Best Natural Gut String

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  1. milanov7

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    I am looking for opinions in the best natural gut string. I was looking at Wilson and Babolat but just wanted opinions. Thanks!
     
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  3. Sparkyovcov

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    You could buy a new racket for that. Who would ever pay that much?
     
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  4. MixedMaster

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    Wow! That would shoot my string budget for a while...
     
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  6. Triskadekaphilia

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    I prefer pacific classic much more than babolat, either the vs or tonic.

    Of course "the best" is highly subjective.

     
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  7. Chotobaka

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    I think both Wilson and Babolat are good starting points -- I would opt for the Wilson or Wilson Champion's Choice Hybrid, but that's just me.

    Some other brands, like Klip and Pacific, go on sale from time to time so that would be the time to experiment. Indian gut is priced so that you can test it out anytime, so long as you like low/mid tension.

    There are all kinds of options out there and no "best" other than what you decide for yourself.
     
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  8. McLovin

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    As others have said, 'best' is subjective. For me, pairing gut mains w/ poly crosses, I've found:

    Wilson/Babolat VS (pre BT7) > Bow Brand Professional > Pacific Prime > Pacific Tough Gut > Tonic + > Pacific Classic > KLIP Legend Tour > KLIP Legend

    I left off the BT7 versions of Wilson & Babolat because I've only tried it once, and did not care for it at all. Others have grown to like it, though.

    Also, I have not used Prince in years, but i presume it would fall in the Pacific Prime/Tough Gut area.
     
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  9. TenFanLA

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    In full bed: Wilson gut

    In gut/poly hybrid: Babolat BT7
     
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  10. McLovin

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    Case in point.
     
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  11. NTRPolice

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    I'm pretty sure Wilson's Natural Gut is made by Babolat.
     
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    Just stick to a reputable brand and you will be fine!

    But as always gut is a natural product so from time to time you will be unlucky.

    :grin:
     
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    Anyone here tried Signum Pro's Premium gut? I just got in contact with Signum Pro and would like your opinion?
     
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    I like Wilson Gut the most when price isn't an object. Otherwise, Global Gut plays every nice too compare to the rest of the field, very sweet feel, low coating.
     
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    When Bt7 came out I tried all the premium guts and liked Wilson NG the best. I never tried the Pacific bull gut recommended above.
     
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  16. Rabbit

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    My personal favorite is Pacific Tough 16L or Prime 16L. The name does not describe the string, it is very smooth with great pocketing. I recently tried a couple of sets of BT7, Tonic "Ball Feel" and both lasted about 8 sets. They play was not better than the Tough and the Tough lasted about twice as long.
     
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    This gave me an idea. what do you think about making Gut out of Buffolo or Water Buffolo In Africa and even Bisons. These guts should be even better than the Bull gut. I think we should start an industry of breeding African buffolos and making gut strings out of them
     
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  18. Nostradamus

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    Babolat team gut if price is not really a concern. if money issues, then Pacific Classic or tough gut.

    Power that gut can generate without the loss of control is Un-matched. but just price is just too high
     
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  19. V1_Classic

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    No truer statement in the entire thread, yet there will be those who insist XXX brand is absolutely better than YYY and/or ZZZ.
     
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    We definitely should.
     
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    The reviews I read on it were mixed, but I have to say that I have been quite pleased with the KLIP Armour Pro Natural Gut. I have quite a bit yet to try out and haven't played any "cheap" guts, but all of the ones I have used are all very good.
     
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    what about making gut out of elephant intestines ?? it should be very strong gut, may last for years.........
     
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  23. Bigtime

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    When I used full bed natural gut, I had best success (less breakage issues than VS or Tonic), with Klip Legend. Have just started to experiment with hybrid now, Wilson Champion's Choice. I will next try mains gut with 4G crosses.
     
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  24. Rabbit

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    I starting going through a set of gut here lately every 3/4 days. I was recommended using a multi in the crosses and I'm convinced.
     
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  25. purple-n-gold

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    Rabbit, I used to string gut/poly hybrids in my old 6.1s, but I swear Titan mains JCourier crosses in my Ncode 6.1 gave the best feel and pocket. I liked it better than full gut, although I used the cheap stuff. Never tried gut/multi cross, let us know what you think of it.
     
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  26. Cup8489

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    Have to admit that KLIP Legend Uncoated is my personal preference.
     
