I'm not sure how the new VS plays with the new coating ( BT7). I know when Babolat switched to their other new coating from the basic less powder coated string ( a promise of 15 % increase in durability) it effectively killed most of the feel of the string. It played a lot more muted and didn't have as crisp of feel to it. Also less control IMO. I stopped using VS as my gut string of choice. I just have a feeling they've done the same thing to their new gut strings with BT7. I've not used them and probably will not. Maybe I'll be wrong about this.