pacific tough gut or klip armour?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by i suck at tennis, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. i suck at tennis

    i suck at tennis Rookie

    Nov 21, 2008
    So I’m going to treat myself to a set of natural gut… I’ve pretty much narrowed my choices down to the Pacific Tough Gut 16g or the Klip Armour Pro 16g. Any opinions on these from the resident TT experts? J I’ve read the customer reviews on the TW website, but just looking for a little more info before I make the purchase. Whichever one I get I will most likely do a hybrid with either Gosen Micro or Pro Supex Titan, as those are the two syn guts I have on hand right now. For informational purposes I play with the Tecnifibre 320 VO2 and have a moderately spinny forehand and fairly flat backhand.

    I do have two questions regarding the stringing… I’ve never strung gut before, and my main concern is waxing the mains. Will I need to do this before stringing the crosses since both of these have a “protective coating”?? Also, will I need to pre-stretch before stringing??
  2. DownTheLine

    DownTheLine Hall of Fame

    Apr 15, 2009
    I would like to know the same thing because I am going to buy a set of Gut.

    I just don't want to get addicted to it... lol
  3. dhahntennis

    dhahntennis Banned

    Jun 7, 2009
    ive never played with tough gut, but all i know is that armour pro is terrible, its a pain in the *** to string and it plays like a cheap synthetic
  4. Keifers

    Keifers Legend

    Jun 20, 2005
    I have a hybrid of Tough Gut mains and a multi cross in one of my sticks, and I would say TG definitely feels softer than Legend (which I have played) and is therefore most likely softer than Armour Pro (which I haven't). That would be my main consideration in choosing between your 2 candidates.

    I would definitely not prestretch AP -- or, at most, I would prestretch it just lightly.

    Good luck.

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