Babolat RPM Blast Strings

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  1. Deathsticks

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    Any word on a release date?
     
  3. Deathsticks

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    I think its going to be released with the new Aero Gt s on Feb 1
     
  4. arche3

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    I'm all over that as soon as it is out.
     
  5. star 5 15

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    its gotta be pretty good for tsonga to switch to it from alu.
     
  6. Fedace

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    For sure better than Revenge crap. but i do worry however. All the pros have switched to this, which means, it isn't that powerful. Most pros like Polys with Great control and spin and don't really care about power too much. I also like power on my polys and Feel is a must for my poly........
     
  7. star 5 15

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    alu power mainly has power and thats what pros use. I don't know where you come up with this stuff.
     
  8. Fedace

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    Holy crap,,,,, the Shape of the string is rough. it is some sold of hexoagonal or Octagonal........ That means one thing,,,Crap FEEL...
     
  9. Fedace

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    That is true, i agree that alu power has big time power. Lets just hope the feel is better than the Pro hurricane tour...
     
  10. star 5 15

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    I think it is safe to say that this new string is very similar to alu power...
     
  11. brownbearfalling

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    Babolat doesn't make the best polys for the price that they charge. I don't have any expectations for this new string. For people that use Babolat polys, do some research and find a better alternative.
     
  12. Fedace

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    What makes you think that ??????/ None of the previous poly by Babolat felt nothing like the Alu power. they were all softer than alu for sure..
     
  13. SuperDuy

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    And we have a winner! A number 1 bright guy here!
     
  14. Fedace

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    you agree or disagree ??
     
  15. slice it

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    Fedace,

    ive been reading your posts for some while now, but I have never felt obligated to mock such obtuse answers.

    Continue to do what you do.
     
  16. CeeY

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    I need a good cross with a decent amount of spin. Lux is pricey, and I cant wait until RPM Blast comes out.
     
  17. Fedace

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    Sorry but this is a Premium poly and it will be just as or little more expensive than Pro Hurr tour, i imagine...
     
  18. Fedace

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    and Who were the Idiots that said this is a BLACK Pro Hurr Tour for last 6 weeks?????????????????
     
  19. star 5 15

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    don't expect this to be any cheaper than luxilon.
     
  20. Fedace

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    wonder if this will be a Improvement over Pro hurr Tour ?? if so, it should go right up to one of the top Polys ever produced up to date ? I know Pro hurr tour had some mixed reviews but overall most feel it was a great poly. :)
     
  21. star 5 15

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    i dont know why your critiquing a string so closely that all you know about it is that is black and the name of it. Just take a chill pill and play with it when you come out. I really don't quite understand you Fedace.
     
  22. Fedace

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    Has anyone have a sample of this from Babolat and have Tested it already ??? I hear so many people getting a sample somehow
     
  23. star 5 15

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    I don't know who you've heard has gotten samples of this string to try but, I am sponsored by Babolat and I tried the Revenge about 5 months before release but I have not heard of any juniors that I know sponsored getting any to try as well.
     
  24. AeroBroDrive

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    dude on the video it looks like it's supposed to have the same shape as PHT.
     
  25. Puddy

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    I just spoke with two TW buyers, four executives at Babolat and seven guys who work at the Lyon, France processing plant and they all agree that the new RPM is much better than last year's PHT. :)
     
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    Very good one indeed..and CURIOUSLY similar to Topspin's new Cyber Rotation... :rolleyes:
     
  27. Blade0324

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    So you have some experience with it then?
     
  28. VamosSR

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    I really don't think the video posted is official.. The photos and actual video are bad quality and the slide & text transitions are those found in the most basic video-editing softwares. Just FYI, so you don't base your opinions of the new string on what I believe to be a "fan-made" youtube video.. I'm awaiting the official update from Babolat before judging anything, but I do hope the RPM string is released on Monday so those ordering the new APDGT can have it as an option..
     
  29. jackcrawford

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    They are happily claiming that Blake and Tsonga are using paintjobs since pros never switch racquets...
     
