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Babolat RPM Blast 17 + VS 16

Babolat RPM Blast 17 + VS 16

MSRP $40.00
Our Price: $33.95

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Babolat RPM Blast 17 + VS 16 tennis string provides the ultimate blend for heavy hitters looking for lots of spin without sacrificing pinpoint feel. It provides a fast and powerful response while VS Natural Gut offers a smooth, comfortable feel.

  • Comes with Babolat RPM Blast 17.
  • Comes with Babolat VS 16.
Item #: 011522
Style #: 281027
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Babolat RPM Blast 17 + VS 16
 
5.0

(based on 3 reviews)

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5.0

An excellent mixed

By letty

from NY

About Me Competitive Athlete

Pros

  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Big Match

    Comments about Babolat RPM Blast 17 + VS 16:

    I took the gut an stretchet before I put it in the main at 60 lbs. Then I took the poly and reduces the tension 4 lbs. nice comfort and power. dont forget to add two lbs at the last two end to maintain some tension.

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    5.0

    The best string set for youth players.

    By Tennis daddy

    from Milwaukee, WI

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Effective
    • Power and Control
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

    • Not the cheapest

    Best Uses

    • Big Match
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    Comments about Babolat RPM Blast 17 + VS 16:

    I have been using this string set a little over a year for my 11 and 14 year old sons. It is the best string set in the market (even better than full-natural guts). It lasts over a year (2~3 times of play a week) when it was strung VS 50 lb. main and RPM 50 lb. cross. But somehow it l did not last longer than a season ( 10 weeks) when we strung RPM for 53 lb. main and VS for 50 lb. cross for a high school JV player. The protective coating on VS must be optimized for higher tension. My teaching pro coach and stringer recommends VS(natural gut) for main.

    Service and delivery comments:

    I am happy with free shipping from Holabird.

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    5.0

    Good addition to rackets that need added power

    By WCB

    from Seattle

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Effective
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Big Match

      Comments about Babolat RPM Blast 17 + VS 16:

      My rackets have great balance, weight, and feel but lack built in power (Pro Kennex Ki5 PSEs). This hybrid string set adds the small additional power pop that they lack especially at the low end of the tension range.

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      • Q:

        Which string is the black one - the VS or the RPM? I have seen conflicting information and both come in black. The package does not indicate.
        Asked on 4/6/2016 by Denny from Minden, NV

        1 answer

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Both strings are black. The main way to differentiate the two is that the RPM Blast 17 Gauge has an octagonal structure.

          Answered on 4/8/2016 by Louie from Holabird Sports
      • Q:

        Which string would you recommend using as the main string?
        Asked on 2/4/2014 by JB from United States

        1 answer

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          You can use any combination you want, but we would recommend using RPM Blast in the mains.

          Answered on 2/5/2014 by Louie from Holabird Sports
      • Q:

        What is the recommended tension, or range of tension, of the two strings in combination?
        Asked on 2/15/2013 by Jim from Winston-Salem, NC

        2 answers

        • A:

          The "recommended" range of tensions on the strings is highly dependent on both your racket tension tolerance and your desired level of control. Higher levels of tension will result in higher levels of control. As the recommended range of tension for these strings is between 50 and 60 lbs, you should adjust according to both your racket tolerances and your play style.

          Answered on 2/15/2013 by Community Answer from None
        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Babolat recommends 62 lbs as the max tension for the RPM and 66 as the max tension for the VS. Keep in mind that tension is also dictated by the recommended tension range printed on your racquet.

          Answered on 2/18/2013 by Ryan from Holabird Sports
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      • About Babolat
      Babolat originally started by making some of the finest natural gut tennis strings in the world. More recently, they have expanded their successful formula to include tennis racquets, tennis shoes, and other accessories. Babolat tennis racquets are extremely popular and their racquet line includes a wide variety of frames that meet the need of a variety of different players. Many WTA and ATP professionals choose Babolat racquets every day, including multiple Grand Slam winners Rafael Nadal and Kim Clijsters. Babolat tennis rackets are great for recreational and competitive players alike.

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