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Old 2017-12-28, 15:01   #1
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Default Is one-piece always around-the-world

Dumb question perhaps, but I read so many descriptions of ATW stringing, and when to use it, and I want to know if ATW is describing an alternative subset of one-piece patterns, or is just another way of saying "one-piece."

In other words, when someone says, "this is when I use ATW," do they mean instead of two-piece, or instead of other one-piece patterns.

The only descriptions I see in videos are of ATW, so I wondered if there is other one-piece information out there.

I have an inexpensive Wilson Pro Court racquet to string, and despite some really reputable stringers claiming there are always enough big grommets available, the mains tie at the bottom and there are absolutely no other two-string grommets at the throat. There is a shared hole at 11, and I might be able to squeeze a third string in there, but that seems crazy. And trying to stretch some grommets hasn't helped. I look at this type of racquet as more or a toy racquet, or "drug-store" racquet, and I think that not much design is behind them.

This should be a simple question for some. Thanks
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Old 2017-12-29, 00:47   #2
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I used the Dire Desire pattern, and that worked great, but I still wondered if ATW is all inclusive, and Dire Desire is a one ATW method.
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Old 2018-01-16, 18:51   #3
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ATW string patterns is a variation of the standard one-piece stringjob. ATW patterns are only done when a regular 1-piece stringjob would cause the mains to end at the throat. This would cause the crosses to be strung bottom-to-top.So basically, an ATW string pattern would force the mains to end at the top, so you can string the crosses from the top to the bottom
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Old 2018-08-31, 09:19   #4
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ATW can be strung both 1-piece or 2-pieces. There are no obstacles for 2-piece stringing. In the picture below I can go both ways:

1. Continue with 1-piece stringing or
2. Cut the string and use NG or MF for the rest of the crosses to mitigate the harshness of the poly

Note also that I have gone 3 times around the world which, technically, is referred to as boxed pattern but, in its deepest essence, is nothing but multiple ATW. In its turn, boxed pattern can be both ATW or non-ATW, so both patterns are intersecting rather than overlapping notions.

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Old 2018-08-31, 15:29   #5
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Great reply, and thanks. With clarity of description and a nice sharp picture, you would do great videos, too!

And now, to string!
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