Originally Posted by Autodidactic player
I never ran into a racket where I needed a tool like this to get the string through a hole. Of course, back then I was pretty proficient with a waxed awl and a lot of patience.
That was pretty much my approach. I reckon the best use of the come-along was with the AA Comp and other foam core rackets, especially on the shared holes at the end of the crosses...especially with string like Ashaway Vantage or Blue Star. The foam and plastic would sort of 'get out of the way' for the come-along while it would frequently 'spring back' to shape if you used an awl.
These kids nowadays don't know how GOOD THEY GOT IT!!