Vacation: Gut and Humidity

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  1. Rjtennis

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    I'm heading to Mexico for vacation and was wondering if my hybrid with natural gut mains and poly crosses will be ok with the humidity I was thinking of using the Babolat VS as with the new coating it is pretty durable. Will the gut be fine in the hot and humid conditions or would I be better off using full poly the trip? Thanks!
     
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  2. esgee48

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    I think you'll be fine. I would buy some baby powder to sprinkle over the string bed before putting the racquets away. The powder absorbs any residual moisture. 2 cents.
     
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  3. McLovin

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    As with many things, the answer is...it depends.

    - What gauge is your gut?
    - What surface will be playing on? Clay or hard courts?
    - What is your playing style? Heavy topspin from baseline or varying spins & slices?
    - Do you normally break strings?
    - How much do you plan on playing?

    Normally here in VA, I can get 4-5 matches out of my gut/poly hybrid during the summer clay season (4.5 level player, predominately baseline). But the last few times I've visited Florida, the string popped after 2-3 matches on clay.

    Hard courts, I don't think you will have any issues, but again, it depends on how much you plan to play.
     
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