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tennismaster888
08-21-2007, 11:47 AM
I string my racket with Babolat pro hurricane tour on the mains and have used a lot of different strings on the crosses but have not liked many of them. Should I try natural or synthetic gut?

PBODY99
08-21-2007, 12:14 PM
What don't you like about the cross strings you have tried?

PDRPPHVS+
08-21-2007, 12:15 PM
natural if money is not a issue

tennismaster888
08-21-2007, 12:28 PM
does the natural pop faster than the synthetic?

ferocious4hand
08-21-2007, 03:15 PM
does the natural pop faster than the synthetic?

no, gut lasts longer. Also depends how you take care of it and what kind of gut

bagung
08-21-2007, 03:52 PM
natural gut last longer than synthetic gut....
there are some extra durable gut in the market such as armourpro and pacific tough gut.....
putting gut in main instead of cross will give you more playability....

Gantz
08-21-2007, 04:03 PM
wow i thought natural gut was the least durable string. how much more durable is it than synthetic gut?

A.T.S.
08-21-2007, 04:07 PM
wow i thought natural gut was the least durable string. how much more durable is it than synthetic gut? It lasts 2 months more for me.
Syn: 2 months
Nat: 4 months

BTW, this is Tonic +.

I use reaction now because It doesn't break the bank and I needed something that is less powerful because I'm getting stronger.

Heavy topspin all-courter.

bagung
08-21-2007, 04:09 PM
syn gut last 6 hrs of playing time for me...
natural gut approx 12-14 hrs
x-tra durable gut lasts approx 18-19 hrs....

kirbster123
08-21-2007, 07:38 PM
Natural gut is good if you can afford it. For an average player, if gut it used it should mainly be used in the mains, because the feel of gut is not truly there in the crosses, although it is a bit more noticable.

carac
08-22-2007, 04:37 AM
no, gut lasts longer. Also depends how you take care of it and what kind of gut

Yes, it is IMPORTANT to avoid humidity !!!

origmarm
08-22-2007, 04:56 AM
Recently switched to natural gut, am a convert. Pricey but worth it

predrag
08-22-2007, 05:23 AM
wow i thought natural gut was the least durable string. how much more durable is it than synthetic gut?

Let me put it this way:
My (almost) 11 y.o. son breaks synthetic cross string first in the Wilson Gut/PSGD hybrid.
And that is on the 18x20 frame (FXP Prestige MP).

Regards, Predrag