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Comments: I am glad I did not listen to the mostly negative comments about this
string. Tennis Warehouse strung 3 rackets for me using Titan Gut Natural Gut 17g on the mains with no problems. I have been playing with these racquets for 3 months and they are still playing well. For $10 on the mains, this is the best string setup I have ever used;
much better than all the synthetic/multifilament strings I tried, and
much better that Babolat Tonic Natural Gut (16g).
From: Charles, 12/11
Comments: Titan Gut 17g is impervious to humidity, wet courts, and wet tennis
balls. Since Titan Gut already has almost 100 hours of use I decided to use it even when the courts are really wet (puddles all over). I wanted to
find out if the dreaded moisture, humidity, and wet tennis balls will
really kill Natural Gut. Well, lo and behold, I played it for 2 hours
each for 3 days in wet conditions and it is still alive: no fraying yet
and no unraveling at all.
From: Charles, 9/11
Comments: So far no problem. I strung my Wilson BLX Six.One Tour 90 with Luxilon Big Banger ALU Power Rough at 45 lbs in the mains and Titan Natural Gut 17g at 48 lbs on my crosses. Stringing the crosses took much longer on my Klippermate stringer (was very careful not to kink, etc.) In comparing this to 17g full bed of Babolat RPM blast, I think this hybrid wins out. Getting more power with the same spin and control. Just need to see now how much life I am going to get now.
From: Efrem, 9/11
Comments: What a durable string! I have been using this on the mains for 33
hours of moderately heavy hitting using various strokes but mostly
topspin and still showing no sign of breaking.
From: Charles, Vancouver, BC, Canada. 5/11
Comments: No problem stringing Titan natural gut 17g mains @42/Head Rip control 17g crosses @ 38 using a Gamma X2 stringer on a Wilson KFive 108 frame. I put 42 babolat elastocross string savers on the sweetspot: 9 on each #1 mains, 7 on each #2 mains, and 5 on each #3 mains.
I hit for about 3 hours using moderate topspin on both wings. This is the best string setup that I used on my Wilson kfive 108 in terms of comfort, playability, spin, and power. I noticed more spin and controlled power. Most important of all, my golfer's elbow did not complain as much. Minimal fraying on mains/crosses after 3 hours. I hope it last at least 20 hours...
From: Charles, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 03/11
Comments: Successfully strung Titan gut main@42lbs and Head Rip control cross@38
Titan gut appears smooth and slippery.
I carefully adjusted my floating clamps just tight enough so that the strings do not slip. Compared to multi and synthetic gut, it is so easy to make 'ghosting' on titan gut. Be extra careful for kinking as well
Playability: Haven't played yet but will update.
From: Anon, 03/11
Comments: I use this string as mains and Forten synthetic gut as crosses. Great combination. I am a string breaker and had to cut it out. If your stringer or string pro does not know how to string with gut I would go to one who does. You have to be very careful not to kink the string at the frame otherwise you will break it. I have it in 3 of my frames and have broken the synthetic gut before the titan string. So Far So Good.
From: Tony, Raleigh, NC, USA, 03/11
Comments: I, too, was skeptical after reading reviews but because of the price I just HAD to try it. I wish I hadn't. I had TW string my new Yonex RQIS 10 with Titan Natural Gut in the cross strings and Luxilon Big Banger in the mains. I played about 40 min when the Titan broke. It WAS a slightly off center hit but I am not a string breaker. Even the areas in the sweet spot were beginning to fray. To TW's credit, they did credit the cost to a new upgraded string. Trying Pacific this time. Fingers crossed.
From: Mark, Dayton, OH USA. 09/10
Comments: Very good string only used once and I will continue to use it. I was skeptical at first because of bad reviews but all in all a great deal.
From: Fred, Oc, Ca, Usa. 4/10
Comments: I have strung this as a cross string 4 times. The first two sets were perfect. I couldn't tell the difference between this and KLIP Legend. The third set frayed badly, in two spots. TW replaced. The replacement set was not as good as the first two sets, but usable. I am using KLIP Legend 18, in the Mains. If you buy this, inspect for white hollow places, under the coating. If you find them, try to return.
From: Bud, Eureka, IL. 12/07
Comments: I've used Titan 17 in a natural gut/syn gut hybrid before and it played wonderfully until it broke (20+ hours life). However I'm very disappointed as I just strung up my Pro Tour 630 with Titan 17/syn gut hybrid (at 58 lbs mains, 55 lbs crosses) and two days later I find the strings had popped in my bag!
From: Jay, San Jose, CA, USA, 06/07
Comments: Plays great, just like any other gut. My stringer did mention it had to be strung a bit more careful. He had strung these Titan strings in the past and knew how to handle them. Played great and has been on my racket for over 3 weeks now. I break TRC in less than 2 weeks. This string is a great deal.
From: Larcon, Chula Vista, CA, USA. 12/06
Comments: Overall- not too bad. Put it in a Wilson nCode 3 at 60#'s. No problem with breaking. Seems to have quite a bit of shellac-like coating that keeps the gut stiff and makes it more difficult to work the crosses through the mains and to tighten them up. Plays as well as the competing lower-cost gut and I find it easier on my elbow and shoulder than any of the high-end synthetics. Can't comment on durability. I play for placement and touch rather than power or exaggerated spin. For my game, it plays well and it's a good value. Tip- I always unwrap and fully uncoil gut the day before stringing. Makes it easier to work with and less likely to knot or break.
From: Dan, St. Petersburg, FL, USA. 12/06
Comments: Plays like Legend Natural Gut, just frayed a bit faster and according to my stringer, was a little harder to
string. Otherwise a great deal. It's been on my stick for about 2 weeks now, and about 20 hours of play. I break through NXT 16 in
about 20 hours.
From: David Lowerman, OC, CA, Usa 09/06