Starting crosses on Gamma X-2

Discussion in 'Strings' started by pro_staff, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. pro_staff

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    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?
     
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  2. Tim W

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    Use a starting clamp if you can.
     
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  3. The_Question

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

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    yeah if you do two piece stringing/hybrid.
     
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  5. NadalFan1990

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    with a starting knot is what he's saying
     
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  6. pro_staff

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    No, I mean how will I tighten the knot when I'm using a starting clamp to start the crosses.
     
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  7. Zhou

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    You come back, retension the string, pull off the starting clamp, reclamp 1st cross, tie knot.
     
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  8. The_Question

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    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...
     
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  9. Tim W

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    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.
     
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  10. pro_staff

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    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.
     
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  11. The_Question

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    Since we all got it wrong, take a photo of what you're referring to next time and post up...
     
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  12. Bolivian Ace

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    I tension it about 5 lb higher.
     
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  13. Blade0324

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    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.
     
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