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WILSON Steam 105 S

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Launched: 2013

Subcategory: Intermediate Racquets

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POPULARITY

53.4%

RATE

4.43

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General Information

Tennizoom ID:
181229
Product:
WILSON Steam 105 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.

Specifications

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Head size
105 sq. in.
677 sq. cm
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Length
27 1/2 in.
69,85 cm
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Strung weight
11.00 oz.
312 g
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Balance
13.00 in.
33,00 cm
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Balance points
6 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
332
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Swing speed
Medium-Fast
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Power formula
2354
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Power level
Low-Medium
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Beam width
24.5 mm / 25.5 mm / 25 mm
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String pattern
16 / 15
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Stringing type
One Piece

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Average Rating

4.43

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Serves

(4.14)

Volleys

(4.86)

Slice

(4.29)

Topspin

(4.57)

Returns

(4.43)

Groundstrokes

(4.71)

Rodrigo Cunha


Player Level: 4 |badges1 |


This raquet is unique and truely a game changer. I'm

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.

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Pascual Enamorado


Player Level: 5 |


This racquet is really light for 4.0+ players. You

This racquet is really light for 4.0+ players. You can hit with lots of spin but the ball may sit up and you will get killed. The 99 S is better. I tried the 105 S with 4G and it's very stiff. You need to make sure to lower the tension a bit.

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Nataliya Dminitrova


Player Level: 3 |


Great racquet but hit with it twice and it now has

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?

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Lena Javlova


Player Level: 2.5 |


Please don't buy this racquet. I want to be the only

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.

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Leland Cobian


Player Level: 4.5 |


This racquet is clearly not for everyone, but it's

This racquet is clearly not for everyone, but it's good for me. I hit hard and flat on both sides and seldom venture to the net. It has added a lot of speed and spin to my shots, serves are friendly as well due to the head light balance. In a way it feels a bit different from the tighter string patterns but overall I like this racquet a lot. However, if I were a touch player with regular forays to the net, I guess I would find the open string pattern a problem. As of now, it's a keeper!

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Clara Alves


Player Level: 2.5 |


I just started hitting with it, but so far so good.

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 would 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 and 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, but 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 the 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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Jessica Perino


Player Level: 3 |


I have been using this racquet since they were first

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.

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