The Babolat RPM Blast 16 is the string of choice for Rafael Nadal, and Jo-Wilfreid Tsonga. RPM Blast stays with the octagonal profile but enhances the spin generation through the use of a new dye and coating. The cross-linked 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. 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
Gauge: 16g / 1.30 mm
Length: 40 ft / 12.2 m
-Silicon based coating for snap-back
-Softer Octagonal profile for Spin
-Used on ATP and WTA Tour
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This string provides incredible comfort (arm friendly) as well as ridiculous amounts of spin and control in all areas of the court. You can easily hit deep shots with heavy topspin that drop in at the last second and "jet up" off of the court and over your opponents head immediately. Truly a great string.
Babolat RPM Blast 16G
Unbelievable spin...I'm making shots that normally I would hit out by 1/2 a foot. Thanks Babolat!!!
Greatest String Ever!!!
This string is amazing. It gave me great spin and power. Also it was very comfortable and had lots of great touch. The one downside was that I broke it in 8 days. Still amazing!!!
I am not a great tennis player but I will
say it has improved my game. I am sporatic with good shots and bad ones. It has helped me with the good part of my game. I like it better than gut.
I recently strung my racquet with RPM and I was so surprised with these strings. For one, I can generate more spin than with Luxilon strings. Second, the strings hardly ever move! Since I started using RPM, two of my tennis friends asked me to string their racquets with RPM. Additionally, the feel with theses strings is fantastic if you are a baseliner because you have so much control.
Even though this is a power string, the spin with this is really, really great! It gives you very nice control. It also provides a lot of feel and touch. No matter what your game is like, this is a great string!!
Good string while it lasts
Really liked the string for about two weeks until it broke. Not usually a big string breaker, so i was rather disappointed with the durability of this string. But it did give me some extra spin. Switched back to Luxilon spin.
I bought this string for my 14 yr old son when I updated his racquets to Babalot. His performance has gone way up and the combination of the string and racquet has helped. Hes getting more power with lots of spin while maintaining control of his shot. Will buy again and again.
RPM Blast Delivers
RPM Blast strings deliver great performance and durability. We have used several different types of strings and found that RPM Blast out perform the others.
Best string ever!!!!!!!!!
Im speechless... As soon as i hit my first serve, I was amazed at the way the ball pierced through the air. I will buy this product over and over again!!!
The RPM blast was a very good string for me. I strung it at 55 pounds and the topspin it produces is amazing. I find that I can really swing through the ball and find that it lands in. I would recommend it over pro hurricane tour because of the durability.
Quality, Performance & SERVICE
Very impressed with the quality, strength and performance of the Babolat RPM Blast string. I also appreciate the top notch service of Tennis Express. My son, a collegiate player in Indiana, needed his favorite string FAST. I contacted Tennis Express and ordered. It went out that day and arrived the next day in time for stringing and team practice.
Strings that last
We were going through strings every week or two - these have great durability - are getting a couple of months from these.
Babolat Pro Blast Strings
Ive used this string for about a year. Long lasting. Good power. Helps with top spin. Good price performer.
Im hooked on these strings! i use them on my babolat aeropro drive and they give me access to a huge amount of spin and power. i dont think i would ever use anything else. a little hard on your elbow if you tend to have arm problems but if you do a hybrid mix of these and some synthetic gut it will not bother you at all.
very disappointed....two hours of play and thats it, they turn into the usual bad strings. Will try Topspin Cyber MAX ROTation maybe they will work for me.
This string is great. If you want string that gives you more feel and pop on the ball this is the string you need. It lets you get more power and spin on the ball. This string also has good durability. Great string. I love it and would recommend it to anybody.
Duc Minh Tran
RPM BLAST BLACK 16G STRINGS
This string can generate a lot of spin. Great quality for such a price.
This string is excellent. It gives me a lot more spin AND power. I strung this on a Babolat Aeropro Drive GT racquet at 58 lbs. I recommend this string to anyone.
