I know how hard they hit. There are plenty at my club.
When I say "often", I mean after 4 to 5 hours. I have found that when I play with full gut, they usually last about 50% longer than synthetics. Fraying in synthetics lead to breakage pretty quickly, but that is not so with gut. My daughter's racquet is also heavily frayed but it lasts months and months.
TCF is correct. The kids are using pretty stiff racquets these days and you want something soft and resilient like gut to take some blows off the arm.
ga is already spendng a ton on tennis for his child. I don't know why you would go cheap on this.
Last edited by gameboy; 08-29-2012 at 05:53 PM.