This natural gut string is ideal for the beginner to intermediate level player. Although many advanced players find extreme success with our newest V5 strings, it performs best at lower tensions and is more durable under 55lbs. Very few strings on the natural gut market will give you the same type of firm, controlled, on court hitting with exceptional touch. The reason? The V5 string is a much lower tension string. It's a very pure gut with only a small amount of resin coating. If you are looking for the purist, 100% natural gut feeling string then this is the one for you. It is very soft, making it ideal for protecting the arms. Please keep in mind though that for reliability and durability purposes, the V5 15/16G's perform best at 35-55lbs,
and the 17G tension best 35-54lbs and 18G 30-48lbs. Of course, you are welcome to try higher tensions, but the string performs best at lower tensions. You may find the V5 string has some yellowish tinting to it which actually means the strings are fresher and in their purest state simply because we do not bleach or remove much of the "natural" impurities in order to maintain the best, true natural gut feel and performance. Our V5 string is more course and notchy which is ideal for spin and under-spin enhancement capabilities. Again, the most important thing to keep in mind with the V5 is to keep the tension low and take your time stringing. If you do this, you will most likely fall in love with it.
V5(+) Versus V5 String Life and Storage Expectancy
V5(+) is okay to store at room temperature for up to a year or longer. It has a dynamic weather resilient coating. The V5 string has a much thinner coating and is not as tightly wound and molded as the V5(+) to create different playability and feel characteristics and should be used within 3-5 months.