With all the hype on this board about natural gut, I decided to try it for myself. Through a string trade, I received 1/2 set of Wilson Natural Gut, and 1 set of Global Natural Gut. I usually use either a poly hybrid or full synthetic gut in my sticks (at tensions ranging from 52-55 lbs). Strung up the Wilson Natural Gut in a hybird- Nat Gut 16 mains at 56, E-Force Fluid 18 crosses at 58 (I enjoy this cross string in a hybrid very much). I have yet to play a competitive set with these strings yet, but I've played some doubles in gym (read: played a bad team, and just had some fun) for about 45 minutes, and have hit with the stuff against a wall for about 45 minutes. I am NOT impressed by this stuff, at all. At first, it played very crisp, almost as crisp as my synthetic gut beds, but now, 4 days after stringing, it plays VERY soft, mushy almost. Power is there in abundance, as the reviews have said, and it's a little more overwhelming than I thought it would be. My biggest complaint is the lack of any stiffness whatsoever: this stuff is TOO loose! I like a cushy stringbed as much as the next person, but this feels TOO mushy! Also, the supposed "feel" that people always rave about when playing with natural gut, I'm not getting it. I just get this really soft, mushy feel when the string impacts the stringbed, and then I have no idea where the ball is going. And as for spin... it's really weird. It seems that I'm not generating as much topspin as I was before, except on some really random shots, in which case there's more topspin than I've ever hit before. All in all, so far, I'm not impressed. I haven't played a competitive match with this stuff yet, so maybe this stuff will impress me then. I really do hope so, considering that this stuff costs 25 bucks a stringbed- 4-8 times the cost of my usual beds.