View Full Version : Gut and Drizzle?

03-10-2004, 11:15 AM
I would like to try gut, however it's not uncommon to play with intermittent light rain. Would this hurt the gut?
Thanks, Jim :roll:

Larry Baldridge
03-10-2004, 11:35 AM
Oh yeah! Keep it dry! Even though most guts have a protective coating, humidity and moisture affect it greatly! It is a good idea to treat gut with Carnuba wax, parafin, or baby oil after playing. Then store the racquet in a dry, thermal controlled environment. If you might be playing under conditons of intermittent rain, take an extra racquet along with some soft, multifilament synthetic strings -- strung at a tension to adjust the playabilty to your #1 racquet to pull out in those conditions. Gut will snap in humid and wet conditions.

03-10-2004, 08:38 PM
Second that...if it drizzles, use your synthetics!