i've recently been doing more and more stringing for the club that i teach at. i normally do atw for any racquet that requires. one of the reasons i like to do atw patterns is that all of the tie-offs are on cross strings. lately, i have strung a bunch of frames where the mains end on the top. rather than tie off the short side last main i used a little extra length to string the 1st or 2nd and 1st crosses and then tied off. then, i finished stringing the crosses with the long side tying off on the last cross as you would normally. i guess i'm wondering whether this is acceptable to you or if you have any suggestions. thanks in advance.