New Kirschbaum string: Gut Feeling

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  1. Someone Else

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    New Kirschbaum multifilament string: Gut Feeling

    The 'Gut Feeling' is Kirschbaum's latest high-end synthetic multifilament string.
    Here freshly strung in 1.25 mm gauge in a brand new Yonex EZone Xi 100 racquet:

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    I am not sure how new the string is, since the earliest review I was able
    to find dates back to December 2012, but the string does not seem to
    be available on the North American market yet. There is no mention of it on the
    Kirschbaum USA website.
    Kirschbaum describes it as their newest development for players seeking
    the highest level of comfort and maximum feel and arm protection.
    The multifilament core is said to provide gut-like playability.
    I am not able to verify the last claim since I have never tried natural gut,
    but based on my initial impressions I can say the string delivers what it
    promises: a very comfortable and soft feel.
    According to the product description, the core consists of 1400 high-grade
    polyamid multi-filament fibres.
    The string also undergoes "plasma treatment and thermosetting" for improved
    durability and tension maintenance. Like all other Kirschbaum strings,
    the Gut Feeling comes factory pre-stretched.
    It's available in two gauges: 1.25 mm and 1.30 mm and only natural color.

    Side note: This is the first Kirschbaum string I have ever tried.
    More in-depth review coming tomorrow night.

     
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  2. Francis27

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    Wow it sounds like its a good string! I need to get my hands on this, tell us how it goes good luck!
     
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    Kirschbaum is probably the best poly/ stirng in the world but they don't advertise as much as other brands so they don't get the recognition.

    1. Kirschbaum
    2. Luxilon
    3. Babolat
     
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    Yeah exactly, really love their polys but i think they should make more multi's and syn guts
     
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    different material. they are experimenting with several multis before they release it. Just like Nadal, they don't want to come out too early before perfection has been achieved.
     
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    Apart from the new Gut Feeling string, Kirschbaum does offer a few other
    multifilament strings: Touch Multifibre, Touch Classic, Touch Titanium
    and Synthetic Gut Multi. But it's true, they are more famous for their
    co-poly strings.
     
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    Kirschbaum makes great strings and if this new string plays better than Touch Multifiber, then they have a winner on their hands.

    I just checked out the reviews on stringforum site and a couple people mention it has better tension maintenance but mixed about whether it is better than X1 Biphase. The only issue is the price is way high for a multi at 23 euros.
     
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  8. canadad

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    This is exciting, sounds great! I love this company and eagerly await its release into North America.
     
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    I've played Kirscbaum for a while now and they make fantastic poly's. I agree that they make some of the best co-poly's on the market. I cant speak for their Syn guts or multi's but the company as a whole makes quality stuff. Also, I doubt they would price it in the US anywhere near 23€.
     
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    If they price it around where Multi Touch Fibre is currently selling for, I will buy a set and provide feedback on it. I haven't done many reviews since I pretty much found my ideal string combo of gut mains and poly cross specially VS/Prince/Wilson gut mains and Ltec 4S crosses.

    The Kisrchbaum Evolution was one of my top 3 as a cross so definitely had good experience with this company.
     
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    I talked to Sandra Kirschbaum yesterday and she said their North American
    distributor currently does not stock the new Gut Feeling string, without
    providing an estimated release date. I think they are still trying to determine
    if there is enough demand to introduce the string to the North American
    market.

    @parasailing: I have not tried the Touch Multifibre string, but according
    to Kirschbaum newer and even higher-end materials were used for the
    Gut Feeling, so based on that it should in theory play better.

    At 23 Euros for a pack of strings, the Gut Feeling is even more expensive
    than Tecnifibre's X-One BiPhase, but whether it is better is a subjective
    matter. They are both great strings. I can not quite make a fair comparison,
    even though I currently use both strings, because they are strung in two
    different racquets, and they are different gauges.
    I have 1.25 mm Gut Feeling in my Yonex EZone Xi 100 racquet, and
    1.30 mm X-One in my VCore Xi 100.

    All I can say is that Kirschbaum's Gut Feeling is the softest and most
    comfortable string I have ever used. Power and control is out of control.
    And it provides a very nice organic feel.
    That is all I want from a tennis string.
    I have mine strung at 23 kg mains and 22 kg cross.

    Note: the Gut Feeling string is also available as a 110 m reel priced at 130 Euros,
    allowing to string up to 9 racquets, lowering the cost for each string set
    down to 14 Euros.
     
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