Is it OK to mount it so the end (head or throat) where you'll pull your last main is closer to the tensioner? The reason would be to maybe avoid "running out of string" and having to do some kind of bridging trick. I use a gamma x-2, I don't know if this is relevant to other types of stringers. I had an issue stringing my Wilson K Six-One Team with Mamba Supra gut, which comes in 2 20 foot coils. Some sources say the racket should have 20 feet for the mains, some say 21. Initially I was concerned about having enough string, so I "pre-strung" the mains, and convinced myself there was enough string. It was a real hassle, though, and I felt like I'd overhandled the gut pulling it snug through the grommets multiple times. AND when I had this in a couple of weeks (I hardly ever break strings) I took it out of the bag one evening and the gut was broken up by the frame. (Crosses were synthetic gut.) When I re-did it I figured I'd established that the string was long enough, it was a comfortable amount the first time. (I wondered a little if all the 20-foot sets of gut are exactly the same length, but I didn't want to mess with the string trying to measure it.) Turned out on one final main I had barely enough string to reach the gripper and the other one no way. I'd gotten off maybe 2 inches from centering the string when I started the mains, but, hey, if I hadn't I think both ends would have been too short. Got it done, but it wasn't much fun. So it occurred to me that if the racket was mounted so the head (in this case) was closer to the gripper, it might have saved some hassle. I think you can decrease the reach by 2 or 3 inches by having the racket mounted "decentered." Is this a bad thing for any reason? It changes the angle of the string from racket to gripper, didn't seem to be a problem when I tried it that way. Sorry, didn't mean to write a novel here, but this has been puzzling me.