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Babolat RPM Blast 16G Tennis String

Babolat RPM Blast 16 is the new string used by Andy Roddick and Rafael Nadal. An excellent choice for big hitters looking for extra spin. Octagonal (8-sided) cross-section adds the extra bite on the ball for added topspin and slice. New high density co-polymer polyester (PET) monofilament combined with a new cross-linked silicone coating provides even more spin and greater ball control.


  • Technology: 8-sided co-polymer monofilament polyester with silicone coating.
  • Length: 40 ft/12 m
  • Gauge: 16 (1.30mm)
  • Color: Black

    Midwest Sports only ships Babolat products to domestic addresses in the U.S. and U.S. Territories.

  • Review Summary (Based on 21 Reviews)


    4 Stars HS tennis coach choice

    from SC wrote (August 19, 2015):

    H.S. tennis coach and PTC suggested this string for me. I'm a heavy hitter with modest topspin. Noticeable improvement in power and spin with this string. I hope it will be durable.

    5 Stars Great String

    from AZ wrote (July 20, 2015):

    Babolat RPM Blast 16G Tennis String has great spin, feel and durability. Can't beat it!

    5 Stars

    from TX wrote (July 10, 2015):

    Holds up very well. Breaking strings less frequently

    5 Stars Babolat string

    from GA wrote (June 05, 2015):

    Really like the string - bought it after researching on internet -

    5 Stars

    from wrote (June 03, 2015):

    Great string. Like 17g more.

    5 Stars Great string

    from PA wrote (May 27, 2015):

    Long lasting string that has the feel and spin that you need.

    5 Stars

    from VA wrote (January 19, 2015):

    String is good. Good feel to the ball when you hit it.

    5 Stars Fantastic Strings!

    from SC wrote (December 29, 2014):

    I used RPM blast on the mains and Gamma TNT on the crosses all at 52 lbs on my Wilson Steam 99s racket. They played fantastic with tons of feel, power and enough comfort on my arm to aid my tennis elbow pain (considering they are a polyester). The only drawbacks I had was 1) durability- they lasted only two or two and a half weeks, although I have a very open string pattern- and 2) price. Overall a fantastic string for someone who doesn't mind restringing their racket often.

    3 Stars RPM Blast

    from PA wrote (December 03, 2014):

    My son put this on his new AeroPro racquet and loved the spin he was able to put on the ball. We were not impressed with its durability after it broke 2 months of use. He is trying a different string now.

    5 Stars Solid string for big hitters

    from KS wrote (June 29, 2014):

    Had been using a Luxilon BB for the last 7 or 8 years and this string seems to be as durable with better feel. Would recommend to anyone who needs durability with heavy groundies.

    5 Stars blast 16G

    from WA wrote (June 12, 2014):

    wonderful string and have better feel than Luxilon 16 or luxilon 4G

    5 Stars Awesome string

    from WV wrote (May 28, 2014):

    Noticed improvement on serves and groundstrokes right away. A real winner set of string.

    5 Stars RPM blast

    from PA wrote (May 11, 2014):

    My preferred string bed, Alu Power Rough (main) x RPM Blast (cross). This gives me the additional control and spin.

    5 Stars Best string ever!

    from AZ wrote (April 28, 2014):

    I've been playing tennis for almost 40 years, and this Babolot RPM Blast is by far the best string I have ever played with. Its power, control, and durability are unmatched. Thank you for developing such a superior product.

    5 Stars Great string

    from PA wrote (April 22, 2014):

    String adds lots of spin and control to your game.

    4 Stars Good string

    from OH wrote (February 15, 2014):

    Worked well as a replacement on my son's E-series. He it well and said it worked great.

    5 Stars Great pop and improved spin.

    from IN wrote (January 02, 2014):

    Switched my strings to this RPM Blast. Could tell a huge difference in the spin of the ball, lost a little on control. But with practice it'll improve. Also found a bigger sweet spot.

    5 Stars Sweet spot power and spin

    from NJ wrote (November 19, 2013):

    Very satisfied with the 16g rpm blast my game improved after switching To this gut. Been using sonic pro 17g before and hit the ball always out . With the rpm blast i can hit the ball with spin more control in the base line thumbs up also at the Volley...

    5 Stars Babolat RPM Blast 16G Tennis String

    from NH wrote (October 31, 2013):

    I've tried LOTS of different strings, and this one might be my favorite so far. A good balance of power and control, and good spin as well. Strung at 56 lbs. Power: 7/10 - It has some nice pop. Not as much power as Weiss Cannon Explosiv, but a moderate amount. Spin: 9/10 - The string feels slick, but the hexagonal shape gives it some bite on the ball. About as much spin as the Luxilon ALU rough. Control: 7/10 - Pretty good control, a good balance considering the power. Feel: 8/10 - I like the feel. It's not as stiff as the Luxilon ALU strings, so it has a softer feel.

    5 Stars The best of the best

    from FL wrote (October 22, 2013):

    No words to describe this string. It is the best poly string in the market, the feeling is amazing, the spin is incredible. I also try the dual string but I think this is superior.

    5 Stars Spin Attack!

    from CA wrote (September 25, 2013):

    The feeling you get off of the RPM Blast strings are amazing. Top of the line comfort and spin. No wonder why Rafa uses this string. Simply awesome. Definitely going to have to buy more in the future!

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