Tied off mains on wrong hole...?

#1
I tied off my mains on the wrong hole, it should been tied off up one hole toward the top of the racquet. I think this will be ok like this, but wanted some reassurance.

It was a bit on the dark side, and the type was so small I thought I was on the right hole. Obviously it's a one time thing, next time I be on top of it...

Here is a pic..
 
#2
This definitely IS the end of the world. I am glad you shared, we will get prepared in time!

Don't worry. Usually, grommets are made with slightly bigger openings/holes when two strings should go through them, e.g., when it is a shared hole or if it is a hole designated to make a knot. If you managed to push the second string through the hole which was not originally made large enough for two strings by design, now you expanded it (or it was expanded by someone else before you got your hands on this racquet). The racquet will not feel any different and will not deform or break because of that. In my opinion, it is better to follow manufacturer's guidelines, but a small mistake like this is not an issue significant enough to worry about and there is no reason to restring because of that.
 
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#5
Damned if you do and damned if you don’t. Whether or not you tied off at a good spot or not depends on how you look at it. The mains have skipped 7&9 in your photo, so if you had tied off the mains at 6H you would have double blocked hole 7H. If you did not pre run in the top 2 crosses before tying of the mains you could have really been in trouble especially with poor lighting.

EDIT: if the mains are meant to tie off at 6H that is a poorly designed racket IMO.
 
#9
This definitely IS the end of the world. I am glad you shared, we will get prepared in time!

Don't worry. Usually, grommets are made with slightly bigger openings/holes when two strings should go through them, e.g., when it is a shared hole or if it is a hole designated to make a knot. If you managed to push the second string through the hole which was not originally made large enough for two strings by design, now you expanded it (or it was expanded by someone else before you got your hands on this racquet). The racquet will not feel any different and will not deform or break because of that. In my opinion, it is better to follow manufacturer's guidelines, but a small mistake like this is not an issue significant enough to worry about and there is no reason to restring because of that.
Hey thanks man! I thought it would be ok, but just wanted to make sure!

I think it may turn out to be better. You tied off at the 7th mains instead of the 6ths, which shortened the distance and reduced the tension loss...
Good point.

EDIT: if the mains are meant to tie off at 6H that is a poorly designed racket IMO.
So actually the two main holes above where I tied off are marked 'tie off'. So one is for tying off the mains and one is for starting the crosses. However, it doesn't indicate which hole is for which, only says 'tie off' (on all 4 holes at the top).

However,it is not a very rare phenomenon.In my mind comes the very popular 100p,the phantoms(not all of them) and some yonex rackets.
Right. And this is the new Head Speed MP.
 
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