"Playability" life of natural gut compared to multi's

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  1. fastdunn

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    Let's say multi's playability life is 1.0.
    What number would you give in terms of the duration of playability
    life for natural gut ?

    I know the "playability" can be a subjective concept.
    Let's say all I want from you nat gut users is the number...


    Thanks guys.

    I may finally plunge in the nat gut world now that I'm over 40....
     
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  2. Valjean

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    Twice that of the multi, or 2.0, I'll say. However, there is a range of multi choices that factor in too.
     
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  3. MTChong

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    If a multi is a 1.0, what's a poly? .25?

    I'd agree with Valjean's brief assessment; 2.0 easy. Depending on the gut, it retains it even longer - and in my case, since the gut lasts about 4-5x that of the multis, 5.0+ because it maintains an even higher level of playability than multis.
     
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  4. tennis_nerd22

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    -10 :) lol j/k different strokes for different folks ;)
     
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  5. steve s

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    If you are not a string breaker, a flat hitter,you might get a year.
     
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  6. Kevo

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    It does really depend on how you hit. For me it was not 2x. Maybe 1.2-1.4. Not worth the money if you're a string breaker. I have been wondering about the KLIP Armour Pro though. I might give that a try.
     
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  7. fastdunn

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    Thanks guys for replies. I'm not really a string breaker.
    I was told that I'm relatively a flat hitter.
    I can use 17g multi on open string pattern about 20-40 hours of hitting.

    Now that I switched to a new frame with dense string pattern,
    I think I'll try lower end natural gut(like Klip Legend of babolat Tonic...)
     
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  8. MTChong

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    20-40 hours is a LOT of time; on a 16x18 90", I was only getting 5-6 hours with a multi. You should have used gut even on that!
     
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  9. superstition

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    In my Prostaff 85, 17 gauge Babolat lasts a long time, unless there's a knot in the string. Knots will break gut right away. Although I'm not a string breaker, because of my flat shots, I only get about three matches out of it before it starts to pocket the ball enough to mess up my control. The nice thing, though, is that my forehand gets bigger and bigger. The bad thing, though, is that emergency shots are less likely to go in, and I've found that having a big forehand is less useful than being able to keep the unforced error rate very low.
     
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