Originally Posted by sansaephanh
i meant straight strings on any racket. I have all sorts of frowning. My jobs just don't look as clean as from someone else
Weaving one cross ahead of the one you're tensioning will eliminate much of the 'frowning'; but you will still need to fine-tune as you go and when finished.
I've strung 22 rackets non-stop with 'typical' synthetic and didn't need a blunt awl for any of them. On the other hand, all it takes is one small cut or split in your fingertips to create an entirely different type of 'frown'
. My blunt awl is around here somewhere in case I need it.
Actually, I use a pair of smooth curved-needle-nose pliers to straighten the difficult strings when needed.