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Racquet Specs

  • Head Size: 105 sq. in. OS
  • Length: 27.5 inches
  • Weight: Strung — 10.8 oz Unstrung — 10.2 oz
  • Tension: 57-67 Pounds
  • Balance: 4 Pts Head Light
  • Beam Width: 26mm Dual Taper
  • Composition: Basalt
  • Flex: 69
  • Grips Type: Wilson Sublime
  • Power Level: Low-Moderate
  • String Pattern: 16 Mains / 19 Crosses
    Shared Holes: None
  • Mains Skip: 7T, 9T, 7H, 9H
  • Swing Speed: Medium-Fast
  • Swing Weight: 332

WILSON Steam 105S Tennis Racquet Review


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Groundstrokes
The Wilson Steam 105S offers massive amounts of power and even more spin. I was able to hit with tons of pace with very little effort with this frame. At times, this power was excessive and I found the ball sailing on me. Fortunately, however, the added spin that the unique 16x 15 string pattern makes a lot of balls that would normally go long drop in. Overall, this racquet offered huge amounts of spin and power, but at times I felt like it had too much power, and I had a hard time keeping the ball in the court.

Volleys
There was one thing that stood out to me with this stick at the net, and that was power. This racquet created more place up at the net than most others I have used. It also had above average control. The one drawback at the net with this racquet was that it lacked touch. This was probably in large part due to the large head size, which while increasing power, decreases touch.

Serves
The experience I had serving with this racquet was similar to that of the response I got from the other Wilson Steam models. That was consistent response from all aspects of the serve. Whether it was power, spin, or placement this stick performed. It wasn’t outstanding in any if those categories , but it was above average in all of those things.

Overall
This is a good racquet choice for beginning to intermediate players with slow to medium swing speeds. The spin and power that it provided were unparalleled. The only drawback was that I found it difficult to keep the ball in the court at times. I had tons of power with my volleys, and the only downside was a slight lack of touch. Serving wise, this stick performed consistently above average in all aspects of the serve. Lovers of spin and power will fall in love with this stick right off the bat.