Gauge: 16G (1.32 mm) or 17G (1.27 mm)
Length: 40 feet
Test Racquet / Tension
Wilson Ultra 100 CV Reverse/16G @ 55 lbs
For over 40 years Gamma has designed strings to enhance competitive play and enable players to trust their equipment to perform. Their original high quality heritage started with Gamma Gut. What made it so successful were its durability, touch, comfort and affordability. In 2018 the brand has revamped their most legendary string with Live Wire Technology to make it more comfortable, powerful and versatile for the changing game.
Gamma Gut is a great string for players that are looking for power. After the first couple of hits you will notice the high power level and plush feel. I strung this string at mid-range tension allowing me to get a little more control when I first started to play. After a couple of hours of hitting though the string loosened up a lot and started moving around the stringbed. This movement allowed for me to hit with more spin, but the control aspect was lost. The power and spin aspect of this string assisted me with hitting more kick or slice serves which I liked a lot! The ball seemed to jump an extra foot when it landed on my opponent’s side making it difficult for them to hit a good return. At net you will still get that seem spin and power which will definitely assist players that like to hit with backspin or slice. If you want the string to stay more control based, I would recommend stringing closer to highest end of your tension range.
Feel / Comfort
The feel and comfort of Gamma Gut was phenomenal! Gamma made this string for the purpose of comfort and you will notice it right away. These strings really allow you to grip the ball and direct it with spin. At net this string was very helpful for my game allowing me to hit angles and drop volleys whenever I wanted. My slice shots on defense and offense were easily controlled staying low to the net.
Durability was pretty good with this string, but could be improved. This string will last about 3-4 weeks depending on your game and how much spin you hit with. Players that hit with a lot of spin will see this string move around more in the string bed and fray easily. Players that hit flatter strokes will get good life expectancy out of the string, but will lose tension pretty fast.
Players that are looking for power and feel will really like this string. This multifilament string gives you plenty of feel for ball and won’t hurt your arm. Spin players will also enjoy this string for its incredible comfort and ability to grip the ball. For players who are looking for a little more durability, I recommend trying this string with one of Gamma’s Synthetic Gut or TNT2.
About the Reviewer: Chris Virk-Brown currently works at Tennis Express on the Content Marketing team. He previously played at Neumann University and coached at the collegiate level for 3 years. He is an active USTA League and Tournament player.