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drak 01-17-2013 06:57 AM

Wilson 99S string experiences
 
We are going to need a thread on this racket as strings/tension in this frame are going to likely be more important than other frames due to the 16x15 pattern and wider spacing.

So please report what you have strung it with and what tension, and your feedback on how it worked.

Thx in advance and let the 99S games begin!

JackB1 01-17-2013 07:15 AM

I think full poly is pretty much a must with this racquet. Vary your tension depending on how much power/control you want. My 99s did fine at 55 lbs.

drak 01-17-2013 07:19 AM

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Originally Posted by JackB1 (Post 7128923)
I think full poly is pretty much a must with this racquet. Vary your tension depending on how much power/control you want. My 99s did fine at 55 lbs.

great, what string did you use at 55lbs? what level are you? and as i said in racket forum some are finding very good results with a gut/poly hybrid

JackB1 01-17-2013 07:34 AM

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Originally Posted by drak (Post 7128935)
great, what string did you use at 55lbs? what level are you? and as i said in racket forum some are finding very good results with a gut/poly hybrid

Yes, gut/poly is always an exception and will play good in ANY racquet :)

I had Dunlop Black Widow in my 99s and I am 4.0 level. I found the power level perfect.

babar 01-17-2013 01:24 PM

I'm thinking of trying this frame as well. I use Black Widow 17g in a Yonex Xi 100 at 53lbs. Maybe Black Widow 16g at 55lbs?

syke 01-17-2013 03:41 PM

I have a full bed of Technifibre Black Code 17 @ 54 lbs on my 99S, nice feel but a tad too much power.

tennis_nut 01-17-2013 04:02 PM

I have 2 of the 99S racquets. One is strung with Solinco Outlast 16 and the other is strung with Sonic Pro Edge 16. Both at 56 lbs. on a lockout machine. I feel like I could have went a couple pounds tighter. The little bit of extra spin is nice but what I am really enjoying about the racquets is the large sweetspot and comfort with full poly.

JackB1 01-17-2013 05:32 PM

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Originally Posted by tennis_nut (Post 7130290)
I have 2 of the 99S racquets. One is strung with Solinco Outlast 16 and the other is strung with Sonic Pro Edge 16. Both at 56 lbs. on a lockout machine. I feel like I could have went a couple pounds tighter. The little bit of extra spin is nice but what I am really enjoying about the racquets is the large sweetspot and comfort with full poly.

Outlast is a GREAT choice for the 99s.
Very durable and lower powered poly....also pretty comfortable.

tennis_nut 01-17-2013 05:42 PM

Yep. I am definitely preferring the Outlast more than the Sonic Pro Edge. It has a more solid feel and has great spin potential. I chose it after doing some research on tw's string friction tool. Outlast has very low string to string friction. It snaps back very well in the 99S.

drakulie 01-17-2013 07:22 PM

  • Full set of lux 4G 16g at differing tensions (between 45-55). Awesome spin, best control of the full poly set ups, and best tension maintenance.
  • full set of alu power at differing tensions (between 45-55). More spin, more lively than 4g and more power.
  • full set of black magic 17g at differing tensions (between 45-55). Same spin as above, better comfort, as lively if not more lively than the aformentioned.
durablity was about the same for all of the above.
  • vs 17/poly (4g, alu, black magic 17, black magic 15L) 45, 48, 55 lbs
  • vs 16/poly (4g, alu, black magic 17,black magic 15L) 45, 48, 55 lbs
  • vs tonic/poly (4g, alu, black magic 17,black magic 15L) 45, 48, 55 lbs
  • prince natural gut/poly (4g, alu, black magic 17,black magic 15L) 45, 48, 55 lbs
Best durability of the above was the 16 gauge gut with the thicker poly crosses (15L). To add, any time a thicker poly was used in combination with a thinner gut, the gut lasted longer than if both were the same gauge or the poly was thinner.

favorite combination of the above in terms of feel, spin, power, control, etc was the 17G gut with a 17 gauge poly. However, only lasted me a few hours.

The gut in this frame, coupled with a poly cross provided way more spin, power and comfort than with full poly.

Happy hitting!

tennis_nut 01-17-2013 07:38 PM

Thank you for the info drakulie! What tensions did you string the gut/poly hybrids at if you don't mind me asking? I want to try a gut/poly hybrid in one of mine but am a little worried about it being too powerful.

drakulie 01-17-2013 07:44 PM

sorry, forgot to include that. will edit my post. in the meantime, I tried them at 45, 48 and 55 lbs.

aimr75 01-17-2013 07:47 PM

Ordered a 99s, any thoughts on BBO full bed? have some in a reel

parasailing 01-17-2013 07:52 PM

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Originally Posted by drakulie (Post 7130751)
sorry, forgot to include that. will edit my post. in the meantime, I tried them at 45, 48 and 55 lbs.

Do you think 58lbs VS main gut and 52lb Ltec cross is too high tension due to this being a stiffer racquet? I am used to using that tension for my PSTGT and from TW specs, this seems the Steam is a tad stiffer.

Should I have VS mains at 52lbs and 46lbs in the Ltec crosses as a starting point?

drakulie 01-17-2013 08:25 PM

para, the problem with higher tensions and gut in this frame, is that durability becomes extremely low if you are drilling. Other than that, it plays great at the higher tensions.

Federerkblade 01-18-2013 02:42 AM

drak why does durability get lower at higher tensions with gut. I thought its durability is worse with lower tensions with gut as more movement.

am i being totally dumb ??

JackB1 01-18-2013 05:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Federerkblade (Post 7131441)
drak why does durability get lower at higher tensions with gut. I thought its durability is worse with lower tensions with gut as more movement.

am i being totally dumb ??

the tighter you stretch a string, the thinner it becomes. Thinner snaps faster than thicker. Also there is less "give" to the string, therefore the string takes more impact stress.

Rabbit 01-18-2013 06:00 AM

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Originally Posted by JackB1 (Post 7131736)
the tighter you stretch a string, the thinner it becomes. Thinner snaps faster than thicker. Also there is less "give" to the string, therefore the string takes more impact stress.

dammit, Jack, I was going to say that!

drak 01-18-2013 06:01 AM

guess I'd be a little concerned that with a gut/mains Poly hybrid strung at lower tensions (45-50 lbs) that power would be too high and hence control too little - Drakulie or JackB any comments on this?

drak 01-18-2013 06:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Rabbit (Post 7131750)
dammit, Jack, I was going to say that!

Rabbit, how the heck are U? You still playin with that Prince racket?


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