Wilson Ultra Countervail 105s vs Steam 105s

Mikie284

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I have both,i still like the steam 105s,but fyi i dont understand is i have both steamers red,white,and black,and also the repainted black and yellow,the red one recommends tension 50-67lbs and the black and yellow recommends 50-60lbs,i string the red at 62lbs with luxilon rough,and sometimes i string it up with rough on the mains at 58lbs and gamma glide at 62lbs,i feel the steamer has more power and spin then the ultra,but i get. More control with the ultra,I prefer the steamer over the ultra,but they both will break strings,so i go with the hybrid,the ultra i string it looser at 54lbs mains and 56 cross rough mains and gamma glide cross,or 56lbs rough
 

SC in MA

Professional
Any other thoughts on the Ultra 105s vs the Steam 105s ?

I recently hit with a friend's Steam 105s, which got me interested in it. However, searching around, I've found that it's not readily available, even on the auction site.

I'm considering the Ultra 105s, however, it has different racket materials and technology. Also, the specs are slightly different. The Ultra 105s is 27.25", not as head light and also has a swingweight which is much lower than the Steam 105s.

Anyone have thoughts on this ?
 

1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
Any other thoughts on the Ultra 105s vs the Steam 105s ?

I recently hit with a friend's Steam 105s, which got me interested in it. However, searching around, I've found that it's not readily available, even on the auction site.

I'm considering the Ultra 105s, however, it has different racket materials and technology. Also, the specs are slightly different. The Ultra 105s is 27.25", not as head light and also has a swingweight which is much lower than the Steam 105s.

Anyone have thoughts on this ?
ive strung this racquet for someone Wilson steam 105, and remember the power when hitting a few balls with it, it felt pretty powerfull in the center, bad vibrations on the outside due to the thinner frame style
it is a string eater, the lady that played with it had to switch to "all poly", to keep strings on,,
we tried using multis once, it lasted less than a set
sorry I cant give you more info on it

now speaking of the Wilson.ULTRA, it has a naturally thicker frame, so im thinking the vibrations are gonna be a bit better..
seems like a DEMO session is in order for yourself..
 
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