AlphaGut is terrible!!!

dimkin

Hall of Fame
I was lured in by the great review ... so I gave it a shot as a gross with Klip Legend ... (56 / 53 lbs)

Initially - looked nice and smooth, I was excited ...

After an hour of hitting - the smoothness was gone, the contact points - where it touched the gut, it turned white and was
starting to get notched by the gut (gut was totally fine) ... after 2 hours, gut completely stopped snapping back, and after 3 hrs
the cross snapped ...

I've used it with a multi once before - same situation ...

How it works for some people ... I don't get it
 

PBODY99

Legend
I found it to work best in a full bed in frames over 11 ozs. When I installed it in a 3.0 players 9.5 oz frame it turned too soft in under 10 hours.
 

Muppet

Legend
I don't think Gut 2000 is a good cross string. The pearl coating looks smooth but it does hang up the main string. It's real nice in my 12.2 oz. 95" 18x20 racquet @55 lbs, full bed.
 

tennis347

Professional
Alpha Gut 2000 plays better in a full bed. However, the overall playability and durability are short lived. If you want a good multi, I would look at Technifibre NRG, Multi Feel, Biphase and Wilson NXT.
 

Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
Dbls player mentioned 30 yrs ago he snapped Alpha Gut 2000 within 45 minutes. Personally had better luck with Anna Kournikova
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
I tried it a couple of times based on how much it was liked by some guys I strung for. To me, it was the definition of "Meh". It holds the distinction of being the only string I've ever used which broke on the first hit.
 

Kevo

Legend
18g Alpha Gut 2000 in a full bed is AMAZING for a short period of time. It's not really a string for heavy hitters, but man it feels good and plays great. Most really soft stretchy strings are that way though. Gut is a major exception to that rule. If you can ply AG 2000 in a full bed and get reasonable play time on it, it's a really good option IMO. If you break nylons fairly quick it's probably not going to work for you.
 

Kevo

Legend
I tried it a couple of times based on how much it was liked by some guys I strung for. To me, it was the definition of "Meh". It holds the distinction of being the only string I've ever used which broke on the first hit.
One hit? What'd you do to it when you strung it. I think I got at least 20 mins or so out of the 18g and then popped like 5 mains on it. Can't imagine what it would take to break a string with one hit.
 

Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
One hit? What'd you do to it when you strung it. I think I got at least 20 mins or so out of the 18g and then popped like 5 mains on it. Can't imagine what it would take to break a string with one hit.
Same guy that broke Alpha Gut 2000 broke another set in the warm-up. Of course, he used a Profile, the Eater of strings.
 

Kevo

Legend
Sensation was sort of the same thing for me. The 16g is very nice, but doesn't last long enough to make it through a match, or even a set some times. The 17g is really good, but you might need 2 frames per set depending on your frame and love of spin.

For most players that get to a certain level it's hard to not get caught up in poly strings. They last so much better and many of them are soft enough that the trade off in feel is totally worth it. Plus you generally get a noticeable bump in spin potential.
 

GeoffHYL

Professional
Works well for me in a full bed in an 18x20 pattern frame. I'm not a string breaker, so the 18x20 pattern is even less likely to break.
 
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