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ratm355
09-02-2009, 03:19 PM
I'm looking for quality gut in like 18 or 19 gauge....or maybe even thinner if it wouldn't snap while stringing. Planning on stringing between 20 and 30 lbs. Looking for something better than the Klip Legend 18 offered here. Probably some string made for racquetball rackets or something.

skyzoo
09-02-2009, 03:52 PM
I'm looking for quality gut in like 18 or 19 gauge....or maybe even thinner if it wouldn't snap while stringing. Planning on stringing between 20 and 30 lbs. Looking for something better than the Klip Legend 18 offered here. Probably some string made for racquetball rackets or something.
If i were you I'd try badminton strings. Look for the high gauges in the twenties. I use 28 gauge natural on my radical pro and although It only lasts for one rally I win every point. I also do bring my own stringer to every single one of my matches and practices. be prepared to become very, very poor after about a week. Also be prepared to become the greatest to ever play Tennis.

bsandy
09-02-2009, 04:11 PM
The only thin (1.10) natural gut I've ever seen was bow brand, but I think they're out of the racquet string business, unless they still do it in the UK.

I think you may be stuck with one of the Tecnifibre 18's . . . Sorry.

Nanshiki
09-02-2009, 04:21 PM
Pete Sampras used 18 gauge VS, but it was custom made. You're probably out of luck.

bsandy
09-02-2009, 04:27 PM
Pete Sampras used 18 gauge VS, but it was custom made. You're probably out of luck.

I actually had some of the Babolat 18. It was 1.22. Custom made part is just part of the legend.

. . . Bud

stanfordtennis alum
09-02-2009, 04:29 PM
pretty hard to find... was searching for 20 min and couldnt find anything

Nanshiki
09-02-2009, 04:37 PM
I actually had some of the Babolat 18. It was 1.22. Custom made part is just part of the legend.

. . . Bud

Eh, either way I think 18 gauge is WAY too thin for natural gut.

But apparently this is for a badminton racquet or something, so he should try a different forum.

PROTENNIS63
09-02-2009, 05:11 PM
I think klip legend comes in an 18 gauge.

ratm355
09-02-2009, 05:24 PM
nope, I'm planning on stringing up a woodie with it :twisted:

Nanshiki
09-02-2009, 05:39 PM
LOL, same difference... about the same head size, just a different weight.

I think 17 gauge would work fine though... no reason to go so low on the tension and gauge unless you want a LOT of power.

ratm355
09-02-2009, 05:52 PM
yeah, that's exactly what I'm going for is a lot of power so I don't have to take big cuts at the ball. I have played with my Max 200G (with lead added in the hoop...14oz strung weight) in the 30s and 40s and I just started playing like John McEnroe with my forehand, flat and no wrist action. I'd like to try the same on a wood racket. I figure 30s and 40s on a Max 200G would probably be similar to a heavier woodie in the 20s. Getting excited just thinking about it :mrgreen:

Cup8489
09-02-2009, 11:37 PM
I actually had some of the Babolat 18. It was 1.22. Custom made part is just part of the legend.

. . . Bud

....that would be classified as 17 gauge, not 18.

jazar
09-02-2009, 11:43 PM
The only thin (1.10) natural gut I've ever seen was bow brand, but I think they're out of the racquet string business, unless they still do it in the UK.

there are still a couple of places around the offer bow brand championship in 1.10. i'm not too sure on the quality of what gut they have left though

bsandy
09-03-2009, 01:49 PM
....that would be classified as 17 gauge, not 18.

Babolat called it 18 . . . take it up with them.

Douggo
09-03-2009, 02:18 PM
If i were you I'd try badminton strings. Look for the high gauges in the twenties. I use 28 gauge natural on my radical pro and although It only lasts for one rally I win every point. I also do bring my own stringer to every single one of my matches and practices. be prepared to become very, very poor after about a week. Also be prepared to become the greatest to ever play Tennis.

This is the best post I've ever seen on this site.

SAFMAN69
09-03-2009, 02:34 PM
This is the best post I've ever seen on this site.

I SO agree.

McLovin
09-03-2009, 04:49 PM
The only thin (1.10) natural gut I've ever seen was bow brand, but I think they're out of the racquet string business, unless they still do it in the UK.
Here is the last I heard from Bow Brand:
I am sorry to have to tell you that we are not manufacturing natural gut strings for tennis at the moment. We lost our raw material supplier last year but we are actively seeking an alternative supply.
They sent me that back on June 16th.

Superman1272
09-04-2009, 09:39 AM
KLIP LEGEND IN 18g!!! I had to special order it from the tennis mega store here in Houston, but they had it to me i about a weeks time. I used to buy it from TennisWarehouse.com but they no longer show it on their site.... Wonder why?

bsandy
09-04-2009, 10:46 AM
KLIP LEGEND IN 18g!!! I had to special order it from the tennis mega store here in Houston, but they had it to me i about a weeks time. I used to buy it from TennisWarehouse.com but they no longer show it on their site.... Wonder why?

It's there now.

. . . Bud

ratm355
09-04-2009, 10:52 AM
badminton strings look like they're only about 33ft in length. I figure stringing a wood racket in 2 pieces might take a couple feet more than that :?