Post Pictures of your Awesome Stringjobs

Discussion in 'Strings' started by ChocolatePie, Aug 5, 2007.

  1. nickb

    nickb Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2006
    Messages:
    6,292
    ILLEGAL DAMPENER PLACEMENT! :)
     
  2. zacinnc78

    zacinnc78 Professional

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2007
    Messages:
    1,269
    Location:
    north carolina
    lmao good call
     
  3. sandflea

    sandflea Rookie

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2007
    Messages:
    304
    Location:
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Custom Vantage 95 w/Babolat tonic mains, Signum Pro poly plasma crosses.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. SOY78

    SOY78 Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2006
    Messages:
    732
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    My 1st attempt at stringing cheapest auction site natural gut.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  5. did you WAX the mains to prevent friction burn???? by the looks of it... i would have to guess.... NO!
     
  6. StealthGnome

    StealthGnome Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2006
    Messages:
    614
    Location:
    San Francisco
    What happened?
     
  7. Bud

    Bud Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2007
    Messages:
    31,170
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    lol... don't burst his bubble... :twisted:

    What kind of gut is that? It looks very 'rough' :shock:
     
  8. SOY78

    SOY78 Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2006
    Messages:
    732
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    It was allready waxed in the package so no I didn't wax anything. I played with this thing for like 6 sets allready and it is still holding. I bought it of the auction site it was called Ace Play Natural Gut or something like that. And yes it does feel rough, but plays very soft like natural gut should (right?). The diameter of it is suppose to be 15L but it was more towards the 14 because I had to use an awl in the grommets(sp?)
     
  9. how much did it end up being per set for the cheap auction site gut?
     
  10. SOY78

    SOY78 Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2006
    Messages:
    732
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    lt's see I paid 20 bucks and got 30 half sets of this stuff :)
     
  11. Bud

    Bud Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2007
    Messages:
    31,170
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    Lol.. I wondered what gauge it was when I saw it and commented the other night. It looks really thick. Price?
     
  12. Bud

    Bud Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2007
    Messages:
    31,170
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    That sounds like a good deal. Did you bid or was it an instant buy?
     
  13. SOY78

    SOY78 Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2006
    Messages:
    732
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    Bid. I bidded(sp?) on this when the seller still didn't have any feedback...
     
  14. Lloyd Barcenilla

    Lloyd Barcenilla Professional

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2006
    Messages:
    1,181
    How does that play?
     
  15. jcstennis

    jcstennis Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    2,472
    Bye Bye babies!!!

    These PC's are going to a new home soon! but i figured i would share a pic of my PC string jobs!:cry:

    Pro Supex Big Ace 1.25 Red... on both! what a beautiful thing!

    [​IMG]
     
  16. pabletion

    pabletion Professional

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2007
    Messages:
    967
    Location:
    Court No. 1 (or No. 5, when not available)
    Please explain for those of us who dont know why is that necessary, and when is it necessary, only on natural guts??? thanks
     
  17. jonolau

    jonolau Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2005
    Messages:
    5,090
    Location:
    Singapore
    I strung it up for a friend who plays with insane topspin and chews through crosses like a chainsaw. But he is particular about playability and comfort on top of durability. Synthetic Titan is able to give him at least 20 hours before packing it in, but after trying out different types of syn gut, he likes ST for great feel, comfort and durablity.
     
  18. jonolau

    jonolau Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2005
    Messages:
    5,090
    Location:
    Singapore
    J, this looks sick!!! The red matches your pure control really well!
     
  19. jcstennis

    jcstennis Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    2,472
    ^^^^ ohh, it's dead on.. like it's made for the PC.

    I'm sticking with my ProStaff's...old and new (building collection now)... we will see how the red BA matches up with a Black PS!
     
