All natural gut

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Pusher, Oct 5, 2006.

  1. Pusher

    Pusher Professional

    Jul 27, 2006
    South Carolina
    Anyone tried an all gut job on an 18X20 stringbed?

    I've used all gut (VS17) on more open stringbeds and found it performs as expected-great touch, feel, spin and power. But it does have a mushy feeling to it and increasing tension seems to reduce its playability.

    But I get very close to the gut performance using a poly/gut (Tour17/VS17) or even a poly/synthetic (Tour17/Conquest17) with the open pattern w/o the mushy feeling. I'm thinking that all gut on a tight 18x20 stringbed may give the playabilty I'm looking for without the mush.

    I string for my son, a Boys 16 tournament player, using an Nblade 98 with Tour17 mains(57lbs) and Conquest 17 crosses(60lbs). He hits heavy topsin, a lot of pace and likes to get to the net.

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