A new string is on the way to the market from Babolat. It is called Babolat RPM PWR and will likely be a softer and more powerful string.
Our writer and reviewer Henrik Wallensten has received a sample from Babolat and is keen to test this string. The color of Babolat RPM PWR is called “Electric Brown”, which I find interesting. Brown is rarely in fashion.
Dominic Thiem has been changing strings back and forth during 2019 and one of the strings he has been testing is the Babolat RPM PWR as you can see from my Instagram post below. Normally he uses Babolat RPM Blast Rough so it is interesting to see what this string can do this game.
I hope to receive a sample as well at some point so I can compare my findings with Henrik’s.
Babolat RPM PWR – Thiem uses it. Maybe?
Dominic Thiem did not experience the best results with this string during the US Open. He crashed out in the fourth round in against Thomas Fabbiano. It might not be the string though, Fabbiano is a tricky opponent.
Pro players keep tweaking their gear, but Thiem’s frequent testing of strings can be seen both as a strength and a weakness. Strength: he is always looking for that extra edge. Weakness: he is not happy with what he is using.
It will be interesting what string he will use for the remainder of the season. Babolat RPM PWR or something else?
Babolat RPM PWR – Release date?
Sadly, I don’t have a release date for the Babolat RPM PWR string. I hope to be able to update this post with one soon. For now, we will need to look forward to Henrik’s review.
Are you curious about this string? What do you use today? Please comment below.
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