Any opinions on Wilson K-Gut?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by bwain, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. bwain

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    I was thinking of trying in a hybrid and haven't heard or seen any reviews. Thanks for your thoughts.
     
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    I tried the K-gut demo and did not like it that much. It felt like a cheap multi.
     
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    I have tried it an it is an outstanding string. Apparently, opinions differ but I really like it.
     
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    Would you recommeng K Gut over something like Babolat Tonic+ natural gut?
     
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    kirbster123 Banned

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    Tonic is a much better string than K-gut, IMO. I shouldnt really say K-gut is a cheap multi, but I should rather say its definetly not worth the 22 bucks.
     
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    No; inferior though Tonic+ is as gut goes--and it certainly isn't as comfortable as the K Gut, too--it still holds up longer.
     
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  9. Bad Dog

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    Excellent question. One way to look at it is in terms of economics. I can buy Babolat Tonic natural gut from TW then have it strung by a top pro tour stringer for a total expenditure of $50. Or I can buy top of the line Babolat VS natural gut, installed, for a total of $60. Or K-Gut/K-Gut Pro installed for $36.50.

    I have played Babolat VS, and like so many others I found it to be what tennis dreams are made of – especially at the mid-tension.

    I have not played Tonic. Many on this board recommend it as a decent compromise due to the high price and exceptional performance of Babolat VS. But my sense is that if you don't mind paying an extra $13.50 for Tonic above the installed price for K-Gut/Pro, you might like to spend the extra $10 for Babolat VS – at least once. After you've played Babolat VS, you'll know what the best multifilament strings are attempting to be like.

    K-Gut/K-Gut Pro is probably the best “gut-like” multifilament – in my experience, along with the advantages of multifilaments. I play multi in the outdoor summer season because it's more resilient than gut, when exposed to heat, high humidity and sudden drizzle or downpours.
     
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  10. Clintspin

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    I did not like K-Gut and for the price you have many better choices. Gosen JC or AK strings play much better for less. I also like the very inexpensive Forten sweet 16.
     
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