Natural gut inventory

jim e

Legend
I do string my share of natural gut.
It's funny that a % of the gut hitters want to use what I use.
I went from VS to Pacific, to Wilson , to now hit with Luxilon and Klip uncoated, and sometimes regular coated.
Presently have 48 sets in inventory.
I have a lot of the older Wilson as when I hit with it, many of the customers hit with it, and I changed and so did a % of those hitters.
I mostly string Kilp and Luxilon gut, a few Wilson's and fewer VS , and stopped stringing Pacifics .

For those that string gut, how much inventory do you keep.
It can get to be an expense.

Anyways here is what I have for inventory at this present time:

 
Last edited:

Arvin_C

New User
If you’re worried about how long you can keep gut in your inventory, gut sets are packaged a lot better these days in terms of shelf-life and making sure they stay fresh and don’t dry out. I only string for myself and have about 8 sets, kept in a special vacuum-seal type bag.

On a side note, you have a couple thousand dollars (retail) of gut there, with some sets that aren’t readily available anymore...the older Wilson natural gut before Luxilon started making it for them are sets that some enthusiasts are pretty keen on.

Arvin C
 

Herb

Semi-Pro
I would think this all depends on your area. I keep one set , but only string 1 or 2 local racquets a year with gut in a hybrid. I know some guys in other areas that string gut all the time.
 

jim e

Legend
I keep the gut in an additional extra tennis bag that has a thermo compartment and it's kept in there, and bag is kept in a room that's at a decent environmental temperature all the time.
 

jim e

Legend
Most of the Klip, and Luxilon I have will be gone in a year, and I will be restocking it over time to keep a decent supply, as I don't want to be caught short, and Klip sometimes is not always available when you go to order it.
The Wilson and VS will take a bit longer to deplete, as most do not hit with that any more for my customers, only a couple for each of those brands.
the pacific, I stopped stringing that one completely.
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
I have been stocking up whenever there's a sale. December before last, I bought 9 sets of Babolat while it was on sale, then I bought 9 sets of Luxilon on sale, and just recently bought 9 more sets of Babolat on sale. I also have some Klip - 6 or so sets, and some Pacific > 20 sets. I still like Pacific the best and when I play gut, I use it.
 

bobleenov1963

Professional
I string my racquets with fullbed gut. Currently I have about 75 packs of Luxilon NG , 50 packs Wilson NG, 25 packs of Babolat VS, 45 packs of KLIP and 45 packs of pacific. I bought all of them when they were on sale. I use about 3 packs a month so they will last for a while. I am waiting for my son to get better like UTR 12 (he is UTR 11 now) before I can start stringing his racquet with NG. He is using Yonex Rexis now and the string breaks after every 45 minutes of playing time.
 

jim e

Legend
Does everybody you string for get fullbed gut?

Sent from my SM-T560NU using Tapatalk
No not at all.
Most likely PSGD is my most used string for players, as many of my clients are older.
Poly strings come in 2nd,
Multi strings and gut come in 3rd.
The gut players a % are full bed with some hybrid users as well.
 

jim e

Legend
I have been stocking up whenever there's a sale. December before last, I bought 9 sets of Babolat while it was on sale, then I bought 9 sets of Luxilon on sale, and just recently bought 9 more sets of Babolat on sale. I also have some Klip - 6 or so sets, and some Pacific > 20 sets. I still like Pacific the best and when I play gut, I use it.
I try and stock up on sales from TW as well.
I stopped stringing Pacific a few years back.
 

2nd Serve Ace

Hall of Fame
No not at all.
Most likely PSGD is my most used string for players, as many of my clients are older.
Poly strings come in 2nd,
Multi strings and gut come in 3rd.
The gut players a % are full bed with some hybrid users as well.
In that case, offer PSGO as a $10 discount cross with the Nat gut M of choice.

This will save everybody money and prolong your Nat gut store.
 

MattCrosby

Professional
I stock some Pacific because I got it for free.

I buy in Babolat when a client drops a racket off.
 
Last edited:

McLovin

Legend
I have been stocking up whenever there's a sale. December before last, I bought 9 sets of Babolat while it was on sale, then I bought 9 sets of Luxilon on sale, and just recently bought 9 more sets of Babolat on sale. I also have some Klip - 6 or so sets, and some Pacific > 20 sets. I still like Pacific the best and when I play gut, I use it.
Same here, although I have discovered this UK site that, after everything is said & done, I can get VS for ~ $30 per pack. So if nothing is on sale and I'm running low, its off to the World of Stringers...
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
I try and stock up on sales from TW as well.
I stopped stringing Pacific a few years back.
I've still got a few sets of Pacific Tough 18. That string is the holy grail to me. I also have some Pacific Prime 17 that I'm saving (for some reason I can't fathom). It is a shame, but it looks like Pacific has ebbed again. It doesn't look like there's any natural gut anywhere.
 

SlvrDragon50

Semi-Pro
Gonna be moving in 2 weeks, and I have some temporary storage space in a garage for a week. Will the natural gut do okay in like a 90-95F garage, ~50% humidity? Will keep it out of sunlight. Otherwise, my other option is to have it in a basement.
 

Arvin_C

New User
Gonna be moving in 2 weeks, and I have some temporary storage space in a garage for a week. Will the natural gut do okay in like a 90-95F garage, ~50% humidity? Will keep it out of sunlight. Otherwise, my other option is to have it in a basement.
Better in the basement. Put the packs in a Tupperwear container...or at least in a gallon Zip-Loc baggie...and throw a silica gel pack in there if you have one. This method has always worked for me.

Arvin C
 
Top