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Description

The Babolat RPM Blast 18 offers the greatest spin generation while sacrificing some durability of the RPM line. This string shares the same basic construction and co-polyester composition as the popular Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour, with a few minor tweaks. The RPM Blast stays with the octagonal profile but enhances the spin generation through the use of a new dye and coating. The black color of this string makes it play slightly stiffer than the yellow Pro Hurricane Tour, while the new silicone coating is designed to allow the strings to slide across each other easier. This serves two purposes, the first is that the string can move easily, effectively allowing the stringbed to play as a more open pattern than it is. The second, of course, is to enhance durability by lessening string to string friction. Babolat's RPM Blast is a popular choice among strong baseliners seeking durability and spin to dictate the action.

Construction: Extruded co-polyester monofilament
Color: Black
Gauge: 1.20mm

Need help selecting a string? Check out our Choosing The Right Tennis String guide for more assistance

Customer Reviews


Tx
August 2011
must hit center
1/5
this string responds well only if you hit dead center. anything off the sweet spot and you cannot feel how the ball will react


AL
February 2012
Unbelievable Value and Quality
5/5
Strings are great - questioned using these, since she is only 13, but she loves the way it feels when she hits.


Florida
March 2012
Best main so far
4/5
I use this on the main @ 55 lbs with recoil on the crosses on Prince Speedport Silver. I have been most satisfied with this set up although I am looking for something better. The recoil allows RPM to rebound back into place and RPM seems to have the best spin potential of the strings I have tried so far. I have not had any elbow problems with this set up like I have had with other string combinations


Bahamas
October 2012
New Strings
4.66666666667/5
The new babolat strings are great and they improve my back hand giving me more control.


Texas
December 2012
Good Spin
5/5
String at lowest recommended tension for your racquet. After 1 to 2 hours feels like mid-tension hybrid or high tension synthetic. Great spin potential. Need to swing a little more on volleys than with synthetic or hybrid to get pop. Ground strokes are amazing, accuracy and spin. Serve is great, too. A little less power, however the added spin means my serves rarely go long now. Drops shots seem easier to me, if I dont swing the ball dies. I have a racquet with Babalot natural gut 17, a racquet with Wilson NXT Tour 17, a racquet with Luxilon power rough mains and Babolat 16 natural gut crosses, and a racquet with RPM blast 18 on mains and crosses. The RPM blast 18 is my favorite, I can hit offensive shots from anywhere in the court, even when I should be on defense.


ca
January 2013
18g string review
4/5
the 18g really bites into the ball. i could slice like cutting through butter. the touch on my topspin lob was amazing. I highly recommend the 18g if you want touch. the only downside was that I broke these strings after about 6 sessions.


Alabama
July 2013
RPM-Blast
4/5
RPM-BLAST!!!! Fantastic string for maximum spin. Im using the 18guage. Though the durability for 18G has been an issue for some. Not for me! I wish the Pro-Hurricane tour would come in an 18G. Because I like to switch between the two. But as for my swing, I will keep this string in my racquet. I havent found anything else that has compared to the RPM-BLAST.


Michigan
September 2013
As advertised
5/5
I have used this string for 5 weeks and am very pleased with the way it feels, plays and even looks in my frame. I am, however, 52 and the poly string is starting to take its toll on my arm. Reluctantly I am going back to my NXT Tour 18 to save my arm for the rest of my playing days. You young guys need this.


Florida
October 2013
Nice control
5/5
I understand why Rafa hits with these. The spin is pretty good and the control is excellent. Still adjusting to hit flatting balls but topspin shots are so easy with these strings. Even though these are an 18 gauge string they are holding up really well so far.


TX
October 2013
Best string
5/5
This string is really good. It is hands down the best string I have ever used. It has everything power, a ton of spin, and it does not move after you hit a top spin shot.


Fl
December 2014
Black blast
3/5
Experimented . First time user. Not bad but need to string racquet a good 5 to 8 lbs less than normal.


