View Full Version : Is it OK to string with 3-year-old strings?

11-04-2005, 11:52 AM
This is probably a dumb question, but I have 3-year-old Klip Gut strings, unused, still in package, kept at room temperature, etc. Nothing unusual about the string other than the fact that I've had them for 3 years. Seems like they should still be good. Am I correct?

Jerry Seinfeld
11-04-2005, 12:20 PM
Yep. You'll be fine. Go for it.

11-04-2005, 12:37 PM
What do you have to lose? Go for it.

11-04-2005, 01:24 PM
I read somewhere where gut is good for 5 or more years. Should be fine to string with 3 year old gut. Of course that assumes it's still in it's package and hasn't been out in changing weather.

srv vlly
11-05-2005, 01:11 PM
should work

11-05-2005, 01:46 PM
They should still be good to go.

11-05-2005, 02:20 PM
Go for it. Have they sell by date on packet!

11-05-2005, 02:25 PM
If its natural Gut you should store them in a fridge.

11-06-2005, 07:45 AM
I think it should be fine.

11-06-2005, 10:47 AM
I would not even risk using strings that old. You should just throw them away. Or better yet, send them to me I will throw them away for you.

Just kidding.

If you already own them, it seems to me that you have nothing to lose. Lace them up and let us know how they work.

Starting a thread about the quality and playability of older gut would be something new to the board and beneficial to me. I have got some old gut as well.

11-06-2005, 10:55 AM

11-07-2005, 07:51 PM
If packaging is still intact go for it!

11-07-2005, 10:21 PM
I've strung my racquet with a set of 4 year old Wilson Natural gut that bought from a garage sale for a buck. I have to say, it was one of the best strings I've played with, but then again, I don't usually play with natural gut due to the high cost.

11-08-2005, 09:18 AM
Give it a shot. I bought some old OG sheep micro on E bay, 10 packs of old junk and it played horribly. Still have 1 pack left; have no use for it. The plastic in the string has to give out at a certain point. String CAN get old!