This is my most favorite string! There are 2 of my favorite ways to use it use it by itself of use it with hybrids stringing! use synthetic string and rpm blast with hybrid stringing!
RPM Blast Lasts!
Best string Ive ever used and it truly lasts. It provides control that I need in my game. Go try it. It will improve your game. It did mine!
This monsterous strings!
This string got me a lot of spin and really, lots of power. Its durability of a fullbed RPM kind of died pretty quick on me. Now its like a rocket launcher that lost its shape...
However, having a Western forehand, its no big deal! I let the RPM do my power while I generate the spin!
love it love it love it..everyone should at least try this string.
RPM Blast Strings
I recently purchased 2 Prince Team 98 Rackets....having them both strung with RPM Blast 16G String. Excellent choice for these rackets....the strings stay in place, absolutely look and feel great with these rackets.
RPM Blast Strings
I play a lot of tennis and I like the feel and control that these strings give me when I play. The strings don't move around in the racket and I like that a lot.
You can definitely feel the difference when you hit the ball. I feel like I have a lot more control and spin. Great strings!
I switched from the Prince Top Spin Strings to these because I got a better feel for the ball when I hit with them. I was more confident with my backhand and felt like I could hit through the ball even more. You get amazing amounts of topspin in the ball and great spin when serving. Im sticking with these!
This string is very stiff so it is a bit more difficult to string a racket , however it does give great spin if strung lower than you would string your racket at with other strings. 50 pounds or so.
These strings are one of the softer polys you can play on. It is a really great string which provides maximum about of spin and alot of control with power. RPM Blast is one of the best strings ive played with. Going to get more and probably try the 17g strings. String your tension at 53 or lower would be better on the arm.
RPM BLAST are a real BLAST
These strings really are a blast to hit with. Every time i get a new set done is phenomenal. Must try at least
I was shocked at the power of the RPM strings...the ball seemed to be shot out of a cannon.
The BEST String
Have tried many over the years, and without question, this string ranks at the very tops for me.
This string, in my opinion, is the best string I ever used. It gives me a lot of power but also gives me control of the ball. Ive hit way more winners with this string than with any other strings I have used before and placement of the ball with this string is decent as well.
RPM Blast Black 16g strings
Awesome. I got what I want from this string, in terms of Spin and speed of each stroke. Also, balanced control. I recommend this string those who are looking for balance in spin and speed.
Thanks for package which arrived on time!!!
These are my all time favorite strings. They help me put a great amount of spin and power on the ball, this is my kind of game.
These strings give me great control. Theyre great with any aeropro drive racket. It gives a crisp respone whenever I take a hit at the ball. Highly recommend it to anyone who wants good control&spin in their racket. Plus Tennis Express gave great service whenever I purchase a racket there.
RPM Blast Black 16g Strings
My favorite strings. Lasts long and has great control and pop. Only disadvantage is its a little hard on the elbow and shoulders so you have to stretch out well and warm up good.
RPM Blast 16
I was using Hurricane Pro @ 60 lbs which was too hard for my son 14 Years Old. I switched to RPM Blast and reduced tension to 56 lbs which was the right thing for him. Though the feel is quite good and he can get more topspins easier.
I think RPM Blast helps him a lot.
Best Strings In the World
Amazing!!! Lasts long, good feel, you can really spin the ball.
Louie P Romero
rpm blast away
This string exceeds expectation, I have tested a number of racquets and strings that go with them. I have also tested the Babolat aero+gt with stirng i happened to did not know of but I suspect that it was a Babolat string too. that one responded well if you are not using a dampner. RPM Blast Black is quite different, with a tension of 56 lbs and with a slightly large dampner, I am yet to discover its performance. I tested it with the dampner on and off and also by sliding the dampner up and down. I discovered that the racquet and string responded more satisfactorilly when the placement of the dampner is atleast 1 1/2 cm from the first cross string with at least 1/2 cm from the frame, therefore in my opinion I need to use a smaller round dampner than this elongated oval that I am using now, otherwise the string the RPM Blast Black is a tough and great performing Babolat product.
