And the small point runs opposite the larger end. Tri Tip is pretty forgiving though. I also like to smoke mine then take up to about 138 with the sear. Still very juicy, and pink color; seems different than other cuts in that regard.Definitely made the mistake of not looking at which way the grain was running before I rubbed it. This first cut wasn’t perfect - I was trying to cut the two directions of the grain to slice against it. I did cut against it pretty much every cut after this one. Thankfully didn’t adversely impact the meat, still super tender!