Wilson Blade 101l 2017 Tie offs

Hi folks

Has anyone found a discrepancy between the official tie off recommendations and the actual grommets?

Wilson pdf says crosses tie off at 4 top and 12 throat.

But 6 head and 8 throat seem the larger holes?

Does this happen often?

Or am I missing something?

Cheers, Paul



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1HBHfanatic

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if they wanted you to tie off at only one spot, manufacturers would label it like some racquet companies (tecnifibre, head, babolat)
Wilson does not specify on their frames, so I use the most common sense port (closest possible),
 
if they wanted you to tie off at only one spot, manufacturers would label it like some racquet companies (tecnifibre, head, babolat)
Wilson does not specify on their frames, so I use the most common sense port;
Thanks so much, 1HBH.

That's calmed my nerves.

Cheers, Paul

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1HBHfanatic

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@Polotechnics
my main concerns are:
1 that the knot does not get sucked back into the racquet
2 damage to the tie of port from over pulling,,
3 long runs to the tie off locations, specially at the head guard locations where court scrapping can break the string
 

Wes

Professional
@Polotechnics,

First, I presume you are talking about the Blade 100L, rather than a 101L.
I'm fairly sure that this new addition to the Blade line essentially replaces the 98L.
Both have the same pattern... 16x19, throat has 8 holes, so mains will start/end at the Head/Top.
The actual tie-off locations are likely the same as the 98L as well:
Mains tie @ 7Head
Top cross ties @ 6Head
Bottom cross ties @ 7Throat

Typically, I would suggest for one to closely watch/pause the video review, for a particular racquet, in order to see which grommets they happened to use (not that it's guaranteed to be correct).
However, TW doesn't currently have a video up to glean any information from.
Nonetheless, one of TW's competitors does have a video review up. The frame in their review video has the same tie-off locations as what I listed above for the 98L.
I'm not saying those are necessarily absolutely the official tie-off locations for the 100L. I'm merely pointing out that the video does seem to support what I suspected.

EDIT: Ugh... completely disregard everything above. Apparently, I'm an idiot and can't read properly.
Your title clearly says "Blade 101l 2017". Somehow, my feable brain, upon seeing that "7" thought you were referencing the v7 model (that were recently released).
My humble apologies. I'll be the one over here, facing the corner, with his dunce hat on. :rolleyes:

if they wanted you to tie off at only one spot, manufacturers would label it like some racquet companies (tecnifibre, head, babolat)
Wilson does not specify on their frames, so I use the most common sense port (closest possible),
FWIW, I'm a believer that almost all manufacturers have intended tie-off locations, whether they are explicitly labeled on the frame as such, or not.
A designated tie-off grommet customarily has a larger diameter (to accomodate the width of 2 strings) and, more importantly, the wall of the grommet itself is thicker, to handle the additional pressure/abuse it sustains from a knot being tied there.
IMO, tying a knot at another grommet location, that doesn't have this additional thickness, is much more likely to split the grommet prematurely.
 
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