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WILSON Steam 99 S

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Launched: 2013

Subcategory: Advanced Racquets

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89.4%

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4.00

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General Information

Tennizoom ID:
181250
Product:
WILSON Steam 99 S
Product Group:
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Launched:
2013

Technologies

BLX: BL is basalt, a natural volcanic rock. It’s woven into fine gold fibers with incredible vibration resistance, which are incorporated longitudinally with [K]arophite Black, to create one of the most advanced composites in the industry. Basalt fibers are environmentally friendly, and superior to other fibers in thermal stability, sound insulation, vibration assistance, and durability. Gives the ultimate in frequency reduction, while retaining the responsiveness, stability, and rigidity of carbon fiber.

AMPLIFEEL 360: Amplifeel handle technology provides an even cleaner and more enhanced feel in the racquet. Amplifeel also allows for a more customized handle system, providing additional handle comfort and thus further maximizing the feel in each racquet and player segment.

Spin Effect Technology: Using an open 16x15 string pattern, this technology allows the main strings to deflect more, to provide maximum snapback. The result is a massive spin, punctuated by balls that dive very sharply. This is the first racquet system that actually increases ball RPM, without players needing to radically change their swing speed.

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Specifications

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Head size
99 sq. in.
639 sq. cm
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Length
27 in.
68,58 cm
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Strung weight
11.40 oz.
323 g
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Balance
13.25 in.
33,65 cm
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Balance points
3 pts HL
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Stifness
69
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Grip type
Sublime Grip
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Composition
Basalt

Extended Specifications

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Swingweight
333
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Swing speed
Medium-Fast
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Power formula
2225
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Power level
Low-Medium
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Beam width
22.5 mm / 24 mm / 23.5 mm
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String pattern
16 / 15
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Stringing type
One Piece
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Stringing tension (pounds)
54 - 64 lbs
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Stringing tension (kg)
24,5 - 28,5 kg

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Average Rating

4.00

Feature Averages

Serves

(3.91)

Volleys

(3.55)

Slice

(3.45)

Topspin

(4.36)

Returns

(4.00)

Groundstrokes

(3.73)

Rafaela Silva


Player Level: 3 |


As strange as it might sound, I liked the string pattern

As strange as it might sound, I liked the string pattern but disliked the frame. It's not the most natural feeling racquet to swing, and I think it's due to the way the weight is distributed in the frame. I'd like to see the 16x15 string pattern introduced into other Wilson frames

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Kofi Obasnajo


Player Level: 4.5 |


I absolutely loved the spin. It was addictive. The

I absolutely loved the spin. It was addictive. The stringbed completely overshadowed the frame, and I loved this racquet even though the weight and balance are not perfect for me. This feels like a giant leap forward and is the perfect match for today's monofilament poly strings. I was also impressed with the comfort and the easy power on flat shots, defensive shots and half volleys.

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Elvira Benso


Player Level: 5 |


This racquet is tough to compare with anything else,

This racquet is tough to compare with anything else, because it really is in a realm of its own in terms of spin potential. This racquet really is a game changer, and I think a lot of people will fall in love with how heavy they can hit the ball with it. You can maybe put it in the same group as the AeroPro Drive, but it's a little more stable and has way more spin potential. This one is unlike anything I've ever hit, and I highly suggest you give it a try!

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Mario Trafficante


Player Level: 4 |


I picked up this racquet a couple days ago to demo

I picked up this racquet a couple days ago to demo and playtest. I have noticed a huge difference in the amount of spin on both topspin and slice shots. I naturally hit a slice serve, and this racquet just emphasizes the serve and pulls it off the court. If your current playstyle is built on topspin and slice, definitely give this one a shot. I let my buddy who is an old school flat shot guy hit with it, and he just couldn't find a comfort zone with it. I am a 4.0 player and this racquet has made my play more consistent.

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Santino Magaddino


Player Level: 3.5 |


I demoed it and purchased one and just played two

I demoed it and purchased one and just played two hours doubles with it. Apart from a few shots, I played bad with it. I did a lot better with the demo. The demo was strung with Sensation, mine was strung with Enduro Pro. Mine has 0.8 overgrip, head protective tape, and a dampener - so a bit more weight than the demo. Almost every shot I played I could of done better and with more spin using my Prince Graphite 100 16x18 strung with Technifibre Polyspin. I will stick with the 99S though. Its light and the comfort is good.

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Matthias Bertrand


Player Level: 5.5 |badges2 |


The 99 S is great. But with only 30 minutes of play,

The 99 S is great. But with only 30 minutes of play, my string broke and it was strung with Luxillon 4G at 55 lbs. I can't afford to buy strings, so I am going to put in my closet and play with my old racquet.

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Laerke Winther


Player Level: 3.5 |


The 16/15 string pattern was something I really wanted

The 16/15 string pattern was something I really wanted to try out. This "revolutionary" new pattern. It took me awhile to get used to it. Still only my second day, but I noticed that the ball launches higher compared to my other racquet. I can also hit slices more easily. As for serves, it helps me hit sharper angles with topspin.

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Jose Barbosa Costa


Player Level: 4.5 |


I love everything about the Steam 99 S, but if you

I love everything about the Steam 99 S, but if you hit with lots of spin, be ready to have your racquet restrung every week. I strung with the Pro Line II 16G string, it snapped in 3 days, after about 7 hours of play. (The string lasted for about 3-4 weeks when I hit with it in my Extreme Pro.) What really surprises me with the 99 S is how solid it plays at the net!

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Clara Cunha Rocha


Player Level: 4 |badges1 |


I have been collecting tennis racquets as long as I

I have been collecting tennis racquets as long as I remember. From aluminum to wood to graphite, carbon fiber -- you name it, I have it. I decided to buy this Wilson 99 S for my collection. Sorry to say, it was the biggest disappointment as far as playability goes. It doesn't feel like a tennis racquet, it doesn't play like a tennis racquet. In summary, it's not a racquet you can use to play tennis. Has zero control and is extremely unpredictable as far as the direction of the ball. I play 4.5 and above USTA and no way I will ever play with the Wilson 99 S. My frame of choice is the Wilson Pro Staff 6.0 85, the original Pete Sampras stick. From my experience, I can attest that the older racquets going back 15 to 20 years play better than the ones introduced recently. Remember a racquet is as good as you are a tennis player.

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Atso Helenius


Player Level: 3 |badges7 |


I just had my first hit and the stick and it really

I just had my first hit and the stick and it really does seem like a game changer. I was able to place the ball wherever I wanted with ease. The only downsides I can think of is that the racquet does feel a bit flimsy and I'm not sure the balls I hit were that heavy. But so far so good, day 1 with the stick has been great. I still have to try it out in a real match. But it's definitely worth a try as the racquet does everything it's advertised to do.

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