I am a natural gut player for many reasons. First I started playing with Gut cuz playing with Polyester gave me tennis elbow. Sure it was a lot of reasons like bad form, hitting the ball late, muscling the ball etc but I feel pretty sure that the stiffness of my Babloat Pro Drive married with old Polyester strings did my arm in.
Once Physical therapy was near completion, I started looking at what changes I could make in equipment to make sure I don’t continue stressing my arm. For racquet change I moved to the Prince Original Graphite and played with that for a while until the Prince EXO3 TOUR came out which has a flex rating of 52. That is astoundingly low considering the flex rating of my Bab ProDrive was in the high 70s. Strings was a no brainer as I was told by everyone that Gut is the best most flexible choice for your arm. Sure it’ costs $50 to restring your racquet but my rationale was that my arm and the ability to keep playing is completely worth it. Thankfully I was not a string breaker too so a restring of natural gut would last me btween 3-6 months playing 3 times a week. I also used the...