  30. jackcrawford

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    If you've hit with it, how does it compare to Black Code, thanks in advance.
     
  31. Fedace

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    I don't think he really hit with it. This string is the most highly guarded secret since Oprah went on the diet to lose 90 lbs...
     
  32. Puddy

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    Earlier today I spoke with Celeste Brior, Babolat String Expert in Lyon, France, and she says that their RPM product is far more superior compared to Tecnifibre's Black Code and Top Spin's Cyber Rotation. Hope this helps :-?
     
  33. Raymond089

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    Of course Babolat is going to say that their product is better than any other company on the market. Its up to the customers to decide for themselves whether or not Babolat's products are better or not.
     
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    Fedace is actually 100% right on what he has posted on this thread.

    But let's just hope for 1 thing. I just want it to be Pro Hurricane Tour with ACTUAL feel! PHT feels like you're hitting with a board or something. Just feels dead and weak....
     
  36. raging

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    PHT is supposed to be a bit deader, it has good durability and spin but NOT feel, you are better off with revenge and nvy as a hybrid! PHT is for someone that has durability problems or wants to reduce the power from high speed swings. Hence the new string RPM Blast adapted for Rafa with the extreme spin rotation he gets on the ball - it can't be all things though so don't expect great touch and feel.
    PHT Black and RPM Blast are 2 very different strings but still both polys so again we can't expect so much.
     
  37. Eiffel59

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    Puddy, from the first tests RPM is ACTUALLY superior to BC & CR...spin, speed, comfort (for a poly) and playability...not (yet) tested enough for life expectancy, and price should be on the "high" side...
     
  38. VamosSR

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    no release date yet?? =/
     
  39. Puddy

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    Hey Eiffel59,

    Aside from durability or "life expectancy," is this not what I mentioned earlier? All good, brother. :)
     
  40. VamosSR

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    a friend of mine said he saw online somewhere that they won't be released until April.. what a bummer, I was gonna string a new APDGT with them.
     
  41. Nanshiki

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    I wish they had dropped the retarded 'octagon" shape since shaped strings don't have better spin, and the PHT's 'octagon' shape is really just a circle that isn't round.
     
  42. Fedace

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    When is this coming out ??????/ I am sick and tired of waiting... supposed best poly ever produced by babolat,,isn't it ?
     
  43. Fedace

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    I think Revenge is a copycat to Kirsch Proline 2. But Proline 2 being better string of the two.:)
     
  44. Fedace

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    If RPM has better feel than PHT then this string will be the GOD of all Polys. Cause PHT is a great string except that it lacks Feel and touch. PHT freshly strung has plenty of power and Mondo Spin. It just lacks feel.:-?
     
  45. Ookie Cookie

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    I just recieved a string through the USRSA playstesters program, and it is a black poly that apparently has not been released to the public. Could this be the infamous RPM??
     
  46. Fedace

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    or it could be just a Black Pro hurr tour ???
     
  47. raging

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    No, this would probably be too late, sounds like Racquet Specialists and Stringers are getting samples first. Maybe Eiffel or Puddy have heard more?
    I could phone Babolat France but I have already been enough of a nuisance.:twisted:
     
  48. Blade0324

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    Not to get off topic but for Fedace, I'm curious what it is about pro line II that you like so well and also curious if you like BC or spikey shark. I've thought about proline II but have been reluctant. Now seeing your posts about strings that you like having more feel I think that I would not like this one as I am the opposite and do not like any feel at all in a string. I like the string bed to feel like I'm not hitting the ball at all. Stiff and boardy is a great stringbed to me.
     
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    Hey Guys,

    Our Babolat representative informed us this week that we should receive RPM Blast around April 1st. We haven't received any samples of it yet, but when we do, we will provide some feedback for you.

    Danny, TW
     
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    Thanks for info, samples are floating around the world: France, UK, Australia but appreciate the info on US release. If it lives up to the hype - could be a good seller but it won't be cheap. We are all interested about the playing characteristics.
     

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