15g Natural gut questions

g4driver

Hall of Fame
I haven't seen an 1.40mm Natural Gut, but I do use Babolat Touch VS 1.35mm (15L) for a 4.5A (appeal down from 5.0C) in his mains with Head Velocity 1.30mm crosses in his six Yonex Ai98s as he is going through a rough time with tennis elbow. He snaps the 1.35mm Gut in about 8-9 hours. 54M/52X on an Alpha Ghost
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
From time to time, TW gets Klip 1.40mm. I have purchased some in the past. It holds up well. It is available now elsewhere.
 

graycrait

Hall of Fame
@Rabbit , I ordered a set each of 15, 15L, 16, and 17g Klip NG from another source. I'll keep the "skinnier" string for a couple of closer pattern rackets. But after stringing up some Pros Pro 1.40mm syn gut last night and going for a hit this morning with a couple of open pattern rackets I am intrigued about these rope-like strings. In a 95" 14x18 I thought the `15g sg was fine for my 65+ yr old game. Heck, I gave up wood rackets only 30-35 yrs ago and used nothing but syn gut back then:)
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
@Rabbit , I ordered a set each of 15, 15L, 16, and 17g Klip NG from another source. I'll keep the "skinnier" string for a couple of closer pattern rackets. But after stringing up some Pros Pro 1.40mm syn gut last night and going for a hit this morning with a couple of open pattern rackets I am intrigued about these rope-like strings. In a 95" 14x18 I thought the `15g sg was fine for my 65+ yr old game. Heck, I gave up wood rackets only 30-35 yrs ago and used nothing but syn gut back then:)
I've got to string a BPD+ today for a guy who uses natural gut. For him, I use Babolat Touch 1.35. He never breaks it, rather it breaks itself after a period of time. He loves it. When I played NG, I preferred the thinner guages.
 

drak

Hall of Fame
I got excellent wear and playability from klip 15G gut crossed with smooth Poly crosses in my 98S rackets. In fact I often could get two cross restrings per one set of gut mains. 4.5 all court player.
 

MixedMaster

Semi-Pro
I've been using a 17g NG for a while now and use a shaped string 17g in the crosses. Wears out a little quicker, but I love the way it plays. I do my own stringing so the cost isn't as bad as it would be to have it strung.
 
I got some 15g Klip once from TW and the guy I strung it for loved it. I normally get 15L, as that's the thickest usually available, but I think the 1.40 would be great. The last thing you want is for a customer to think he's spent that much on natural gut and have it break before he thinks it should.
 

Dartagnan64

Legend
hows power level of 15g klip vs tonic 15l?
I've found Babolat gut is a bit more pliable than Klip so you get a bit more power with Babolat guts when comparing similar gauges.

Klip is the most durable gut I've used but it's a bit stiffer. I tend to string it about 5 lbs lower than most other guts.
 

Conrads

Rookie
I've found Babolat gut is a bit more pliable than Klip so you get a bit more power with Babolat guts when comparing similar gauges.

Klip is the most durable gut I've used but it's a bit stiffer. I tend to string it about 5 lbs lower than most other guts.
thanks, i was wanting to string around mid tension in my prostaff 95. I know you should typically string gut at the high end, but i like medium tensions, so klip 1.40
should be the lowest powered of the good guts (pacific,babolat)?
 

jim e

Legend
I hit a lot with klip gut 16 g uncoated, full bed, and it is not low powered. I string it up 63-64 lbs. Gives great control, power, and a comfortable hit.
Reminds me of the older guts of the 60's like Victor Imperial gut. If you want a lower powered gut, try Luxilon gut, as little lower powered and a firmer hit.
 

Conrads

Rookie
I hit a lot with klip gut 16 g uncoated, full bed, and it is not low powered. I string it up 63-64 lbs. Gives great control, power, and a comfortable hit.
Reminds me of the older guts of the 60's like Victor Imperial gut. If you want a lower powered gut, try Luxilon gut, as little lower powered and a firmer hit.
is there a difference between uncoated and coated for klip? was wanting to try the $30 klip legend gut either 15l or 15 gauge. assume thats the coated one. Have tried
luxilon gut 16g, played stiff in beginning but lost tension too quick and became too powerful. They should stick to polys maybe? maybe got a bad set not sure.

am trying not to string gut too tight as weather is unpredictable here in south and play in high humidity sometimes. Gut feels dead when humidity is over 75%
 

jim e

Legend
If you hit in humid weather, you would not want the uncoated, but uncoated hits real well, very soft , and decent power, and strung up high tension gives decent control.
 
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