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Comments: Racquet: 2011 Head MP Speed 315 16x19, Babolat Tonic+ 15L 62 lbs, elastocross installed in
entire hitting area. Normal breakage after 20 to 30 sets of doubles in hitting area. Unusual breakage within first 1 or 2
weeks with 0 to 6 sets of doubles. Unusual breakage on the last one or two main strings before the knot. Have tried tubes
and did not happen to have a break. Have a break now with new grommets. Sending strings to Babolat for analysis.
From: Chip, 3/16
Comments: I am a long time user of econo-gut ($15 set gut). Just strung up my first Babolat Tonic + and I have
say that this string is money! Easy to string, can go up to 60 lbs, no breakage, high quality, etc. I am never going back to
From: Fred, 11/14
Comments: I use the Wilson Juice Pro 96 square inch racquet with Luxilon 4G at 42lbs (crosses) and Babolat
15L at 44lb (mains). Good combination but I was having to swing too hard at the ball, so I decided to go with a full bed of
15L at 58lb. Good move. I have the same control as the hybrid provided, with a little extra power from the base line and a
more feel close to the net. I'm very happy.
From: Andreas, 7/13
Comments: Tried this string from good previous reviews below. It is a great string after break in. At first, I
couldn't believe how similar it was to wilson nxt tour thus causing me to second guess about paying higher price over the
However, after awhile, this string feels a bit better than the wilson nxt tour. The only problem I am now experiencing is the
weight of the racket. I have twin wilson prostaff 6.0 85 classic. This one with the babolat feels heavier than the one with
wilson nxt. I mean the gauge is 15 thus is a little thicker than the nxt 16. But come on, it shouldn't weight much more
Well, the ps with this babolat is causing me shoulder and elbow pain so now I am using the ps with the nxt. I don't have a
scale to weigh the two rackets so I had four people weigh the racket in their hands. The verdict is that the one with the
heavier. I don't know if it is the difference in the racket due to manufacturing or not. I got both rackets from tw from
batches. The first was from the demo and the second from the most recent batch (12/2011). Anyway, I love the string but
like taking it off (ouch - $35) and put the nxt on it to compare. I am really thinking about getting a digital scale and
both rackets should weigh to spec 12.6 ounces.
From: Anon, 1/12
Comments: First time trying a natural gut string. I'm very impressed with the "comfort characteristic" of this
Good control and power but I haven't been able to generate much spin. Probably my technique. Great choice for the "older
with arm issues.
From: Mark, 1/12
Comments: A few months ago I went back to gut for the first time in many many years. I'm just stunned by the
superior performance. Using a full bed of Tonic+ 15L at 62LBS in a Volkl PB10 Mid, I get good spin, good power, great
feel, and NO shock. Tension has held up very well. It is superior in every way to even the best synthetic guts (X-One
TNT, etc.) all of which are good strings. The durability of this string makes it a better pure value than the synthetics. I've
the 16 gage, which does give a bit more spin and feel, but so far I prefer the consistency I'm getting with the 15L. Both are
good. If you've been playing synthetic gut, and you are not a big string breaker, it's time to come home.
From: Rob. 5/11
Comments: Well what can I say?? I love it!!!;) it's the best. I use it on the mains. And I use lexicon on the
Strung at 62 on a blx pro tour. Love it
From: Emanuel, Portland, OR, USA, 01/11
Comments: Absolutely love this string! I hybrid this with Luxilon Alu Power 16g and the Luxilon breaks first (1
week). I'm going to start hybriding this with RPM for the full effect!
