Originally Posted by bugeyed
I believe the tie off side is dictated by the side O ports? The racquet should be labeled "Short side", so use that as your reference.
The tie off sides are clearly delineated with writing next to the string holes. Maybe I'm not thinking about this correctly, but it seems like if you don't start your initial crosses in the right spot, you could potentially tie off on the opposite side of the racket which may or may not even be an issue.