Wilson Steam 105 S Racquet Customer feedback
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Comments: I am a 4.5 player and I really like the feel of this racquet. For me, the strings don't last more than two
matches before breaking them. I am using Solinco Tour Bite 16 gauge. I generate my own pace so wanted a dead string. I am
going to try the new Luxilon 4G S 15g but did not like the thinner version of this string as it provided too much pop with this
racquet and it costs a fortune. This racquet has an open string pattern different from many other racquets, so be warned if you
are a string breaker, this one will cause your strings to break.
Comments: I have been using this racquet since they were first available and am very pleased with the extra spin it
generates. It has excellent power when returning serves and driving the ball to the baseline. I have been using Genesis Twisted
Razor in the mains and a synthetic gut in the crosses at the mid-tension range for the racquet. My biggest concern is that the
mains move all over the place during play and I'm constantly re-aligning them between points. I've been advised to try natural gut
in the crosses to help hold the mains a little better and will leave additional feedback afterwards. If anyone out there has a
recommendation for hybrid combos that generate spin and don't move, let me know. Otherwise a really sweet racquet.
Comments: Great racquet but hit with it twice and it now has a 12 inch hairline crack that has appeared on one side
of the frame. It starts about half way up the face and ends at the base of the throat. Is anybody else having this problem?
Comments: Please don't buy this racquet. I want to be the only one that uses it. On the serious side, this racquet
has more power than my 110 Prince Hybrid. It is also a very stiff racquet sporting a harsh feel with a full poly string bed. I tried a
hybrid with poly mains and multi crosses and it is much more easy on the arm. The other thing is that it chews up strings like
crazy because of the open string pattern. I love this stick! I am going to try to get used to it, because it is weird/different. It is not
easy to control but the spin is huge. If you are young and strong, work with the 99s instead.
Comments: This is an excellent racquet for spin, great touch and serves. Control is definitely not the same as 100
head size racquets but better than usual 105 head size racquets. However, if you are aiming for the lines or corners, it might take
a while to dial in. My only issue and this was a really big one was, after 3 sets my elbow began to burn, which was a deal breaker
for sure. But if you are used to stiff racquets and are a physically strong player, this is definitely a good racquet. But one important
thing to remember is, please don't buy without demo'ing cecause this racquet is different from usual racquets in a lot of ways. The
stiffness, the 16x15 string pattern and the head size. Good luck.
Comments: This raquet is unique and truely a game changer. I'm usually not a fan of longer frames but this one has
quickly changed my mind. I can hit out with this and not fear losing control. It has a huge sweetspot and nailing corners to either
side was simply effortless. I found I was able to impart killer spin both top and slice. Absolutely worth a demo!
Comments: Two words to sum it up...Game Changer!
Comments: I just started hitting with it, but so far so good. I used to play with the BLX 104 and this frame feels
somewhat similar but just a touch heavier with a bit more mass and plowthrough. I'm still getting used to the extra spin and I
say it probably adds about 10%-20% more spin than what I was used to. I had been experimenting with stringing poly in the 30s
40s and I find this racquet (strung at 60) has a similar feel. Flat shots do fly, and I haven't been able to locate my flat serve yet,
spin serves are working fine and I like the touch at net (which is where I struggled when stringing in the 30s). It's also very
comfortable on the arm (so far) as I could return hard shots without much vibration at all. After a week, I like it a lot, but I think
challenges are whether I can figure out how to control flat hits, either on serves, or to put away short balls.
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