Originally Posted by mirceam
i want to try natural gut on one of my racquets. what tension do you recommend?
now i use:
Luxilion Alu Power strung @ 48/46 lbs on my Yonex Vcore Xi 98
Dunlop Black Widow strung @ 48/46 lbs on my Yonex Vcore 98D
the Black Widow has more than 39 hrs and i didn't break it. I hit hard but more flat . I'm not a string breaker
Have you used nylon? If yes, what tension?
Assuming you are using 10% lower on poly compared to nylon, I'd say go 15-20% higher.
In my case, I needed 20 hours of (match) playing time in order to get used to playing characteristic of natural gut before I get fully confident with it.
Then I had couple of zoning experiences with it. Pure nirvana it was.