Ties off crosses on cross?

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by sstchur, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. sstchur

    sstchur Hall of Fame

    Jul 29, 2008
    Sammamish, WA
    Tie off crosses on cross?

    I'm relatively new to stringing (I'm sure some of you will recognize my alias and some of my pathetic written-in-frustration posts), so forgive what may very well be a stupid question.

    I strung a Gamma Tour 330X last night, and following the pattern on Gamma's web site, it says:

    length 38' ss:9' pattern 16x18 start M's @T mains skip 7T,9T & 7H,9H tie off M's @8T 2piece start X @7H tie off at 5H,11T

    I went with 2 piece. So I finished the mains and tied off at 8T. I then started the crosses by tying a starting not on 5H and then weaving starting at 7H as indicated.

    When I got to the end, I realized that where it says to tie off crosses is 11T. 11T is a cross. It has to be because the racquet is 16x18 and you skip 7H/T and 9H/T on mains. This means that 10 has to be the last main on both sides (the 8th main on each side, bringing that total to 16), thus mandating that 11 is a cross.

    For some reason (and I may be just pulling this out of my butt), I thought that you generally tied off crosses on a main? Or am I delusional and just making crap up?

    Or, did I royally screw this one up? I played with it this morning and was happy with it.... for whatever that's worth :-/
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2009
  2. Irvin

    Irvin G.O.A.T.

    Mar 15, 2007
    Marietta, Ga
    Sometime you do and sometimes you don't. Some of the Babolat rackets even have you start the crosses tying off on a cross string. That means you have to start the first three or four crosses then tie off the top cross.

  3. The_Question

    The_Question Hall of Fame

    Dec 30, 2008
    Towson, MD
    The old Prince CTS have to tie off on cross...
  4. kashgotmoney

    kashgotmoney Professional

    Jul 30, 2008
    well you tie off your mains on a main right? so why not crosses

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