The Babolat RPM Blast 17g 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: 17 g / 1.25 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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RPM Blast Strings
After 6 weeks of use, the strings are performing as advertised. Control and spin have improved. We shall see about longevity. At this point, we would buy the string again.
RPM Blast Black 17g
I use a full western grip and this string improved my game. It is an awesome string for any type of racquets. It has excellent power, spin, control, and snapback. Its not that durable for a poly, probably because its 1.25. Not recommended for players with wrist problems.
RPM Blast Black 17g Strings
Very good strings. Can really tell the difference from off the rack racket strings. Great for spins.
performance 17g strings rpm blast
I changed my wifes strings on her babolat raquet, she says she feels the power now ... ':'
strings breaking prematurely
This was our second set. Both sets broke after 2 or 3 practices. We had both sets of strings less than a week.
RPM Blast Strings
These are one of my favorite strings to use often. RPM blast wont disappoint the player with the power, spin, and durability it provides which is one of the reason why i keep using it.
TE Phuoc Do
RPM Blast Strings
These are one of the main strings i use often, a personal favorite. You wont be disappointed with the spin, control, and durability RPM blast provides. My performance on the courts with these strings are solid.
FL - Florida
RPM Blast, Blast
I have been using the RPM Blast for over two years and nothing compares to the power and control Im able to achieve. I use them as a cross with the Luxilon ALU Power 16L String as my main string. I am 71 years old and love to hit with power and control. When Im on, watch out!
RPM Blast strings
I really like the strings. They are just what I needed. It has the power that I was looking for.
My performance with my racket stringing is excellent.
My favorite string, plenty of power and touch.
CA - California
Besides the long awaited delivery time, I am absolutely satisfied with the strings. Much more power with increased top-spin. Im so used to looking to pulling my strings back into place between each point because of movement, but not with these strings. I believe that Ive found my choice of strings and will be restringing my other racquets. Best yet.
good choice for Polyester string
I used this string for many years and it is the only Polyester string I use in my rackets. it gives you good control, durability and spin. it is very easy to string if you do it yourself.
RPM BLAST BLACK STRINGS
these strings feel amazing, i think i played ten times better then what i did with my old stings, i would definitely recomend this stings for power hitters who also want some touch and feel one more thing VIVA PUERTO RICO!!!
had to see what the hype was about. tremendous spin and power. The RPM blast definelty lives up to the hype. Great poly.
Babolat RPM Blast Black 17g string
I found the string to be pretty difficult to string and actually kinked it at one point. After hitting with the new string job, strung at 55# it broke after 15 minutes.
Rpm Blast 16GA
Nice poly string. Powerful and nice topspin. Keep tension low. Strung mine at 57lbs. Serves well - opponent had trouble with receiving serve and ground strokes. I think I will like the 17 ga better because it's thinner. Babalot has a nice product.
Babolat RPM Blast Black 17g string
I had used Babolat PHT. At first this string felt tight and strange to me. I had it strung at 55#. It felt tighter than that, but, after about 15-20 minutes I got the feel for it and it felt like it had loosed up as well. At that point, my standard topspin forehands and backhands fell about 2-3 feet shorter than normal due to increased topspin. Kick serve has more bite, too. Less feel then PHT in my opinion though. So far I think it performs well, but takes some getting used to.
RPM Blast 17g String
Certainly the best string I have used since I strung with Gamma Aramid 18g mains and Babolat Natural gut crosses...but it holds its tension better and doesn't break...great control and topspin...soon I will buy more for my other two racquets.
HAVE A BLAST......
I tried the RPM BLAST 17G based on my pro's suggestion. It took about 20 minutes to get used to the "stiff" feel at first. But once igot used to these powerful strings, I was hitting crisp cross court topspins, and accurate drop shots in no time. Very pleased...
It did not take long to get used to this string. I lowered the tension compared to what I normally use. The string is great. It greatly improved my game.
I never thought string made much of a difference in my game until I used Babolat RPM. It grips my top spin shots and allows me to hit closer to the lines than I'm used to.
I strung it at 58 lbs. It has pretty good pops when serving. Good spin on groundstokes. Volley also feels good. It also retains tension quite well. The price is a bit steep, but you do get your money's worth.
RPM blast 17 gauge
Very good string. I highly recommend it to all tennis players especially the top spinners.
The Volkl racquet I bought is terrific. Made more so by the outstanding strings. Players who have been edging in on my returns for years are now retreating in dismay. The string is a great combination with
the racquet, providing control and pace. Tennis is fun again!
RPM Blast 17
I thought I would get a little bit more feel out of the string. It did not seem to me that I got as much spin as I was expecting though it does give a little more than the other ones I have used. I think stringing it on the lower side of your tension range is better.
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RPM Blast is a blast
I have been using these for some time now and will not switch. The spin generated is worth the slight sacrifice in feel and they just last forever! Ive only broken 1 set in 2 years on 4 racquets. I do replace them as needed, as they eventually do loosen some and I prefer a tight string at 63 pounds. Love em!
