Bad to tie off with a cross?

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  1. jamauss

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    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.
     
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  2. diredesire

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    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])
     
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  3. rasajadad

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    My Redondo's tie off crosses on a cross. So do some Head frames I string.
     
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  4. LoveThisGame

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    This has come up a number of times recently. I wonder how this myth started.
     
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