Humidity, Tension Loss, and Natural Gut

denoted

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The consensus from posts that I've read here is that modern natural gut has a coating that makes it less likely to swell in high humidity environments and that it is also the most tension-loss resistant of the various strings (except perhaps poly).

For whatever reason, a recently strung gut that I'm using played very well on a low-humidity day. The wind shifted three days later, and I had so much trouble keeping the ball in the court that I switched racquets. Did I just convince myself that the humidity was responsible and was spraying balls because of bad technique (though I was fine when I switched racquets and played with multi), or is it possible that even today's modern natural gut is humidity sensitive (or loses tension at an alarming rate)?
 

IowaGuy

Hall of Fame
The consensus from posts that I've read here is that modern natural gut has a coating that makes it less likely to swell in high humidity environments and that it is also the most tension-loss resistant of the various strings (except perhaps poly).

For whatever reason, a recently strung gut that I'm using played very well on a low-humidity day. The wind shifted three days later, and I had so much trouble keeping the ball in the court that I switched racquets. Did I just convince myself that the humidity was responsible and was spraying balls because of bad technique (though I was fine when I switched racquets and played with multi), or is it possible that even today's modern natural gut is humidity sensitive (or loses tension at an alarming rate)?
I use RaquetTune to monitor the tension loss of my natural gut strings. Then you aren't playing a guessing game...
 
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