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Holabird Sports


Available Babolat VS Team 17 (24756 hits) Natural Gut 33 ratings $50.00* Available in: World 2015-09-27
 Durability  Power  Control  Feel  Comfort  Spin  Tension stab.  Satisfaction  Overall
96% (25/26)

Colors:   good   bad   average  ¦  Satisfaction = overall satisfaction
Ratings 1-5 of 33
Tester tc am hagen (11), 2015-09-27  registered Residence: Germany male team player lower league, medium strokes with moderate spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
55/53 lbs Yonex E-Zone Ai 100 (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
n/a
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives soft, resilient, lively, explosive, unique
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Tester neoneartist (48), 2015-04-02  registered Residence: Great Britain male recreational player, medium strokes with moderate spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
42/42 lbs Wilson Pro Staff 6.0 85 (MS, 16/18)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.  (10 hrs.)
Strung on a drop weight with little problems. VS Team was strung as the mains with Yonex Poly Tour Spin on the crosses at 46 lbs. Played on a cold winter court.

It's Natural Gut so it plays great, but there are better guts out there. As I've got several more reels I may change my mind (as playing Wilson Natural Gut 3 times, 1st it was amazing then the 2nd and 3rd was just very good) as I do find Nat Gut can vary in quality.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Natural Gut
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
Compared to VS Touch, Team tends to have more power, better comfort and spin. But the power is a little erratic and the loss of control isn't quite worth it. In my opinion there are better natural gut strings Pacific Tough Gut, VS Touch, Bow Brand to name a few. But I do have several reels so will get more time playing with this string and it is a very good string.
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives soft, comfortable, explosive, spongy
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Tester stogl (8), 2014-12-31  registered Residence: Czech Republic male recreational player, medium strokes with moderate spin, offensive baseline game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
53/51 lbs Babolat Aero Pro Drive (MP, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a.
Very powerful string. Everything was excellent, except control. I will have to string it at higher tension.
Satisfied? not sure
Compared to:
Head Rip Control
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives soft, comfortable, flexible, elastic, lively, explosive, unique
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Tester ngcx6611 (15), 2012-03-31  registered Residence: USA male recreational player, hard strokes with moderate spin, allround game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
57/57 lbs Prince Force 3 (, 16/19)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a. n.a.
I've used dozen's of other strings but this was the first time I've used gut. Wow it was amazing. The comfort and precision is everything they say. And when it starts to fray, the bite on the ball is incredible.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
Prince Synthetic Gut DF etc.
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
n.a. n.a.
 
Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives soft, comfortable, solid, precise
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Tester krapps_tape (75), 2012-01-31  Trusted Tester Residence: Germany male seniors team player lower league, medium strokes with moderate spin, allround game
Test Conditions Tension Racquet
53/51 lbs Pro Kennex Ionic Ki 5 (MP, 16/20)
Absolute Rating Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
 (30 hrs.)
Strung progressively towards -2kg on the outer strings. No problems during stringing.

Freqmess measurements:
After stringing: T=13.2
After 24 hours: T=12.7
After 1 hour of play: T=12.5
After 3 hours of play: T=12.3
After 5 hours of play: T=12.1
After 25 hours of play: T=11.7

The string provides precise and soft feedback, but it is not mushy. It provides very good balance of power and control, as well as spin potential. In these categories there would be several synthetic competitors like Signum Pro Micronite or some multifilaments from WeissCannon or Wilson. But if you also look at comfort and tension stability, this string is on a totally different level than anything I've tried so far. It maintains its elasticity and thus its great characteristics over several months and lots of hours of play, which somehow justifies the high price - unless you are not of the "string breaker" type.
Especially suitable for moderate, string-friendly players on any level, who usually play their string until their bitter end.
Satisfied? satisfied
Compared to:
n/a
Durability Power Control Feel Comfort Spin Tension Stability
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Similar string(s): n/a
StringAdjectives soft, comfortable, resilient, elastic, lively, precise
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