That's what they would have you believe. The gut in Champions Choice is nowhere near the quality of VS Gut. At tournaments no players will bring in sets of Champs Choice, they bring in "Wilson" gut, which is VS re-packaged and even says Made in France on it if my memory serves correctly, and ALU Rough. From my experience, the Champs Choice gut is more unstable and starts to unravel more during the stringing process. I dislike stringing with it, would never use it again and never recommend it to others.