Originally Posted by Readers
I shank all day long and my string still break in the middle, gut being soft and resilient means they are not as prone to shank breakage as other string.
Yes, natural gut is far stronger than multi and better able to absorb a shank. It's still a bad choice for a beginner.
Originally Posted by souledge
I think we were well past that when you responded.
I talked to him today and he also wants a string that he doesn't have to maintain and one that doesn't hopefully fray too much. He's starting to switch to a semi western grip for his forehand, but he still has his fair share of shanks.
So far, it seems like PPA 17 will be the best string for his needs. Thoughts?
Good choice! Even though PPA is a multi, I think he will find the fraying is negligible. I would actually go for PPA 16 if he shanks. The 16 gauge plays very well and it will be better able to absorb shanks than the 17 gauge.