Head Sonic Pro vs Babolat RPM Blast

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  1. mkedda

    mkedda New User

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    Help me out!!!

    I have been using babolat xcel in my head IG youtek racquet. However, I have been breaking it in 4-5 hours of play.

    I would like to chose a soft, durable poly. I have been given 2 options by my club Head Sonic Pro and Babolat RPM Blast.

    Which would you chose?
     
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  2. mkedda

    mkedda New User

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    its the Speed 16x19 racquet
     
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  3. wiibssz

    wiibssz Rookie

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    I would say RPM. I used it on my APDC. It has enough power, spin and control. It's also very durable. I have it for 6 months on my racquet and it's loosen up a bit after 3 or 4 months ;)

    forgive me for my English...:p

    Grtzz
     
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  4. xsmasher

    xsmasher Rookie

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    If you are looking for softness sure you should go for the Sonic pro 17g.
     
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  5. Doubles

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    Sonic Pro is better, in my opinion. RPM loses tension far quicker than Sonic Pro...
     
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  6. mkedda

    mkedda New User

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    I should mention that my order of preference would be

    Soft
    Durable
    Playable
     
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  7. J_aces

    J_aces Semi-Pro

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    Is durability defined by time it takes to break or time until it starts losing tension?
     
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  8. Hominator

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    I use the IG Speed 315 16x19 and I've strung mine with both Head Sonic Pro 17 and Babolat RPM Blast 17. I love RPM Blast, but in this frame, I really like the Sonic Pro. It feels plenty soft and very responsive. Incredible bite.

    That said, it dies rather quickly. For me, I do not want to get my frames re-strung every two weeks or so. This weekend I had my stringer install Prince Recoil and I'm very pleased with the results.

    If you have the bat speed, you can get incredible kick on your strokes and serve. I alternated between one of my frames with Sonic Pro and the other with Recoil, and I was getting significantly more kick on my serves with the Recoil. I was playing with a former college player, so keep in mind that you really do need to have the bat speed to get the benefits of Recoil, IMO.
     
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  9. flashfire276

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    Out of your choices, Sonic Pro is the way to go.
    Also, consider Genesis Black Magic. I thinks it's like $10, but it's pretty amazing. All the benefits of poly with the soft feel and comfort.
     
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  10. Djokolate

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    From what I hear DEFINITELY SONIC PRO :)
     
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  11. DavidNERODease

    DavidNERODease Rookie

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    It's no contest then - Sonic Pro is much softer than RPM. Frankly it performs very well in all areas. I'm very happy with this string.
     
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  12. eidolonshinobi

    eidolonshinobi Professional

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    Sonic Pro hands down.
     
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