Gut and Drizzle?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Jim, Mar 10, 2004.

  1. Jim

    Jim New User

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    I would like to try gut, however it's not uncommon to play with intermittent light rain. Would this hurt the gut?
    Thanks, Jim
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  2. Larry Baldridge

    Larry Baldridge New User

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    Oh yeah! Keep it dry! Even though most guts have a protective coating, humidity and moisture affect it greatly! It is a good idea to treat gut with Carnuba wax, parafin, or baby oil after playing. Then store the racquet in a dry, thermal controlled environment. If you might be playing under conditons of intermittent rain, take an extra racquet along with some soft, multifilament synthetic strings -- strung at a tension to adjust the playabilty to your #1 racquet to pull out in those conditions. Gut will snap in humid and wet conditions.
     
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  3. Loud

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    Second that...if it drizzles, use your synthetics!
     
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