Unusual knot

#1
I saw the following knot in one of my friend's racket. It looks like a standard starting knot that contains three loops (instead of two).Is it necessary to tie such a bulky knot? For starting knots, I believe Irvin's iknot is sufficient enough.
 
#2
That's a bit bulky for my taste, but there are many ways to complete the task... if done correctly doesn't matter if you have a single clean Pro knot, double half hitch or the one in this photo. The string should be secure should be secure... Being a poly the odds of slipping is less than other string so a solid single hitch type tie off should be good to go. Is this a starting knot? From the photo looks like one of throat area tie off maybe my eyes are play tricks. You did mention starting knot so... the only issue maybe is that too much pressure or unnecessary stress could be placed on that anchoring string causing damage or prematurely soft spot on the strings...

If you're looking for text book tie off or starting knot this isn't really the photo, however if he is aware and has no issue of the following who are we to judge
 
#4
That's a bit bulky for my taste, but there are many ways to complete the task... if done correctly doesn't matter if you have a single clean Pro knot, double half hitch or the one in this photo. The string should be secure should be secure... Being a poly the odds of slipping is less than other string so a solid single hitch type tie off should be good to go. Is this a starting knot? From the photo looks like one of throat area tie off maybe my eyes are play tricks. You did mention starting knot so... the only issue maybe is that too much pressure or unnecessary stress could be placed on that anchoring string causing damage or prematurely soft spot on the strings...

If you're looking for text book tie off or starting knot this isn't really the photo, however if he is aware and has no issue of the following who are we to judge
You are right,the knot is in the throat.The racket was strung one piece(not by me),with the other knot being a dhh at the top of the racket.I said that it looks like a starting knot,because i find it weird to be positioned at the bottom of the racket.Thank you for your reply,i agree on the topic of putting extra pressure to the anchor string...
 
#6
You do realize it is just a knot. I assume it is holding tension and not coming undone. While it is not a knot I would tie, it still works so it does it's job. I'm sure it doesn't effect your hitting.
Although I do not use a starting knot, I have seen bulkier starting knots from other stringers over time.
There are worse things a stringer can do. I have seen a stringer double pull all mains and crosses , seen all mains strung on one side before going to opposite side, outside crossovers etc.
This is just a knot.
 
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#9
I would rather have a knot like that one on my racquet than have a stringer cinch up the knot tail with tension head like I have seen before.That can stress out the string, and I have seen stringers do that a number of times.
That knot is knot a big deal.
 
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