Question on instructions for head prestige mp.

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  1. Fr3nch

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    The stringing instructions say to pull all crosses in direction of throat. What does that mean? Here are the instructions for reference. Look at "2. Cross strings".



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  2. Nuke1990

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    Don't be confused by "Tighten all 20 cross strings in direction of the racquet throat." It must be a poor translation of an original document. It does not mean that you need to pull tension on the strings in the direction of throat of the racquet. There are 2 basic ways to install cross strings in a racquet - top down or bottom up. Top down means you start the first cross string at the head/top of the racquet and you finish the last cross at the throat/bottom of the racquet. Bottom up means you start the first cross at the throat/bottom of the racquet and you finish the last cross at the head/top of the racquet. Head requires top down for the Prestige. Cross #1 should be at the top of the racquet and cross #20 should be at the throat.
     
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  3. Irvin

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    It means they do not want you doing any ATW patterns. All crosses should be strung from the top cross down to the bottom cross.
     
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  4. Lakers4Life

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    I don't know how you inferred that from: "Tie on the cross strings at hole R 33 and lace string through hole R31. Tighten all 20 cross strings in direction of racquet throat. Tie off at hole R12."

    Maybe it's because he's French and new to stringing.
     
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  5. Irvin

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    I didn't. Fr3nch said, "The stringing instructions say to pull all crosses in direction of throat. What does that mean?" While not all ATW patterns string the crosses out of order from the top down some do. I guess in the strict sense of the wording they want all crosses string from the top down in order, after the mains are strung.
     
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    The instructions are a bit confusing. Post #2 is correct.(edit)
     
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  7. Lakers4Life

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    The Mains end at the throat on this racket, T7. ATW is an optional pattern. Unless someone requests I string a racket ATW, I'll just do a two piece, even with the same type of string.

    HEAD stringing instructions are confusing to the point they use slightly different description of the holes. Klippermate also uses T and B to describe Head and Throat.
     
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  8. fortun8son

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    Oops, my bad. They do, indeed, end at the throat so ATW is an option.
    See, it confused me,too. :)
    I, too prefer to do 2pc when the mfr says 2pc only.
    I choose to follow the USRSA recommendation; "When given the choice to do 1pc or 2pc; use the method that strings top to bottom"
    I've taken to using ATW/Box patterns for old Pro Kennex and Donnays, etc., but I'll usually use 2pc on Babolat and Wilson.

    I do wish that all of the stringing sites would get on the same page as to how to designate the holes.
     
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