This is one of the many times I have been buying these strings. For a synthetic, it delivers marvelous spin if thats what you are looking for. Great durability when at higher tension. For some reason, it does not last that long when the tension is low. I guest the lower tension allow for more movements when in contact with the ball. But who cares. As long as your game is in control, keep using them. I have tried many other strings in search of ability to spin the ball. So far, this is the best. Be careful, if you are not too familiar with this string, you might produce unwanted spins that may disrupt your type of game such as deepening the ball into the net frequently, and adding sideway curves when not hit properly. This can cause the ball to fall outside the court when aiming for those side lines. Serving can be amazing with these strings. If hit correctly. When used with an aeropro racquet, it add extra punch to it. Great product.
It's very nice string. I like the this string because the black color is good match the any raqucts and the performance is also very good. The power and spin are so nice. Player also can control the power or spin by themseleves.
I think that your choice for this string must give to best playbillity to you. Enjoy~~~
Best strings I had ever use
I used severe strings and this string is best strings that i ever used. this gives me an extra spin to the ball so it is perfect when I try to cut the balls.
RPM Blast Black 16g Strings
This is my third time using these strings on my Babolat Aeropro Drive racket, and though I love them, they died a lot quicker than usual. After a couple weeks, my feel for hitting the ball was gone. I still enjoy these particular strings, and encourage others to buy them for more power and control.
Great string. Even better service
Great string. Tennis Express strung it really quickly.
RPM Blast Black 16g
String doesnt have any shining. It looks like a old string. I dont see any difference in performance.
Amy Herdes Eliza
RPM Blast STring
To add extra spin to the ball, my son uses RPM Blast.
Great strings! Nothing better
Great string if you wana hit hard with lots of spin. May wana stay away if you have elbow or shoulder problems though.
Enrique V. Magana
RPM Blast Black 16g Strings
Bought this string for a friend of mine and he has had no problem with its performance. He liked this string for its durability and felt it suited his racket and play very well. The PH string I bought for myself, recommended for my new Babolat racket. I play tennis 2 - 3 per week and my old string preference did not match well with my new racket. Ive found the PH string matches well with my racket and intend to keep buying it from your store in the future. Since I bought this with a couple of other items the shipping was free, and delivery was fast with no problems.
RPM blast 16g
I have played with various synthetic gut or gut strings. On the average, these strings lost tension within 2-3 weeks of playing and controlling the ball became an issue. Initially I was concerned that the RPM blast may be too stiff. Not so, when the racquet is strung at the mid tension range. RPM bites the ball adequately with racquet head acceleration to generate quite a bit of action on the ball. It is resilient and racquet retains its tension for at least a couple months before I have to re-string. I gave it a 4 star for performance because I still like gut in terms of feel and control. But when you analyze the cost/benefit as a recreational player, you may wish to consider this string.
Babolat 16 Gut Strings
I recently got my Aero Pro Drive strung with strings also made by Babolat. Tennis Express picked a high quality, gut string and strung the racket at a tension 59 that would emphasize control and balance the natural power of the racket. My level has play has noticeably improved and I do credit the new racket and strings with bringing out the best in my game.
Babolat RPM Blast Strings
I love to hit the ball as hard as I can, and I found myself breaking strings at least every 3 months. One day I came to Tennis Express and was suggested the Babolat RPM Blast strings, they cost a lot more, but their worth is beyond measure. I have been using the Babolat RPM Blast strings for a little over a year, and I was using 2 rackets both strung with the same strings and I just recently had to get my racket restrung. In terms of play, these strings add more power, and one of my favorite things is they never move, so no having to adjust your strings continually between playing points. If you hit hard and are always breaking your string, or you just want a little more power with your current racket, I would recommend these strings.
