RPM Blast or RPM Team?

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  1. Francis27

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    Hello Tennis Warehouse what is the difference between the RPM Blast and Team in playability/durability/tension maintenance.

    And what would you prefer?

    P.S how will a 17g (1.25) play on a 16x19 pattern?
     
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    Hi Francis,

    These are fairly close, especially regarding durability. Babolat injected micro air bubbles into RPM Team to make it softer. In the lab, however, it tested firmer. Therefore you should expect it to play a tad stiffer, with slightly less power and comfort. We've found both to have exceptional control and spin. In terms of tension loss, our lab results place RPM Team decidedly ahead of RPM Blast - but we only test initial tension loss.

    Hope this helps,
    Jon
     
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    Thanks for the reply so RPM Team looses tension more quickly than rpm blast?
     
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    Sorry Francis,

    To be more clear. In our lab test, which measures initial tension loss, RPM Team lost less tension.

    Thanks,
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    Oh ok thank you so much Jon for your reply and help!
     
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    Any of the playtesters have experience on-court experience with both of these, and can give a brief comparison including playability duration?
     
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    Hi Ennismt,

    my experience with the RPM Team, was that the spin potential was similar to the RPM Blast, which I felt both of these were better than ALU Power in this aspect. I felt that the power was slightly more muted with RPM Team than RPM Blast, but ALU Power has a livelier feel than both of these RPM's. The tension maintenance was slightly better with RPM Team than it was with RPM Blast and ALU Power; although I found the best tension maintenance with the RPM Dual and Luxilon 4G.

    I hope this information is helpful.

    Troy, TW
     
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