Which Grommet for Finishing Knot?

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  1. JTJet

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    Beginner question here. Which grommet is the one for the finishing knot? Only one of the grommets on my racquet allows a string to slide in easily. I assume this is the grommet for the finishing knot, however, I don't wan't to tie off my string in the wrong grommet, so I'm just double checking.

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  2. Lakers4Life

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    What racket? usually there is one easy one and one tight tie off hole.
     
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  3. JTJet

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    Wilson KFactor K Zero. My old beginner racquet. :p
     
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    If I'm reading the right pattern, the Mains tie off at 6T, and the Crosses tie off at 11T. Though if you were doing a one piece, you could tie off at 6T if it's available.
     
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  5. JTJet

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    Thanks for the clarification. I have to ask, how did you figure that out by reading the pattern?
     
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  6. Lakers4Life

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    I looked up the pattern. :D

    String Pattern:
    16 Mains / 19 Crosses
    22' Mains x 18' Crosses, Short side 11'
    Mains skip: no T's, 5H,7H,9H,11H,12H
    Tie Off Mains: 6T
    Start Crosses: 5H
    Tie Off Crosses: 3H - 11T
     
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    Wow, I'm silly. I searched it up and only got the mains skipped part from TW. Should've searched around more. Thanks again.
     
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  8. Lakers4Life

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    It's not on the Wilson site. I had a Stringers digest.
     
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    klippermate site has many patterns also.

    also, as a beginner....take a quick digital pic or 2 of the racket before you cut out the strings.
    I still sometimes do this on a new frame, even if able to find the pattern online. additionally,
    once you have done it a few times, you'll often be able to re-string a previously strung racket
    just by looking at the used grommets in the racket. always a safe bet to look up the pattern,
    even though they are not always right (usually, they are).

    disclaimer: digital pic of previous string job does not mean it was done right. buyer beware!
     
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  10. Lakers4Life

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    LOL! Here is a good example of a wacky string job.
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    This is one racket of a couple I got from a client that was previously from Seattle. I forget the shop name, but it had a sticker.

    Does this string job look familar to anyone?
     
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    One P50 50.........

    It's a one piece 50 50 if I see it correctly. Something that should not be done as far as I am concerned. Not good for the racquet or the tension at all, especially if not done carefully.

    CHeers, TennezSport :cool:
     
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    IIRC, one pc 50/50 was fairly common for std wood frames with natgut, done to minimize wear on the string.
    A truly dated technique.
     
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  13. Irvin

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    1 piece 50/50 was a Babolat stringing pattern to save the wear and tear on natural gut strings weaving through all the crosses from top to bottom. It also created a means of stringing all rackets one piece by centering a set of strings on the racket. The big problem was the long sections of string from where the mains ended to the center of the racket. Babolat recommended pulling tension on little higher on the first few crosses to account for the tension drop.
     
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  14. Lakers4Life

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    Well, it seem a shop in Seattle is still doing it, all the racket that had the shop sticker was done this way. It's been a couple of year ago, when I took this photo.
     
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  15. Irvin

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    At one time in the 80s it was a USRSA accepted method for one piece stringing of any racket. Except for some obvious rackets it would not work for.
     
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    Some people use that method for EXO3 and O ports. IIRC Mikeler uses that pattern.
     
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  17. Irvin

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    Impossible, you can do a 2 piece 50/50 but not a 1 piece 50/50.
     
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