FS: Blackburne 97

Discussion in 'For Sale or Trade' started by macrocool, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. macrocool

    macrocool New User

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    This is the unique double sided racquet. 4 1/2 grip size. In Excellent condition: 9.5/10. Played with a couple of times (too head heavy for me). It sure will appeal a lot of folks (at the very least, it is a collectible and is very hard to find in this head size as blackburne stopped making it a while ago).

    http://www.blackburneds.com/html/tech_specs.html

    Asking Price: $180
     
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  2. t-swede

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    what kind of string did you use in this racket ? did you buy it in the us or uk ?

    regards b.
     
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  3. PKfan1

    PKfan1 Semi-Pro

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    I am interested, but how do you go about stringing this thing?
     
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  4. macrocool

    macrocool New User

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    It has the original synthetic strings on it.

    For future queries use ferozma at gmail.
     
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  5. macrocool

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    I bought it in UK.
     
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  6. t-swede

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    except being head heavy how did it play otherwise ?
     
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  7. macrocool

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    I haven't tried stringing it. It is almost brand new and has the original synthetic strings that came with the racquet- only played with it a couple of times.

    I'd think stringing it would be similar to any other racquet expect much more time consuming since weaving the second side would be quite a hassle.
     
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  8. macrocool

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    It's hard to judge since I put it away after trying to swing it for a few minutes and found it hard to handle the head heaviness. the double side strings make it very head heavy. Anyone serious about playing with it should add quite a bit of weight to the handle; this is feasible since the racquet is <11oz.

    few things I noticed were: Huge sweetspot and very stable. Open pattern so spin can be generated easily.

    Try this link: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=117671
     
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  9. macrocool

    macrocool New User

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    Blackburne double sided racquet!

    Thanks Cali
     
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  10. CaliTennis85

    CaliTennis85 New User

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    Do you still have your DS 97 for sale? Thanks.
     
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  11. macrocool

    macrocool New User

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    Yes. The racquet is still available. ferozma at gmail
     
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  12. CaliTennis85

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    Thank you. Sent email requesting pics.
     
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