Noticed that Monfils and Keys plays with themAwsome, you really like that racket. It is the racket of choice for Gilles Muller. He beat RAFA at Wimbledon so maybe you can do the same...?
Very legitimate concern ! I had it also and yes, you won't go back... unless you have one season in the year where you play in humid or wettish conditions together with abrasive conditions like red clay, then... you'll have to figure out a backup solution, like I did.Looks like their prices are still less than other brands. I have not ever hit with gut for fear I won't be able to go back to synthetics.
That is amazing it lasts that long. Does your Daughter hit hard. I usually get about 20-25 hours out of gut/poly setup.NGW gut broke 2 days ago . . .
So it lasted 25 days and close to 135 hours of playing and tournaments
So no complaining here !
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That is awesome, saves a lot of $$$.I don't cut them out
See how long the gut lasts with Luxilon Rough
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Only thing that happened once was that - for whatever reason - a knot came looseDon't care was just curious if it was for any specific reason related to NG or something else.
I have bought 15g black string and now debating it as this is probably too thick.Kevin was really helpful so I bought 10 packs of them.Look what just arrive
The V4 NGW Gut in 17g black
Thanks Kevin !
I look forward to reading your review. I've never played with natural gut and about to string with Klip tonight.Update:
Comparing NGW v4 vs Klip Legend. Straight and to the point.
Both are about the same price point. 3 dollars may seem like a lot but I hybrid them so it really comes to a difference of 1.50 per stringing.
NGW v4 $25.98
I'd pay the $1.50 dollars more for Klip Legend every single time, the Klip was better in every aspect. I don't see a reason on why anyone would by NGW v4 vs Klip Legend (if it was available).
I'll write a more detailed review when I have more time. I can see if NGW was cheap like < 15 it might be a viable option, but their top tier offering (v4) does not even come close to Klip.
For $6 it's a deal, but $10 or 12 for a set is already a steal. My last purchase was $56 for 10 sets black 1.40 gut sent from India. After I have found an old stash of 40 VS Gut sets, I am now in a state of NGW cease and desist.I have tried to use these strings more than once. Ordered 16g and the quality control was so bad that certain parts of the string looked like they were 19g and others looked like they were 14g. The string would not fit through the holes of my racquet (one string per hole) which made it impossible to string. Pulling the string there was a tremendous amount of stretch even after trying to pre-stretch. Had two racquets strung the same and felt totally different. Hope the V4 is better with these issues but I am having a hard time pulling the trigger and ordering anymore of this string. The guy sent me more string and the same issues were present. The replacement string actually snapped on the stringer and I was stringing the mains at 55. No confidence in that product.
Snapping strings on the stringer provided me with no value. Trying to play an event after being used to playing with gut/poly and having no string. Had to go buy VS out of a pro shop and pay $50 a set. If I can’t rely on a string it has no value. Found 40 sets of VS? That would be nice to happen across $1800-$2000 worth of string. VS is the best.For $6 it's a deal, but $10 or 12 for a set is already a steal. My last purchase was $56 for 10 sets black 1.40 gut sent from India. After I have found an old stash of 40 VS Gut sets, I am now in a state of NGW cease and desist.
Picture is not loading for me.Seriously folks, here's the $28.95 Klip Legend:
Just compare it to the photo a few posts ago. When it comes to your time and game, do you really need to pinch pennies that badly? If NGW was far cheaper, sure, but as it stands I simply cannot fathom taking a chance on a string that you even have to wonder if it will make it off the stringer.
Yeah, I took another chance on the V4. I ordered 2 sets (4 1/2 sets) of the 17g black and 2 of the 17g red.I have played with two sets of gut prior to NGW and this particular half set of gut feels like the bigger box name brands, The sad part is that I have had the other 8 half sets break either just sitting in the racquet or after less than 1 hour play. This string is wildly inconsistent which means it is not worth it. Too bad because this last half set was great.