Restringing Your Blackburne Double Strung
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Twice as Much String,Twice
Less Stress, Less Stringing
Players are finding that the life of a Blackburne Double Strung RacquetTM String job lasts about twice as long as a single strung racquet.
On an annualized basis, the Blackburne Double Strung RacquetTM costs about the same price as a conventional single strung racquet.
Instructions for the Blackburne DS 97 or 107:
On machines that employ head and throat retainers, such as the Ektelon, Gamma and Prince machines, it is possible that the standard retainer may block the grommets; particularly on older models. On some machines, such as the Ektelon Model II and Neos, it is possible to remove the retainers and use the mounting pins as mounting posts. To prevent damage to the frame, it is very important to pad the frame with tape or grip material.
However, on a few machines the clamps may not be enough to reach the top string bed.
Unless you have very thin fingers, weaving the crosses of the second (upper) side at the same speed as the first side can be challenging since it is not easy to get your fingers under the strung mains. The first ten to twelve crosses are easy, since there is plenty of room to part the mains slightly sideways during the weaving.
For weaving the last four to six crosses, there are two methods that speed up weaving the second side:
1. Bend the string slightly about an inch from the end. Use the convex shape of the interior of the frame, to allow the string to re-emerge above the plane of the strings, by sliding the string under the main close to the frame and partially towards the frame. The string pops up for you to pull through and thread under the next main.
2. Select an ordinary teaspoon (it doesnt have to be from grandmas best sterling silver set. - a plastic spoon from the local coffee shop will do nicely). Slide it under the main and then slip the cross under the next -but one main. This makes for very simple and rapid threading of the last few crosses and ensures no weaving errors.
The string pattern of the DS 107 is 16 Mains and 20 Crosses. Start mains at the head (top). The mains skip (both sides) the 8th hole from the top and the 7th hole from the throat. There are no shared holes except the tie-off hole. Start the crosses at the 8th hole from the top. The last cross string is at the 7th hole from the throat. Tie off the main string at the 6th hole from the top and the cross string at the 8th hole from the throat. These holes have been specially designed with apertures and grommets to accommodate two strings.
When tying off, make sure to pull the knot tail toward the inside of the frame to avoid the tail protruding above the plane of the strings. Care should be taken when cutting the tie-off tails, which will be between the two sets of strings.
A quality string damper, such as the caterpillar design supplied with the Blackburne Racquet, must be fitted on both string beds, below the bottom cross string.
Please note that our stringing instructions will assist a professional stringer in re-stringing the Blackburne Double Strung Racquet.TM
We strongly recommend that the customer utilize the services of a CRT Certified Racquet Technician. The USRSA (United States Racquet Stringers Association) has offered to provide the names of CRT or members of their professional association in your area.
To contact the USRSA :
Stringing Service: We recommend Racquet Maxx who specialize in re-stringing Blackburne Racquets Please contact the owner: Bob Paterson 362 Wixford Trace Toll Free Phone: 877.663.0757 Phone: 205.663.0757 Email: Info@racquetmaxx.com
We recommend Racquet Maxx who specialize in re-stringing Blackburne Racquets
Please contact the owner: Bob Paterson
362 Wixford Trace
Toll Free Phone: 877.663.0757 Phone: 205.663.0757
Remember that the Blackburne Double StrungTM stringing lasts twice as long as other, conventional racquet stringings!