Tourna Natural Gut ($60???)

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  1. phishbiscuits

    phishbiscuits Rookie

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    Hello All:

    I like Tourna (Unique Sports) stuff a lot.

    Recently, I noticed they sell Natural Gut for $60 per package. It says it's "Made in France." Knowing that Babolat makes Wilson's gut (correct, yes?) in France, is there any chance they also make this set of strings?

    Also, I am wrong in assuming this is the most expensive natural gut available to the general public?

    Finally, does anyone have any information as to why Klip natural gut (black, coated, uncoated) has "disappeared?" I have heard explanations tied to rising beef prices in Australia, but it doesn't make sense to me. Babolat raised their price $3 for their top-shelf offerings, so couldn't/shouldn't Klip just do the same.
     
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  2. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    I raised the same question...

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=458189
     
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  3. parasailing

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    This is insane what they want for a pack of natural gut.
     
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  4. THESEXPISTOL

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    You can actually buy a racquet with that amount.
     
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  5. tyu1314

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    wow,they got gut for selling it this high.
     
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  6. The Meat

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    Genetically superior cattle gut strings?
     
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  7. neverstopplaying

    neverstopplaying Professional

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  8. parasailing

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    It better be twice as elastic and comfy as the original VS Team otherwise if it's just a copy of the BT7, what a complete rip off.
     
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  9. SFrazeur

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    For pricing perspective they are also charging $9.99 for TOURNA BIG HITTERĀ® Silver while TW charges $6.95.

    -SF
     
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  10. tvizz

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    Exactly what I was going to say, I can assume most gut is $60 MSRP.
     
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  11. tyu1314

    tyu1314 Semi-Pro

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    Their reel of BHBR,BHSR,and BHB7 are 5 dollar cheaper than TW.
     
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  12. Doubles

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    I don't understand the price of this gut?
     
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  13. PBODY99

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    They are a wholesaler. There are often many prices depending where in the chain you are.
     
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  14. julian

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    Is it 2 low or 2 high for you?

    Is it 2 low or 2 high for you?
     
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  15. Doubles

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    Too high, obviously. Babolat and Wilson don't even charge that much. While I prefer Pacific to both of those, I would still pay $42 rather than $60.
     
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  16. ishiun

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    yea but TW has free shipping while they charge $10+
     
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  17. _skunk_

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    I think high prices for gut are well justified. If we see the high amount of of time and manpower necessary for production.

    I was puzzled by prices as well but after seen this documentary, now i found those prices fair, considering the quality of the strings obtained.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCHkNko0OvI
     
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