Originally Posted by Ramon
I'm sure Babolat and Wilson will agree with you, but I don't. If all varieties of VS gut were taken off the shelves tomorrow, guess what? The world would still be the same, only we'd be playing with other manufacturer's strings. By its very nature even VS gut won't be as consistent as a synthetic string because every cow's DNA is different.
I think the vast majority of players will tell you that VS/Wilson is the best gut. Sure if they disappear people will play other brands, but that's not relevant to my point. That string is the established benchmark gut by which all others are measured. I'm not arguing whether it is or isn't actually better than the rest, but when communicating about other brands it is helpful to have a single reference point, and like it or not, VS/wilson is it.