gut question

Discussion in 'Strings' started by mrtrinh, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. mrtrinh

    mrtrinh Professional

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    recently bought a pair of rackets with full gut strung on them. the seller says the strings/string job are about 9 months old but with only a few hours of hitting on them. theyre currently strung with klip/wilson natural gut. my question is can gut go old or bad since its been so long. the strings feel very dry and a little stiff. although i did enjoy hitting with a full bed of gut, is there any reason i should cut out the strings or continue hitting with the strings?
     
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  2. scotus

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    If you like the way it hits, keep hitting until it breaks.

    No need to cut it out.
     
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  3. scotus

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    Make sure you have a backup racquet if you are playing a match.
     
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  4. mrtrinh

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    thanks ill just hit with it til the strings break. BTW how stiff is klip? the seller said the tension was 50 but it feels a lot stiffer like 58-60
     
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  5. scotus

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    Klip Legend is probably the stiffest gut out there.

    It was the first gut I tried years ago when I was stricken with tennis elbow. Legend only aggravated the injury.

    Then I tried VS. What a difference ... and relief!

    Since I started stringing for myself, I found that Klip performs best when no prestretching is done.

    No prestretch -- it plays like crisp gut.

    Prestretch -- you get a boardy stiff stringbed.

    I recommend you string Klip lower than VS.
     
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  6. mrtrinh

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    Thanks for the info!
     
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