Do vegan tennis players refuse to string with gut?

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  1. beernutz

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    Just as many of them won't wear leather, they tend to avoid any unnecessary use of animals. If you consider drinking milk too exploitative, you're unlikely to use an animals intestines.
     
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  3. volleygirl

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    They must be the ones with PETA stenciled on their strings
     
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  4. slowfox

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    They will prolly tell ya that synthetic gut is just as good. Um... have you ever eaten a vegan chocolate cake? Yea, it's ok but definitely not as good.
     
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    I was watching a vegan chef on a cooking show and she whipped out some "vegan honey" to use in a dish, as some vegans consider consuming honey to be an exploitation of bees. It was something like a blend of corn syrup, maple syrup and lemon juice.
     
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    PETA? Does that stand for People for the Eating of Tasty Animals?
     
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    Meat is neat!


    Yum....

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    I always wonder what happens in PETA attacks Fed for using gut strings... How would he defend?
     
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    He would say he is sponsored by Wilson.
     
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    probably deep slice backhand cross court to set up a forehand winner...
     
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  11. Kalin

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    He-he, cool answer Relinquis :)
     
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    But that's exploitation of crops!
     
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    He would whip out the swiss army knife and present the corkscrew
     
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    I was told Federer had no guts.
     
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    Wasn't Fed given a cow after he won Wimbledon (07..??) ? Did he ever barbecue it? :)
     
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  16. sureshs

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    Anybody using human gut?
     
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    Agreed, look at my username :twisted:

    Tried being vegetarian for a little while(mostly because my coach wanted me to get a little more slimmer), hated everyday of that month. I went on a straight meat eating binge after the month had ended.
     
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    I find the term “pet/pat the dog” when describing fh technique is an unnecessary animal exploitation. Every dog I know is offended by it.
     
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    People go vegetarian/vegan for different reasons. I have a friend who doesn't eat meat, dairy, or eggs due to the health/hygiene issues with how the animals are raised, slaughtered, etc. in but she has no problem at all with leather shoes or purses because that's not going into your body.
     
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    I think it depends. For a flat hitter who does not break strings I would not mind. For a topspin hiiter like me I could think of not using gut but I am not in that dilemma as I am using soft copoly in am arm friendly non- animal racket.:)
     
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    I am starting a company to market human gut. I have too many friends and some of them can be used for this purpose.
     
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    that is so messed up, but if they are fat then you can get more gut.
     
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    I have decided on the brand name. It will be called Evolved Gut, indicating that humans are more evolved than cats.

    Fat people will be used for 16 gauge, medium ones for 17, and the slim ones for 18.

    Marketing slogan is being prepared, but it will be something like:

    You play against humans, not cats. Use Evolved Gut.
     
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    Soylent Green String! The ecological choice. Biodegradable. You can bury your opponents!
     
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    sureshs, not to sound 'tripe' or anything *rimshot* but how about the string names (depending on their playing characteristics) such as

    Power: "Can-a-Ball"
    Playability: "Human Touch"
    Coated: "Foreskin"
    Hybrid: "Polytripe"
    Durability: "Intestinal Fortitude"
    Cheap: "Fatso Synthetic"
     
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  26. Dedans Penthouse

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    ^^^
    regret posting that - sorry, that was lame
     
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    I am happy that the idea has so much support. It requires lots of guts.
     
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    Gut Feeling
     
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    think how much it would cost though. vs is like 50 dollars a set.

    but if I could make gut string from any animal I would choose buffalo. those things are huge and I bet their guts can withstand a ton.
     
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    There are 7 billion human beings, and far fewer buffalo. So demand and supply indicates that human gut will be cheaper. Also, they will be chosen from poorer parts of the world to drive down the costs.
     
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    sounds good lets do it then I will take five sets in 17G
     
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    I can't stomach the thought of straightening my Auntie Jo's guts between points.
     
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    I just hope you will spare us vegetarians since our guts are quite weak. Try your friend Tushar, he eats chicken and meat, his guts should be durable. Rafa will get great topspin out of them. Mine will snap while stringing, but should suffice for poseurs like yourself.
     
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    Cannibals will like this.
     
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