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Marc C.
04-21-2010, 02:15 PM
He's currently 198 in the world but I still think its cool that I got to string for chris guccione last week. He brought me 2 blx pros (paintjobs). I think its actually a surge x.

http://i41.tinypic.com/w0g6yd.jpg

http://i42.tinypic.com/xsfwk.jpg

http://i43.tinypic.com/2jtsw3.jpg

RyanRF
04-21-2010, 02:17 PM
Rank 198 using a paintjob? Didn't know they did that.

Leelord337
04-21-2010, 02:22 PM
really really cool, the guy has a win over nadal!

Kick Serve 14
04-21-2010, 02:31 PM
Dude, I don't care what his ranking is, that's just awesome...

chiapants226
04-21-2010, 03:43 PM
Rank 198 using a paintjob? Didn't know they did that.

well he's a fairly popular player in australia, and he's the top ranked Australian player using Wilson? It could be Wilson's Australian marketing techniques haha.

chrisplchs
04-21-2010, 03:54 PM
How is doing the tubing on his frames?

sixone90
04-21-2010, 04:23 PM
Where are you located?

Kick Serve 14
04-21-2010, 05:43 PM
How is doing the tubing on his frames?

What do you mean, tubing?

Marc C.
04-21-2010, 06:11 PM
What do you mean, tubing?

Outer mains got tubing as Chris mentioned that he has been breaking mains toward the top edges of the frame. It's just the angle of the string coming out of the grommets combined with sharp plastic on the grommet combined with using 17g natural gut.

chrisplchs
04-21-2010, 07:40 PM
just the outer mains? if I remember correctly, he tubed the middle 12 mains on the top (6 on each side). He also switched to 16g gut

zapvor
04-21-2010, 07:53 PM
thats cool. very cool

AndrewD
04-21-2010, 09:11 PM
Rank 198 using a paintjob? Didn't know they did that.

You're kidding? There are college players and juniors running around with paintjobs, let alone a guy who has been ranked as high as #67 in the world.

orangettecoleman
04-21-2010, 09:12 PM
Nice bit of lead in the throat there... I'm surprised more people don't do that. I really like the feel since it gives more mass without screwing up the balance too much.

chair ump
04-22-2010, 04:33 AM
Any chance you can give us the specs? Guccione rocks, one of the few S & V'ers out there.

King_roger
04-22-2010, 05:34 AM
You're kidding? There are college players and juniors running around with paintjobs, let alone a guy who has been ranked as high as #67 in the world.

Exactly.

I don't know how many PJ I saw at Future for example here in Vienna in the last few years... :roll:

uk_skippy
04-22-2010, 09:40 AM
just the outer mains? if I remember correctly, he tubed the middle 12 mains on the top (6 on each side). He also switched to 16g gut

I remember doing his rqt last year at Wimby and he had the centre 8 mains tubed. I dont think I did the centre 12.

Any chance you can give us the specs? Guccione rocks, one of the few S & V'ers out there.

I cant give you specs but they were really heavy compared to the most other players, especially the double players. The pj back then was the K Open

Regards

Paul

Leelord337
04-22-2010, 12:13 PM
he also has wins over delpo
http://www.atpworldtour.com/Players/Head-To-Head.aspx?pId=D683&oId=G621

El Diablo
04-22-2010, 12:29 PM
Is there any sort of code of conduct expected of stringers, i.e. is it considered ethical to give out information about a client's frame?

William Bedford
04-22-2010, 12:35 PM
Is there any sort of code of conduct expected of stringers, i.e. is it considered ethical to give out information about a client's frame?

I was wondering that as well.

sureshs
04-22-2010, 12:51 PM
I was wondering that as well.

Other stringers have posted as well. It seems to be a gray area. I am not sure if there is a "Stringer's Code of Conduct."

Leelord337
04-22-2010, 01:12 PM
i wonder if there are any pros that prefer to string their racquets themselves :)

Sephiroth619
04-22-2010, 04:14 PM
So is he putting the Nat. Gut on the mains or crosses? What tension does he prefer?

DownTheLine
04-22-2010, 06:28 PM
i wonder if there are any pros that prefer to string their racquets themselves :)

They don't have near enough time to do that.

Buckethead
04-25-2010, 07:42 AM
Congrats.
I don't know he is ranked that low,he has one of the biggest serves on the Tour,serves and volley well as his weapons.
I think last year he had a great run in Cinci beating Tsonga and some other good guys.