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    I put Klip Legend in my Strike 100 along with Gamma IO about 3 weeks ago and I'm loving it. I've got about 20 or so hours on it and still feeling wonderful. I purchased a 2nd Strike a week ago and used the same string in it and it hits great also.
     
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  28. mctennis

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    Ditto. Pacific Classic plays and feels really nice. I also agree with your comment on "the best". Only that person can define it. Just look at any thread about " what is the best ( fill in the blank)". You get just as many suggestions as posters on that thread.
     
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  29. ericsson

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    Another vote for Pacific Classic gut, great string for the price!
     
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  30. Rabbit

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    As of this moment in time, I love it. I do agree with you, a synthetic cross doesn't detract in any way from the feel of gut, rather I think it enhances it. I love NRG in the crosses.

    One more vote. For the money, it just cannot be beat. I would recommend coming -3 pounds off your normal tension for other guts when using Classic.
     
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  31. ASH1485

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    250$ a set :)
     
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    What is BT7?
     
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  33. Rabbit

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    Babolat's "new and improved" gut. They took the construction from 15 strands to 7, I believe. VSBabolat can probably tell you better than I.
     
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    Does TW sell? I don't see it listed.?

    BTW, I still have a Dunlop AG4D 300 with Pacific Poly 18g and Pacific Classic Gut 17g crosses. It's pretty frayed and loose, but I'm planning to play with it today.
     
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  35. Rabbit

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    All their gut is now of BT7 construction. Babolat still sells their gut with the same name, they just put this BT7 stuff on the package as well. It's akin to Klip Legend taking fewer strands. It's supposed to make it last longer, which I certainly don't find to be true. I think the objection by many is it doesn't have the same feel as the old Babolat gut which had more strands. Again, I don't feel a significant difference, but I'm sure some do.
     
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  36. radtennisfan

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    I'd pay big money for gut that would help my wrist pain. Trying VS soon. Worth it to me if it let's me play tennis for longer.
     
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  37. UCSF2012

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    I think it's a bad idea to equate high price with high performance. My current #1 performing gut is Klip Legend Uncoated. Currently getting more action on the ball than VS Touch. I just have to string it a few lbs lower.
     
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    I was having tennis elbow pain using straight poly. Using Klip nat gut in a hybrid I'm pain free now. I'm really sold on using gut!!!
     
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    I would agree this is very vvvery subjective; ? what racquet do you use? are you beginner or advanced player? what is your game like? do you prefer softer or harder strings... I can keep going but I think you get my drift. I suggest writing down all the answers on a piece of paper, including your game level and tennis expectations for 2014/15 and match that to best 2-3 types of strings for YOUR game style.

     
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  40. Rjtennis

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    I was having shoulder issues with full poly and am now pain free with gut/poly. Just what the doctor ordered.
     
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  41. ultradr

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    Wilson NG switched to a BT7 version ?
     
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  42. KaiserW

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    Were you using a full bed of gut before switching to a multi cross?
     
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  43. Rabbit

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    Yes, I was
     
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  44. Lambsscroll

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    The half set in Champions Choice.

    Why?

    Because it has more feel than the 46.95 dollar set of Wilson Natural Gut that comes in 40 feet.

    It does fray sooner though. But no biggy.
     
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  45. netguy

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    Best gut in terms of performance / $$$$ is Pacific Tough 16L
     
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  46. Rabbit

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    I agree. Tough is the best in the Pacific line right now price/performance wise. I'm like Classic as well, but Tough is really sweet.
     
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    What is the main difference if you don't mind my asking...
     
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    Using Babalot for the first time with Alu Rough in the crosses right now. Best gut I have used period. Ball pocketing, power, and touch is everything I wanted it to be. Looks like this string set up is going to have a very good life span too. I have tried Pacific, Klip, and Volkl. There is a reason Babalot is more expensive. Quality. They all are good but Babalot stands in its on class to me.
     
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  49. basil J

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    I have tried them all and have settled with the Becker Gut/poly hybrid set. I have no idea who makes the strings but the set up with gut on the mains is very comfy, tension maintenance is excellent and in an 18 x 20 I can get 2 months out of it playing 2-3 times a week. $25.00 is a deal. The poly usually goes before the gut. Wilson/prince gut are made by babolat so they all play the same. Klip armor pro is a unique string that I also go to on occasion and use it as a full gut set up.
     
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  50. ultradr

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    How does it compared to current Wilson natural gut?

    It could be all in my mind, but somehow Wilson natural gut feels touch less
    lively compared to old original VS (non-BT7).

    Thanks.
     
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