What is the best thermoguard that protect your racket from heat and moisture?

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  1. stangaele

    stangaele Rookie

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    i mean,i have a wilson 3 pack bag but i'm not really sure that my racket is fully protected.


    Thanks
    Daniele


    PS:If someone uses natual gut on his rackets what is the best thermoguard that can avoid moisture and heat?
     
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  2. Irvin

    Irvin G.O.A.T.

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    You will be fine just keep your rackets in the house when you are not playing with them.

    Irvin
     
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  3. The_Question

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    I can't say it's the best, since it's subjective, but the Wilson K Pro Tour super six is working pretty well for me in both departments you've mentioned...

    And I use gut in mains...
     
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  4. jim e

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    I use nat. gut, and I try to keep the racquets at a moderate temp. Moisture is no issue, as todays guts can take a lot more than the older guts use to. I have hit in a light rain a good # of times, just be sure to wipe down the strings when done.
    As far as thermoguard goes, the few times my bag is left in car, I also place a frozen water bottle (in zip lock bag) in the thermoguard compartment with the racquets along with keeping the racquet covers on, and have not had an issue so far. I just try not to keep it in a very hot place too long if it can be avoided, but the frozen water bottle I believe helps keep the temp. moderate the few times I have no choice.Most likely all major brands thermogards are similar as far as make up.
     
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  5. ODYSSEY Mk.4

    ODYSSEY Mk.4 Professional

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    best advice^^
    to add Gut now has a well enough coating to protect it from moisture.
     
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  6. retlod

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    The foil lining inside tennis bags is useless. They don't trap any air, therefore, don't do squat for insulation.
     
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  7. The_Question

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    They don't trap the air because of the zippers...

    Anyways, the K Pro Tour was tested in a hail storm past Friday. The frames & strings were in perfect condition...
     
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  8. Mig1NC

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    So, has anybody ever made a racquet bag that had the metalic reflective foil stuff on the outside instead of the inside?
     
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  9. charliefedererer

    charliefedererer Legend

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    No thermoguard will protect your racquet and strings if left in a hot car or if you leave your bag in direct sunlight with the zipper closed.

    Thermoguard is largely a marketing ploy, and clearly does much more harm than good, as players mistakenly think it means you don't have to keep your racquet out of the car or out of the sun.
     
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  10. El Diablo

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    To the OP
    The words "sure that" and "fully protected" should never co-exist in your mind about ANYTHING, much less a tennis racquet in a hot car trunk with a worthless bit of insulation on the bag.
     
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