View Full Version : Gut Tension

04-08-2008, 11:02 AM
How high can I string babolat gut? On the package it says 62, but I have read that people string it at 75. How high can 17g VS and 17G tonic be safely strung?

04-08-2008, 01:59 PM
If you're going to do that, you need to do what Sampras did when he played the professional tour full-time: Tube at least the center eight mainstrings and use power pads at both ends, at the tip and in the throat.

04-08-2008, 05:01 PM
Thanks Valjean

How High can I string without power pads or tubing? I have a few more weeks on my gamma 6004 till the 5 Star gets here!!

04-08-2008, 05:57 PM
I have a few more weeks til the Alpha gets here lol.

I would not venture too high but a little above the tension limit would be ok. I assume they put it low because people never listen to it so the limit would probably be higher.