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beernutz 02-21-2013 03:56 AM

Do vegan tennis players refuse to string with gut?
 
Signed, Just Curious.

ollinger 02-21-2013 05:58 AM

Just as many of them won't wear leather, they tend to avoid any unnecessary use of animals. If you consider drinking milk too exploitative, you're unlikely to use an animals intestines.

volleygirl 02-21-2013 06:58 AM

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Originally Posted by beernutz (Post 7227831)
Signed, Just Curious.



They must be the ones with PETA stenciled on their strings

slowfox 02-21-2013 07:10 AM

They will prolly tell ya that synthetic gut is just as good. Um... have you ever eaten a vegan chocolate cake? Yea, it's ok but definitely not as good.

El Diablo 02-21-2013 07:31 AM

I was watching a vegan chef on a cooking show and she whipped out some "vegan honey" to use in a dish, as some vegans consider consuming honey to be an exploitation of bees. It was something like a blend of corn syrup, maple syrup and lemon juice.

McLovin 02-21-2013 08:11 AM

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Originally Posted by volleygirl (Post 7228114)
They must be the ones with PETA stenciled on their strings

PETA? Does that stand for People for the Eating of Tasty Animals?

Dedans Penthouse 02-21-2013 08:33 AM

Meat is neat!


Yum....


martini1 02-21-2013 04:01 PM

I always wonder what happens in PETA attacks Fed for using gut strings... How would he defend?

sureshs 02-21-2013 04:28 PM

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Originally Posted by martini1 (Post 7229194)
I always wonder what happens in PETA attacks Fed for using gut strings... How would he defend?

He would say he is sponsored by Wilson.

Relinquis 02-21-2013 04:36 PM

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Originally Posted by martini1 (Post 7229194)
I always wonder what happens in PETA attacks Fed for using gut strings... How would he defend?

probably deep slice backhand cross court to set up a forehand winner...

Kalin 02-21-2013 04:52 PM

He-he, cool answer Relinquis :)

Seth 02-21-2013 04:52 PM

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Originally Posted by El Diablo (Post 7228194)
I was watching a vegan chef on a cooking show and she whipped out some "vegan honey" to use in a dish, as some vegans consider consuming honey to be an exploitation of bees. It was something like a blend of corn syrup, maple syrup and lemon juice.

But that's exploitation of crops!

jaggy 02-21-2013 04:54 PM

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Originally Posted by martini1 (Post 7229194)
I always wonder what happens in PETA attacks Fed for using gut strings... How would he defend?

He would whip out the swiss army knife and present the corkscrew

Sentinel 02-21-2013 07:28 PM

I was told Federer had no guts.

slowfox 02-22-2013 05:43 AM

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Originally Posted by martini1 (Post 7229194)
I always wonder what happens in PETA attacks Fed for using gut strings... How would he defend?

Wasn't Fed given a cow after he won Wimbledon (07..??) ? Did he ever barbecue it? :)

sureshs 02-22-2013 06:31 AM

Anybody using human gut?

The Meat 02-22-2013 06:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Dedans Penthouse (Post 7228300)
Meat is neat!


Yum....


Agreed, look at my username :twisted:

Tried being vegetarian for a little while(mostly because my coach wanted me to get a little more slimmer), hated everyday of that month. I went on a straight meat eating binge after the month had ended.

maleyoyo 02-22-2013 07:36 AM

I find the term “pet/pat the dog” when describing fh technique is an unnecessary animal exploitation. Every dog I know is offended by it.

goran_ace 02-22-2013 08:19 AM

People go vegetarian/vegan for different reasons. I have a friend who doesn't eat meat, dairy, or eggs due to the health/hygiene issues with how the animals are raised, slaughtered, etc. in but she has no problem at all with leather shoes or purses because that's not going into your body.

Boricua 02-22-2013 08:30 AM

I think it depends. For a flat hitter who does not break strings I would not mind. For a topspin hiiter like me I could think of not using gut but I am not in that dilemma as I am using soft copoly in am arm friendly non- animal racket.:)


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