GAUCHO Classic Gut hybrid! (pictures too) The following is a hybrid of Gaucho Classic Gut (mains) with Tourna Big Hitter Blue Rough (crosses) There are some imperfection on the gut but I can't see how it'll impact playability/durability. I ran my finger through one string and I couldn't feel any gauge inconsistency. There is a slight coating, some sort of wax. I did pre-stretch it and the gut had a "jello-like" bounce to it. This sounds kind of right considering it's mostly collagen. I'm not going to lie, the "jello-like" bounce got me pretty excited . As far as I'm concerned, if the gut can survive the stringing machine, I'll settle for some imperfection given the cost. Overall, Gaucho survived the stringing machine without much problem. First time stringing gut and I didn't do anything out of the ordinary to "protect" the gut. You can't see it with my camera, but the BHBR did eat through some of the gut, but it's barely noticeable by touch. I don't see this as a major problem because when I hybrid-ed BHBR with RIP, BHBR ate through RIP in the same fashion. I strung this for my friend so I don't think I can comment on how it plays anytime soon. Soon I will fullbed on my PC600, just see how great gut is. My fulltime setup will be Gaucho (mains) and Signum Pro Hyperion (crosses). If the owner of this racquet is reading this, I'm not stringing your BHBR again, they hurt even more than RIP.