Originally Posted by Irvin
Drakulie started a thread once where he pre-ran as many crosses as he could in a tennis racket. I don't think it saves any time at all and causes more wear and friction on the strings, but some like it. I don't think your badminton rackets is going to be any better.
Pre stringing crosses is a HUUUUUUGE pain in the butt. You have to pull the tensioning loop through each cross, and every pull is a hard pull. You've got an opposing string outside to limit the amount of fanning you can do, and you have to leave smaller slack so you can grab each consecutive cross with a hook/awl/whatever. I've tried it as an experiment (just weaving as many crosses as i could), and it slowed me down for sure.