Put in this way, one should not even guess the exact gauge of natural gut in the opaque pack. Will it be 1.31 or 1.35 this time? hmmm. Or actually you just like the feel of vs touch, thats all?really?
if a natural gut intended to be a VS 1.30mm turns out to be precisely 1.33mm, and it is called back to be refaded in tonic .. you want to pay $ 10 more so that it is actually at 1.30mm? you therefore have a sacred power to "evaluate" such a difference!
if a VS has a slightly rougher appearance, and we put it in the tonic category, without however that it does not play less well, you find that the additional cost is worth it? not me.
I never had this problem with tonic. I quickly realized that the price difference between tonic and Vs was in no way justified !. for me (and for many) it is so tiny, compared to the quality that we can have. that there's no point in taking VS for me. it is as if you could tell the difference of a tension of 150g in your string, or 1.2g of plsu or less in your racket.
On the side note, VS tonic can be a good deal if you do have a digital vernier calipers and You do have a guide for tension for all 5 or 6 different thickness .
That's why i call it frozen NY strip. still better than flank.
$7 more or 19% more and stop guessing... I will take it.(based on TW price per packet)
$15.95 more to give up 200g filet mignon to get 400g of flank? NO.