Back to the Natural Gut.

tenis

Professional
After 3 months of testing a lot of strings (approx. 25types) from multis, synthetics, polys, I ended up back to the nat. gut. Just tried save money on NG, but it wasn't worthy. Poly - more spin? No way, the gut has a lot of spin if you'll have a good technique. And on the end the Pro Supex Blue Gear messed my wrist.
Current setup: mains Gut (63) cross SPPP (59), but I'm STILL looking for good cross synthetic, since they hold tension better than polys. Any suggestion? Thanks.
 

Infl8edEg0

Professional
After 3 months of testing a lot of strings (approx. 25types) from multis, synthetics, polys, I ended up back to the nat. gut. Just tried save money on NG, but it wasn't worthy. Poly - more spin? No way, the gut has a lot of spin if you'll have a good technique. And on the end the Pro Supex Blue Gear messed my wrist.
Current setup: mains Gut (63) cross SPPP (59), but I'm STILL looking for good cross synthetic, since they hold tension better than polys. Any suggestion? Thanks.
Have you tried any already? That way we can eliminate whatever you didn't like. I'm thinking you might be able to use a multi as well.
 

samster

Legend
have you tried isospeed professional classic 17 on the crosses? it holds the gut in place. stiffness of 150 or so.
 

Toland

New User
I found Head FXP id the best for me for crosses. It is the only multy which is not fraying ( well at least not before mains X-one Bifase broke in my case ) and
holds tension pretty well too
 

tenis

Professional
Have you tried any already? That way we can eliminate whatever you didn't like. I'm thinking you might be able to use a multi as well.
Didn't try any yet, so far only poly on cross, but they lose tension fast - that's problem.
 

Infl8edEg0

Professional
Yea, then I'd try a multi, personally I like Isospeed Control or Professional, but I've never played with nat gut before so I really can't tell you what the result will be. However, I've heard that this is a string possibly closest to gut in terms of feel. Imo, it lacks power tho, and to my understanding gut is a like a rocket launcher.
 

slicefox

Banned
I find it amusing that there are so many people spending hundreds of dollars on equipment, yet they still suck at the sport.

I'm not calling you out personally, just a thought. Equipment does not make a better player.
 

Bud

Bionic Poster
After 3 months of testing a lot of strings (approx. 25types) from multis, synthetics, polys, I ended up back to the nat. gut. Just tried save money on NG, but it wasn't worthy. Poly - more spin? No way, the gut has a lot of spin if you'll have a good technique. And on the end the Pro Supex Blue Gear messed my wrist.
Current setup: mains Gut (63) cross SPPP (59), but I'm STILL looking for good cross synthetic, since they hold tension better than polys. Any suggestion? Thanks.
To the OP... try a fairly stiff synthetic in the cross... like PSGD or Gosen Sheep Micro. Also, string it 5 lbs. higher than the gut mains.

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I find it amusing that there are so many people spending hundreds of dollars on equipment, yet they still suck at the sport.

I'm not calling you out personally, just a thought. Equipment does not make a better player.
Thanks for your valuable contribution to the thread :roll:

I find it amusing you waste your time (and ours) making these types of useless comments.
 
After 3 months of testing a lot of strings (approx. 25types) from multis, synthetics, polys, I ended up back to the nat. gut. Just tried save money on NG, but it wasn't worthy. Poly - more spin? No way, the gut has a lot of spin if you'll have a good technique. And on the end the Pro Supex Blue Gear messed my wrist.
Current setup: mains Gut (63) cross SPPP (59), but I'm STILL looking for good cross synthetic, since they hold tension better than polys. Any suggestion? Thanks.

I have some wrist issues and I have discovered two setups that work really well for ME.
On my two KBlade 98’s I use the following setup:
Mains: Natural Gut 17g @ 56lbs
Crosses: Isospeed Professional Classic 17g @ 58lbs

And on my two Prince Speedport Blacks I use:
Mains: Klip Legend Natural Gut 16 @ 60lbs
Crosses: Topspin Cyber Blue 125 @ 60lbs
Both setups are easy on my wrist, hold tensions very well for a long time and the strings don't move..........for ME. I play four times a week during the winter.
Hope it helps
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tenis

Professional
I find it amusing that there are so many people spending hundreds of dollars on equipment, yet they still suck at the sport.

I'm not calling you out personally, just a thought. Equipment does not make a better player.
It's a "small" difference between switching racquets and finding the right string - don't you think so? BTW, thanks for your GREAT, helpfull advise!!!
 

tenis

Professional
I found Head FXP id the best for me for crosses. It is the only multy which is not fraying ( well at least not before mains X-one Bifase broke in my case ) and
holds tension pretty well too
This will be a good try,thanks.

Also PSGD and Gosen Sheep micro.
 
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TonyB

Hall of Fame
I used to use a poly/gut hybrid for quite a long time, but then started to realize that I was spending so much money on the hybrid that I was reluctant to restring when I needed to BECAUSE I spent so much on the string. In other words, the more expensive the string, the longer I forced myself to play with it, regardless of whether or not it was still playable.

The poly would go dead within a week, yet I would squeeze another month or two out of the strings anyways because I wanted to get my money's worth. What I found was that I was CONSTANTLY adjusting my game to account for the string variation during that time. So when I restrung, it was like "WOW, these new strings are awesome!" It was like night and day between the old worn-out strings and the new ones.

Now I spend $3 on a set of strings and string every week. My strokes never have to change and I always get consistency from the fresh set of strings. Of course, this is only useful if you string your own racquets, but my point is that trying to play with a gut hybrid can cause more problems than it solves. Sure, you can play great for a week or two, but once the poly (or whatever other string is hybrid with the gut) goes dead or loses tension, you're forcing yourself to play with a sub-par stringbed.

Just my opinion, but I think it's probably more commonplace than people would imagine. I think people force themselves to keep playing with a poor performing gut hybrid simply because they spent so much money to pay for the gut. And we're not talking futures tournament players here... my guess is that the OP is probably a 4.0 or thereabouts? Heck, maybe even lower. I see people talking about gut/poly hybrids who are 2.5-3.0 level players.
 
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