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Blackburne Technological Evolution
The Blackburne Double Strung Racquet has gone through many stages of evolution, with prototypes produced over the years in wood, aluminum, steel, fiberglass, Kevlar and ultimately graphite.
Graphite for Stiffness and
Graphite in those days was exceptionally expensive, but it did give the stiffness desired out.
Space-Age Materials and Technology
|Third Prototype||The Double Strung system requires twice the number of string-holes and, since they must be at the edge of the frame, all in the wrong places from an engineering and physics standpoint. We were lucky to have had two former NASA physicists on our research team and they brought with them not only knowledge of sophisticated materials used in the Space program but also the technology to enable the Blackburne Racquet to be made.|
Stiffness, Strength, and Lightness
One of the interesting features that has emerged is that the head-frame of the BB racquet becomes some 30% stiffer after stringing, creating a box construction prized by structural engineers. Thus the Blackburne Racquet is exceptionally solid and is virtually devoid of undesirable twist and torque on impact found in other racquets.
the Racquet Do the Work
Although very light, our racquet is intentionally engineered slightly head-heavy. It has been discovered that very light-headed racquets can cause problems with jarring to elbow and shoulder and as those who have experienced it know, there is nothing more painful than playing with tennis elbow.
|Our philosophy is that the ball, which weighs nearly two and a half ounces, needs something reasonably solid to hit it. For decades, many of the worlds most successful coaches have told their aspiring tennis players, let the racquet do the work. The Blackburne Racquet will do the work for you- even on off-centre hits and mis-hits. Most importantly, you will find that the more you play with the Blackburne Racquet, the easier you will be swinging and the better you will be playing!|
How is this thing made?
I'd like to see the racquet hit a ball.
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