babolat natural gut

Discussion in 'Strings' started by eproxy, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. eproxy

    eproxy New User

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2008
    Messages:
    58
    I have been using polys and multis all during my 5-6yrs course of tennis, but I am itching to try out natural gut. Locally (I'm staying in Taiwan), I am able to get babolat gut at quite reasonable price. I have the choice of choosing from vs team, vs touch and discovery gut(but there's no tonic avaliable). TW does not see discovery gut, and I was wondering if anyone can share their thoughts on it. I am putting durability first and playability second. I would like a recommendation which one of the above three I should choose. tks
     
    #1
  2. Tim W

    Tim W Rookie

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2008
    Messages:
    304
    How do you play? Topspin, slice, whatever?
     
    #2
  3. LttlElvis

    LttlElvis Professional

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2005
    Messages:
    1,359
    VS Team 17g is the best gut I have used as far as playability. VS Touch 16 g has a little more durability and the feel is slightly less than VS Team. VS Team and Touch are similarly priced. For the money, I use Tonic+ because it is just a little more durable (not a whole lot), but it is $10 less expensive. Don't know what Discovery is and I wonder if it might be a re-labeled Tonic+ where you live.

    I've been using gut for a couple of years now, and because of the price, Tonic+ has been my favorite. I'm a string breaker and probably get only 6 to 8 hrs on my strings.
     
    #3
  4. McLovin

    McLovin Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2007
    Messages:
    3,249
    My only gripe w/ Tonic + is that it tends to slip in my gripper due to the coating applied to it.

    Now, I'm certain its a problem w/ my stringer, and not the string, but it is the only string that I have a problem with, and I'm not about to buy a new stringer just so I can use Tonic +...
     
    #4
  5. eproxy

    eproxy New User

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2008
    Messages:
    58
    #5
  6. eproxy

    eproxy New User

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2008
    Messages:
    58
    sorry, i forgot to ask. What about vs power? the auction site says that vs power 17 was last used by sampras??
     
    #6
  7. downdaline

    downdaline Professional

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2007
    Messages:
    917
    Try it, at least once. But BEWARE - feel is very addictive. I used to be a hybrid user until i got too curious and tried natural gut.

    See my sig now? Yeah, end of story...
     
    #7
  8. Rabbit

    Rabbit G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2004
    Messages:
    12,606
    Location:
    at the bottom of every hill I come to
    Try cleaning your gripper, that might solve the problem. I've found on my Neos that after two stringings, I pretty much need to clean my clamps.
     
    #8
  9. volusiano

    volusiano Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2006
    Messages:
    1,642
    If Tonic+ is cheaper and more durable, what do you give up with Tonic+? Feel?
     
    #9

Share This Page