global gut tension

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Tennis100, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. Tennis100

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    hey guys i was wondering what tension i should string my black 16g global gut in a full bed? i want to string it at 58 or 60 but will it break? I use a leaded dunlop 300. thanks!
     
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  2. marosmith

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    To be safe I would stay at 50, 55 max. It may be OK at 60 but chances of breaking go up drastcially.
     
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  3. tes

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    I recently strung my APDC with Global natural 16G/ Gosen OGSM 17G at 59/62.

    It has 1.5 hours hitting with a ball machine, Two sets of playing,
    about 100 practice serves. No observable bad effects yet.


    Your mileage may vary.
     
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  4. JavierLW

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    I have the 17 gauge (black) and I always string it at 60.
     
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  5. Smasher08

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    While I don't have firsthand knowledge here, in the reviews posted around here, there seems to be a real divide between those who string their budget gut high and complain of spontaneous breakage, and those who string it low and have nothing bad to say.

    When I do try a budget gut later this summer, it'll be strung at 51 and not a pound higher!
     
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  6. Dominik

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    How does the global gut play? Where can we get it?

    edit: does it give infinite power?
     
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  7. tes

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    I got the strings off eb%y under the name natural gut.

    i have another two sets on it and no ill effects.

    Power and feel is good.
     
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  8. PimpMyGame

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    It's ok in terms of feel, so it's comfortable to play with and has more power than syn gut. However, tension retension is awful for a natural gut. I have some sets which I bought cheap on the bay, I think they worked out to about £2.50 a set. Can't really knock it because of the price, but you get what you pay for.
     
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  9. tes

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    P.S. I gave it a pre-stretch
     
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  10. tes

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    2 more 1.5 hr ball machine sessions and 3 sets and still good to go.
    Feels like it's softened up a bit.
     
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