RPM blast strings
Best strings I have found in a long time - extremely satisfied!
these strings give me such a bite on the ball its hard for me to hit it outside the lines. So much power on the serve guys are scared when they see the ball come off the racquet. Girls give me that look when they see these strings in my racquet.
rpm blast black 16g strings
Great strings some of the best i have ever used
Head 6 Star Racquet String
Even though Im a senior player I can still hit a hard serve. In the past I have broken many strings when I hit the ball near the top of the frame on a hard serve. These strings have been the most durable strings that I have ever used and have survived many off-centered serves.
Babolat Rpm Blast
Has a lot of great bite. It also seemed to add power to my shots. I never really have to worry about the ball sailing out. It also works great as a hybrid string too. The only thing that I would have to complain about is that after a good week to week and a half of hard hitting the strings loose their tension. Overall great string recommend this to every one.
This string has helped a ton in terms of spin, power, and control. I chose it on the suggestion of a friend because he uses nothing but Babolat RPM, and Im glad I took his advice.
really powerful and nice strings
Feel and spin
Love these strings . Feel the ball and grabs it when putting and spin on it
Very good choice . Easier control of ball I would recommend this string to everybody.
My string of choice
Incredible feel with these strings, you can definitely tell the difference between other strings and this one. Also the string is a lot more durable due to all the technology put into it.
Greta power and control and it also has excellent durability as I have it in two other rackets.
This string, by far has the best playability and control of any string I have used in the past 3 years.
Babolat RPM Blast Strings
Tennis express was awesome again. I go with the Babolat RPM Blast strings, and all of my questions were resolved regarding getting more tension. I had a match that day, and was given a courtesy demo racket free of charge. My string job came out great and rackets plays just how I wanted.
These strings are great. Strung my racquet at 59lbs. and found the strings are very responsive. The ball rebounds perfectly, the control is very good, and the power off the racquet is exceptional. I highly recommend this string for all levels of play.
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Tennis Express stands by their products and its easy to shop on-line, and the warranty is the best Ive seen!
RPM Blast Black 16g Strings
very durable and responsive. The best string I have ever tried.
This is the first time that I have used these strings, and I have really enjoyed them. I not only have more power, but I have also seen an increase in my feel at the net. I would definitely purchase these again.
RPM Blast is a great string when it is first strung up, but after a few hours of hitting it loses its greatness. I would rather use strings such as black code or cyclone.
We purchased this String for my son. He feels very good and like it. Thanks.
I got tired of breaking the softer hybrid setups after just 3 sessions..
Switched to rpm blast 16 .. getting decent power and spin out of it..
Whats going to keep me for now is the significant increase in longevity..
I would say a minimum of 3× longer than the hurricane/xcel hybrid..
Best string ever
Babolat RPM Blast is the best string Ive ever used. I string my own racquets, so its extremely important that the string lasts as long as possible. RPM Blast is more durable and more controllable than any other string Ive tried. It creates more power and more spin as well. If you play a power and/or spin game, and want the string to last a long time, this is the product for you.
I LOVE THESE STRINGS.A FRIEND TOLD ME TO TRY THEM AND I HAVE PURCHASED 2 TO PUT ON BOTH OF MY RACKETS. I NEVER THOUGHT THAT STRINGS CAN MAKE SUCH A DIFFERENCE IN MY GAME. TENNIS EXPRESS HAS THEM IN STOCK AND THEY SHIP QUICKLY. THANK-YOU FOR YOUR SPEEDY SERVICE.
I am a teaching pro in Des Moines who used RPM Blast on my Babolat. It is a great string that has good feel and response both on the baseline and volley. I would recommend it to average to above average players who are looking to improve their strokes.
Best for spin
This is my favorite string so far, which Ive used on the 2015 Pure Drive. Power is not huge but sufficient and control and spin-generation are superb.
I also like Kirschbaum Spiky Shark Kirshes are good value!!! and Luxilon Alu Power