ID
September 2015
Blast 18
5/5
Great string. i was concerned about possible elbow issues, but not a problem thus far. love the spin and control Ive gotten with the 18ga. Ive strung all my racquets at 54lbs. and it works well for me

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BABOLAT

RPM Blast Black 18g Strings

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  • Description
  • Customer Reviews
  • Tennis Express Reviews
  • Specs
  • Product Specs
Description

The Babolat RPM Blast 18 offers the greatest spin generation while sacrificing some durability of the RPM line. This string shares the same basic construction and co-polyester composition as the popular Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour, with a few minor tweaks. The RPM Blast stays with the octagonal profile but enhances the spin generation through the use of a new dye and coating. The black color of this string makes it play slightly stiffer than the yellow Pro Hurricane Tour, while the new silicone coating is designed to allow the strings to slide across each other easier. This serves two purposes, the first is that the string can move easily, effectively allowing the stringbed to play as a more open pattern than it is. The second, of course, is to enhance durability by lessening string to string friction. Babolat's RPM Blast is a popular choice among strong baseliners seeking durability and spin to dictate the action.

Construction: Extruded co-polyester monofilament
Color: Black
Gauge: 1.20mm

Need help selecting a string? Check out our Choosing The Right Tennis String guide for more assistance

Customer Reviews


Tx
August 2011
must hit center
1/5
this string responds well only if you hit dead center. anything off the sweet spot and you cannot feel how the ball will react


AL
February 2012
Unbelievable Value and Quality
5/5
Strings are great - questioned using these, since she is only 13, but she loves the way it feels when she hits.


Florida
March 2012
Best main so far
4/5
I use this on the main @ 55 lbs with recoil on the crosses on Prince Speedport Silver. I have been most satisfied with this set up although I am looking for something better. The recoil allows RPM to rebound back into place and RPM seems to have the best spin potential of the strings I have tried so far. I have not had any elbow problems with this set up like I have had with other string combinations


Bahamas
October 2012
New Strings
4.66666666667/5
The new babolat strings are great and they improve my back hand giving me more control.


Texas
December 2012
Good Spin
5/5
String at lowest recommended tension for your racquet. After 1 to 2 hours feels like mid-tension hybrid or high tension synthetic. Great spin potential. Need to swing a little more on volleys than with synthetic or hybrid to get pop. Ground strokes are amazing, accuracy and spin. Serve is great, too. A little less power, however the added spin means my serves rarely go long now. Drops shots seem easier to me, if I dont swing the ball dies. I have a racquet with Babalot natural gut 17, a racquet with Wilson NXT Tour 17, a racquet with Luxilon power rough mains and Babolat 16 natural gut crosses, and a racquet with RPM blast 18 on mains and crosses. The RPM blast 18 is my favorite, I can hit offensive shots from anywhere in the court, even when I should be on defense.


ca
January 2013
18g string review
4/5
the 18g really bites into the ball. i could slice like cutting through butter. the touch on my topspin lob was amazing. I highly recommend the 18g if you want touch. the only downside was that I broke these strings after about 6 sessions.


Alabama
July 2013
RPM-Blast
4/5
RPM-BLAST!!!! Fantastic string for maximum spin. Im using the 18guage. Though the durability for 18G has been an issue for some. Not for me! I wish the Pro-Hurricane tour would come in an 18G. Because I like to switch between the two. But as for my swing, I will keep this string in my racquet. I havent found anything else that has compared to the RPM-BLAST.


Michigan
September 2013
As advertised
5/5
I have used this string for 5 weeks and am very pleased with the way it feels, plays and even looks in my frame. I am, however, 52 and the poly string is starting to take its toll on my arm. Reluctantly I am going back to my NXT Tour 18 to save my arm for the rest of my playing days. You young guys need this.


Florida
October 2013
Nice control
5/5
I understand why Rafa hits with these. The spin is pretty good and the control is excellent. Still adjusting to hit flatting balls but topspin shots are so easy with these strings. Even though these are an 18 gauge string they are holding up really well so far.


TX
October 2013
Best string
5/5
This string is really good. It is hands down the best string I have ever used. It has everything power, a ton of spin, and it does not move after you hit a top spin shot.


Fl
December 2014
Black blast
3/5
Experimented . First time user. Not bad but need to string racquet a good 5 to 8 lbs less than normal.


ID
September 2015
Blast 18
5/5
Great string. i was concerned about possible elbow issues, but not a problem thus far. love the spin and control Ive gotten with the 18ga. Ive strung all my racquets at 54lbs. and it works well for me

Tennis Express Reviews

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Description

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Product Specs
Characteristic Spin-Friendly
Desc1 RPM BLAST BLACK 18G STRINGS
Gauge 18
String Length Single Set
String Type Polyester




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