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Comments: I've played with Babolat VS Touch and I've played with Klip Legend 17. In my opinion this Klip
Legend 17 is just as good as Babolat VS Touch. For control (not having the balls sail long) I have to say Klip Legend is
better than VS. For touch like dropshots, I'd give VS the advantage over Legend. My setup is a Wilson Prostaff 6.0 85 with
tension at 66 pounds and a full bed of natural gut. I use string savers as well and I have been playing with the same full
bed of Klip Legend 17g for over 3 weeks now. There's some fraying happening now, but the tension is holding nicely. I
imagine my tension has now dropped to about 62 pounds which is still really good for tension maintenance! If you are a
topspin heavy player, you could still likely use this string but in a hybrid setup with poly. If you are an old school hitter like
me who loves to hit flat and play majority of the time on hard courts, go with a full bed of natural gut! There's nothing out
there that comapres to the feel of a full bed of natural gut. Not even the best multifilaments like NXT which I have also
played with. I also use baby oil to keep my gut strings from drying out. I dab the strings with baby oil before everytime I
From: Ivan, 8/16
Comments: Put 17 in my Pro Staff 6.0 and what a great string modern game spin and pace with old school
Volley is the best with this string and serve is a huge weapon. A must try it at this price best value. Better than NXT and
out there hands down. I play at a 5.5- 6.0 level.
From: Mark, 6/13
Comments: I have been using this particular string for the last 4 years and it is the best string so far and I can
that I do not have any plan of changing anytime soon. Great for spin and I believe that I have perfected my drop shots and
and my teammates and opponents alike dislikes playing against me and I think I found a perfect partner in this natural gut.
From: Vina, 11/11
Comments: I could not tell the difference compared to VS TEAM 17g by Babolat Gut. Very impressive natural
string at a decent price. Highly recommend! I use Federer's Wilson K-90 at 49 lbs. I also really liked Volkl Cyclone 17g lots
and spin! Try both!
From: Kirk, 10/11
Comments: Wow this is great. I use this with TNT2 17 as mains and K lip as my cross. It works great together!
feel and power are exactly how I want it to be. I am using YT Prestige strung at 58/ 60 lbs.
From: Jason, Hong Kong. 06/10
Comments: I did not like these strings very much. They were much stiffer and gave less power and feel than
Tonic Plus. They felt inferior to Wilson Tour NXT 18g. I am a 4.0 player with Dunlop AeroGel 300 (16x19), strung at 57 lbs.
From: David, Weston, CT, USA. 05/10
Comments: This was my first experience with natural gut and 17 gauge. I had no problems stringing this in my
Head Crossbow 6 and hoped that the reviews were correct that is would be easier on my arm. While it did not really help
troubles (maybe from my racquet choice) I did really like the string. I was able to generate more topspin with relative ease.
a 3.5 level player, I thought the string had a great feel. I did feel as if my serve lost a little pop, but the added kick I thought
getting made it a good trade-off. I will definitely use more of this string and gauge in the future.
From: Wayne, Washington, DC, USA. 3/09
NTRP rating: 3.5
Comments: Very easy on the arm--I've played over 7 hours and did not need to use my usual elbow band.
I've never played with gut before and I'm spraying balls all over the place long and wide, and feel that I lack control. I
with Gamma Professional 17 strings and these are a lot different. I did win an important tournament today but kept
back and forth with my old Head racquet--so the jury (and my confidence) is still out on this string.
From: Tara, plays 5x a week, 3.0 player, Maryland. 10/08
From:The best feeling gut I tried to this date. I use this on my everyday racquet, as well as my tournament sticks. Way better priced than competitors, and just as good, if not better. Jackie, Escondido, CA, USA, 12/06
Comments: I am truly grateful for dishing out a bit more cash for this string. I used polyester (Lux) before this,
got the same durability, but more spin, power, touch, and on and on. Thanks TW.
From: Lorne, San Diego, CA, USA. 9/06
Comments: I played my first three hours with this string and liked the responsiveness, and how comfortable it
on my tennis elbow problem. I'm used to playing with VS 16, which I liked better. The Klip 17 is easier on my arm then the
16. I think if I compared the VS to KLIP Legend, I would say Klip has more endurance, but is a bit less powerful. I use a
racquet, an old Head Prestige 280. I feel the 17 gauge that I tried this time, was not as good for me as 16 gauge. I will try
gauge Klip Legend next. It felt too much like a squash racquet to me, with the 17 gauge. The string took a bit longer to
than the VS gut, but when broken in, it does pocket the ball nicely. I have tried BDE gut strings, and think the Klip is a bit
better, with more feel. I think I will continue with Klip Legend , but will switch to 16 gauge. Itís 10 dollars less then VS, and
on my arm. I know the thinner gauge VS may be easier on my arm, but I do think the Klip is a bit softer feeling string. I am
rated player, and my Head Prestige 280 was strung at 61 lbs.
From: Ged, Baltimore MD, 10/05
Comments: Got a set of the 17g put in my racquet about 2 weeks ago and love
it, love it, love it. The feel and comfort that I have gotten has been great. I have not tried all
the guts on the market but for the price I think it's a great value. I highly recommend the
From: Matt, Boise, ID, USA. 11/03