Which string for Wilson Steam 99S and 105S?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Tennisspieler, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. neverstopplaying

    neverstopplaying Professional

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    Thanks for the tip.
     
  2. SoCalJay

    SoCalJay Semi-Pro

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    Pro's Pro Spinox plays very similar to 4G and costs $33.70 for a full reel. I've been playing 4G in one Steam 99S frame and Spinox in another side by side for a week and I'm absolutely shocked by how similar they feel. Spinox is my new go-to string for the 99S.
     
  3. monomer

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    I think it will come up a little short. It takes me 14' of string to do the crosses on a 105S. I might be able to get that down a couple of inches but not enough to get three sets from 40'.
     
  4. hexagon

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    Where did you get those 1.38 Concepts? I found that 1.33 is the thickest one on their site.
     
  5. racertempo

    racertempo Semi-Pro

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    BigTtennis has 1.38 for $37
     
  6. tycooper

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    Thanks for the report racertempo. My 4G reel is almost gone and as much as I love it, that $180/reel price tag is hard to pay. Apparently though, you bought the last reel of 1.38 Concept. hexagon was right: 1.33 is the thickest on their site now :(
     
  7. SpinToWin

    SpinToWin G.O.A.T.

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    $180? That's cheap lol

    here in Germany a reel costs €224,90

    Not to mention 4G Rough, where a reel costs €279,90!!

    We're being ripped off big time here :(
     
  8. tycooper

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    Well, I order it via the "slow boat". It normally costs $260.

    Also, BigT confirmed that the Concept 1.38 has been discontinued.
     
  9. SweetNola

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    How's the spin of concept? BigT website says it compares to scorpion, which isn't really a spin friendly string.
     
  10. carlosoki

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    Have you tryed Prince Tour XS??? Incredible spin and control.
     
  11. tycooper

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    I'm using Prince XS 1.35 as my crosses, since they seem to create a nice base for the mains to slide on. I haven't tried a full bed, but I'm a little worried about tension maintenance and durability. The XS crosses break before the 4G mains, somewhere around 15-20 hours. I'm worried that XS as the mains will break in half that time. Once my 4G is all gone, though, I'll probably need to start experimenting again.
     
  12. NMTennis

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    Question: Transitioning from the pure drive to the steam 99s. Had been playing the PD with a Hybrid (poly/Multi: Cyclone tour mains/Prince PPA in crosses) at low tension around 40/44, sometimes 36/40.

    Question is how does the 99s play at the low tension range? I guess the recommended range is 54-64.
    Thanks....
     

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