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Comments: Awesome string. I used NXT 17 for years but it would only last about two or three sets. I was re-
stringing every week it seemed. Switched to the Babolat RPM Team this week and holy cow! This string has some serious
pop and bite. My serve exploded off my racquet and my groundies went where ever I wanted them to. Drop shots? All day
long! I love this stuff. If you don't swing fast and hard though I'm not sure this is the string for you. You need to hit it firmly
to get it to work. It's also easy on my arm like the NXT was, which is why I played with it. I play with a Babolat AeroPro
From: Marcus, 6/15
Comments: Good string, great spin and power. 3.5 player with an I Radical (small head size) usually play with
TechneFiber NRG 17 at 59 lbs. Had this strung down at 55 lbs. Offers good control, spin, and power. But if you are used to
with non-poly string it can seem hard on the arm. Switching to this significantly upped my game in terms of spin. I take the
of the other reviewers that its easier/softer on the arm than RPM blast.
From: Garret, 10/14
Comments: Tried this string again in a low tension setup (38/33 lbs) in a 16x19 pattern. Most control at low
tensions of any poly I've tried. Excellent tension maintenance (holds tension longer than RPM Blast and much longer than
Cyclone). Great spin generation at low tension (better than Cyclone or any non-shaped poly, slightly less that RPM Blast).
never felt the "softness" difference vs. RPM Blast at high or low tensions. This is a very firm string with slightly less power
RPM Blast or Cyclone, more control, comparable spin, and great tension maintenance (especially if you pre-stretch).
From: Mason, 5/14
Comments: String is very firm. Tension maintenance is good. It is hard on my arm at high tensions. I always
it with Volkl Synthetic Gut. The spin generation is good but not as good as RPM Blast or Cyclone. I've strung it at 63, 60,
pounds in a Head Graphene Speed MP (16x19).
From: Mason, 7/13
Comments: Lots of people talk about this string, so I decided to give it a try. This string is hard for my
and my arm and it's way too stiff.
From: Tom, 2/13
Comments: As a main string with VS Gut in the crosses RPM Team 17g plays very similarly to RPM Blast 17g
same tension, with a few subtle differences. I notice Team isn't quite as powerful or precise as Blast when I'm hitting out,
better able to get consistently good depth at lower swing speeds. Comfort is a bit better as well.
From: Anon, 12/12
Comments: Just strung my 2012 Roddick with RPM Team 17g on the mains and crossed it with XCel French
17g @ 60 lbs and I love it. I have had elbow problems before, so I played with gut for the last 6 months, but I missed the
from poly. I tried the Team/Excel combo and no elbow problems yet. I love the low powered and soft feel of this combo. I
never made so many shots two inches inside the lines I'm aiming for, and it drives my opponets crazy! It's great!
From: Tony, 9/12
Comments: I have found this to be the best string I have used. I strung my Prince EXO3 Red (first version) in
60 lbs figuring tension would lower to 58. We can only play about twice a week. String lasted 2 1/2 months when it lost
I had increased power and control on all shots with greater control on backhands and lobs. The sweet spot was the face,
face, of the racquet. I found this string very comfortable, my tennis elbow almost disappeared, but has come back some
string lost resiliency. Unlike a lot of poly's, I never lost playability until the strings went bad at the 2 1/2 months I mentioned
above. My previous string was Babolat Pro Hurricane.
From: Steve, 8/12
Comments: Even though there's no such thing as a "soft" poly, RPM Team is noticeably "softer" in feel
than RPM Blast and otherwise much the same with great spin and low power. Still on the pricier end of new polys
though. It may be tough for Jim to put topspin on a volley, because a volley is hit with underspin. If you had elbow
surgery Ben and want arm-friendly string, you shouldn't be playing with polys at all! Stick to multis and natural gut,
drop your tension, and find a more flexible frame.
From: JJ, 6/12
Comments: It's exactly what it is advertised as: a softer version of RPM Blast. It's not so soft
that it has a mushy feeling, but it is noticeably softer than RPM Blast at the same tension.
Otherwise, it plays exactly the same: insane spin potential and very controllable power.
Seemed like my serves had a bit more pace and spin than usual, but that could just be
because I was having a good day or that it was fresh strings. Very impressed overall.
From: Chris, 4/12
Comments: This is truly some of the worst string I have ever played with. Absolutely no feel on the ball.
tell I'm hitting the ball at times on ground-strokes. It's far worse on the serve. Might as well just walk to the other side
court and put it on a tee for my opponent. No power at all. Nothing but RPM Blast from here on out
From: TK, 4/12
Comments: Not a good choice in string if looking for spin and control. Way too soft in feel. Tough to put
volleys. Babolat Addiction is a much better choice.
From: Jim, 3/12
Comments: Love these strings, really soft and offer a lot of touch and feel compared to
the RPM Blast (hence the name "team"). It still has the same spin, power
and control you would expect from RPM but now it's just a little bit
softer. Overall great string!
From: Anon, 2/12