My first question was indeed about mains ending at the throat.
The second question was about Head racquets.
I have seen frames where that short section was damaged/broken by the sharp turn of a standard 1pc.
Irvin, I'm not sure what you mean by short side ATW.
I've recently been using a variation suggested by Greg Raven which involves leaving out the last ss main,tying the ss at the head, then stringing the bottom cross and last ss main with the long side.
Of course this means counting crosses to avoid a mis weave.
Neos 1000, Eagnas Combo 810