Stringing pattern with six knots... ?

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    I have one to be restrung, and I have no idea what I'm looking at. I counted more than 2 knots, assumed it was a 2-piece job and started cutting... Moments later I was like, wait a sec... there are SIX knots here! I thought maybe the Lendl pattern, but that's got 8 knots if I'm looking at the right online guide. Seems like the whole thing was done with the same poly string -- maybe someone was using scraps on the outer mains???

    Anyone got any ideas on what I'm looking at?

    Thanks in advance....
     
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    Lendl pattern is 4 knots
     
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    Is not any 2pc job 4 knots?

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    Agree with KB - don't you have to have more than 4 knots for the Lendl? 2 pcs string = 4 knots. I thought there were extra strings to the Lendl... 4 pcs string = 8 knots. (EDIT: NOPE I WAS WRONG, ON THE LENDL: I just watched the 15 min video how to do the Lendl -- center cross + center mains = 1st string; outer cross + outer mains = 2nd string... so yup, 4 knots)

    Somehow my racquet has 6 knots (i.e., 3 pcs string were used) and all looks like done with the same type string in 3 pieces... This has not become a mystery I really want to solve.
     
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    Yes
     
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    No two piece.

    EDIT: All theLendl patterns I strung were 2 piece.
     
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    Then how different are they from regular two piece jobs?

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    Alright, to get back on track, I figured out what I was looking at. Someone had spliced a third string into pattern to do the 6-8 left mains (it was a 16x19 pattern), probably to patch a broken string. The fifth main was tied off on the first cross, and the bottom tie-off of the crosses, which was anchored to 6T, was a two half hitch knot where only the second loop was over the anchor string and the first loop was hanging off in space ... which also puzzled me initially, until I figured out that it had been untied and then wound back over the replacement 6th main once it was laid back in. The sixth main was then tied off on the 7th main, probably after running in the 8 main and tying that off at 7T.

    I suspect this isn't best practice... :confused:

    As for the Lendl pattern, I'll save you the trouble of watching the video... which is 15 minutes of my time I won't get back -- never had anyone ask for that. The Lendl uses one long side of the mains to run the center crosses. Then you use a second piece to run the outside mains and outside crosses. I already forgot how exactly it's done, but that's the gist of it.
     
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    Thank you. I figured it would be something rediculous :)
    But even then it is only 4 knots ;-)

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    6 knots means either the stringer did a 2 piece, cut the cross piece too short, and had to add another piece or he did a patch job (not uncommon in the 70s with wood rackets). 6 knots means 3 pieces of string (obviously).
     
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    On topic; I know a local teaching pro that uses 3 pieces- main mains, crosses, outer mains? Something like that. Never changes the outer mains, lets the tension go to nothing. I tried to talk to him about it- it was a very disjointed conversation. But he's stringing the whole thing at like 30 pounds, so...
     
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