Discussion in 'Strings' started by floydcouncil, Feb 21, 2010.
Is the RPM Blast a "new" string or is it just another color of Pro Hurricane Tour?
Cross linked Silicon coating that allows the string to slide around better. Wouldn't this take away from griping the ball and spin ?
I think you misunderstand exactly how spin is produced while hitting the ball. Surely some of it relies on how well the strings "grip" the ball; but most of it comes from the string flexing back when the ball makes contact and then pushing back up to the original spot or higher. Imagine pulling down on a rubber band and then releasing it - to an extent.
Slick strings for more spin is the latest 'research" based formula, so no it should increase spin. If the ball slides across the string bed with less energy being transferred to the frame, it has a chance to dwell just a little longer which should leas to an increase in exit RPMs
From what I was told by pro shop owner who spoke with bab rep (for what is worth) surprising honest answer was that its simply PHT with improved tension maintenance so take that as you wish...
Interestingly enough, a stringer told me that his Babolat Rep mentioned that RPB Blast is PHT in black.
This is also the story I heard too.
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