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« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2005, 07:16:29 PM »
Aww, there it is.  That last response was what I was after.  I will have to find a way to scrounge up a cheap set and try it out. :)

Thx yo!
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« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2005, 01:53:54 PM »
It's a good thing Scott is a stringer then. he can string them up for a mere $20. To me that is a no brainer. I generally use gut at higher tensions than any other strings. And Mrs Baker probably won't care, we'll see.

But there is one other issue. You live in a very humid place and that is bad for gut. Playing in those conditions can be challenging for anyone but is so not good for gut either. I put mine away for a couple months while we had all this humidity here and just brought them out again today. I keep two strung with gut and only play with them one at a time.

With all that humidity you will lose both tension and durability. I live in Arizona where it is dry most of the year (hot too) so this is rarely an issue for me.

But if I were you Scott I would try and buy the good gut and stay away from the cheapos, Babolat or Wilson or Gamma. I am not even a big fan of Bowbrand. I use Babolat gut only. I even way like Tonic and that is cheaper, but still Babolat.

But like I said earlier it depends on you strokes. Good string can't make up for bad form or ball striking. Those with good form and me, with lots of topspin are best for gut.

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« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2005, 02:18:20 PM »
I definetly have a lot of spin, especially topspin.  I will give it a shot, thx fo rthe advice!
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« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2005, 07:08:39 PM »
Scott,

String gut tighter than you would synthetic. It loses resiliency much quicker. Be prepared to restring in about a week. Hope you can afford, because I can't!

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string for a geezer?
« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2005, 07:12:21 PM »
Like Paul mentioned above, I string my own, so it would help with the cost...  I string 1-2 racquets a week already, it wouldn't be much of a difference...  I need to sit down and string 2 right now...
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