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Brocolt
02-03-2012, 10:19 AM
Just started stringing again after twenty years. In my old age I have became much more anal about my racket and strings. When I tie off the mains ( two piece string job) how critical is the tension loss. I am using a double half hitch pulling out then arching up but it seems like there is some loss when I release the clamp. Is this pretty normal or are then any tricks of the trade?

Irvin
02-03-2012, 10:34 AM
I would suggest either a Wilson Pro knot or a Parnell knot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGyDh4gW8DE&feature=plcp&context=C3d80654UDOEgsToPDskI2epXHlAwuYHelAs9y96J4

I don't think drawback needs to be worried about but keeping it to a minimum is always best. Just do the best you can.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WIEi_wrNo4&feature=plcp&context=C3d80654UDOEgsToPDskI2epXHlAwuYHelAs9y96J4

bbulla
02-03-2012, 11:10 AM
I prefer to use a starting clamp when possible.

Irvin
02-03-2012, 11:15 AM
I prefer to use a starting clamp when possible.

Absolutely if you don't use a starting clamp you should use a starting knot and not a Parnell or Wilson Pro knot.