Gaucho In Stock

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  1. dancraig

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    Gaucho has notified me that they now have the following gut in stock:
    16G Red Spiral
    16G/17G Blue Spiral
    15L Natural
    15L Red
     
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  2. JavierLW

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    Me too. Too bad I already ordered 10 sets of Global. (and received them by now)

    Let us know how they work out for you if you are ordering them.

    (it seems that my latest batch of Global worked out fine for me though)
     
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  3. alidisperanza

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    Thanks for the heads up
     
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  4. Lakers4Life

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    I just placed me order.
     
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  5. Bud

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    I emailed them last night after seeing your thread and never received a reply :-?

    I was also supposed to be on their notify list.

    The last time I emailed them, I received a prompt response.
     
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  6. Lakers4Life

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    I e-mail asking for an update right after I saw dan's post. He e-mailed me this morning. I too was on their notify list, but that was over a month ago. Must be a long list.
     
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  7. rogernext

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    How much did they cost you, if you don't mind sharing the info?
     
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  8. schenkelini

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    I am on the list too and have not received an email. I just sent them one.
     
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  9. TennezSport

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    Us 2............

    Yeah we just received the same notice and placed an order already. The great thing for us is that the distribution center is literally a mile away, so they will deliver the string to us for free on Thursday. :wink:

    Let you know how it turns out, but so far the demo string they sent us was pretty sweet for the price.

    Cheers, TennezSport :cool:
     
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  10. catfish

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    Thanks for letting us know. I odered a set of each. Can't wait to see how it plays.

    I was also on their email notification list and did not receive a notification. Maybe they have a huge list.
     
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  11. Hotrocks

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    Guacho Gut-

    It took them a day to reply after my email. I believe they are extremely busy filling orders!!! This gut was posted on this site, as I recall. a few months back.......and everyone & there brother was ordering from them. May have been this forum, on Guacho Gut, that caused unexpected sales and a depleted supply? All I can say is I use to buy VS, now swirl red & blue Gaucho. I am sure there doing there best and some need to lighten up with there comments.
     
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  12. JavierLW

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    $120 for 10 sets. (of Global) That includes shipping.
     
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  13. rogernext

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    Thank you very much. that's a good deal.
     
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  14. Pwned

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    I was supposed to be on their list as well. I'd like to buy 17 but they haven't responded yet. The 15 is ridiculous to string. Once its in it works fine but it sucked to string.
     
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  15. JavierLW

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    Is it too thick?
     
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  16. Pwned

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    Not too thick. Just damn near it! Needed to use the awl to enlarge nearly every grommet by quite a bit. I did a hybrid with the gut 15 in the crosses at 64lbs and Black Code mains at 61 and it gives a nice crisp response so far.
     
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  17. JavierLW

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    My stringer said he had to do the same thing with the "16g Global" that I bought for the A300 racquet.

    (he had the same issue with Titan as well on a Head racquet)
     
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  18. steve728

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    The black 16G, in particular, was pretty thick. I found that the black coating made it easier to handle, but more difficult to get through every grommet. The natural was better, IMO. I may try the 17G or the spiral, but I'm through with the black (or any other coated one).
     
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  19. LafayetteHitter

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    Just received my order, I have some 17g Blue and 16g Red. Quality on these look superb. I think they have more coating the the naturals I ordered with my first order.
     
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  20. schenkelini

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    I just sent my order in. I am looking forward trying them out.
     
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  21. TennezSport

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    They're here......

    Well our Gaucho rep just left and he dropped our order by. String looks really interesting, much like the Victor Imperial NG of old. The rep stated that it is made much like the old Victor string but with a poly top coating for durability.

    He also stated that they are currently working on a load of new colors and testing to see how the colors may effect the string. There is a lot of coil memory due to the poly top coat but a good pre-stretch takes care of that. Let you know how they turn out.

    Cheers, TennezSport :cool:
     
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  22. Lakers4Life

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    Did he charge you for hand delivery?
     
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  23. High Roller

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    This is the same as my impression. Guacho has set natural gut back a few decades. I find it a little jumpy compared to VS, but it actually plays quite nicely, especially at the price point.
     
