Most gut-like, non-gut string?

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  1. John Z.

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    'tecnifiber nrg2' is not tooo far from ngut; plays well in main with poly cross, but breaks relatively quick.
     
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  2. spinovic

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    The problem with trying to get as close to gut without buying gut is that you can actually get a set of gut for a few dollars more.

    Based on my experience, Tecnifibre is your best bet - NRG2, X-One Biphase or HDX Tour are all quality offerings and as good as it gets in the multi field.

    But, to illustrate my point:

    NRG2 - $16.95
    X-One Biphase - $18.95
    HDX Tour - $20.95

    KLIP Legend - $25.95
    KLIP Legend Uncoated - $25.95
    KLIP Legend Tour - $29.95


    If I wanted gut, I would rather pay the extra $5-10 and actually get it instead of paying for a high end multi which is not what I really wanted.

    For me personally, gut excels in the fact that its playability does not change. Fresh off the stringer, Biphase is just as good to me. The difference is 10 hours later when it isn't as good, gut is exactly the same.

    Get a set of KLIP. That is my two cents.
     
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  3. gplracer

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    My experience has been great with gut. It is easy to string with and las longer than a multi when paired with a poly. Just do not play with it in the rain or misting rain.
     
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  4. Cobra Tennis

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    Ill add pacific NXS
     
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  5. Fuji

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    X-1 Biphase is quite good, however my absolute favorite gut replacement is Golden Set Velvet. Stuff comes in 15L/16/17. It's by far my multi and the closest I've come to retaining the comfort of gut. I mix it with a poly in the cross and it plays amazingly well until breakage.

    -Fuji
     
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  6. Imago

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    Strung it @ 28 kg, hit 5 serves, left it on a pillow and it broke in one hour by itself. On the other hand, 22 kg is too soft and lacks control. You have to compensate with high tensioned poly crosses. So probably a better alternative to gut are some prestretched multi or even syngut that hold high tension, like PSGD or PP Hitec.
     
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  7. rectoralex

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    Exactly......
     
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  8. hoodjem

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    I've got a set of Pacific Classic 17g nat gut in the crosses with Pacific Poly 1.20 in one of my AG4D300s. It's been in there for a year-and-a-half.

    I don't pull it out too often. It's pretty frayed, but still has great trampoline quality. Amazing power and feel. But it's pretty loose, so I have to work to keep the ball in; it makes me concentrate harder.
     
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  9. TheRed

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    I break syn gut in 8-10 hrs. My tough gut/poly hybrid lasted 2 months, totaling about 30 hours. Is gut expensive? Yes. Is it way more expensive? Not really. moisture is not a problem with the new high quality guts.
     
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