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Comments: I love these strings! I bought 3 or 4 sets several months ago (some 16, 17, and 18 gauge) and just
now used the last one. I'm in my 20s and have sort of a vintage game. I don't hit with a lot of topspin, have a single-
handed backhand, and enjoy playing with angles and placement over spin and pace. With my playing style, these strings
hold up just fine. I string them around 50 lbs, full bed, in my 1980s Wilson Jack Kramer, 1980s Donnay Graphite Plus 25,
and my more recent racquet the Head Youtek IG Prestige Mid. I love it in all of them. Soft feel, good pace, decent
durability. At this price, it's worth a try.
From: Jeremy, 5/15
Comments: If you hate stringing often, don't buy this string because they are not very durable. However, they
very good strings -- comfortable, controllable, and low-friction. I use this string when my arms are sore. I then go to poly or
synthetic gut when my arms feels better.
From: Charles, 9/14
Comments: Probably the best string for the price. Whenever I don't feel like spending the money on NRG2,
From: Lambert, 5/13
Comments: I string my own racquets and have used a huge number of brands and really felt like they were all
pretty much the same. However, with the good reviews on this string I decided to try it also. Now, either I have had a big
my game after 50+ years of playing or this string has been the difference. I like to hit as big as possible and switched to
hands on both sides a number of years back, and suddenly I am now more consistent than I have ever been and am hitting
that even surprise me. This was my third stringing job with this string on a Prince O3 Silver.
From: Dave, 8/12
Comments: Great string for spin, control, comfort and consistency. Poor for durability. Exceptional for a stiff
frame, and if you do not mind restringing often, this is a nice fit.
I restring typically once every six weeks (play with MSV or Gosen OG Micro 17 G). That is whether the string breaks or not.
These, I have had to restring after 4 weeks. They break, but while they last, they are terrific
From: SK, Mission Viejo, CA, USA, 09/10
Comments: I became a regular user of Alpha Gut 2000 17ga. It's soft, elastic, and holds tension very well.
is a breeze. I usually use harder strings on the mains and use this one on the crosses. For my customers, I use 16ga for
Good value!! $5.90 a set is a bargain. I am an improving 3.5-4.0 player.
From: Mike, Vancouver, WA, U.S.A. 08/10
Comments: The search is over, this stuff is fantastic! Super soft, durable, tons of feel from the first hit, cheap,
super easy to string because of the pearlized finish. I've used tons of different multis and so far this wins hands down. I
the 17 because it is a little thicker at 1.28mm, helps hold the tension a little better, and lasts a little longer for me than other
From: Ryan, San Francisco Bay Area, Ca, US 4.5 player. 3/10
Comments: I've used this string for about 5 years and really like it. It is softer than run of the mill "synthetic
with nice resilience, although it doesn't hold tension as well as syn gut. I prefer stringing around 58+ lbs. The strings move
especially if strung below 54 lbs. If you're a string breaker, this string is NOT for you -- I usually get about 6-10 hrs of
(4.0 level). But the price is right if you string your own racquets.
From: James, San Antonio, TX USA. 8/09
Comments: I string it at 55 on my RDX500 mid. It feels close to Wilson Sensation. However, it holds tension
is less prone to stringing damage and does not move as bad. Very practical.
From: Eugene, Thornhill, Canada. 12/07
Comments: I think I've found different characteristics in this string than others here. The string has held
very well, doesn't move, and offers control, rivaling POLY. The only thing is the feel is kind of dead and impact is a little
From: Vishnu, Slidell, LA, USA, 04/07
Comments: I've been stringing my own racquets with this string for 10 yrs. And
have no problem with the tension loss. Just give it more pre stretch and it will hold tension
From:Stan, Beth, Pa USA
Comments: Even though I love soft strings, this one just didn't cut it. Not really
bad, but there's much better out there. OG-Sheep Super has so much more feel with better
control and it's a little bit cheaper. I'd use Alpha Gut again if it where given to me, but I don't
think I'd spend my own money on it.
From: JB, Atlanta, GA, USA. 05/05
Comments: A great string, especially for the price. The soft feel of Alpha 2K is
just perfect for me. However, it does lose tension a bit more quickly than I would like.
From: Kevin, Austin, TX, USA 2/04
Comments: You better increase your tension if you plan on using this string. It
loses tension so be prepared for that. I had my Pro Staff Tour 90 strung at 68 lbs. and it now
feels like 60 lbs. I agree that once you first hit with it you get awesome feel and playability
but again it loses tension fast. The good thing about multifilament strings is that they are
arm friendly however, the multifilament strings that I have experimented with have lost
From: Tuan, Houston, TX, USA. 12/03
Comments: I have been shopping many brands of synthetic gut. From the
standard synthetics, to the high end guys, i.e. NXT, NRG2, Big Banger etc. For the price, this
string offers outstanding performance. However, I found it to be a little less durable, but not
much. But, again for the price I like the trade off. About as durable as "Sensation" 17g. but
way better playability.
From: John, Jacksonville, FL, USA. 4/03
Comments: For the first 30 minutes of using this string, I had that feeling of the
racquet becoming an extension of my arm. Great control, pace and "pop." However, it did
lost it's tension a bit after the 1/2 hour and also some performance. But for the price, this is
a great performing string.
From: John, Jacksonville, FL. USA 2/03
Comments: I strung my racquet using the Alpha Gut 2000 17 (White) after
breaking Laserfibre Supreme 17 gauge. The Alpha Gut initially lost tension faster than the
Laserfibre but otherwise, it feels the same as Supreme at half the price. It's comfortable,
doesn't move much and so far has been durable after about 3 weeks of play.
From: Glenn, Maui, HI. USA 7/02
Comments: I've always liked the feel/performance of Alpha Gut 17g. 2000. It's
fairly comfortable without being mushy, and has a nice
amount of pop without being harsh. If you haven't already tried it, it might be worth checking
out. Plus, at this price, it's a good value as well.
From: Steve, TW Message Board post, USA 11/01