View Full Version : best nat. gut for its price?

09-29-2004, 04:07 PM
hi. i would like to put gut mains and monogut crosses in a PS 6.0 95. since im pretty low on cash at the moment, i was wondering what the best deal for gut would be. i know bow and bde are pretty cheap. i know i cannot get pacific and babolat gut though.

i need the most bang for my buck. i've never played with gut before. right now, im using monogut 17g in my surge, but it already lost alot of its tension. i was also wondering if i should put monogut in the crosses if they will just lose tension.

i would probably end up hybriding the gut to save money.


09-29-2004, 04:22 PM
i think you are on track with the bow and bde. however, stay away from those cheap **** guts if ur looking to find some for less

09-29-2004, 05:13 PM
o yea, i know. im planning on getting my gut from TW, the best online store!

09-29-2004, 06:55 PM
Bow Brand was what people recommended to me, but I haven't tried it yet.

Here's my thread http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/viewtopic.php?t=20189

Steve Huff
09-29-2004, 07:25 PM
TW's price on Bow Brand is pretty tough to beat. It's a little softer than BDE. Both are very good, but for the money....it's hard to justify $7 more for the BDE.

mark rodgers
09-29-2004, 08:14 PM
Sometimes TW has the Klip natural gut for $19.99. I think it's a "Best Buy" at that price.

Jerry Seinfeld
09-30-2004, 05:02 AM
My experience with Klip gut included premature breakage on both tries. Others may have a different experience, but thought it was worth sharing. I agree with the Bow Brand being the best value.

09-30-2004, 11:02 AM
i've been using the bow guts....pretty good stuff for the price. I was using the 16s and now testing the 17s. The 16s seems to hold up pretty well.

10-02-2004, 06:08 AM
hands down BDE Rallye for 21.75

Tennis Guy
10-02-2004, 09:51 AM
This thread is becoming BDW vs. Bow.

10-02-2004, 01:43 PM
seeing as how they are 2 of the cheapest guts out there, i would see why...

Steve Huff
10-03-2004, 09:43 AM
The only problem I've seen with the cheaper Bow Brand is that I usually find a nick in the string when I'm uncoiling it somewhere along the string's length. It hasn't affected durability, but I've often wondered if these are 2nds or not. Still plays well though.

10-03-2004, 10:38 PM
I find the BDE Performance plays with noticeable better feel and control than Bow. The best is to try a few and stick with what works best. In my case, the extra cost for BDE Perf over Bow is well worth it.