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  1. struggle

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    What's the best tie off knot for a tight tie-off location?

    Currently, I'm referring to O3 Blue - top cross tie off. Actually, I've strung these a few times and always gotten it done (parnell on 10T -main, knot does rest against the very close 3rd cross), but just wondering. This is not the worst case I've seen, but figured it was time to ask for the next "stupid" tie off point.

    In this case, almost seems a starting knot would be easiest, BUT....

    I don't use starting knots, I use a starting clamp (not really willing to concede on this practice). I'm a Parnell user, exclusively at this point.

    thx.
     
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  2. Irvin

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    Isnt the tie off hole marked
     
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    it is, yes. I know where the tie off is, i'm asking about a knot for tight locations.

    edit: the marked tie off is kinda tight, but doable. mainly asking for future tighter tie offs, thx.
     
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    In tight spots I use the PC knot, or Pro Knot, as it only loops around the anchor string one loop so it takes up less space, where the Parnell goes around twice . Otherwise I use Parnell all way around for all knots.
    So for a tight spot where there is less space for a knot, it makes sense to use a smaller knot. I guess I could just use the Pro Knot for all knots, but I was taught the now called Parnell knot back in the 60's, and as they say, its hard to teach an old dog as you get use to doing things the same way.
     
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    looks like the "wilson pro knot" is gonna be the answer. edit ^^^ yes, thx!!
     
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  6. TennisCJC

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    I do this ^^^^ too. Pro Knot if tight space and all others Parnell. Don't use starting knots anymore - use starting clamp instead but I used Parnell as starting knot without any problems for last 6 years.
     
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  7. Roger Wawrinka

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    Wilson pro knot. It's the smallest of all the knots I think.
     
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  8. Irvin

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    Then you want to use a Wilson Pro knot as you only have to go under the anchor string one time. I assume you want to tie the top cross on a cross and not use the 'normal' tie off location.

    EDIT: I would also make sure that third cross is on top of the outside main so you can slide the knot over the outside main easy.
     
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    Wilson pro knot it the only way to go bud.
     
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