Hi mate, first of all, thank you for your time explaining all this to me. Im still new at being a stringer (18 months) but have some unique advantage, i live in a small town with only another stringer and one other stringing machine, so out of all rackets here, 50% give or take come to me. My first 50 to 100 were pretty inconsistent, i only do low tension 21 to 24lbs because i fear i will break the racket. After 100 string jobs, its getting natural for me (at least i think) and i get pretty consistent with the end result, but still i never go more than 27lbs. Thats a little background story so you can understand where im at with this.
So about your question, yes i do them side to side, to be exact, there are 22 mains, 11
on each side, i started from mains 9, i left 10 and 11 to do later after crosses near finish, my concern is if i do from the edge (mains 11) i fear i will break the racket, so i start from 9 left one by one to 9 right, and then do crosses, so far my customers pretty happy with the result because they keep coming back with no complain and i never broke a racket..
And i get no twists (or at least minimal) when stringing pre weaved
Also i tried using 4 knots, but besides the shared holes problems (yes i use kwun string mover technique, not poking or stabbing lol) i found another problem, in some grommets, theres an overlap (2 side by side grommets, with 2 strings on top of them), and no matter how, you cant avoid this stringing 4 knots, but with 2 knots this can be avoided, so im thinking 2 knots easier for the grommet.. And i swear to god, i did my research, i string one racket (88d ultimax 25lbs 4 knots not using pre weaved) and one i string myself pre weaved with same string and same tension, i dont see any difference in performance..
So if i get the desired result, do i need to change?
Thank you in advance for explaining this, deeply appreciated