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2ndServe 09-24-2012 05:38 PM

how high can you string gut? What's a string I can tension 70+ lbs without snapping
 
I know gosen 17g og sheep and rip control will snap or the tieoff slips if I string it over 70lbs on the crosses.

db10s 09-24-2012 05:54 PM

Babolat VS Gut, or any other high end gut

pvaudio 09-24-2012 06:04 PM

To be honest, the better question is why would you possibly want to do this?

db10s 09-24-2012 06:05 PM

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Originally Posted by pvaudio (Post 6917017)
To be honest, the better question is why would you possibly want to do this?

Haha, I was thinking that.

Ramon 09-24-2012 06:06 PM

It would have to be a high end gut like VS, Wilson, or Pacific Prime. However, I don't think there are any guarantees that any of them would hold up regularly at 70+ pounds. Bjorn Borg strung his racquets with VS gut at over 70 pounds, and it's well known that several of his strings would break during the stringing process, or they would pop later on their own. So I think if you go that high, it's at your own risk.

db10s 09-24-2012 06:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Ramon (Post 6917024)
It would have to be a high end gut like VS, Wilson, or Pacific Prime. However, I don't think there are any guarantees that any of them would hold up regularly at 70+ pounds. Bjorn Borg strung his racquets with VS gut at over 70 pounds, and it's well known that several of his strings would break during the stringing process, or they would pop later on their own. So I think if you go that high, it's at your own risk.

Agreed, at the cost of gut, I wouldn't take the risk.

julian 09-24-2012 06:08 PM

Wilson Natural Gut 17 gauge
 
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Originally Posted by 2ndServe (Post 6916989)
I know gosen 17g og sheep and rip control will snap or the tieoff slips if I string it over 70lbs on the crosses.

It breaks above 60 pounds (note 17 gauge)
No info about 16 gauge
No info about hybrids

db10s 09-24-2012 06:10 PM

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Originally Posted by julian (Post 6917028)
It breaks above 60 pounds (note 17 gauge)
No info about 16 gauge
No info about hybrids

What? Nat Gut? What brand is that?

UCSF2012 09-24-2012 06:25 PM

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Originally Posted by 2ndServe (Post 6916989)
I know gosen 17g og sheep and rip control will snap or the tieoff slips if I string it over 70lbs on the crosses.

Mamba premium natural gut. I've done it before. I promise it won't snap. :twisted:

Timbo's hopeless slice 09-24-2012 07:03 PM

I am really interested in why you could possibly want to do this?

Ramon 09-24-2012 07:38 PM

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Originally Posted by pvaudio (Post 6917017)
To be honest, the better question is why would you possibly want to do this?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Timbo's hopeless slice (Post 6917127)
I am really interested in why you could possibly want to do this?

I agree it's probably not a good idea, but the fact is that Borg did it (with a small head I might add), so at least you can say it's not unheard of. :?

2ndServe 09-24-2012 09:16 PM

I play with an oversize so 70lbs kevlar isn't as tight as it sounds. Still way to springy after 1 match at 70lbs. Plus I really like super tight strings on the returns.

2Hare 09-24-2012 11:17 PM

wouldn't it be easier to just switch racket? to a lower powered, more control oriented racket?

sansaephanh 09-25-2012 12:07 AM

yeah oversize sounds too springy. Try a 95. Tons of highly notable 95-98 headsize rackets out there.

scotus 09-25-2012 12:23 AM

I frequently string gut at 70+ lbs.

The highest I've gone up is probably 73 lbs. Babolat VS (Classic) and Wilson hold up without a problem.

I've had Pacific Prime and Tough Gut snap on me in the bag over night.

KenC 09-25-2012 01:50 AM

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Originally Posted by 2ndServe (Post 6917333)
I play with an oversize so 70lbs kevlar isn't as tight as it sounds. Still way to springy after 1 match at 70lbs. Plus I really like super tight strings on the returns.

You don't happen to have a bionic arm, do you? 70lbs with kevlar seems extreme to me. There is that stuff that mountain climbers use that has incredible tensile strength. If not, I would go for piano wire. Or, you could just fill in the face with fiberglass and make it a paddle. Now that would be stiff!

I would suggest switching to a PS85 and stringing it normally. Next best thing is the Pure Storm LTD GT.

fortun8son 09-25-2012 01:57 AM

I don't really understand why anyone would want to turn an OS racquet into something that it's not.
Maybe if it has sentimental value, otherwise, get a smaller, heavier, headlight stick, like a 98in, 18M or even a real mid like the Dunlop 100 instead of trying to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.

Rabbit 09-25-2012 05:42 AM

If 70 pounds with kevlar seems "springy" to you, gut @ 70 is not the answer.

KenC 09-25-2012 07:17 AM

Hey Rabbit, is that a Shih Tzu in your avatar?

julian 09-25-2012 07:34 AM

Please see the link
 
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Originally Posted by db10s (Post 6917036)
What? Nat Gut? What brand is that?

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Wils...ON-WNAT17.html


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