"Nadal's string isn't on the market at the moment"

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  1. jdunnie014159

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    The commentators at Monte Carlo just said Nadal's string isn't available on the market at the moment. Is this referring to the fact it's 15g, or that he doesn't actually use RPM?
     
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  2. federer98

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    haha I just made a new thread asking the same question
     
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  3. bsandy

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    Well . . .

    Babolat's website admits that it's 15g 135.

    But . . .

    You can tell by the way the light hits it that it has a geometry to it that's not round. So is the want call it RPM Blast, I'll let them have that.

    So . . .

    It seems that TW is only ones lying to us on this product.

    . . . Bud
     
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  4. Aggro

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    Just heard the commentator say RPM Blast 1.35 so maybe he is referring to the gauge not being made available ? Or could be a load of rubbish :)
     
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  5. MattPrevidi

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    He is finally using RPM however it is 15l gauge, which is not available to the public. strung a few of his frames at Indian Wells and inspected it with a fine toothed comb. Let's all move on with our lives.....
     
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  6. OldFedIsOld

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    I'm curious, does he use one piece or two piece stringing?
     
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  7. julian

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    Please elaborate your last sentence
    Seems to be a bit harsh
    Do you mean the content of
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Babolat_RPM_Blast_16_String_/descpageACBAB-BRPMB16.html
     
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  8. ART ART

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    He isn't using any of the string that babolat sells to public, since 3 years ago.
    Any time that he use one local string service, Tony don't wanna talk about it... many many time people have already ask him about that string ... and he just run away from answering...

    So, that comment is right about it.

    There's so many things in strings and in rackets, that customers don't even really get a clue about it.
    And that "pro stock" material will never be released to public.

    Belive it or not.
     
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  9. jackcrawford

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    Like we should believe Federer wears a wristband to cover bandages on his wrist? http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?p=6105128#post6105128 lol, another good one.
     
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  10. maxpotapov

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    Sounds like this is some cheap discontinued nylon from way back. It's like admitting that pros use paintjobs of models introduced 20 years ago.
     
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  11. Nostradamus

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    rpm blast plays best at 17 G so the fact that rafa uses 15 g really has no meaning to us. because we can't play as well as rafa.
     
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  12. phnx90

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    Some people here think otherwise :D
     
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  13. Pocky

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    Doesn't rafa use RPM?
     
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  14. Yourtenniscoach

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    Black Duralast.
     
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  15. Sentinel

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    I heard they've interwoven gluten fiber into it.
     
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  16. uk_skippy

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    If that's what you think, then continue to do so, but you'll be wrong.

    Always has been RPM.

    Regards

    Paul
     
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  17. Yourtenniscoach

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    I was being sarcastic :shock:
     
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  18. uk_skippy

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    Ok, sorry if I didnt see that. :)
     
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  19. rdis10093

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    he has not allways used RPM
     
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  20. uk_skippy

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    Sorry, should have clarified better. Since he's been using 'the black string' its always been RPM 15L/1.35mm. Before that, it was Duralast.

    Regards

    Paul
     
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  21. klementine

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    If I had the fortune of getting my rackets strung after an hour of use, I would use RPM and nothing else.

    Really is the best overall poly I've tried. Too bad the joy lasts for 2 hours max.
     
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  22. cork_screw

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    There's about 15 different members who just went along with the idea that the commentator knew what he was talking about. I don't remember the term, but it could be "cover commentator" but there's a good amount of commentators who commentate non mainstream / niche sports (tennis is included as one of them) who don't actually know anything of the sport, they don't follow it and aren't experts at it - but are good enough at commentating that they can fill in the blanks with enough pre-scripted general knowledge that it won't hurt the sportscast. Most of what the commentators say (if not those are or were directly involved with tennis such as the good group at ESPN where B. Gilbert was a coach as well as Cahill) don't really know much of the sport and especially the underlining niches beyond what "notes" they were given before hand. Hannah Storm and Mike Tirico (Basketball) did a few Wimbledon and US Open broadcasts for NBC. And I've noticed that a lot of the aussies were cover commentators for the Aussie Open. You get a lot of them during the smaller tournies but I've noticed there's even an abundance of them during many european sportscasts that are on euro stations that I illegally stream.

    So, don't trust what the commentators say, because a lot of them are talking off their arse and a lot don't know what they are saying or misinformed. Do you really think they go to the locker-rooms and talk to the players and do research from first hand insiders? No. Most of the time these people are guessing and sadly enough there's people here on TT that know more than what I've heard cited on many big channels and big events.
    Oddly enough I believe some commentators who are actually interested in the sport (tennis) go here and other forums for their "notes" before having to cover a match. I've heard topics brought up here that I later hear spoken on the telecast, but it was so specific that I don't think the commentator could have thought that up himself without mentioning the note from what I read earlier here.
     
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  23. West Coast Ace

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    Well said.

    Like a retired left handed female major winner who said "the courts (in Melbourne) are slower than the clay courts I played on before I came to Australia..." Yeah, sure.
     
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    Dude.....how could you trust someone who only has 18GS singles titles, 31GS doubles titles and a career singles record of 1,442–219? What could she possibly know?
     
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  25. tennis_balla

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    RPM does not ONLY last 2 hrs and then its dead, sorry.
     
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    Commentator was right, RPM 15g is not on the market.
     
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  27. li0scc0

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    That retired player is absolutely right, they are slower.
    However another retired male left-handed tennis player rarely says anything intelligent or even cogent.
     
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    Tell me about it, that damn Jimmy Connors.
     
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  29. Wuppy

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    Nadal demands they weave the golden locks of blonde Spanish virgins into his string.
     
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  30. cluckcluck

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    I hear that uncle Toni has people fly to the moon (secretly of course) and have the golden locks soak in the moon dust for at least 3 months before considering stringing. I'm just sayin.
     
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  31. li0scc0

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    I was thinking Henri Leconte :)
    ha
     
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  32. li0scc0

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    Problem for Nadal is most Spanish guys don't want their locks cut.
     
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