Originally Posted by bdstpierre
From the other thread, I think my clamp bases are the same as yours, just mine are color matched to the rest of the stringer. My drop weight tower looks significantly different from yours though.
I just use a knot to start my crosses. I have done it for years. Ironically, what happens for me is the grommet gets flanged like that special tool would do for you. I find the grommet typically wears out in other areas first (mainly due to inadvertent contact with the tennis court) before the wear at the knot becomes an issue.
I also see from your video that you start the racquet the same way that I am trying to and yet having problems with - pulling both starting mains at once. As far as I can see, you are putting both pieces of string in the gripper, is that correct? Have you ever had problems stringing like that, are there any suggestions you can give me to stop the problem shown in the video I posted?