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jgtthd
03-23-2011, 04:38 PM
I have been playing eith alu rough for a while but it dies so damn fast habe decieded to change string. Have play tested loads of strings i have come down to my two favorites which are RPM Blast and Technifibre blackcode.
I find that i can get more power from RPM BLAST and it makes a great poping sound on shots but i am worried of reports it dies quickly.
I dO also like blackcode although my preference is rpm but i gather the tension matainence is better which is important for me.
Let me point out i use an aero pro drive strung at 45lbs....
What do people think of the two strings, whats the string life overtime??
I have hit with both strings for about 6 hours each and so far both are doing well. I hit with loads of spin and big groundies...
Tell me what you think of the two strings, want to buy a reel of one as i have alot of matches coming up and need to get strings sorted asap!
Thanks!!

Carolina Racquet
03-23-2011, 05:23 PM
Not to make things more complicated, I've hit with both and prefer Volkl Cyclone. The price is much better as well. You should try it!

jgtthd
03-23-2011, 05:30 PM
Not to make things more complicated, I've hit with both and prefer Volkl Cyclone. The price is much better as well. You should try it!

Thanks was one of the strings that i tried, i prefered blackcode and rpm blast just cant make my mind up between the two. What were your thoughts on them amd how do you think they played overtime?

J_aces
03-23-2011, 06:01 PM
I much prefered RPM in every category to black code. If you have them both strung just keep playing with them and choose whichever lasts longer I suppose

Carolina Racquet
03-23-2011, 06:35 PM
I felt too believe RPM was superior as well between the two for overall playability and endurance.

BagelMe
03-25-2011, 10:42 AM
RPM is better for spin, but IMO I like BC more because I love the control it gives me :D.

jazar
03-25-2011, 11:26 AM
I like both strings to some extent, though I prefer Blackcode.

When I hit with RPM, I liked it initially. I was really able to hit out and had great control. But after the first session it just lost too much tension and I found it nearly unplayable. sWith Blackcode I was able to stroke the ball around nicely, but still had enough control when I needed it. Held tension a lot better than RPM.

If I was going to settle down and use a string full time, RPM would be a serious contender if I was only going to use it for an hour. If I was going to use it for longer, RPM would be out of the running and Blackcode would be right up there.

J_aces
03-25-2011, 11:44 AM
You should try out Genesis twisted razor. I like it more than Black Code and overall is better than RPM since RPM dies too quickly

alidisperanza
03-26-2011, 07:58 AM
Not a fan of either but my vote goes to Blast-- Black code is just plain terrible... I expected more from TF

ryushen21
03-26-2011, 10:04 PM
I thought that RPM was terrible. Not as good as the hype. Have loved BC ever since it came out and think that it outshines RPM in every category.

The only one I like better than both is Tornado.

J_aces
03-27-2011, 07:05 AM
Tried black code again and it was terrible compared to my b5e/ gosen hybrid. I still would go for rpm over it

alidisperanza
03-27-2011, 02:46 PM
Well, I'm not a fan of either but Rpm over BC

Lex
03-27-2011, 03:35 PM
I feel that BlackCode holds tension better than RPM. BC is a little softer and feels like you can pocket the ball better too.

I'm loving the BlackCode in 17g. It makes a great hybrid(main) with Gosen OG 17g.

BagelMe
03-28-2011, 03:01 AM
Not a fan of either but my vote goes to Blast-- Black code is just plain terrible... I expected more from TF

How is BC terrible?
I've been using it in a hybrid for 2 weeks and its probably my favorite overall poly/copoly that I've used.

Devilito
03-28-2011, 07:27 AM
i love Black Code... this thread has become useless. 1/2 love it, half don't. Doesn't tell you anything. Guess you gotta try them both for yourself. IMO They're both good so it's not like you're going to hurt your came using either or

leeuk22
03-28-2011, 10:54 AM
blacode seemed tp last alitle longer than rpm before it started to lose tension and go dead when i was hitting but i dont mind sacraficing that for sheer enjoyment i get when i see my opponents shocked face when the ball pops up near there shoulders, since using rpm ild never use anything else but that is personal choice

Verse
03-28-2011, 02:43 PM
Just tried out RPM yesterday but not quite done hitting with it. So far I like it.. At least better than my Technifibre strings.. I think it's preference.

jgtthd
03-28-2011, 03:03 PM
So played with both for a while, rpm is amazing for 3 hours then and rather suddenly it dies and becomes uncontrollable.
Blackcode IMO wasn't as nice but still a good string BUT held it's playability for much longer.
However after many play tests I have gone for signum pro tornado as amazingly enough I think it out plays both of these strings as well as alu rough

jgtthd
03-28-2011, 03:04 PM
I thought that RPM was terrible. Not as good as the hype. Have loved BC ever since it came out and think that it outshines RPM in every category.

The only one I like better than both is Tornado.

TORNADO IS THE BEST :)

xsmasher
03-28-2011, 10:04 PM
Blackcode feels softer and holds tension better IMO. I tried both.