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Babolat RPM Blast 17G Tennis String

Babolat RPM Blast 17 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: 17 (1.25mm)
  • Color: Black

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

Review Summary (Based on 14 Reviews)


5 Stars String purchase

from MI wrote (July 20, 2015):

Quickness of receiving the order.

5 Stars Perfect value

from NY wrote (June 03, 2015):

Works well on my new babolat French open edition. Great value for the price!

5 Stars Best string by far

from IN wrote (April 13, 2015):

A bought a stringing machine a year ago and over the winter experimented with all kinds of string set ups both full beds and hybrids. Ithis experiment included poly, synthetic gut, kevlar, and multifilaments. I always wanted to do this and just see which string would be the best. We'll a full bed of RPM BLAST is by far the best. I string my aeropro drive gt at 58 lbs and couldn't be happier.

5 Stars

from MO wrote (January 17, 2015):

Great spin potential, with good durability and control.Perfect match with the new Pure Drive 52-54 lbs

5 Stars Awesome String

from TN wrote (August 25, 2014):

Best playable & durable string on the market. Have used this for several years & it never disappoints.

5 Stars Awesome string

from WV wrote (August 20, 2014):

Great string. Nice spin, control, and comfort.

5 Stars Best String

from TN wrote (June 22, 2014):

I always find myself coming back to this string and wondering why I left it. Durable, spin, power, and not too stiff either.

5 Stars Durable

from NY wrote (May 27, 2014):

I'm not a huge hitter so I don't break poly strings too often. I replace these strings every few months usually because of tension loss. Excellent for helping to create extra topspin

5 Stars One of my favorites

from CT wrote (May 10, 2014):

Great control and spin- comfortable for a poly and offers just the right amount of pop, I love it!

4 Stars good control and power

from NY wrote (March 26, 2014):

More feel than RPM 16 or Big Banger and maintains good power. Get 10-16 hrs playing time before breaks (similar to Big Banger). 18 gauge breaks 6-8 hrs, but has even more control

5 Stars Great string

from AZ wrote (March 21, 2014):

Had my new racket strong with Blast string at 53lbs. So far I really like it

5 Stars Spin and Power

from MA wrote (February 16, 2014):

I bought these strings because Nadal used them and I found out they were great. They lacked a little feel but the power and spin were great. They have decent control and durability is not an issue

3 Stars String for Power

from NY wrote (January 28, 2014):

This string provided plenty of pop but I felt that it lacked any feel and was harsh to my aging arm.

5 Stars Spin Doctor

from WA wrote (October 01, 2013):

With so many good choices out there, this product stands out. If the price does not bother you, go for it. RPM plays well with very good spin, as advertised.

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