Gauthier G.07

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  1. jazar

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    Anyone have any info on the Gauthier G.07. Red frame, with a very small throat. Maybe a wood/fibreglass composite?
     
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  2. Captain Haddock

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    Small French company from the 1970s and 1980s. They made beautiful wood racquets, including a few open-throated mid sizes, then a few graphite models. They probably folded before 1985 or so. I recall a few standard size graphite models with red stripes. Lafourcade was another French company from the same era. Gautier was endorsed by French Davis Cup player Francois Jauffret.
     
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  3. ericsson

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    great frame, last summer i tested that one but the strings were awful, nonetheless i could feel it was a beautiful made racket. I think it has a split in the handle of the frame like the Donnay flex pro .
     
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  4. jazar

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    Thanks for the responses guys. Very helpful. Looking at acquiring one in the next week. If I do, I'll make sure to post some pictures.
     
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  5. jazar

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    Bought one last night from the big auction site. Only paid £3, so quite the bargain. I look forward to receiving it, stringing it and hitting the courts with it.
     
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    Good to see you won it mate. I was watching that one, but when I saw your post here that you wanted it, I didn't bid. It would be good to see your review, and some photos here:)
     
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  7. jazar

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    Thanks for the courtesy. Hopefully it'll arrive tomorrow or the day after.
     
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  8. jazar

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    Racket has arrived. I've posted a few pictures to my blog: jamiesprostringing.tumblr.com
     
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  9. ericsson

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    Nice racket Jazar, do you know what the grip size is? it looks huge :)

    ps: dont you have these squash inserts on your Babolat stringing machine? i use these to string older woods...
     
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  10. jazar

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    The grip size feels about the same as on my Wilson T3000, which is a size seven! The racket doesn't appear to have a butt cap, so it's the same all the way up, with no flaring at the very end.

    I don't have the longer billiards. Never had any problems fitting squash rackets on the machine and I've been able to fit a couple of wooden rackets on there. The Gauthier has the same headsize as the woodens ones I've managed to fit on there, but there seems to be a little less give and stretch in it.
     
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