Babolat RPM Blast Reel [String Gauge: 1.20mm/18G]
BABOLAT RPM BLAST
RPM Blast is a softer co-polyester, universally recognised as one of the most popular strings on the market. Used by recreational pros, and grand slam champions, RPM Blast provides a fantastic combination of massive spin and control, in a relatively comfortable package for a poly offering.
RPM Blast follows a common theme for most poly's on the market, with more emphasis on control rather than out and out power. This string is considered to produce similar levels of power to popular alternatives Poly Tour Pro, or Luxilon 4G, with a crisp feel on contact.
RPM Blast excells in spin generation, thanks to its high density, octagonal shape, that promotes outstanding levels of rip on the ball. RPM really is a perfect name for the string, as it undoubtedly helps players of all levels generate maxmium revs on the ball.
RPM Blast has a medium firmness for a polyester string, and is therefore more comfortable than a number of options on the market. This string is however not recommended for players that struggle with arm pain, who should instead look at alternatives like RPM Soft, or a multifilament.
Alike a lot of competitors in the poly range, RPM Blast is highly proficient in the control stakes, with great spin and feel. The string is suited to a range of player types, from high-spin beasts, to players that use touch shots to their advantage.
RPM Blast does tend to drop off in playability after around 6 hours of use. This is slightly lower in standard compared to other options, which generally keep strong playability for around 8-10 hours of use. This variable obviously is heavily dependent on gamestyle. Players who take big heavy swipes at the ball may wear out the string faster than others. As always, for greater durability, we recommend going up in guage.
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