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Rjtennis 03-20-2013 04:24 PM

Vacation: Gut and Humidity
I'm heading to Mexico for vacation and was wondering if my hybrid with natural gut mains and poly crosses will be ok with the humidity I was thinking of using the Babolat VS as with the new coating it is pretty durable. Will the gut be fine in the hot and humid conditions or would I be better off using full poly the trip? Thanks!

esgee48 03-20-2013 05:25 PM

I think you'll be fine. I would buy some baby powder to sprinkle over the string bed before putting the racquets away. The powder absorbs any residual moisture. 2 cents.

McLovin 03-21-2013 02:57 AM

As with many things, the answer depends.

- What gauge is your gut?
- What surface will be playing on? Clay or hard courts?
- What is your playing style? Heavy topspin from baseline or varying spins & slices?
- Do you normally break strings?
- How much do you plan on playing?

Normally here in VA, I can get 4-5 matches out of my gut/poly hybrid during the summer clay season (4.5 level player, predominately baseline). But the last few times I've visited Florida, the string popped after 2-3 matches on clay.

Hard courts, I don't think you will have any issues, but again, it depends on how much you plan to play.

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