View Full Version : Bad to tie off with a cross?

10-09-2007, 08:49 PM
I'm just curious, how bad is it considered to be if you tie off a knot against a cross? Sometimes it seems like no other main grommet holes will work and the cross seems like a suitable option.

I always heard it's bad practice, just hoping for a more clear explanation as to why.

10-10-2007, 12:17 AM
It's not, it happens all the time. If a racquet calls for it, just tie off on a cross, it's no better or worse than tying off on a main. It may be less aesthetically pleasing, but there really isn't much of a reason not to.

(Wilson and some babolats commonly have their final cross tied off on another cross [when stringing 2 piece jobs])

10-10-2007, 04:13 AM
My Redondo's tie off crosses on a cross. So do some Head frames I string.

10-12-2007, 06:14 PM
This has come up a number of times recently. I wonder how this myth started.