  20. johlhausen

    johlhausen Rookie

    Joined:
    May 27, 2007
    Messages:
    128
    [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  21. johlhausen

    johlhausen Rookie

    Joined:
    May 27, 2007
    Messages:
    128
    [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  22. johlhausen

    johlhausen Rookie

    Joined:
    May 27, 2007
    Messages:
    128
    [​IMG][/IMG]

    I strung all of these myself; k6.1 team w/ red x-1 biphase mains and gosen polylon crosses. plays well, lasts ~20 hrs.
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2007
  23. jcstennis

    jcstennis Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    2,472
    johl...first pic... nice close up!
     
  24. johlhausen

    johlhausen Rookie

    Joined:
    May 27, 2007
    Messages:
    128
    thanks. i don't get much appreciation outside of this forum :)
     
  25. miniRafa386

    miniRafa386 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2007
    Messages:
    1,689
    question: what is the point of stringing full blue gear? arent the grooves in the strings made for main strings, and wouldnt it save time if you hybrided it with something else?

    just a thought...
     
  26. Hewitt Aussie

    Hewitt Aussie Professional

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2007
    Messages:
    1,257
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    first of all i didnt string it, and second of all i dont like blue gear.
     
  27. Hewitt Aussie

    Hewitt Aussie Professional

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2007
    Messages:
    1,257
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    my current stringjob. My AG300 with Luxilon ALU Power 1.25. Its great.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  28. Leelord337

    Leelord337 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2006
    Messages:
    3,911
    Location:
    univ houston courts
    when is somebody gonna post a crappy picture of their string job? where the strings are all crooked like an academy stringing?
     
  29. JMS

    JMS Professional

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2007
    Messages:
    825
    when the thread title is changed to "Post Pictures of your Crappy String Jobs like an Academy Stringing"
     
  30. johlhausen

    johlhausen Rookie

    Joined:
    May 27, 2007
    Messages:
    128
    Yeah i wonder when the worst string job will show up...
     
  31. slice bh compliment

    slice bh compliment G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2004
    Messages:
    10,046
    Original, nah, kids have been doing that since the seventies and 80s. Same with a peace sign,
    a middle finger,
    the smiley face,
    the frown or the angry face,
    the Jesus fish,
    a star of David (seriously a kid on my HS team did that),
    an Italian horn,
    a huge tennis ball,
    a penis...or was that a rocketship?
    a yin/yang symbol,
    a bullseye,
    a breast (similar to bullseye),
    a lightning bolt,
    a Pepperdine wave,
    the letters of your college (e.g. M, UNC, UVa, UW, OSU, MSU, SU, UT, CU, Cal, etc),
    fraternity letters in Greek,
    a half red/half blue star,
    the symbol for Pi, etcetera.

    I guess there's only so much artwork you can do on a stringbed, it's not like a pumpkin or a piece of sketch paper....so I've also seen some poorly done ones, like the keep on truckin' guy, a court jester...stuff like that.

    I hope I didn't just spawn a cool stencil thread.
    Hasve you cats ever seen the BorisBecker serving man logo?
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2007
  32. Rulo

    Rulo Rookie

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2007
    Messages:
    305
    I see you finally changed the overgrip....
    By the way, Awesome stringjob....
    Does it play as it looks like????
     
  33. Hewitt Aussie

    Hewitt Aussie Professional

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2007
    Messages:
    1,257
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    yeah, it plays pretty nicely. I am going to try out Big Ace once again, for the first time in about a year to see which poly i like better.
     
  34. chiapants226

    chiapants226 Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2007
    Messages:
    789
    Location:
    melbourne, australia
    my current setup
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    tecnifibre t-fight 325, with full tecnifibre pro red code at 55lbs.
     
  35. jcstennis

    jcstennis Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    2,472
  36. johlhausen

    johlhausen Rookie

    Joined:
    May 27, 2007
    Messages:
    128
    looks pretty cool chiapants...
     
  37. takl23

    takl23 Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2007
    Messages:
    562
    Location:
    43 05 141 21
    [​IMG][/IMG]

    [​IMG][/IMG]


    My Pure Drive with Big Ace Red 17g.


