This can't be right.

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by tennytive, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. tennytive

    tennytive Semi-Pro

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    Saw this in a CL ad. (Chicago)

    "Blackburne DS 107 "Double + Strung"

    After being outlawed for several years, the Blackburne DS is now "Approved" by the International Tennis Federation and United States Tennis Association for play by amateurs and professionals in all tournaments and championships worldwide."
     
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  2. Dave M

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    what "can't be right"?they are legal as iirc you only use one string set at a time.
     
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  3. tennytive

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    The photo they used had two sets of grommets in the throat and 2 sets of main strings overlapping.

    I thought that wasn't allowed as was mentioned in the quote as being outlawed.

    I agree if only one set of strings was used, that would be legal.

    I didn't want to post the link since it was a "for sale" ad and might interfere with TW policy.
     
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  4. Dave M

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    I think they were banned when they first came out, then the company proved (I must say sorry here as I didn't make clear what i meant earlier) that at any one time you'd only be hitting with one side of the frame, there'd be no contact with the second string bed when the first was in contact with the ball.
    They appear on the UK bay sometimes, when listed as an auction they rarely make much money.
     
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