Originally Posted by TheOneHander
... As you can see, the center two mains appear to go through one grommet-something only a stringer on drugs would do.
Actually this stringing technique was quite popular for years from the early part of the last century through the 1970's. Here is an example from Lacoste:
Wilson 6.1 BLX team (9 grams of head lead) Black Code mains @ 47, Gamma Pro crosses @ 52