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Comments: I gave up using polys a long time ago, as a full set-up would immediately hurt my elbow, even at
low tensions. A good friend of mine came to use the same racquet as me, and during a training session, he asked me to try
his set-up, even for a few groundstrokes. Gut mains and RPM crosses he said. Amazing that I felt no pain. And I borrowed
his racquet again and again. I have now switched to that hybrid, Gut mains at 55 lbs and RPM crosses at 50 lbs and the
result is amazing, a mix of power and control with good spin. I wish i would have switched to it before.
From: Sebastien, 10/15
Comments: Went from the XCel string to this and I love it. Noticed an immediate difference in control of the
ball. Will definitely go back to this hybrid setup again.
From: Fred, 7/15
Comments: Excellent! I used this in my Wilson RF97 Autograph. Tremendous spin, power and touch and easy
arm too. I went with the VS in the mains and it provides extra pop and touch. It's a great choice for newer racquets like the
that have lots of power. It helps me keep my shots in the court and deep.
From: Dan, 5/15
Comments: What can I say...this hybrid is superb in my AeroPro Drive! I always put the gut in the mains, and I
power and spin when I need it along with touch for drop shots. It's the bomb, baby! The durability is great as well. Order
From: Anon, 5/15
Comments: I've had this hybrid strung on my Pro Staff 90 BLX with RPM in the mains and VS in the crosses
versa but I get the best with VS in the mains/RPM in the crosses. Power, feel, control and spin on every shot, it doesn't get
than that. My go-to hybrid!
From: Marc, 2/15
Comments: I compared this hybrid to Champions Choice on identical Prince racquets with identical tensions,
gut on the mains and poly on the crosses. The winner is the RPM-VS hybrid. This combo generates more power and spin.
From: Dr. B, 11/14
Comments: Superb power, control and comfort. Was a little boardy at first, but has settled in beautifully now.
I use string savers to increase durability. Gut in mains all the time. Looks pretty slick with a white logo on my Wilson Pro
BLX. No better combo than gut in mains and poly in crosses in my experience. The string savers will make it last 3-4
From: Anon, 5/14
Comments: My Yamaha Secret 04 felt muted at first. But after my second session playing, I'm loving this string
combo. I put the gut in the crosses at 60 lbs and RPM in the mains at 57. Can't get enough. Only issue I have 5 to 6
sessions in is
the RPM mains are moving way too much on me now and I'm constantly having to pull them back in place.
From: Ari, 2/14
Comments: I strung it at 53 lbs with gut in the mains in my POG oversize. Usually I play with a full bed of RPM
at 50 lbs. I like it a lot. Volleys jump off the strings and I'm very happy with the performance off the ground, as well as with
serve. I have an extra set of Champions Choice that I believe I will put in my other POG at the same tension or maybe at
see how they compare.
From: Walter, 12/12
Comments: This combo played extremely well for the duration of about 2 weeks for me. I play 4.5 singles
the summer and occasional hitting during the winter. I play mostly along the lines of serve and volley and with this set up in
Pro Staff 6.1 90 at 51/49 lbs with gut in the crosses, I find the volley has quite a bit of comfort and control to it. The ball
pocketing ability is spectacular from the baseline and you get some extra pop on serve. I'm pretty happy with this setup
will use it again. Another thing as well would be if you hit a one handed BH like I do with an eastern backhand grip you will
definitely notice some consistent depth and predictable power off the stringbed.
From: Jeff, 12/12
Comments: The greatest string I have ever tried. It's amazing! I bought 2 and put them on my AeroPro Drive.
gut in the mains and then the other with poly in the mains. Both were great, but my advice would be to put the gut in the
you aren't a string breaker like me. I stung the gut at 58 lbs and the RPM at 56. Vamos my friend!
From: Essy, 11/12
Comments: I had this strung up at 50 lbs with the gut in the crosses in my Wilson PS 6.1 90. The guy who
read the order backwards which is why the RPM was in the mains. I really didn't like it at all. I had been playing with Tonic
the mains with Lux Alu Rough in the crosses at the same tension, which seemed to have tons more feel. Since someone
me with an two sets of this Babolat hybrid, I think I'll string it up the way I wanted it in the first place and see what
is. I might drop it a couple of pounds as well.
From: Walter, 11/12
Comments: So I strung this in the recommended fashion; RPM Blast on the mains and the VS Natural Gut on
crosses, both at 55lbs. My first thoughts were that it was a pretty firm setup, you do get some good spin though, which
get the ball down onto the baseline. I don't rate the power quite as much, which was expected given that these were not
strings to start with. I'll post back once I have had a lot more hours with this.
From: Robby, 10/12
Comments: When I bought my Babolat Storm GT, I strung it with this string. I have read some good reviews
it. At first it felt nice. After a month or so, my string broke and I tried Babolat Addiction. The Addiction gave me a really nice
feeling and it was really soft on my arms, but the string didn't have a good durability. A month later I played again with the
Blast. I really love the feeling when the ball is hitting the strings. The spin is great and I don't have moving strings in my
gave me less of a trampoline effect than the Addiction. For me, this is the string I have liked the most of the strings I have
From: Danny, 8/12
Comments: This string works really well for flat hitters, it puts enough
spin on the ball for players who like to play with topspin defensively.
It's really flexible in style of plays as you can attack using flat
shots. Really comfortable on serve. Although, the natural gut coding
start to wear off early, and the wires of natural gut started to peel
off after about 6-8 weeks.
From: Bimal, 3/12
Comments: As a 3.5/4.0 flat hitter who has struggled to hit with top spin, this string has a bite that seems to
the ball for a split second giving me a fighting chance to hit w/top spin and it allows for better directional ball control
the direction of the ball during a rally) than any string used prior to, including Tecnifibre Biphase 17g. Very good power
in my opinion a much better choice than the Hurricane/VS Gut hybrid. Lots of potential with this string.
From: JD, 1/12
Comments: hat's interesting about this combination of string is that they covered the VS in a some kind of
coating which allows it to last a lot longer that the VS in the Pro Hurricane Tour Hybrid. Definitely a plus for life of the
a financial standpoint, totally worth it. Do I notice a difference between the Pro Hurricane Tour and RPM? not really. It's all
due to the color of VS.
From: Ian. 10/11
Comments: Great string. It lasts about a week but I play 40 hours a week so I can understand. Feels like all VS
Touch except 20 times as durable use RPM in mains @ 53 lbs and gut in crosses at 56 lbs.
From: Mike. 6/11
Comments: This is a very nice string! I didn't know what to expect seeing as I rarely play with natural. Overall,
very responsive string with plenty of spin from the RPM. The gut was very comfortable and provided even more power.
was there along with a razor like feel. On durability, it greatly exceeded my expectations. As mentioned before I only
get about 10 hours, instead got 20+ with the gut still holding tension. RPM went kind of dead but was still playable. 9.5/10
From: Luke, AZ, US. 05/11