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clevy11
08-14-2010, 05:53 PM
So apparently nadal, roddick, and tsonga used RPM blast soon after it was released. Now the word is roddick and tsonga switched back to their old string setups but nadal still uses RPM. What's the real deal here?

dantesinferno18
08-14-2010, 06:15 PM
the REEL deal is about $200

LetsGoRoddick
08-14-2010, 08:01 PM
Roddick switched back to PHT, I heard its 17 guage now, was 16 before he used RPM.

Tsonga is using a luxilon string, not sure what.

They probably used it for marketing purposes but found they liked their old setup better.

thetennisman12345
08-14-2010, 08:29 PM
Nadal might be just painting his Duralast Tour yellow strings black...you can find the real D Tour strings on e B ay. Cheers, it's some powerful stuff.

scotus
08-14-2010, 08:36 PM
And Stosur is having an arm problem....

mrmo1115
08-14-2010, 09:24 PM
Roddick switched back to PHT, I heard its 17 guage now, was 16 before he used RPM.

Tsonga is using a luxilon string, not sure what.

They probably used it for marketing purposes but found they liked their old setup better.

Source on the switch to 17 Gauge? Ironic, I think I am going to 17 also.

Tennis_Crazed
08-15-2010, 10:26 PM
So apparently nadal, roddick, and tsonga used RPM blast soon after it was released. Now the word is roddick and tsonga switched back to their old string setups but nadal still uses RPM. What's the real deal here?

yeah i think you're right... as long as nadal is still using it, or hte public thinks he is, i'm sure the rpm will do well

LetsGoRoddick
08-15-2010, 10:28 PM
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=318125

here is word from our own jemsiter on PHT 17

Tennis_Crazed
08-15-2010, 10:33 PM
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=318125

here is word from our own jemsiter on PHT 17

very cool...thanks

Hooked
08-16-2010, 03:51 AM
In the end, does it really matter what the pros use? They have several identical racquets and change them before the strings go dead or break so they only really care about that first hour of playability and consistency. And they don't pay for any of it - their sponsors do and they pass that along to the consumer. The rest of us (for the most part) don't have that luxury. We pay for our strings and usually consider performance, durability and cost together as a package deal. Obviously the ideal string is high-performance, long-lasting and relatively low cost. Those last two variables will likely change the list of viable options for us, but are not even on the radar of most pros. I guess it is interesting to see what they use from the performance aspect, but beyond that it is pretty academic. I use RPM Blast because it has the lowest coefficient of friction among a group of polys that TW tested which indicates high spin potential and not becasue Nadal or anyone else for that matter uses and/or endorses it.

Fedace
08-16-2010, 05:35 PM
Can someone confirm that Andy Roddick is now back to RPM blast string ??

downs_chris
08-16-2010, 07:21 PM
Can someone confirm that Andy Roddick is now back to RPM blast string ??

i just saw him tonight in cincy...it definitely looks like he's back with rpm blast in the mains...

Gene1994
08-16-2010, 08:33 PM
Here you go guys.... pic from today. Looks like he's back to RPM!


http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/ca/fullj.cdd407f43a0b0ff5e7f8e4367c2770e8/cdd407f43a0b0ff5e7f8e4367c2770e8-getty-95911213kc071_western_south.jpg

saigonbond
08-16-2010, 08:55 PM
http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/7158/rodcincy.jpg

Shaolin
08-16-2010, 10:22 PM
the REEL deal is about $200

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a13/simate/TripleFacePalm-1.jpg

LetsGoRoddick
08-16-2010, 10:29 PM
haha this is nice. just when i'm about to make a change to RPM blast.

lefty10spro
08-17-2010, 12:38 PM
IMO opinion there's not much difference between all these polys. They play well for a very short time then they must be cut out. Spin production is only increased because you have to swing harder. And over time they are going to hurt you. I am generalizing of course, but I have been in the business a LONG time. Put natural gut in your mains and a nice multi in your crosses like I do and your poly experimenting will be over.

dParis
08-24-2010, 07:57 PM
I don't know nuthin about nuthin, but this read like poetry to me...IMO opinion there's not much difference between all these polys. They play well for a very short time then they must be cut out. Spin production is only increased because you have to swing harder. And over time they are going to hurt you. I am generalizing of course, but I have been in the business a LONG time. Put natural gut in your mains and a nice multi in your crosses like I do and your poly experimenting will be over.

SliceForehand
08-24-2010, 08:26 PM
Polys (co-polymers) have more spin and control than gut when they are still playable. They last about as long before going dead as gut and nylon do before breaking. If you like the extra spin and control, you go with poly. Natural gut is better for flat hitters and those with weaker arms.

nomie
08-24-2010, 09:32 PM
Polys (co-polymers) have more spin and control than gut when they are still playable. They last about as long before going dead as gut and nylon do before breaking. If you like the extra spin and control, you go with poly. Natural gut is better for flat hitters and those with weaker arms.

Ooh now that's not quite true now is it? Fundamentally gut and poly has similar spin potential. Its actually the other properties of poly that makes it more suitable for someone with a spin oriented game, like lower power and like you said, more control.

One source: TW Learning centre (http://twu.tennis-warehouse.com/learning_center/stringmovement.php)

Hooked
08-25-2010, 05:57 AM
IMO opinion there's not much difference between all these polys. They play well for a very short time then they must be cut out. Spin production is only increased because you have to swing harder. And over time they are going to hurt you. I am generalizing of course, but I have been in the business a LONG time. Put natural gut in your mains and a nice multi in your crosses like I do and your poly experimenting will be over.

Actually, the science shows that more spin is created by strings that have a lower coefficient of friction and are able to move more easily during impact. A couple of good reads:

http://twu.tennis-warehouse.com/learning_center/spinexperiment.php

http://blog.tenniswarehouse.com/?p=1363