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Top String Tuesday: Two Triangle Top String

0 - Published November 26, 2013 by in Mesh, Stringing, Tutorials
What is happening here??

What is happening here??

This week I’m sticking to the blue and orange theme that I went with in last week’s Braided Top Shooter.  I love the triangle top string.  I love the way it looks.  I love the way it keeps the ball from hitting plastic and I love the fact that you get to use two different colored top strings to customize your pocket a bit.  This week I decided to get a little tricky with what I am calling the Two Triangle Top String.  The Two Triangle Top String is essentially the same thing as a triangle top string.  The difference being that the Two Triangle Top String requires you two cross your two top strings over to give the top string a multicolored look.  Typically, the triangle top string runs one color for the standard 9 diamond top string and one for the triangles.  The Two Triangle Top String switches between the two colors.  This is simply just a unique spin on a classic top string but I thought it looked pretty good with my braided top shooter.  Check out the photos below to string your own.

Step 1: SO Important to use a 9 diamond row.  This top string won’t work with a 10 diamond row in the mesh.

MUST use 9 diamonds.

MUST use 9 diamonds.

Step 2: Cinch your color 1 top string to the sidewall and first piece of mesh.

Nice and tight to the sidewall.

Nice and tight to the sidewall.

Step 3: Send color 1 through the back of the head and out the front.  Bring color one back to the back of the head through the loop that you just created.

Through the back and through the loop.

Through the back and through the loop.

Step 4: Unlike a traditional triangle top string, you need to string the Two Triangle Top String with both pieces of top string at the same time.  Insert your top string color 2 into the same sidewall hole as color 1.  Keep the string on the front of the stick as it is the start of triangle 1.  Send color 2 through the front of the head and out the back.

Color 2.

Color 2 and the start of triangle 1.

Step 5: Loop color 2 through the back to the front and then around color 1, bringing color 2 back to the back of the head.

Loop around the front.

Loop around the front.

Step 6: Send color 2 back through the back of the head and out the front.

Back through the back of the head.

Back through the back of the head.

End of triangle 1. Blue triangle, orange inner.

End of triangle 1. Blue triangle, orange inner.

Step 7: Insert color 2 underneath the fold in the 3rd diamond.  You will skip this diamond and string diamond 4 to the second top string hole just like you would with a traditional triangle top string.

Under the fold in the 3rd diamond that you will skip.

Under the fold in the 3rd diamond that you will skip.

Under and out diamond 3.

Under and out diamond 3.

Step 8: This is where the Two Triangle Top String differs from a traditional triangle top string.  Color 2 becomes the inner color and color 1 becomes the triangle. Send color 2 through the back of the head, bringing it back to the back through the loop you just created just like in step 3.

Color 2 becomes the inner.

Color 2 becomes the inner.

Step 9: Color 1 becomes triangle 2. String color 1 up underneath the second half of the fold in diamond 3 to the front of the head.  String color one through the front and out the back of the head.

Color 1 becomes triangle 2.

Color 1 becomes triangle 2.

Step 10: Loop color 1 from the back to the front, around color 2 and then back to the back of the head.  The string will be pulled from the back to the front through top string hole 2.  This step completes triangle 2.

Looped to the front and out the back.

Looped to the front and out the back.

Look at the backside.

Look at the backside.

Triangle 2 completed.

Triangle 2 completed.

Step 11: Repeat steps 3-10 two once more for triangles 3 and 4.

Triangles 3 and 4 completed.

Triangles 3 and 4 completed.

Step 12: Use color 2 to cinch your 9th diamond to the top sidewall hole on the side of your head opposite the side that you started stringing on.

Out the sidewall.

Out the sidewall.

Step 13: Send color 1 out the front of the head through the top sidewall hole, again, opposite the side that you started stringing.

Color 1 out the end.

Color 1 out the end.

Step 14: Knot that ish.

Tied off and ready to rock.

Tied off and ready to rock.

Step 15: Prepare yourself to have the coolest stick on the field.

Front view.

Front view.

Back view.

Back view.

Step 16: Keep your eyes peeled for the latest and greatest Top String Tuesday.

 

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