Any pros use full nat gut these days?

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  1. DeShaun

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    Seems most everybody plays a hybrid setup.
     
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  2. Uvijek Argen

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    Here is the list:

    Bhupathi, Mahesh
    Black, Cara
    Clement, Arnaud
    Erakovic, Marina
    Llodra, Michael
    Mauresmo, Amelie (retired obviously)
    Mirnyi, Max
    Raymond, Lisa
    Williams, Serena
    Williams, Venus
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    Henin, Justine
    Wozniacki, Caroline was using it til' last year around Miami Open, then change.

    To name a few.....
     
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  3. Djoker_69

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    I belive clijsters is using full bed aswell,
    when ballboying i see a few guys that i thought were using full bed but when i was holding one it was halg gut and half x-1 biphase.
     
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  4. Uvijek Argen

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    Yeap, you are right, forgot to put her on the list...thanks.:wink:

    Their are a few others in my list of Miami Open 2009,but not known(qualifiers) and others retired like Vicent Spadea.
     
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  5. big bang

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    What about Haas? I believe he still uses full gut at very high tension (around 35 kg).
     
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  6. Uvijek Argen

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    Yes, he used to. Since 2009 he change to Babolat Gut/Luxilon Ace @27/24.
     
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  7. Djoker_69

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    haha dont mention it.

    What about pros that used to then swapped, i cantt hink of any atm but im sure theres some well known ones out there.
     
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    julien benneteau
     
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  9. Uvijek Argen

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    Another that used to,but change to Alu power main/and continue with Nat gut in crosses.

    And apologize in advance if I try to sound or look like "i know everything". I was just obsess to know like the OP about this info, and got my hand with some of the Masters logs and find out all that info.

    What interest me as a Yonex user is that in the log for some of the Yonex pro players appear hybrids with poly and "yonex-gut".
     
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  10. acer4tennis

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    Do they make Yonex Gut?
     
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  11. Uvijek Argen

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    From my stupidity knowledge ..no. or never knew about it.

    That's what it got me wonder. If is some kind of supply just for the Yonex players that we don't know.
     
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  12. JT_2eighty

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    Don't forget Stepanek. And, if it matters, Oudin.
     
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  13. Speed Kat

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    wow thats quite a few.. I thought nobody does..Uvijek Argen - are you sure the williams sisters use full nat gut.. what is the source of this info may i ask you please. thanks
     
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  14. Uvijek Argen

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    Yes, the Williams use full bed. The sources belong to the Wilson stringers in the Baiardo website.
     
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  15. jim e

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    If you atre a member of the USRSA you can access the section on their web site of the pro equipment logs, and you will see that both the William sisters have used Wilson nat. gut for both mains and cross strings since 2003.The site even breaks it down to each event that they used the strings for as well as the tensions used.
     
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  16. TennisCJC

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    I have seen several stringer spec sheets posted on the web indicating the Williams sisters use gut. But, they string it very tightly around 70 lbs. Sampras also used gut string really tight - 70-75 lbs. I think the older generation strung so tightly to get some of the attributes of poly - a stiff string bed that doesn't move much at impact or at least moves in "unison" at impact. Since poly strings have become so prevalent, you see a lot less gut. But, I think a gut hybrid with poly plays great myself.
     
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  17. jim e

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    Venus has hers strung typically at 68/68, and Serena at 66/66 lbs.
     
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  18. Power Player

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    So woz went full gut in the APDC? That's pretty cool..i wonder what tension.
     
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  19. Uvijek Argen

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    Hola PP, In the Miami Open 2009 she did 29kg (64 pounds) and then went down to 28kg (62 pounds)
     
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    Thats awesome. I have wondered what gut in the mains would be like in a babolat crossed with a poly, and she is playing full gut right at 62#s in a powerful, "poly" racquet...very interesting!
     
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