Natural Gut Tennis Strings

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  1. sc8

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    Hey Everyone,

    I'm new to the board, and I'm really enjoying it so far.

    Here's my question:

    Are there any other manufacturers of natural gut strings with prices around what Gaucho and Unifibre natural gut strings go for?

    Any information would be helpful.

    Thanks,

    sc8
     
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  2. MarrratSafin

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    There is Global gut (cheapest of them all) and Titan gut that is available on TW.:)
     
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  3. sc8

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    Thanks for your reply. I saw the Titan natural gut on Tennis Warehouse, but not the Global natural gut. Who sells the Global?
     
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  4. Aerogel

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    I wouldn't go for Titan. I've had it break several times while it was being strung. You get what you pay for.
     
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  5. MarrratSafin

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    Global gut can be acquired from India, you can find it on the bay. IMHO the best gut in terms of price-performance ratio is still the Pacific Classic. Very good quality at $26 a set.:)
     
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  6. MAX PLY

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    Another vote for Pacific Classic. Excellent playability and durability (for gut) and reasonably priced.
     
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  7. hoodjem

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    Please allow me to warn you against Gaucho Gut. I bought four half-sets, because of the cheap price. Of these two broke during stringing, and one broke in my bag after it had been in for about 4 days and hit with once.

    I now use Klip Gut and it (fingers crossed) is great: feels terrific and seems to be durable.
     
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  8. Valjean

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    Listen to us; so far, there are no real "hidden bargains" where natural gut is concerned. In this arena you definitely get what you pay for, too...
     
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  9. rudester

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    Another in agreement with this statement, I dabbled around with Gaucho gut for awhile, the quality was quite inconsistant, 1 stringjob broke while stringing and 2 broke while just sitting in racquet, I am also in agreement with the Pacific Classic recommendation, it is a very nice playing gut. If you prefer a softer feel for about the same price, i would go with Babolat Tonic.
     
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  10. David123

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    yeah i have to agree you get what you pay for. Search the forums and you'll see many people reviewing the cheap natural guts.
     
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  11. marosmith

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    ya, if you don't know how to string gut it will snap on ya- just buy the real expensive stuff and make it "easy" for yourself.
     
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  12. David123

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    ^^agreed! :)
     
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  13. marosmith

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    i don't!!!!
     
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  14. sidzej

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    Let's wait and see how much has the new Gaucho line improved...to be released very soon - in May (should be more durable, better QC and higher price). The old one was not great, Global Gut depends on batch you get (some are very good, some as bad as Gaucho). I've tried VS16, VS17, Tonic (both ball feel and durability), Gaucho and GG. My actual preference is Tonic and GG.
     
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  15. ClubHoUno

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    Go with VS - the softest, best and highest quality gut you can get.

    I hated the price too originally, but now I live with it....

    It's like great red wine and women - you very very seldom get the great stuff for cheap ;)
     
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  16. JT_2eighty

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    Pac Classic is the best bang for your buck gut, and if you end up falling for the buttery VS feel, you can always do VS mains with pacific crosses to save a few bucks, it's about as good as full bed of VS.
     
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  17. David123

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    why dont u agree?
     
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  18. bsandy

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    Pssst . . .

    Gaucho Gut is Global Gut.

    . . . Bud
     
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  19. The_Question

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    How do you people keep breaking gut strings while stringing? I've strung over a dozen of Titan gut and a few Gaucho gut, never broke once. People can't treat gut strings like they're w/syn gut...and also watch the tension you're stringing at. Gaucho recommended not to go above 60lbs, for example.


    Do you have any experience stringing? The last I heard, you're still looking for a stringing machine. If you do not have 1st hand experience, please don't pass along bad information, thanks...
     
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  20. hoodjem

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    I do not string my own racquets. I use pro stringer with a Bab machine, who has strung thousands of racquets. He was stringing the Gaucho at 58.

    He said it broke while he was tying off the last string. I'm sure he didn't want to, because it cost him money. (He had to replace it with Babolat.)
     
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  21. Visene77

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    Gut is sturdy. Just don't kink it while stringing and you have nothing to worry about.

    I string it on a dropweight, have yet to break a gut string. When I string with gut I use Pacific classic..which sometimes blows my mind that it made it through quality control with how it looks right out of the package. Still never broke a set while stringing.

    Alot of the talk about gut is regurgitated hearsay.
     
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  22. scotus

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    Tell me which Babolat he replaced your Gaucho with.

    If you say VS, I will buy 100 sets of Gaucho and send all my racquets to him.
     
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  23. scotus

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    The "regurgitated hearsay" is based largely on how gut used to be in the past, without any coating on it.

    For example, about 25 years ago I invested $45 to get my frame professionally strung with VS. I was sorely disappointed to snap it in 30 minutes.

    These days the VS has this coating that is out of this world. I can play with it for weeks and it lasts me at least 3X longer than Prince Synthetic Gut.

    Also, it is quite resistant to moisture--again, thanks to the new coating. I have played with it in light rains and it held up just fine.

    But I bet you if you purchase one of those uncoated guts (I think Klip offers them), it would probably behave much like the "hearsay".
     
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