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Old 2017-05-09, 15:19   #1
Sandy737
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Smile LUXILON v WILSON

Hi. Getting asked more and more about natural gut.
Can anyone shed some light on the difference between;
Luxilon Natural Gut 1.25
Wilson Natural Gur 1.25
Some say they are the same however I find different specs for each?
Anyone know for sure?
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Old 2017-05-09, 20:19   #2
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They are going to be close enough in performance that you will never be able to tell the difference. They are not the same, but they are made to similar specs. Also remember they are natural gut, there will be small differences in every pack you buy. Do a test on one pack of each you get different specs, test 100 packs of each and they may be the same.
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Old 2017-05-10, 22:52   #3
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Luxilon gut is new to the market, and after playing with it, along with others; it feels a bit stiffer than normal 'Babolat' gut.

There are now 2 version of Wilson gut. The older in the white packet is made by Babolat. the newer red packaging is apparently made by Luxilon but with a different coating to their own branded gut.

BYW, are you in Horsham, West Sussex?

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Old 2017-05-13, 16:38   #4
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Hi Paul. Yes Horsham.
OK, now I'm even more confused.
Wilson gut is made by Babolat?
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Old 2017-05-14, 11:33   #5
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Wilson gut was made by Babolat up until Luxilon entered the market. Since Wilson have the worldwide distribution rights for Luxilon, then it was easy to jump to Lux gut albeit, with a slightly different coating.

Check the back of the packet of Wilson gut in white packaging and it will say Made in France; whereas the newer red packaging will say made in Belgium.

Hope this help

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Old 2018-10-11, 22:38   #6
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Hi. Getting asked more and more about natural gut.

Can anyone shed some light on the difference between;

Luxilon Natural Gut 1.25

Wilson Natural Gur 1.25

Some say they are the same however I find different specs for each?

Anyone know for sure?


My understanding is that Luxilon gut was designed as hybrid string with polyester in mind and has a special coating to extend its life as it slides against the polyester in the crosses.

That could explain the difference and stiffness you were feeling as well. I think the idea is it makes it more durable than the Wilson.


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