The Wilson Steam 99S is an all new specification for 2013, offering a versatile, very spin friendly 16x15 open string pattern that appeals to a wide array of players. Spin Effect Technology permits additional string movement, increasing the RPM of every shot! 24/22mm tapered beam design, spin oriented 16x15 string pattern, 11.3 oz. strung weight, and 99 square inch head for forgiveness. Continued use of Basalt fiber (BLX) technology for improved frame feedback, continuing to feature classic feel in the same tradition as the previous-generation BLX models. Ideal for the intermediate to advanced player who prefers a nice blend of pop but with the added spin and control from this new string pattern. For Optimal String Performance Wilson Recommends:
- Spin: Wilson Luxilon 4G
- Durability: Wilson Luxilon 4G S
Wilson Steam 99S (16x15) Play Tester: Chico WPositives:
Spin in outstanding, if you already have a spin style of gameNegatives:
Overall racquet performance?
- Not much advantage for people with one handed backhand
- Not great for people with a flat swing style
Great spin for all players, but better for those with heavy rotation in their shotsIs this a good update to previous model?
New ProductAny major things that stand out on this frame?
New amplifeel handle gives you real feedback What player level would you suggest for this frame?
Younger players who were trained with heavy topspin will fall in love with this racquet.Would you purchase this racquet?
No, I have mostly flat strokes which doesn’t work that great with this racquet.
What other racquets on the market that might play similar?
No, unique new product