Question for Karly

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  1. Dgdavid

    Dgdavid Professional

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    Hi Karly,

    In the TW Blog, one of your favourites rackets of 2013 was the Steam 105S. I'm interested to know if you were able to play well with it in competitive singles matches or whether you just enjoyed hitting/rallying with it.

    I recall from a previous thread response that you enjoyed hitting/rallying with the Blade 104 but when it came to serious matchplay, you liked it less in those circumstances. Is it the same for the Steam 105S?

    Thanks

    David
     
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    Hi David,

    The same goes for me with the Steam 105S as the Blade 104. When it comes down to competitive play, personally I'd choose a different racquet due to my style of play. I play more confidently when I have a more control-oriented racquet, so for matches I like to hit with racquets that have smaller headsizes and dense string patterns (quite the opposite of the Steam 105S). However, that larger headsize and extreme open pattern of the Steam 105S made it one of the most fun racquets I've ever hit with. It's too bad I need more control to play confidently, then I'd be having just as much fun losing as wining!

    I hope this helps.

    Karly, TW
     
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  3. Dgdavid

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    Thanks Karly, very helpful.
    It is what I am experiencing with this class of frame.

    Don't you find yourself mishitting on 2HBH etc when you go back to the X10 Mid etc after playing with the larger head rackets?
     
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    Yes! It usually takes me a bit of an adjustment period to hit consistently with the 93 headsize after testing mostly 100s, but that control of a mid racquet is always worth it to me. I'd rather risk miss-hitting every so often and get better precision on my shots than hitting with less control of a larger headsize.

    Karly, TW
     
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