Our regular V5 "Very Soft" Natural Gut strings are ideal for the beginner to intermediate level and many advanced level players. Although many advanced players find extreme success with our newest V5 Natural Gut strings, they perform best at "lower tensions" and are more durable under 52lbs. Even more so with the higher caliber players. Very few strings on the Natural Gut market will provide you the same type of soft, controlled, on court hitting experience with exceptional touch. The reason? Our V5 Natural Gut strings are more of a lower tension string and a very pure Natural Gut with only a small amount of resin coating. The lower tensions will provide maximum "ball pocketing" which is very important especially for the advanced level player.
If you are looking for the purist, 100% Natural Gut feeling string then our V5 Natural Gut may be the one best suited for you. It is very soft, making it ideal for protecting the arms. Please keep in mind though that for reliability and durability purposes, our V5 15/16G's perform best at 35-52lbs, and the 17G tension best 35-50lbs and 18G 30-48lbs. Of course, you are welcome to try higher tensions, but this particular string performs best at lower tensions. You may find our V5 Natural Gut string has some yellowish tinting to it which actually means the strings are fresher and in their purest state. We simply do not bleach or remove a majority of the "natural" impurities in order to maintain the best, true Natural Gut feel and characteristics of pure Natural Gut. Our V5 Natural Gut strings are more course and notchy which is ideal for spin and under-spin enhancement capabilities. Again, one of the most important things to keep in mind regarding our V5 Natural Gut strings is to keep the tension low and take your time stringing. If you do this, you will most likely fall in love while saving extra money.
V5 15G 35-52LBS
V5 16G 35-52LBS
V5 17G 35-50LBS
V5 18G 30-48LBS (no guarantees as this is a specialty thin gauge string)
PRO V5(+) 15G 35-70LBS
PRO V5(+) 16G 40-65LBS
PRO V5(+) 17G 40-60LBS
V5(+) Versus V5 String Life and Storage Expectancy
In theory our coated V5 Natural Gut strings are okay to store at room temperature for up to a year or longer, but for warranty purposes it is always suggested to use any Natural Gut string within 30-60 days. Our coated V5 Natural Gut strings have a dynamic resin weather resilient coating. Though, our coated V5 Natural Gut strings are not as tightly wound as our higher grade and firmer feeling ProV5(+) Natural Gut string, our regular V5 model Natural Gut strings will now generally last slightly longer than our previous V5 Natural Gut versions because they have a dynamic coating for increased durability.