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  24. Pwned

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    From Gaucho:

    "We currently only have 15L natural, 15L red and 15L hunter green available. We will have additional 16G in towards the end of next week. As for 17G, we will have an unlimited supply by December 1."
     
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  25. Lakers4Life

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    My order showed up on my mailbox today. I finally got the colors I orginally wanted. The Red Spiral looks orange, probably from the natural being a bit yellow.
     
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  26. schenkelini

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    I got my order today. The difference in the thickness of the 16 and 17 gauge is hardly noticeable. I ordered 16 & 17 gauge blue spiral and a 16 gauge red spiral. The quality looks better than I expected. It looks better than the Global Gut I received in the past.
     
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  27. C-3PO

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    anyone has hunter green? post pictures if you can.. i'm still waiting for natural 16G
     
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  28. Loopy07

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    Can you give me the info on how or where to place an order for these? Think I'll give these a try.

    I might try Gaucho strings as well at http://www.gauchostrings.com/ for $14 a set. Anyone know if there are discounts when buying more sets?

    Thanks.
     
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  29. smself

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    I received my order yesterday also. 2 each of 17g blue spiral, 16g blue spiral and 16g red spiral. The strings look good and the packages are sealed. It is very hard to tell the difference between the 16g and 17 g. When I get the string out of the package maybe it will be more apparent.

    I am going to get a couple of racquets strung for my son and I and see how the string plays this weekend. My son has Tonic in one of his rackets for comparison and I have NXT Tour in one of mine.

    Steve
     
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  30. steve728

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    Can anyone compare this recent spiral batch with the black 16g in terms of thickness? I thought the black coating made the 16g way too thick. Thanks!
     
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  31. aussiegrinder

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    I did not order any spiral in my first batch but had red, natural and black I did not like the black at all. I agree the coating made the string way to thick and played much stiffer than the red and natural which i thought played very well with good durability.

    My new batch arrived yesterday I ordered 17g and 16g spiral it looks and feels much thinner and more consistent than my last order. Can't wait to test it out well done Gaucho.
     
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  32. kato669

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    Got my first batch of Gaucho. 2 sets of the 16g blue spiral. Arrived in 4 days to the Chicago area. No foil packaging, sets just came together in a ziplock bag with a Gaucho label. Will try a Gaucho mains/Syn-gut cross hybrid this weekend. Very cool! Haven't played gut in ages because of the cost so I'm excited about trying this.
     
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  33. peli_kan

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    Just placed an order for 3 sets of Natural 16g, hopefully they'll hybrid well with Syn Gut crosses.
     
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  34. Lakers4Life

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    Personally, I would use Black or Natural in the crosses and the other colors/spirals in the mains.
     
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  35. hoodjem

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    Is there a higher breakage-during-stringing for the 17g versus the 16g?
     
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  36. kato669

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    Just strung a hybrid with my Gaucho Gut, wanted to give feedback.

    - I opened the first set of Gaucho (16g blue spiral) and took the first spool, noticed the thickness and coating on the first spool was not that consistent. Did some light pre-stretching to get rid of coil memory.
    - Checked the tension on my machine. Tension measured accurate.
    - Mounted racquet (Babolat PDR)
    - Set crank tension head on my Eagnas Combo 910 to 60 lbs.
    - Noticed some inconsistent diameter on 1RM. Hesitated going forward but hoped for the best.
    -Set anchor clamp, and set tension to 1RM. String broke right at the point of the inconsistent diameter. Not too encouraged.

    However, the second spool of my first set of Gaucho strung up fine at 60 lbs. I was able to complete the hybrid with Prince SG-D 17g with the crosses at 56 lbs.

    Played with the newly strung racket after about 15 hours to let strings set. Racket played great! Nice feeling and excellent pocketing. Spin achieved was also great with minimal string movement (for now). Liked the power achieved and my tennis-elbow recovering right elbow felt good afterwards.

    Overall, I should have skipped the 1st spool and asked for a replacement after sensing the diameter issues with it. However I'm pleased with the play of the Gaucho so far. Granted I've only played 2 hrs on it (Hit about 350 balls on a ball machine and then just hit around with a partner for about 30 min). I plan to keep my second racquet with PSGD for now, though I am very tempted to cut it put the same hybrid in :) Will write later on durability after I get a few more hours in.
     
