be more aggressive on serve return. Also, as my brother said, my
backhand went from a weakness to a weapon! This past weekend I was playing interclub against a big hitting guy and I started off
with my Steam thinking that I would do better with my familiar racquet. The guy was pushing me all over the court and my shots
just weren't strong enough to get out of defense. Once I went down 4-2 I said what the heck lets try the Juice. I ended up hitting 6
aces out side and fought back to win the first set 7-5. We ran out of time in the second set after 2 games and I also won the tie
break 5-0 (our interclub plays a strange tie break). I truly believe that I would have lost that match had I not made the switch, it
really is a game changer as the guy stated below. I was almost hesitant to post this review because I'm hoping other people in my
area don't catch on and make the switch too, that will make my life much difficult facing these kind of groundstrokes! The racquet
had Lux 4g in it and I played 2 matches plus hit 2 times with no breakage so string breaking does not seem to be as big a
problem with this racquet like it is with the Steam 99S. The Juice was a much more solid feeling racquet than the Steam and what
is surprising is that my current racquet had been a Steam 100 so you would have thought I would have naturally gravitated to the
Steam versus the juice. If you are searching for a racquet you absolutely have to give this one a try.
Comments: This is a game changing stick. Gives you 20% more power and spin to my shots without telling me
anything. When I try to hit my best shot, the ball went out. Once I realized that my shots had 20% more power and spin, I started
hit shots that I could only dream of with my old stick. Only draw back was losing the feeling. I didn't need vibration dumper on
racquet. If you just want to improve little bits of your shots by switching your racquet, skip this. If you want to completely level up
all of your shots, try this. However, with great power and spin comes with great sacrifice. The 4G string died after 3hrs; 4G and
TNT2 died after one hour and half; and 4G with Sensation died after 30minutes.
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