Weird Stringing?

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  1. Pocky

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    So I got my racquet back from a new shop I decided to try and the knows were at locations they weren't previously tied off at. [​IMG]

    Can someone please tell me if this had been strung correctly
     
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  2. jim e

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    What model Yonex is it?????
     
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    The mains appear to be tied off incorrectly just based on the size of the grommets in your image. Looks like they should be at 7T and you are at 6T and 5T. The crosses appear to be OK.
     
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    My first guess is three of the four knots are in the wrong location but it should not matter.
     
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  5. KerryR

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    My take on this sort of thing:

    While grommet sets have larger grommets at specified locations, they're not always in the best location. In most cases, a stringer can get better tension retention if the tie off grommet is as close as possible to the last main or cross because it reduces the length of the untensioned string outside the racket. Some rackets have their tie-offs in such places. Others put the specified tieoff further away. Grommets can (usually) easily and (usually) safely be enlarged to allow this, especially with 16g and thinner string. Perhaps this is what the stringer was doing. (See JayCee and/or JET for more info on this concept). YMMV.
     
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    Tie off may not always be where the stringers want them but they are always where the manufacturer wants them.
     
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    I guess a relevant question would be: Does tying off at an 'alternate' grommet violate racket warranty? Obviously it would if you cracked a grommet trying to enlarge it, but, otherwise?

    I wonder how/why manufacturers decide on sometimes goofy tie-off locations?
     
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  8. Irvin

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    I don't always like the tie off holes either but I always use them unless there is a real good reason not to.
     
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    the only thing i see wrong is that the mains are tied off in two different locations. I believe the one on the left side is the correct tie off, this should not make much of a difference at all in durability or tension.
     
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    That would depend on the strings and how the knots were tied which is hard to tell. Tying off on gut weakens the string. The closer to the outside for the tie off the better IMO. Also the closer to the outside the closer to the last mains and the less the drawback. For this racket 7T looks to be a great tie off spot and the grommet looks big enough too. 11T looks like a good tie off for the crosses also. Can't tell for sure but 7H looks like the likely candidate for the top cross. That is assuming all those holes are tie off holes. This keeps all the knots about as close to the strings you're off especially if you skip the 19th cross and string it last.
     
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