Great post... Price / Performance is always a major issue. Tourna is great when you buy in reels. Babolat packaging is a BIG issue for me. Move to something GREEN.. too much plastic. Our local Village will not recycle them. Reels no issue .... Or use Card-Board. The exploding package is an issue. I know how it works. If you open it from the back.. etc. If you open it the way it is designed.. explosion!! How about charging less for the string by using a less expensive package??As the others have said, its a possibility. But I'm not sure if it wouldn't be taking away from what I presume is one of their main goals of this string: full bed poly that doesn't feel like a full bed poly, meaning it isn't harsh on the arm.
That is always one of my comments in string reviews: What's the price point? Past playtests have shown some good deals (Big Hitter Silver Tour 7 at $9.95 comes to mind), and some not-so-good deals (HDMX Flouro at $19.95 MSRP was way overpriced...which is why its probably now listed at $15.95). I suspect this will fall into the $15-18 range, putting it on the high side of my budget.
Furthermore, when I switch to a string, I normally go 'all in' and buy a reel. Babolat traditionally does not discount reels as much as others. For example, a pack of RPM Blast is $18, and a reel is $245. Assuming 17 stringings per reel, that comes to $14.41 per pack, or a approx 20% savings.
By comparison, BHST 7 is $10 per pack, and $100 per reel. Using the same estimates, that comes to ~ $5.60 per pack, or a 45% savings.