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aLateComer
01-16-2006, 12:38 PM
I see quite a few Pro's (Federer, Henman, Safin, etc) list natural gut and luxilon as their preferred strings. Does anyone know how they string them? Main, cross, tension, I assume natural gut pops first, or doesn't it? thanks!

Rabbit
01-16-2006, 06:58 PM
I think most string poly in the mains. The mains give you 75% or more of the characterisitcs of the string job. Why gut in the crosses? It softens up the string job and gives it a more user friendly feel. I suspect that by using gut, they can also up the tension some without running the risk of hurting their arm. I've read that the poly boom is coming to an end with the pros and gut is making a comeback.