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Holabird Sports


Available Babolat RPM Blast 17 (54179 hits) Co-PolyesterMonofilamentStructured surface 63 ratings $17.00* Available in: World 2014-10-15
 Durability  Power  Control  Feel  Comfort  Spin  Tension stab.  Satisfaction  Overall
72% (31/43)

Colors:   good   bad   average  ¦  Satisfaction = overall satisfaction
Ratings 11-15 of 63
Tester carlosoki (28), 2013-05-11  Verified Tester Residence: Spain male team player lower league, hard strokes with heavy spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
53/53 lbs Wilson BLX2 Steam 99S (MP, 16/15)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (15 hrs.)
Played on clay court and green set.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
MSV Focus-HEX 1.23
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
RPM Blast gives more power than Focus-Hex. Focus-Hex gives more comfort and spin than RPM Blast. Both are quite stiff.
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives lively, explosive, stiff, solid, rough
Comments: No comments found.

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Tester tandringa (7), 2013-05-07  email address provided but not confirmed Residence: Netherlands male team player upper league, hard strokes with heavy spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
57/57 lbs Prince EXO3 Tour Team (MP, 16/18)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (6 hrs.)
 
Satisfied? not sure
Compared to:
MSV Focus-HEX 1.23
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
 
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives explosive, stiff, crispy
Comments: No comments found.

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Tester Nichtskönner (2), 2013-03-22  registered Residence: Germany male young seniors team player lower league, medium strokes
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
57/55 lbs Babolat Aero Pro Drive GT 2013 (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (12 hrs.)
Very good string for my level of play. I will test the RPM Dual next week.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
n/a
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives comfortable
Comments:

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RPM comfortable???2013-03-2509:55:31Qvark registered Origin: Czech Republic

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Tester AlfaChris (43), 2013-03-09  email address provided but not confirmed Residence: Germany male young seniors team player lower league, medium strokes with moderate spin, defensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
57/57 lbs Dunlop Biomimetic 300 Tour (MP, 18/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
Initially I had trouble controlling my shots with this string. But if you hit with a bit more spin, you are able to leverage the awesome power and great touch of this string. This is probably going to be my new standard string, the price for a reel is reasonable.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 16L
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
If you can sacrifice a bit of the control of the Alu Power and equalize this with a bit more spin, you will enjoy the RPM Blast.
Similar string(s): Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power
StringAdjectives elastic, explosive, precise
Tension Diagram Tension diagram
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Tester neoneartist (29), 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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