Over or under when starting crosses

atennisrand

Banned
When stringing cross strings on a Babolat Pure Drive, am I to thread the string over or under my mains?

Also, how do I tell weather to go over or under for other racquets in the future.

Thanks.
 

dancraig

Hall of Fame
If you are talking about how to start the crosses, over or under the first main with the first cross, it doesn't matter.
 

jim e

Legend
When stringing cross strings on a Babolat Pure Drive, am I to thread the string over or under my mains?

Also, how do I tell weather to go over or under for other racquets in the future.

Thanks.
If I understand your question correctly it is how you start your crosses by the way you start your 1st weave.On your Pure drive you can start however you want, just don't mis weave.

Some other racquets have a staggered grommet pattern, and you have to follow the manuf. pattern listed, usually that is starting with a hard weave (the opposite side of the staggered pattern), fortunatly there are not many of those types around.

I usually figure out the string pattern so when I install the bulk of the crosses, I will be going under the 1st main so I will be ending up going over the last main, and as long as I go over the last main, I know that I did not mis-weave, and threading through the grommet for me is easier if I went over that last end main. It just makes the job easier, and each time it is consistant and routine for me as well.Thats just me, there are probably others here that do the opposite, but it is much easier for me to thread the string through the grommet if the string is on top of the last main.But the short ans. is it does not matter.
I hope this answers your question.
 

atennisrand

Banned
Thank you very much Jim, that was really helpful in the way that you explained it, especially considering I am a beginner stringer and wish to the process right.
 

000KFACTOR90000

Professional
My advice would be to track down an experienced stringer in your area (maybe through the forums) and offer to pay for a hands on lesson to get you off to a good start.

Yulitle's you tube videos are great too. enjoy :)
 

DennisK

Semi-Pro
As already said, it doesn't matter it you start your crosses under or over the 1st main as the last weave on your 1st cross will be the opposite of what you started anyway.

You can stick to one method if you prefer, but what I do is just go with whatever happens when you push the string through the grommet for the 1st cross. If it pops out over the 1st main then I'll just go with that. If it pops out under the 1st main, then I'll just go with that instead.

In my opinion, there is no point making more work for yourself.
 

jim e

Legend
Thank you very much Jim, that was really helpful in the way that you explained it, especially considering I am a beginner stringer and wish to the process right.

Keep in mind that if you go under the 1st main, you will always be going over the last, and the reverse is true as well, keeping that in mind, if you just follow that, you will not need to check your weaves, as it will be highly unlikely that you will have 2 mis weaves in same row. This way it saves time to check your weaves. So if you go over the 1st, you will end up under the last, and if you go under the 1sr you will be over the last, and you will never need to check for a mis weave. That can save a beginner a lot of time.Any other questions just post.
 

neverstopplaying

Professional
Keep in mind that if you go under the 1st main, you will always be going over the last, and the reverse is true as well, keeping that in mind, if you just follow that, you will not need to check your weaves, as it will be highly unlikely that you will have 2 mis weaves in same row. This way it saves time to check your weaves.

Never thought about this (hmmm) - Thanks.
 

Leoboomanu

Rookie
Keep in mind that if you go under the 1st main, you will always be going over the last, and the reverse is true as well, keeping that in mind, if you just follow that, you will not need to check your weaves, as it will be highly unlikely that you will have 2 mis weaves in same row. This way it saves time to check your weaves. So if you go over the 1st, you will end up under the last, and if you go under the 1sr you will be over the last, and you will never need to check for a mis weave. That can save a beginner a lot of time.Any other questions just post.

And never pause for anything until a weave is complete and thru the hole...
And for the last cross, try to weave one at a time, saves you some pain, and is actually faster...

Peace
 
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