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  37. andtapes

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    What is Global website?
    Thank you
     
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  38. dancraig

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    Gaucho has a satisfaction guaranty. You should contact them. They might send you a replacement set.
     
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  40. kato669

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    Yes, I did right after it happened. Gaucho offered to send me another 1/2 set (that's what I asked for). I'll ask for it on my next order. Good service and guarantee.
     
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  41. hoodjem

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    I'm getting some Gaucho Gut 16g in later this week for my AG100s (90 sq. in).

    I am planning on hybriding it with a soft multi (as an imitation to the famous Mojo set-up) Isospeed Pro or Pro Supex Maxim Touch 17g.

    I've never had nat gut in one of these racquets, only polys and poly hybrids. What tensions would you guys recommend?
     
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  42. dancraig

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    This is huge. One of the biggest concerns with buying low priced gut is premature breakage on the machine. Knowing they will make it right makes it much easier to place an order.
     
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  43. Standupnfall

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    Cant wait! Will be contacting them later to order about 4 sets.
    I have some pending Paypal $$$ coming in today.

    Should I try the 17 or would most customers want 16 like myself?

    I'm thinking I'll order 1 red spiral 16, 1 Blue Spiral 16, 16 and 17 in Natural.
    Im in NY so shipping should be quick
     
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  44. LafayetteHitter

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    No problems stringing Gaucho so far. They ship out very fast.
     
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  45. Standupnfall

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    Just sent an email for 3 set
    1) Spiral Red
    1) Spiral Blue
    1) Natural, all in 16g

    Ill keep you guys posted on how the, trans shipping, stringing and playing goes
     
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    Thought I would follow up on our Gaucho strings that arrived last Wednesday. We received 2 sets of each of the 16g red spiral, 16g blue spiral and 17g blue spiral.

    First racket – my sons Wilson KZen team. Stringing with 16g red spiral at 58 pounds last Thursday. Mains break while stringing on the next to last main. Restring with 16g blue spiral with no problems. He hits with it Saturday and Sunday. Likes the string as well as the 16g Tonic in his other racket. Check his bag at lunch today and the mains have broke between Sunday and today.

    Second racket – my Wilson K5.0. String with 16g blue spiral at 58 pounds last Friday with no problems. The mains broke overnight. Restring with 16g red spiral with no problems Saturday. Hit with it Sunday. Check my bag at lunch today and the mains have also broke.

    Bags have been stored in the house. All of the string that I used had several rough spots in them which looked like prime breaking points. The breaks were too frayed to know if they occurred at one of these spots.

    I know many other people have had good luck with Gaucho strings. I’ve got 2 packs of 17g blue spiral and I will use them. However, I will not be buying anymore. Even if Gaucho replaces the string it is not worth it to me to keep using them.

    Steve
     
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  47. jim e

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    Nice honest report Steve.
    Its incidences like this where posters give a true post on a product where others would have no idea that the product is inferior,at least with some random sets out there. It would be very troublesome to string this for a client and they have this issue, as it would not look too good for the stringer even at a cheap price.
    By the way Steve, for the record, have you strung with nat. gut before, and if so were there any incidences like this for you with other gut strings?
     
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  48. wrxtotoro

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    I broke 2 sets of 17G blue spiral, 1 during stringing and another 1 after stringing at only low 50s lb. The 2 set of 16G I ordered a few months ago were fine with way higher tension.
    I am a natural gut user/stringer and use Klip, Pacific, VS and Prince. I have strung over 20 sets of full gut or poly gut hybrid. Only Prince broke prematurely once.
     
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  49. smself

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    I have strung 8-10 sets of natural gut, either Tonic or VS, and have not had any issues with breakage. I mainly string for my son and me but I do string for a few other folks.

    I would not put Gaucho in someone else’s racket. Even if they were to offer to pay me to restring it if it broke like the string in our rackets did. I would not feel good about doing that.

    Also, I checked the tension on my Revo 4k after the first string broke and it is calibrated correctly. Thought it might have got out of whack and I was pulling the string at a much higher tension than I thought.

    Steve
     
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  50. treo

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    I ordered two sets of Gaucho. I'll just use them on the crosses from what I'm hearing about mains breaking. It should string easily on my speedports since I don't have to worry about the grommet holes being too small.
     
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