From: Kyle, Siesta Key, FL, USA, 12/10
Comments: First time hitting with gut and agree with what folks usually say about gut. Great power, control,
feel, and great tension maintenance. Easy to string and knot because it's so soft. Just pre-stretch it and watch out for
your stringing it. Gut kinks very easily and damages easily from kinks compared to other strings. Also make sure you keep
tight so it doesn't slip through the clamps. That will ruin gut also. As for how it played, I have gut in one racket and Yonex
16G multifilament in the other and hit them side by side. I felt I got a softer hit from the multi and pretty good control, and
way cheaper. The gut won on power, control, spin, feel, and tension maintenance. So overall winner is gut!! To bad its so
Can't comment on durability after just one hit. But hope I can get at least 20 hours out of it. If not, I may try dynamite 16 in
and gut in cross as a cheaper alternative. I played Ashaway dynamite before and it plays a lot like gut in terms of control,
tension maintenance, and spin at a bargain price. Just don't try using dynamite in the cross because the outer wrap wears
within 1 or 2 hours and it starts to fray.
From: nate s, kettering, oh. 4/10
Comments: I have this in a hybrid with Luxilon ALU Power and I love it. Good spin, power,
and it is very soft even with the tough Luxilon. The most surprising thing, though, is the
durability. I can have this on for months, I play about 3-4 times a week, and usually the
Luxilon breaks first. I definitely recommend this string.
From: Rick Brown, California 09/09
Comments: Not enough power but very good control.
From: Jonathan, Harlingen, Texas, USA. 2/08
Comments: String felt great, but broke only after 8 games!
I usually do not break strings often. Very disappointed.
From: Matt, Baltimore, MD, USA, 07/07
Comments: Solid string. This was my first experience with 15g gut and I have to say I love the feel, I used it
polylon 17 in the mains and it has lasted me three weeks already when I normally break string in one week (non-polyester)
5.0 player using ncode tour 90
From: Mike, 12/06
Comments: After many combinations tried, I finally listened to what a great Senior Player once whispered after
grabbed another national title -"tight natural gut." Great, great stuff - handles very high tensions wonderfully, top longevity,
strings easily. Control and spin and power - another great option for those who love the game...TW Head Classic Mid, 66
From: Frank, Fairfax, VA, USA, 11/06
Comments: After trying several gut strings as crosses (with Luxilon Alu Rough as mains), the
Babolat Tonic+ stands out. It has great feel, power, and in my opinion the best spin potential of the guts I have
tried (notable exception: Babolat VS-still saving my money for that one!). Strung in Head Prestige LM Midplus
From: Peter, Groton, MA, USA 05/06
Comments: This is an awesome string. The feel is amazing and the ball
pocketing is superb! Great string that is soft on the shoulder with a great price that is easy
on the wallet. I used a full gut job and I cannot say enough good things about the string.
From: Michael, Pensacola, Florida USA 03/06
Comments: Great string. I used it in a hybrid with Luxilon alu power and it felt
incredible. I couldn't see any inconsistency in gauge. It is really durable if used in crosses. If
you want to try gut this is the string to go with. Best price VS performance gut in my opinion.
On Canada 12/05
Comments: This is a great string. I am a high-school player who plays 4-5 times
a week and this is the second time using this string. I must say that the combination of
playability and durability for a natural gut string probably make it the best string for the price.
If you are a good player who doesn't mind paying a little extra for quality then do yourself a
favor and try this string out.
From: Justin, Maryland, USA 07/05
Comments: Great string, soft feel, lots of power, retains tension well, everything
you expect from gut, plus the thicker
gauge means fantastic durability.
From: Anthony, Austin, Texas, USA. 03/05
Comments: This string is an incredible value! I play with Wilson's tour 95 Hyper
Carbon strung with Babolat's Tonic+ 15L, the L means 1/2 by the way, at 72 lbs. This string
gives unsurpassed control and feel, while retaining excellent power potential. Great string!
From: Brandon, Columbia, SC, USA. 08/04
Comments: Yes, yes, ditto. Great performance and value. Plays a little stiffer due
to gauge, but great rebound and power. Lasts and lasts in a hybrid. TW, please keep this
From: Frank, Fairfax, VA. USA. 3/04
Comments: Great string is all I can say! I thought that it would be a very
low-powered string due to its gauge. I could not be more wrong. Tonic + provides great feel,
touch, power and is very durable for a natural gut string. Buy it!
From: Piotr, Poland. 11/03