Volkyl Cyclone vs. Babolat RPM Blast

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Ronski, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. Ronski

    Ronski New User

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    Which is better???
    Please exclude the price on your comparison... Let's tackle the feel, comfort and spin generation between this two strings...

    any thoughts guys and gals...
     
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  2. lynnbart

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    About a year ago we switched from RPM to Cyclone. They both produce excellent spin, both are comfortable although the Cyclone retains that feel a little longer due to its tension maintenance.

    I enjoy stringing the RPM better, the Cyclone will shred your fingers,,,its really sharp !

    I know you said forget the cost,,,,,but with the price comparison we feel like the Cyclone is a much better performer.
     
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  3. BabolatTennis9

    BabolatTennis9 New User

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    ive played with both strings and i think the cyclones are much better they just need to be restrung more often than if you used the rpm
     
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  4. darklore009

    darklore009 Professional

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    Cyclones is better overall than rpm. Rpm is great for the first 5 hours. Then it dies.
     
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  5. Ronski

    Ronski New User

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    Thanks guys... for your comments... actually it's hard to find cyclone strings here in the Philippines and I'll order again at TW if I finish experimenting with the cyclone( if i find it better than the rpm) Majority of the strings here that you can find in a local sports shop here in the Philippines are Wilson, Babolat, head, prince and some luxilon strings... I ordered my 89 tour from TW strung with a volkyl cyclone and it was great it was my first time using it... but it's kinda stiff comparing it with the rpm blast which is a co-poly... I usually string my rackets with the rpm blast at a low tension...
     
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  6. Nostradamus

    Nostradamus G.O.A.T.

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    i thought TW carried Cyclone. why does babolat charge so much more for rpm that is similar or worse than cyclone ?
     
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  7. rodrigoamaral

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    please list all babolat sponsored players and than list the volkl ones.. than get back to me fedace on marketing budget and that should answer your question
     
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  8. Sander001

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    What gauges are you talking about? Cyclone is stiffer than RPM Blast? And what gauges are you talking about????????????
     
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  9. Backhanded Compliment

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    RPM is crisper and doesnt last anywhere near as long as cyclone which is more elastic and lasts about 11 hours for me. Im an all court guy who gets a lot of free points on serve. I suspect a pure baseliner might get less life. RPM is really expensive for what it is.
     
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  10. iangarcia4l

    iangarcia4l New User

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    I know this isn't as relevant, but I figured it would be better than starting a whole new thread...
    Does anyone know how this would feel compared to TopSpin Cyber Red (1.24)? That so far has been my favorite spin string being that it's a great price (same as VC) and it's super elastic and provides excellent ball pocketing. It gives sufficient bite, I use a full western forehand and a continental/eastern two-handed. I sometimes use a full western one-hander for kicks, lol.
     
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  11. rdis10093

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    rpm plays way better, but it goes down hill in like 1.5 hours.
    volk plays okay for like 4 hours and then goes bad. so rpm is a premium string but for a very short time.
     
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  12. db10s

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    Cyclone... It holds tension.
     
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