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Holabird Sports


Available Babolat RPM Blast 1.25 (51638 hits) Co-PolyesterMonofilamentStructured surface 59 ratings $17.00* Available in: World 2014-05-14
 Durability  Power  Control  Feel  Comfort  Spin  Tension stab.  Satisfaction  Overall
71% (30/42)

Colors:   good   bad   average  ¦  Satisfaction = overall satisfaction
Ratings 11-15 of 59
Tester neoneartist (25), 2013-03-08  registered Residence: Great Britain male recreational player, medium strokes with moderate spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
57/57 lbs Babolat Aero Pro Drive GT French Open (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
I did used to think the Babolat RPM Blast 1.25 was a better string than the 1.30 mm version which is rated higher here. For me the 1.25 mm version provides very good feedback, but the 1.30 has much better spin and control.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
n/a
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
This is a great string in my opinion and was my favourite until I tried the Yonex Poly Tour Spin 1.25. This does however feel a much better all round string than the Yonex Poly Tour Spin, the Yonex just has more spin and control.
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives comfortable, lively, explosive, solid, crispy, rough
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Tester TenistaBr (5), 2012-12-23  registered Residence: Brazil boys beginner, hard strokes with moderate spin, allround game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
48/45 lbs Yonex VCore Tour 97 (MP, 16/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (10 hrs.)
I didn't like this string, it has good power and control in the first day or 2, after that I start missing my normal plays, I insisted with the string for a few more days, but it's not good. Yonex Poly Tour Spin is better.
Satisfied? not satisfied
Compared to:
n/a
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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Compared to Yonex Poly Tour SPIN, RPM Blast is worse, control isn't as good and topspin neither. I will not buy it again.
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives dull, sluggish, innovative
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Tester Robert_Edward (6), 2012-11-18  registered Residence: Australia male tournament player national level, hard strokes with moderate spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
55/53 lbs Yonex RDiS 300 (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Packing an uber-powerful punch, this string has almost no control whatsoever even at 55 pounds. The ball seems to slip right off the stringbed although it offers decent spin. It's hard to generate heavily-topspun groundies when there's so little control and so much raw power. The feel is definitely unique and it feels good bombing down big serves with RPM. Possibly it's a gauge issue, 16 is more critically acclaimed, maybe thinner gauges of RPM are just too springy and slippery for serious play. The tension retention properties of this string are simply ABYSMAL.
Satisfied? not sure
Compared to:
Babolat Pro Hurricane 1.25
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 
Similar string(s): Völkl Cyclone 1.25, Tecnifibre Black Code 1.18
StringAdjectives flexible, elastic, explosive, springy
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Tester BaboMatt (1), 2012-10-31  anonymous Residence: World male team player upper league, hard strokes with moderate spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
52/52 lbs Babolat Pure Drive Roddick GT 2012 (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (25 hrs.)
From a power and spin perspective you can easily get addicted to this string. However if you play 4 to 10 hours of tennis per week you'll find yourself sore as it is hard on the arm. Comfort and feel is the issue here but pure power and spin it's a winner.
Satisfied? not satisfied
Compared to:
n/a
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives lively, explosive, stretchy, solid, crispy
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Tester nobody84 (6), 2012-10-19  registered Residence: Austria male team player lower league, hard strokes with heavy spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
51/49 lbs Head MicroGEL Prestige Pro (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (8-10 hrs.)
I strung 2 lbs less than Alu Power since several reviews indicated that this string is low-powered.

This string provides superb spin and control. Tension stability is also good and it maintains its characteristics for a long time. Feel is much better compared to many other polys, reminded me a bit of the Pro Line 2, but with much better spin and control (especially on fast swings).
Power is certainly average but it allows you to swing even faster compared to the Alu Power for example.

I think this string is perfect for players who hit with heavy spin.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 16L
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
These strings are hard to compare because they provide very different feel. The RPM Blast feels softer and provides better spin while the Alu Power provides better power and feels stiffer. When strung a bit lower, the RPM Blast will provide a bit more power with great feel and added spin.
Similar string(s): Kirschbaum Pro Line No. II, Tecnifibre Black Code
StringAdjectives comfortable, flexible, innovative
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