Originally Posted by Irvin
Since you are talking about half sets I assume you are using sets and not reels. I divide the string in half and cut 6" from the center point. The long string is for mains and the short string for crosses.
When stringing one piece (not ATW) I measure 7 racket lengths for the short side. I use the short side to string 5 crosses when the mains end and the long side for the remainder of the crosses.
I do this as well, having had to bridge far too many sets of mains and having leftovers on the crosses.