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Babolat RPM Blast 16

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Babolat RPM Blast 16

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Ideal for big hitters looking for explosive spin and a powerful punch, Babolat RPM Blast tennis string is a co-polyester string with a fast and powerful response. As used by Rafael Nadal, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Samantha Stosur. Designed to maximize spin potential and durability, this string is the premier choice for chronic string breakers.

  • High density co-polyester construction provides a fast and powerful response with great ball speed out of the frame.
  • An octagonal structure with cross-linked silicone provides maximized spin.
  • Cross-linked silicone coating provides a unique feel.
Item #: 011447
Style #: 241091130
Type: Polyester
Length : 40 feet / 12.2 meters
Gauge : 16 gauge / 1.30mm
Color : Black
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Babolat RPM Blast 16
 
4.0

(based on 5 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (4)
  • Effective (3)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
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4.0

I would buy this product again

By Millersville

from Millersville, MD

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Effective
  • Quality Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Big Match
    • Casual Wear
    • Weekend Match

    Comments about Babolat RPM Blast 16:

    My son can still break it but not as easily as others

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    • No

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    2.0

    Way Too Stiff.

    By GLT63

    from PA

    About Me Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Babolat RPM Blast 16:

        Have been a USRSA Certified stringer since 1980. Many of the high school kids I string for want this string. The last time the USRSA listed strings in order of stiffness, this one was at the top of their list (or bottom). There are many, many, better playing and cheaper co-polys available.

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        • No

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        5.0

        My son won't use any other string!

        By MO Tennis Mom

        from Dexter MO

        About Me Competitive Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Big Match

          Comments about Babolat RPM Blast 16:

          This is the only string my son will use - took him all the way to state competition last year!

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          • No

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          4.0

          delivers the spin with ease,

          By net master

          from nebraska

          About Me Competitive Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Control Is Very Good
          • Effective
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

          • Stiff To String

          Best Uses

          • Higher Tensions

          Comments about Babolat RPM Blast 16:

          excellent spin while the control is still in the mix,,holds tension very well

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          very good string

          By lnt

          from chapel hill nc

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Effective
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Weekend Match

            Comments about Babolat RPM Blast 16:

            very great string,durable and good feel

            Service and delivery comments:

            perfect service. Best service ever.

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            • No

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            • Q:

              What is the difference between the rpm blast 16 and the rpm blast 17 or 18, and which one is better for an advanced junior player?
              Asked on 3/15/2012 by Anonymous

              2 answers

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                The difference between these three strings is simply the gauge, or thickness. The RPM Blast 16 is the thickest and the RPM Blast 18 is the thinnest. The thicker any string is, the longer it will last, but it won’t play as nicely. Thinner strings play nicer, but are less durable. I end up recommending the 17 or 18 gauge in this string to a lot of people. You’ll still get good durability from RPM Blast 17 or RPM Blast 18 and you’ll get slightly better feel. If they start breaking too quickly, you can always bump up to the RPM Blast 16.

                Answered on 3/16/2012 by Ryan from Holabird Sports
              • A:

                The difference is in the gauge of the string.It's designed to maximize spin potential and durability, so if you're a power hitter who breaks strings, this one's good.

                Answered on 3/20/2012 by Community Answer from None
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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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