View Full Version : Ace or Timo 18 with Gut, Which one

11-25-2010, 03:28 PM
I have been using Timo 17 in mains and nat gut in crosses,

Going to try nat gut 18 in the mains and Ace or Timo 18 in the crosses. Any suggestions on which to try for the poly.

11-25-2010, 03:42 PM
No one makes an 18g nat. gut.

11-25-2010, 04:59 PM
No one makes an 18g nat. gut.

Boy! for a poster with 1900 posts you ought to know your stuff!

Klip Legend 18 Ga natural gut. I have used it before. Buy as many sets as you want right here on TW.

Uvijek Argen
11-25-2010, 06:18 PM


11-25-2010, 06:38 PM
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/KLIP_Legend_Natural_Gut_18_String/descpageACKLIP-KLNG18.html Klip legend 18g is a 1.20mm, not a true 18g! That's more like a 17g.

Such as this 17g 1.20m string: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Forten_Synthetic_Gut_Sweet_17_String/descpageACFORTEN-F17.html

Or this one: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Poly_Star_Classic_17_String_/descpageACALM-PC17S.html

Or any other 1.20mm string. 18g is 1.10-1.19 max.

11-25-2010, 06:48 PM
No one makes an 18g nat. gut.

Fedace moment much?

11-25-2010, 06:50 PM
I've been using gut mains and TiMO crosses for a long time now. This combination seems to work out well for me in all my racquets.
I do use 16L g gut and 17g crosses though. I'm not sure I'd use such thin gut. It may break faster than the 16L or 17g gut would in this combination.

11-25-2010, 10:03 PM
Fedace moment much?

You count 1.20mm as 18G? That's bs.

11-28-2010, 12:33 PM
You count 1.20mm as 18G? That's bs.

As does pretty much everybody when it comes to gut. Make it thinner and good luck stringing it at reasonable tensions.

Genesis just came out with another 1.20mm gut. Drakulie will be testing that out soon.

11-28-2010, 01:31 PM
You count 1.20mm as 18G? That's bs.

I think the gauge indications for guts are a bit off compared to other strings-

But 16 is 1.30, 17 is 1.25 so 18 should be 1.20, correct :)