First tone I've ever broken a string while stringing. My story begins here. I was stringing an Exo3 tour 18x20 with the request of tubing on the 3/9 portions of the exo3 ports. i did as told. After finishing mains, on my final cross string, i ran into a slight problem. The grommet was blocked! Oh no! what will i ever do! i lost my guide awl so i use other tools to move the string out of the way so i can insert the cross string in. Just as it was moving, i heard the sound of the devils laughter. The sonic boom. The sound of the Gods roaring ; the string has snapped. After 2 hours of working on the racquet, the time was thrown away ; put into the depths of time and space, forever to be forgotten. I sat on my knees, looking up, gazing into the white painted ceiling. Thinking to myself, did i really deserve this? Is this how i am punished for eating the last bits of my brothers Tapatio Doritos that i devoured and took the time to savour the flavor? ; to Taste the intensity? Why God? I insist on myself to take the time to repent of my sins I have committed to prevent this from happening again. ; Karma is a pita. Or perhaps the secret to Babolat addiction is the key word, Addiction. Also rearranged as A-Dick-String. Actually I'm probably over reacting. long story short, I broke a string and wasted time. I should have mentioned this before I told the story. o.... whatever.. /EndOfRant. Peace. UPDATE GUIS : I have won the battle. Used the " Putting a scrap string inside the loop for mains and using that to pull down so it creates a opening for the final cross " method. Finished in 37 minutes. Not too shabby?