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pro_staff
01-12-2009, 08:54 PM
I asked this on another thread but it didn't get answered so I'll post it here.

How do you guys tighten the knot at the top for the first cross? Using a starting knot works because you tighten that by pulling tension on the second cross but how about tightening the knot when you start the crosses with a starting clamp? When I try to tighten the knot, the bracket thing that goes on top of the frame gets in the way. Has anyone figured out a way around this?

Tim W
01-13-2009, 01:21 AM
Use a starting clamp if you can.

The_Question
01-13-2009, 06:58 AM
How do you guys tighten the knot at the top for the first cross?

Wha? You tie a know before you start your first cross?

Booyah
01-13-2009, 04:52 PM
Wha? You tie a know before you start your first cross?

yeah if you do two piece stringing/hybrid.

NadalFan1990
01-13-2009, 05:02 PM
yeah if you do two piece stringing/hybrid.

with a starting knot is what he's saying

pro_staff
01-13-2009, 08:17 PM
No, I mean how will I tighten the knot when I'm using a starting clamp to start the crosses.

Zhou
01-13-2009, 08:23 PM
You come back, retension the string, pull off the starting clamp, reclamp 1st cross, tie knot.

The_Question
01-13-2009, 08:44 PM
with a starting knot is what he's saying

Yeah, I had a typo there. Besides, I didn't realize he was talking about 2-piece/hybird/50-50. I was thinking 1-piece for some reason...

Tim W
01-13-2009, 09:55 PM
Re-reading the OP, I answered completely wrong.

To tie off when you use a starting clamp, you do as Zhou said. You can do this either halfway down or once you tie-off at the bottom.

pro_staff
01-13-2009, 10:27 PM
I don't think you are understanding what I'm asking here...
I know WHEN and HOW to tie a knot. I'm saying that, when stringing on X-2, the black bracket thing that goes on top of the frame gets in the way of the pulling-and-rocking-back motion. I'm asking if anyone has found a way to get around that.

The_Question
01-14-2009, 10:19 AM
Since we all got it wrong, take a photo of what you're referring to next time and post up...

Bolivian Ace
01-14-2009, 10:38 AM
I tension it about 5 lb higher.

Blade0324
01-14-2009, 01:28 PM
prostaff, I'm not sure what you are talking about on this either. I started out stringing on an X-2 but never had any problem with the knot on the crosses. Nothing was ever in the way for me. Like others said. Maybe take a pic of what you are talking about and post it up and maybe we can help.