Best Strings by far
These strings are the best for comfort, feel and power by far. I used the Kirschbaun & Luxilon strings before the RPM Blast and alway had some serious tennis elbow pains. With the RPM Blast, the pains are gone, the feel is second to none and there is absolutely no compromise in power generated.
Lest I forget, the topspin generated from using the string is awesome and helps keep my balls in the court. Kudos to Babolat!!!
Amazing String...hard on the elbow
Im a 4.5 player that plays about 10 hours a week. This is a great string - its very easy to get a ton of topspin and power. The control is also amazing. Its also very durable. Hitting with this string definitely give you more control and power, but its very hard on the arm. I recommend stringing this in the mains with a nice soft string like Duralast in the crosses - and also lower the tension by about 2 lbs lighter than you would string other polys. Also - when the string dies it dies, its probably better to cut it off than waiting for it to break...
Good spin and control
The strings play with a lot of control. Im able to put a lot of spin on the ball. At a tension of 57, there isnt much power, but that is exactly how I wanted it.
Awesome strings. Love it.
These RPM Black Blast strings are great. They provide a noticeable difference on the amount of spin that I can put on the ball.
Will be putting this string on my other racquets.
A Game-changer for me
I had used syn. gut for several years but was breaking them after 2 matches. I hesitated to move to the Poly strings for fear of arm injury. But the RPM blast is a soft poly that has not hurt my arm or shoulder. I have tried it as a hybrid on the mains with syn. gut on the cross. But this did not work as well for me as using RPM blast all across the string bed. I play at 4.5 level and have a full, hard swing. RPM blast pockets the ball well and produces great torque and spin on each shot. I use the 17g at a tension of 58 and have not be able to break these strings. They will loosen up and I find I have to restring after about 5 good matches. But overall a game-changer for me ... I can hit the ball harder with more precision than ever.
rpm blast string
Tried the RPM Blast string and wound up cutting it out before two long because it lost tension so quickly. We like the huricane feel string much better. Probably would not use the RPM blast again. As it seems with all of the Babolat string, you buy 40 but they only send you 39 of string, making it ever more difficult to string with using a drop weight stringer.
babolat rpm string
wow my game has really improved since I started using this string. Im picking up balls like crazy, and Im getting some crazy spin on my regular shots as well as my serve. I love this string.
These are the best strings I have ever played with. Great control and spin and easy on the arm. They work great with the Babolat racquet.
This is a great string, gives power, control with lots of spin, doesnt break, I have used it for over a year.
Nice string. I tested it out after hearing good things and reading some reviews. I have a semi western FH & produce good spin with whatever string i hit but this seemed to grab the ball a bit more than most strings. Strung at 58lbs. Took about 4 hours to settle in but then had a nice feel to them and maintained good power with proper swing/technique. I still like tour bite 17 better little more spin & feel 2 me + cheaper for a bonus.Im trying the luxilon alu spin & alu rough next. But Rpm is a nice string and pretty durable as well. I can see why alot of people like em.
My son uses these strings in a Babolat racquet.
They are very durable.
Love these Strings
For some reason I tend to play much better with these strings - Paired with a Babolat Aero pro and its game on!
Anne Marie Rabbitts
I started using these strings on a recommendation from my friend. I am a 4.0 club player and find these strings great for easy power and spin.
I have personally tried many different types of string. RPM Blast is by far the most durable string offering the highest quality spin for the money.
These strings have improved my game by a slight notch.they look nice with myracket , and give me a good feel for the ball. Good job baboat.
RMP Blast 17G
Every time I use these strings, I love them. They take a while to break, feel very comfortable when playing, and bring a lot of spin to my game. If you like a lot of spin then these strings are prefect. Its control is so good. I love these strings and I will be getting these string again!
the string is good, improved my topspin and volley
Great string for advanced players. String it with low tension.
I a 4.5 rec player who used these on my K-Blade 98. Previously Ive been purely on Luxilon 16G so was looking for something that would generate more pop. It took me 3 sessions to get settled into these but once the adjustment phase was over, these strings are awesome. Control was perfect and can handle a huge amount of racquet head speed w/out generating too much pace. For those looking to generate the heavy ball without compromising control this is a perfect set of string. If youre looking for pace, these are not for you.
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Babolat RPM Blast 17
Been using this string for a couple of years. Good durability for 17ga and decent spin potential. Ive been happy with it.
This was my first time using RPM Blast. I really enjoyed using it. I get a lot of control and spin. I would recommend buying these stings. They are a little pricey but its worth it.
RPM Blast 17 g Strings
This is great strings that I just love!!! Great product form Babolat, it has improved my game! Top spin is even better! Thank you Tennis Express for recomending this product!!!
It broke after two weeks.
I was very excited to get the RPM Blast 17G but it seems these strings are too thin and break very easily. I played tennis twice a week and the strings broke after the second week of usage. I wish I could ask for refund and get the 16G instead.
Great strings for power and spin
I have used these strings for 4 years and love the power, spin, and control they give me. Only negative is they are not easy on the elbow