Originally Posted by maxpotapov
I checked it out, it's not as greasy as I first thought
Now that I switched to natural gut/poly hybrid, I will definitely try it. I wonder if cheaper non-coated gut will last so much longer with hand lotion... Thanks for the tip!
Lubrication definitely works. The only downsides are 1) marks on the ball, 2) hassle of appliction, 3) it wears off quite quickly, so you're gradually losing spin and getting a higher and higher rebound angle the longer you play with it. If a player wanted to use this in competition, they'd want to have multiple racquets and rotate them regularly.