played nat gut for the first time yesterday. Wow, now I understand. I strung up the 17g Babolat VS in the mains at 54 and my usual mains string, Tour Bite 17g poly, in the crosses at 48. I had done a fair amount of consulting others before hand to try to get a sense of what tensions I should go with relative to my usual set-up (TB mains @ 50, Gosen micro sheep crosses @ 55) But I guess I sort of lucked out that the tension would up feeling so ideal. Every aspect about this set-up I loved. The feel of every shot is just so comfortable yet solid. The ball stays on the strings forever, but there is still a crisp pop. Any awkward defensive block which usually feels like a jarring thud instead felt like a buttery sweet spot hit. I'm a believer! Now I guess the only question is how long I can get from this string-job. Do you guys keep gut strung racqeuts in plastic bags when not in use? I've seen guys do this, does it really make a difference in preserving the freashness of the strings?