ATW without starting clamp

Ronny

Hall of Fame
Hey, I was watching yulitle's video on the ATW pattern without the starting clamp and was wondering if that was possible on a dropweight with flying clamps. Do you clamp the first main, if so how? As flying clamps clamp 2 crosses. Or do I just do it as normal on a dropweight and double pull on the second cross and clamp there? Also, when I normally weave, I either start by over or under depending on what I ended with last time but with this ATW, I skip a main, so do I start with what I ended with?

eg. When stringing non-ATW where no mains are skipped, I start weaving by going over the main string and end the cross by going under. But with this ATW, I skip a main, does this mean that I start with what I end on? Meaning I started over, and should end over as well? Sorry if this sounds confusing. :(
 
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you double pull the first two crosses, and up the tension around 9lbs. first, I'd pull the first cross in the normal fashion, and then release the tension without clamping. this is to get some friction out of the first cross. then you procede to the double pull, added 9lbs tension. can you be a little more clear on your other questions?
 

iplaybetter

Hall of Fame
i dont recall YUlitles method, but if you just tie off the short side and then run the long side across and up and use it for the top cross you can avoid using a starting clamp
 

TenniseaWilliams

Professional
Hey, I was watching yulitle's video on the ATW pattern without the starting clamp and was wondering if that was possible on a dropweight with flying clamps. Do you clamp the first main, if so how? As flying clamps clamp 2 crosses. Or do I just do it as normal on a dropweight and double pull on the second cross and clamp there?

With flying clamps and no starting clamp you will need to double pull the first two crosses, unless you use a starting pin method. The diredesire pattern is an example of an ATW that can be used with a starting pin, as can any other ATW that doesn't cross the racquet for the first time at the very top or very bottom cross.

Also, when I normally weave, I either start by over or under depending on what I ended with last time but with this ATW, I skip a main, so do I start with what I ended with?

For the moment, with this ATW pattern, there is an odd number of mains. You will start the next cross with the opposite as normal, but whatever you start with (over/under) is what you will finish with.
Example:

1st cross: start over, end over
2nd cross: start under, end under
...

One side of the frame always starts over/ends over, the other starts under/ends under
 
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TenniseaWilliams

Professional
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You can make one in a pinch by knotting some scrap string onto a keyring, or anything else you can make a secure knot on that will distribute weight over a good section of the grommet, and not the frame.

You place it through an adjacent grommet, and use it as the second string in your clamp.

Make sense?
 
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