    Cheers,

    Tim
     
  38. slice bh compliment

    slice bh compliment G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2004
    Messages:
    10,046
    So I was over at Tim's house and I sat down in that chair, and his Pure Drive angrily said [translated from French], "get your large American back out of my chair!" No "s'il vous plait" or anything.

    BTW, this thread is one only a purist can appreciate. Like, if my wife saw this, she'd agree, and she'd understand why my trusty ol' Star3 still lives in the playroom.

    I'm not alone. Thank you guys.

    Oh, and I will not bore you with photos of my gut/hurricane (natural on natural) stringjobs.
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2007
  39. boobik2371

    boobik2371 Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2006
    Messages:
    525
    great hybrid isnt it? exactly what i had in my prestige...what was yours strung at? lasted me about the same amount of time as yours
     
  40. johlhausen

    johlhausen Rookie

    Joined:
    May 27, 2007
    Messages:
    128
    I go for 57# mains and 54# crosses... The stiff poly in the crosses helps keep the mains in line, I think. What tension do you use?
    It's interesting that someone else would use the same hybrid as me. Out of all the options, what are the chances of that?:)
     
  41. Lloyd Barcenilla

    Lloyd Barcenilla Professional

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2006
    Messages:
    1,181
    Pro supex Big ace red, tecnifiber NRG2

    Pro supex Big ace red, tecnifiber NRG2

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
     
  42. jcstennis

    jcstennis Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    2,472
    ^^^ Yo! my two favorite strings of all time (so far!) I'm not into hybriding right now, just have been sticking with full BA... how does the BA/NRG2 hit?? what's the tensions?
     
  43. boobik2371

    boobik2371 Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2006
    Messages:
    525
    I go 60 through out, but i use the biphase on the crosses
     
  44. Lloyd Barcenilla

    Lloyd Barcenilla Professional

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2006
    Messages:
    1,181
    Well, that picture is just after a freshly strung job, and i have never played with big ace before. Looking forward to it alot. I strung that at 2am haha

    Tension is - 58/60
     
  45. jcstennis

    jcstennis Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    2,472
    ^^^^^ i posted a pic, a few back... of my ProStaff 6.1 Classic... i botched the string job (i wanted a full one piece of Lux Monotec Supersense... forgot to measure the short side, and started stringing with the string measuring even!!! so i had to 2 piece it)... i strung the M's w/ Supersense @ 56lbs and X's with Gamma Revelation @ 58lbs.... i hate it!!!!!!! Going back to Big Ace, stringing tonight! :)
     
  46. Forehand Forever

    Forehand Forever Professional

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2006
    Messages:
    1,252
    Location:
    New Jersey
    I have never seen "etc." spelled out. That is truly something odd to me.
     
  47. slice bh compliment

    slice bh compliment G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2004
    Messages:
    10,046
    a] I am surprised someone actually read down to the end of a list that long
    b] normally I'd go with the abbreviated version but if I had, it could be construed (sitting right next to Pi) as another symbol for a custom stencil, which I honestly have not seen.
    c] I'm actually amazed you felt it was so odd that you felt compelled to devote a post to it. That's truly something odd to me.;-)

    Post Script: take care, man.

    Post post script: have a happy Christmas. Jersey is nice this time of year.
     
  48. takl23

    takl23 Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2007
    Messages:
    562
    Location:
    43 05 141 21
    Gotta love those French...:)


    Cheers,

    Tim
     
  49. sman789

    sman789 Rookie

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2007
    Messages:
    167
    Location:
    Virginia Beach, VA
    [​IMG]
    NPS with gamma asterisk spin/prince attitude
    Radical with Timo/k-gut
     
  50. ChocolatePie

    ChocolatePie Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2007
    Messages:
    432
    I like the color contrast on the Radical.
     

Share This Page