Which natural gut is easiest on the arm and shoulder?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by bounce-hit, Mar 21, 2004.

  1. bounce-hit

    bounce-hit Rookie

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    I have chronic elbow/shoulder problems. Which gut would work best for me? Please give brand name and recommended gauge. Thank you.
     
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  2. Frankc

    Frankc Semi-Pro

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    All natural guts are superior as to a dynamic feel and relative softness. IMHO, try the Bow championship - plays very lively , especially in 17. If your frame is not 18X20 pattern, perhaps you should try 16 or 15L. Currently, I enjoy a natural gut mains and alpha 2000 crosses in a modified progressive tension technique in an 18X20 - great on feel and great on joints. Good luck...
     
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  3. Jerry Seinfeld

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    I find BDE gut to play extremely soft. About the same as the Babolat, but the lower cost makes it a better value in my book. I agree with Frank. The Alpha Gut 2000 hybrid is very good. If you are not a string breaker you can throw some 18g in the crosses. Sweetness baybee!

    For my customers who experience sensation in their elbows, I string using my exclusive "Sweet Spot Enhancement" process, which is my own method of proportional stringing.
     
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  4. Gaines Hillix

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    According to the USRSA's test data, Pacific Tough Gut 17G is the softest natural gut string.
     
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  5. bounce-hit

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    Pacific Gut

    Gaines, please elaborate. How significant are the differences listed? Thank you.
     
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  6. Gaines Hillix

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    USRSA uses Babolat VS Power 16g as their reference string for all string comparisons. Pacific Tough Gut 17g has a rating of 91% of the stiffness of VS Power, so it is slightly softer. Klip Legend has a stiffness rating of 120% of VS. By comparison, the softest synthetic string, Ashaway Dynamite 17g has a stiffness rating of 142% of VS.
     
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  7. kalle

    kalle New User

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    Gaines has the right facts for you. Coming from someone who has alot of arm and shoulder problems. I would go with either the Babolat VS or the Klip Legend. They both out perform all others and they are easy on the body.
     
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