Vacation: Gut and Humidity

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Rjtennis, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Rjtennis

    Rjtennis Hall of Fame

    Aug 16, 2009
    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!
  2. esgee48

    esgee48 Hall of Fame

    May 30, 2010
    SF, CA
    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.
  3. McLovin

    McLovin Hall of Fame

    Jun 2, 2007
    As with many things, the answer 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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