places to tie of strings

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  1. lidoazndiabloboi

    lidoazndiabloboi Semi-Pro

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    Does it matter where you do the tieoffs for the mains and crosses.
    I had a little trouble picking which holes to tie them off in.
     
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  2. Itagaki

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    im pretty sure there are grommets that are wider specifically for tie off purposes
     
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  3. lidoazndiabloboi

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    i just learned how to string, so i might have strung with some bad techniques. I was doing a hybrid and was on the last cross. I could fit it into any of the holes except the one hole i already used to tie off my mains. So i ended up tying off both my main and cross on the same string. I just switch to a new set of grommets so all the holes were pretty small.
     
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  4. BigT

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    Definitely a no-no. No need for that if there is room on other strings. Most racquets have instructions where to tie off.
     
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  6. jim e

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    It sounds like you meant to say that you could not fit the string into any of the grommets except the main string tie off hole.
    The next time that you replace the grommet set,(or string this racquet), take an awl, and lube it with chap stick, or similar product, (about only time I use an awl anymore), and gently twist it into the tie off grommets to enlargen it so that you would have plenty of room the next time you string a racquet with new grommets to use the proper tie offs. Sometimes it helps to flatten the end of the string real well, and cut the tip at a sharp angle, and slowly with short increments push the string into place as this works most of the time. If that bends, then try the same, and apply just a little super glue to the tip and spray a little super glue accelerator which sets it up immediately, so the tip will be stiff, and that makes it easier to push it through as well.Just a thought.
     
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  7. Cfidave

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    Another usefull tip is to make a "string Awl" by shaving the tip of the string with a razor blade, to make a very thin point. This has never failed me, even on badly blocked grommet holes
     
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  8. lidoazndiabloboi

    lidoazndiabloboi Semi-Pro

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    thanks for all the info and tips.
    i will keep that in mind next time i string.
     
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  9. TennisNinja

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    Great sites to use, I love the 1st one.
     
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