what tension to string gut

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  1. looseswing

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    What tension would you string a gut string at normally if you did not cross it with anything? Also, how fast does gut lose tension?
     
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    You said yours was already strung, with Reaction in the mains and natural gut in the crosses. What tension did you get in it?
     
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    58, but this is not for me. My younger sister is trying out gut and I was not sure what tension to get it at- on my racquet I had to guess as I have never played with gut before, so for her I wanted to make sure.
     
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    Tell us what racquet your sister has, would you? Since hers may have a different recommended tension range than yours, think the middle of that range, to start with. If she's brawny, or especially tiny, or just starting out, you can go plus or minus a few lbs. The best gut should last the equivalent of two synthetic string jobs. Thnking of that, the USTA still recommends restringing a minimum of twice a year.
     
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    She is tiny but she is not a begenner. She competes at the national and middlestates level in the girl's twelves. She plays with a Prince Vanquish, Her tension range is from 50-60 so I'll start at 55 I think.
     
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    55 is a good place to start. If the ball starts to fly up it a few lbs or if it is dull lower it a few lbs.
     
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