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supermario343
04-13-2008, 02:43 PM
Hey..I was wondering how safe or risky it is to string gut on a dropweight machine. I use the Gamma Progression II 602 FC. Ive never tried gut before and wanted to buy some to try it out. Ive heard that it isnt safe to string gut on a dropweight but then other people tell me its fine. Any insight would be grateful :)

ambro
04-13-2008, 02:52 PM
Clean your clamps, you'll be fine. I've strung Klip Legend for myself, as well as Grand Slam Gut, Wilson, and Babolat VS for customers on my X-6 FC (almost the same machine) with no problems except GSG snapping once due to it being terrible gut to begin with.

supermario343
04-13-2008, 02:54 PM
Clean your clamps, you'll be fine. I've strung Klip Legend for myself, as well as Grand Slam Gut, Wilson, and Babolat VS for customers on my X-6 FC (almost the same machine) with no problems except GSG snapping once due to it being terrible gut to begin with.

sweet that sounds good to me lol..I was thinking of getting Babolat VS. How long does it usually last you would you say?

ambro
04-13-2008, 03:02 PM
5-10 minutes longer than a syn gut, maybe. I gut a gut hybrid with syn gut crosses done in 35-40 minutes.

bsandy
04-13-2008, 08:05 PM
Ive heard that it isnt safe to string gut on a dropweight but then other people tell me its fine. Any insight would be grateful :)

Wow . . . That's how is was done for years and years

Except for resistence to abrasion and moisture, NG is stronger than anything else.

. . . Bud

supermario343
04-13-2008, 08:10 PM
Wow . . . That's how is was done for years and years

Except for resistence to abrasion and moisture, NG is stronger than anything else.

. . . Bud

Yeah thats my original thought lol the olden times bc only dropweights were used hehe good point bsandy

Zhou
04-13-2008, 08:17 PM
Stringing Natural Gut Tips. (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=186542&highlight=natural+gut+tips)

TennisNewbie85
04-13-2008, 08:26 PM
lol mario. did u start this thread b/c of our lil talk?

supermario343
04-13-2008, 08:29 PM
Stringing Natural Gut Tips. (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=186542&highlight=natural+gut+tips)

wow that really helped thanks Zhou!

Zhou
04-13-2008, 08:37 PM
I made that thread a while back and just searched it up.

It is a good idea to use the search button before creating a thread.

supermario343
04-13-2008, 08:49 PM
I made that thread a while back and just searched it up.

It is a good idea to use the search button before creating a thread.

true..but im still nervous to string it if i do go ahead with buying some. I dont want to waste over $25 on a set of gut to just snap :(

bsandy
04-14-2008, 01:51 PM
Where, in Illinois are you ?

. . . Bud

supermario343
04-14-2008, 03:22 PM
Where, in Illinois are you ?

. . . Bud

I am in Palatine. Its about 45 min. from Chicago to give u an idea. Are you in IL as well?

ledor
04-14-2008, 09:01 PM
Hey..I was wondering how safe or risky it is to string gut on a dropweight machine. I use the Gamma Progression II 602 FC. Ive never tried gut before and wanted to buy some to try it out. Ive heard that it isnt safe to string gut on a dropweight but then other people tell me its fine. Any insight would be grateful :)

I string Natural Gut fine (Pacific ToughGut, Babolat VS 15L, 16g, 17g) on a Klippermate Drop Weight Machine. It's like 10 years old. Just string slowly. Click on the links above for extra care tips.

supermario343
04-14-2008, 09:27 PM
I string Natural Gut fine (Pacific ToughGut, Babolat VS 15L, 16g, 17g) on a Klippermate Drop Weight Machine. It's like 10 years old. Just string slowly. Click on the links above for extra care tips.

Alright, i believe you lol...I just dont want it to snap so i will go slow :-| whats ur fav gut to hit with ledor?