Tension help for natural gut...

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  1. morten

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    I normally use 45lbs, and ng at 45 was too powerful. Then i tried 48, still too powerful, i really want natural gut to work in my frame(use ps85) but at the moment i play much better using ordinary syntgut at 45... hm, should i up the tension further for the natural gut, or just settle with my usual string. I like low tension, so natural gut at say 53 could feel too tight for me, or maybe not since it is natural gut?
     
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  2. todot62

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    Gut is usually so powerful that you are best going to the top of the range. I play with a 95" 18x19 and will string a poly at 54, but will go to 60-65 for gut. You might do a search for a thread "least powerful gut" and see if that gives you some insight. Perhaps with a less powerful gut you can use a bit lower tension.

    On another note, if you like low tension, I highly recommend trying a low tension kevlar/sg setup (say on your ps85 42x45). i will try different setups but always seem to comeback to this one for that pocketing/control feel.

    Tod
     
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  3. VGP

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    Why don't you hybrid the gut in the mains with your normal syn gut in the crosses?

    I used to string my PS85s at 65 lbs with 16 gauge solid core, single wrap syn gut like PSGO. Now I use 16 gauge natural gut in the mains. Still at 65 lbs reference tension. I get a boost of power, but it still keeps a bit of dead plasticy stiffness from the crosses.
     
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  4. morten

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    so you used 65 for the gut too? i would think i would go a bit higher on the gut(3lbs) and keep the syntgut the same?
     
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  5. tennisfreak15347

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    what natural gut are you using? I hear that Klip Legend is quite crisp and low powered. Maybe you should try that at 49.
     
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  6. davidahenry

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    To be clear... You are saying that Legend is low powered for gut (or compated to VS), right? Gut, in general, cannot be considered low powered, right?

    Take care.
     
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