Legendary racquet stringer Lucien Nogues describes the main benefits of natural gut string.
Benefit 1 – Elasticity. Elasticity increases power and spin.
Benefit 2 – Comfort. Natural gut is the most comfortable string that money can buy.
Benefit 3 – Vibration absorbing. Players with tennis elbow issues can benefit from using natural gut exclusively.
Benefit 4 – Tension holding. Unlike plastic strings, natural gut holds its tension and releases energy efficiently without stretching.
The only downside to natural gut is durability. However, this can be improved by using a hybrid blend of natural gut and multifilament.