Thanks for visiting us!

Badminton Central is a free community for fans of badminton! If you find anything useful here please consider registering to see more content and get involved with our great community users, it takes less than 15 seconds! Everybody is welcome here.

Click here for a FREE account!

Babolat strings?

Discussion in 'Badminton String' started by TsAr83, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. TsAr83

    TsAr83 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2010
    Messages:
    61
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Pakistan
    Has anyone used the babolat Vs Touch String. It is a natural gut? Can anyone explain the performance difference between natural and synthetic gut?
     
  2. ssgg007

    ssgg007 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2008
    Messages:
    449
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    UK
    here is a article on natural gut strings in tennis.
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/lc/Naturalgut.html

    Basically, in tennis terms. Decent natural gut strings remains playable until it is breaks. While man made fibers will feel "dead" (less elastic) after awhile.

    This could explain why some of the people on this forum likes to cut their strings and change to fresh strings every so often.
     
  3. Cloud7z

    Cloud7z Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2011
    Messages:
    138
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    London
    If that's true why do the pros use synthetic strings?
     
  4. Cloud7z

    Cloud7z Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2011
    Messages:
    138
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    London
  5. ssgg007

    ssgg007 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2008
    Messages:
    449
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    UK
    a lot of professional tennis players still use hybird string (poly + natural gut) or just natural gut.

    However, since they have their rackets restung before each match, I don't think it makes that much difference between natural gut and poly in terms of playability unless of course they like like the feel of natural gut better.

    Novak Djokovic Head YouTek IG Speed Pro 18×20
    Head Natural Gut/Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power Rough 55/52lbs


    Roger Federer Wilson Six.One Tour BLX
    Wilson Natural Gut/Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power Rough 48.5/44lbs


    Rafael Nadal Babolat AeroPro Drive GT
    Babolat RPM Blast 55lbs


    As for in badminton terms. Well I think for most professional and hard hitters on this site. The nylon or poly string would have long snap before feeling dead or affecting their playability.


    Personally, I have never used natural gut in tennis or badminton
     
  6. Andy05

    Andy05 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2005
    Messages:
    476
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Stockton-on-Tees, UK
    Synthetic gut doesn't fray like natural gut does.
    It has a smoother coating and although very similar natural guy can fray a little bit, whether they care about that for adding extra grip on the ball. Might just feel better.

    Badminton did have some natural gut and I think there was 2 people on this forum that did a hybrid with some of the natural gut. Can't remember the result.
     
  7. bigfishoz

    bigfishoz Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2008
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Manager
    Location:
    Australia
    Love Babolat String - Sharp , good replusion, BUT not durable - Lucky I did my own string so thats ok for me
     

Share This Page