Cheaper Natural Gut

Tennis Man

Hall of Fame
I see many new brand names on fle**** these days, now mostly from India and China. There were also a few interesting reviews of Global and Gaucho Gut. What other names did you guys tried and what is your feedback so far?

I wish someone would make a nice review of all the cheaper Natural Gut as an alternative to expensive well-known stuff. I personally had experience only with Global and while the quality is inconsistent I don't mind stringing my racquets cheaper gut. So far I lost only 2-3 string out of 20. It's not bad. Thanks.
 

Standupnfall

Semi-Pro
If you string for others 2-3 out of 20 is horrible.

TW has Titan at $17 and Klip and Pacific at about $27 then Tonis at $32.
At least you know you are getting reasonably fresh string from an honest seller.
 

jim e

Legend
When it comes to nat. gut, you will get what you pay for.
Like said earlier, 2-3 out of 20 is terrible if you string for other people as thats comes back to the stringer. One bad set out of 20 is too many for me, as it reflects back to me. If it is just for yourself, and can live with an inferior set every so often then thats fine, but then again how much is really saved if there are bad sets every so often. I heard that they even stopped production of one of the cheap brand guts for a while because of quality issues, and many here had very early breakage issues or/and breaking while stringing.The numbers were too high with the problems.
Sticking with a quality gut, like Babolat VS, or Pacific, you will usually get quality strings that you can rely upon.
 

JavierLW

Hall of Fame
If you string for others 2-3 out of 20 is horrible.

TW has Titan at $17 and Klip and Pacific at about $27 then Tonis at $32.
At least you know you are getting reasonably fresh string from an honest seller.
Titan is crap awful, not worth $17.

It's not really that much better then Global or Gaucho. (or it's just as bad if you want to look at it that way)

If you cant deal with Global, which is fair because it's not for everyone, you're best option is probably Pacific Classic which is $26.95.

Global seems fine for people who either string for themselves, or have a reliable stringer. (Ive never lost a set yet out of about 20 trys)

The reason I changed though is that it is not consistant from package to package which I felt somewhat affected the final product. I like to use two racquets (sometimes within the same match) so that's a concern of mine.

I dont believe Titan will resolve that concern so I had to spring for the Pacific Classic, it's been great so far.
 

David123

Hall of Fame
Titan is crap awful, not worth $17.

It's not really that much better then Global or Gaucho. (or it's just as bad if you want to look at it that way)

If you cant deal with Global, which is fair because it's not for everyone, you're best option is probably Pacific Classic which is $26.95.

Global seems fine for people who either string for themselves, or have a reliable stringer. (Ive never lost a set yet out of about 20 trys)

The reason I changed though is that it is not consistant from package to package which I felt somewhat affected the final product. I like to use two racquets (sometimes within the same match) so that's a concern of mine.

I dont believe Titan will resolve that concern so I had to spring for the Pacific Classic, it's been great so far.
Nice thought. I had sort of the same opininon whats the cheapest reliable gut?
 

wrxtotoro

Rookie
Klip Legend and Pacific Classic are both very reliable over the 20+ set I have used. Pacific Classic seems to play better for longer though.
 
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The_Question

Hall of Fame
Tried a hand full, which are Pacific Classic, Gaucho, and Titan so far, much more impressed by Titan. Maybe it's because it's so dry...kinda easy to break though...
 

dmsick

New User
I love global gut. I string for myself but have never had a set of string that I think was bad. The string is not as consistent as babolat but at nearly 25% of the cost I can easily live with that.
 

Tennis Man

Hall of Fame
Global seems fine for people who either string for themselves, or have a reliable stringer. (Ive never lost a set yet out of about 20 trys).
This is exactly my case. Actually only one set snapped on my Pro Staff while it was hanging on the wall. Another was broken my my stringer but it was a very old and tight TXP grommet. So it doesn't count. So far I like the way Global feels and holds up on the racquets. My average cost is $12. So if Titan is not better why pay extra? Is Pacific so much better to justify $30/set?
 
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