Wilson Steam 99 Tennis Racquet DEMO RENTAL
Cost: Demo cost is $9.00 per racquet. Shipping includes delivery to your door and return shipping back to Midwest Sports. Demo up to 3 racquets at a time. Our program ships anywhere in the continental U.S.
Delivered to your door!: UPS delivery takes 2-3 days to most areas. You will receive an e-mail the minute they are shipped with a tracking number. Use them for 7 days from the day you receive them. Example: Receive them on Monday, keep them until the next Monday. To return to Midwest Sports you may drop off at any UPS store or follow instructions on return label for alternate drop-off options. Simply place the label included with the demos on the box. Midwest Sports will be notified by UPS when the racquets are picked up. Please Note: Due to possible demo maintenance (re-stringing, re-gripping) prior to being shipped out, demo orders are not guaranteed to ship in the same time frame as new product orders. Occasional delays are possible, but are typically no longer than 1-2 days.
Forget to Return: In order for everyone to take advantage of the demo program we ask you return the demos after 7 days. Late fees on racquets not returned within the 7 day period are
- A VALID CREDIT CARD IS REQUIRED FOR ALL DEMO RENTALS.
- DEMO RACQUETS MAY ONLY BE SHIPPED TO THE CREDIT CARD BILLING ADDRESS.
- DEMO RACQUETS MAY NOT BE PAID FOR VIA PAYPAL.
- Headsize: 99 sq. in.
- Length: 27.00 in.
- Weight (strung): 11.30 oz.
- Stiffness (Babolat RDC): 68
- Balance: 13.20 in. Head Light
- Cross Section: 24/22mm Tapered Beam
- Swingweight: 331 kg*sq. cm
- String Pattern: 16x18
- Grip: Wilson Sublime
- Overall Rating: 4.0 / 5.0
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Coming from a BLX Pro Tour (and Pro Staff 6.1si before that) I expected this racquet to be just as arm friendly as the BLX. I was disappointed to encounter tennis elbow for the first time in my life (been playing for 35 years). The Steam 99 LS was much more arm friendly and in truth I found it to be more fun. Yes the Steam 99 LS is a lot lighter and has less plow thru than the 99 but the 99 LS was an amazing surprise and really fun. If you think the ultra light racquets are not in your wheelhouse I would challenge you to try the 99 LS.
I have been demoing several racquets, such as the AeroPro, Juice, and ProStaff. I felt the Wilson Steam 99 was the best so far. I have been looking to replace my current racquet, Wilson Pro Open BLX, due to wear and tear. The Wilson Steam offered a lot more plough through and I found that the 16x18 pattern added more spin without the loss of control. The additional weight of the Steam 99 compared to my current racquet also added more pop on my first serve. It also seemed that my volleys were more controlled. This will definitely be my next racquet.