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Supracool94
12-21-2009, 06:59 AM
Has anyone tried Fonzo Sport Dora Natural Gut? Its a swiss made natural gut, but it comes in a 33ft sets. I'm thinking about buying some.

raygo
12-21-2009, 02:32 PM
I saw an auction on the bay and was also curious. The 33' length isn't necessarily a dealbreaker, but the fact that it's cut into 22' and 11' ruins it for me. Need to use two packs to string properly, raising the cost and winding up with lots of wasted spare gut. Maybe it was supposed to be for wood racquets? The company doesn't appear to exist anymore.

Bud
12-21-2009, 02:38 PM
I saw an auction on the bay and was also curious. The 33' length isn't necessarily a dealbreaker, but the fact that it's cut into 22' and 11' ruins it for me. Need to use two packs to string properly, raising the cost and winding up with lots of wasted spare gut. Maybe it was supposed to be for wood racquets? The company doesn't appear to exist anymore.

WTH would they cut it into 22' and 11' sections? :?

What's the auction #?

raygo
12-22-2009, 03:12 PM
Relisted as #320465786175.

As for why, I have NO idea...

skyzoo
12-22-2009, 03:16 PM
it sounds like a no go

Steve Huff
12-24-2009, 04:38 PM
A lot of strings in the "wood racket era" were cut in 22 x 11 foot pieces, especially natural gut. With the 22' piece, you'd have a short side and a long side. You'd string all the mains (which ended at the throat), tie off the short side, then bring the long side up about a third of the way up and string the bottom crosses going toward the throat. Then, with the 11' piece, you would tie it to a cross, start nearest the throat and string toward the top. I still have a set of Winn string that's in a 22 x 11 pack.

jim e
12-24-2009, 05:53 PM
A lot of strings in the "wood racket era" were cut in 22 x 11 foot pieces, especially natural gut. With the 22' piece, you'd have a short side and a long side. You'd string all the mains (which ended at the throat), tie off the short side, then bring the long side up about a third of the way up and string the bottom crosses going toward the throat. Then, with the 11' piece, you would tie it to a cross, start nearest the throat and string toward the top. I still have a set of Winn string that's in a 22 x 11 pack.

Back in those days most sets I used were 2. 17 foot sections,even the gut sets. I still have a set of Bow B rand gut from the woodie days That's. 2. 17 foot lengths.

Steve Huff
12-24-2009, 08:25 PM
Yea, I had some 17x2 sets too. But most of the Victor Imperial I used came in 22x11 sets, as did some of the Winn and Vantage sets. Eventually, string started coming in 36' sets.