Pro's Natural gut Tension!?

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by asdftennis, Nov 15, 2004.

  1. asdftennis

    asdftennis Guest

    Which pros use Natural gut, and at what tension? I heard safin uses all gut strung at 66lbs, and Federer used to use All gut strung at 54!??!? How can federer string gut so low, since gut is supposed to be a very powerful string?! I dont know how it plays at any tension, so i cant complain. I'm looking to try a full gut job for the first time, and im wondering which end of the spectrum in terms of tension i should use first. Im a 17 year old junior player using an ncode six-one 95. Feedback is appreciated. Before this i used Ashaway monogut in tensions ranging from 53 to 62, experimenting with it. Its nice but im tempted to try gut :) with string savers of course..
     
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  2. Lambsscroll

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    You'll get a little bit more power with NG but also more feel and spin. With added feel and spin you can keep the ball in the court. Having said that, keep the tension the same so you truly know the difference between NG and synthetic.
     
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  3. Richie Rich

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    You put 17g natural gut in an ncode 95 and you be broke within a few weeks. The frame will eat your strings. The frame has such an open string pattern you are asking for trouble if you use expensive strings.
     
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  4. gmlasam

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    I read that Sampras string his babolat vs natural guts to 70 lbs.
     
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  5. Lambsscroll

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    2004 Wimbledon

    Amelie Mauresmo Babolat VS Touch 16
    57 lbs

    Lindsay Davenport Babolat VS Touch 16
    63/64 lbs

    Serena Williams Wilson natural gut 16
    67 lbs

    Sebastian Grosjean Babolat VS Touch
    22/21 kg
     
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  6. perfmode

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    Federer's racquet was a lot less powerful. 54 in a PS85 isn't very low. I don't know what he's using in his nFed90 now though.
     
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  7. Swan Song

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    According to Federer's website, he stated that his natural gut (VS 1.30 mm) was strung at 26 kgs on his mains.
     
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  8. Marius_Hancu

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    Touch. McEnroe played at about 49 lbs ... or lower ...
     
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  9. K!ck5w3rvE

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    I thought Fed was using Wilson Natural Gut.........lol
     
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  10. perfmode

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    wilson = babolat
     
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