Is rpm blast better than blue gear?

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  1. Mighty Matteo

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    which is a better string in terms of tension maintenence, durability and spin?
     
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  2. kiteboard

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    Blue gear in all categories. Comes in 1.19mm, 1.23, 1.28mm.
     
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  3. Mighty Matteo

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    is it available on tennis warehouse?
     
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  4. vamos2050

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    i don't think it is.
     
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  5. chaddles

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    RPM Blast by a fair stretch. Didn't like Blue Gear at all, and I was skeptical about the RPM until I tried it. Nice feeling poly but nothing compared to M2 Pro or ALU Power.
     
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  6. pvaudio

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    In those three categories, RPM doesn't even come close.
     
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  7. Fedace

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    blue Gear. but when it comes to feel...bg is a fail.
     
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  8. kiteboard

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    A full job of bg is debatable, vs bg/vs team 17g. rpm is a dull thud vs a stiff upper cut that bg supplies.
     
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  9. Mighty Matteo

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    why is blue gear better then rpm blast or vice versa?
     
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  10. kiteboard

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    More spin, more durable, better tens. loss, stiffer, better long lasting control.
     
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  11. Chris Rizutto

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    They are both terrible at maintaining tension, and the texture wears off after a few hours. At least the Blue Gear isn't obscenely overpriced.
     
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  12. kiteboard

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    To combat the tens. loss, string the crosses higher than the mains. Today I did an experiment: pt57a with bg mains at 45lbs: 1.23mm, bg crosses 1.19mm: first three down from the top of hoop: 65lbs, 4-9: 48lbs, and rest of crosses: 65lbs. Feel was great, power good, so was spin and control not bad.
     
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  13. freshtennis

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    rpm blast has my vote.
     
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  14. mrtrinh

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    there is no better, its all preference
     
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  15. brownbearfalling

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    If you are looking for spin potential and you want something available at tenniswarehouse check out Kirschbaum spiky shark. It's texture is more defined than blue gear.
     
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  16. pvaudio

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    SS IMO is the best spin string out there.
     
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