I would do what Irvin said.
Originally Posted by slowfox
Anyone ever try a 3-piece string job? That's what I'd do to save that 17-footer. Or course, I'd have 6 knots which may look silly...
I have tried this and it does not work well for two reasons. 1, you'll end up damaging a grommet by widening it to make room for two strings and then having to tie a starting knot on it, and 2, you end up pulling tension on that knot and tying it off on another grommet OR on top of another knot. End result is that string, no matter what tension you set it at, is going to be superbly floppy to the point that you might as well not even have it there.