Blackburne DS-97 Pro

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  1. jorel

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  2. tailofdog

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    Double Strung

    I had the 107 model and, would have to say i have hit with worse racquets
     
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  3. joe sch

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    Its a great collector rackets since the model is unique. I have a new one so did not want to hit it to find out how it performed since that would decrease the collectible value like driving a new car off the lot. I suspect it would be very head heavy thus a challenge to use as a competitive racket ? Anybody have the spec's ?
     
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  4. tailofdog

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    Google Blackburne Racquets

    They used to have a Website with pretty good specs on their racquets.
    I belive mine was 10.7 oz and was head heavy but, quite playable
     
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  5. plum

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    Just tried out my new 107 Double Strung today, and although I didn't play poorly eventually I had to switch back to my Single Stripe Prince Oversize. I feel a possible weight customization and different string job could help immensely. I am a little dissapointed altho8ugh i have spent $200 on worse things. I bought it while having borderline tennis elbow and figured it would be worth a few bucks to keep tension caused by mishits off my elbow. What was bothering me was two things, the ping of the strings-- supposedly synthetic gut-- even with the proprietary Double Vibration Dampeners-- which surprised me. Also, the racquet seemed to lack the stability when hitting forehand drives which are my favorite shots right now. It seems the racquet may be lacking weight for that type of shot. I think I might like lower tension, because the old poly on the Single stripe seems perfect right now. I'd like to figure out a good string job for this racquet and somewhere to add a solid ounce of LEAD.
     
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