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Tennis100
03-13-2011, 06:03 PM
hey guys i was wondering what tension i should string my black 16g global gut in a full bed? i want to string it at 58 or 60 but will it break? I use a leaded dunlop 300. thanks!

marosmith
03-13-2011, 06:04 PM
To be safe I would stay at 50, 55 max. It may be OK at 60 but chances of breaking go up drastcially.

tes
06-20-2011, 07:27 AM
I recently strung my APDC with Global natural 16G/ Gosen OGSM 17G at 59/62.

It has 1.5 hours hitting with a ball machine, Two sets of playing,
about 100 practice serves. No observable bad effects yet.


Your mileage may vary.

JavierLW
06-20-2011, 09:19 PM
I have the 17 gauge (black) and I always string it at 60.

Smasher08
06-21-2011, 10:50 AM
While I don't have firsthand knowledge here, in the reviews posted around here, there seems to be a real divide between those who string their budget gut high and complain of spontaneous breakage, and those who string it low and have nothing bad to say.

When I do try a budget gut later this summer, it'll be strung at 51 and not a pound higher!

Dominik
06-21-2011, 03:10 PM
How does the global gut play? Where can we get it?

edit: does it give infinite power?

tes
06-22-2011, 03:04 AM
I got the strings off eb%y under the name natural gut.

i have another two sets on it and no ill effects.

Power and feel is good.

PimpMyGame
06-22-2011, 03:11 AM
It's ok in terms of feel, so it's comfortable to play with and has more power than syn gut. However, tension retension is awful for a natural gut. I have some sets which I bought cheap on the bay, I think they worked out to about 2.50 a set. Can't really knock it because of the price, but you get what you pay for.

tes
06-22-2011, 04:37 AM
I got the strings off eb%y under the name natural gut.

i have another two sets on it and no ill effects.

Power and feel is good.


P.S. I gave it a pre-stretch

tes
06-27-2011, 03:45 AM
P.S. I gave it a pre-stretch

2 more 1.5 hr ball machine sessions and 3 sets and still good to go.
Feels like it's softened up a bit.