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hyperion99 01-27-2013 05:19 PM

Best Finishing Knots
 
Let me know your thoughts.
I use the parnell but I'm trying to figure if there's a better finishing knot.

Thanks in advance.

Lakers4Life 01-27-2013 05:33 PM

Irvin will probably push, the VS knot, which is just a Parnell knot (tied bad), which happens sometimes, but it still holds. 95% of the time I use the Parnell knot, and when the main is tight to the cross tie off, I use the Wilson/Pro knot.

hyperion99 01-27-2013 05:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Lakers4Life (Post 7173066)
Irvin will probably push, the VS knot, which is just a Parnell knot tie bad, which happens sometimes, but it still holds. 95% of the time I use the Parnell knot, and when the main is tight to the cross tie off, I use the Wilson/Pro knot.

What advantage does the Wilson/Pro knot have?

jim e 01-27-2013 05:43 PM

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Originally Posted by hyperion99 (Post 7173079)
What advantage does the Wilson/Pro knot have?

That is a smaller size knot. Its good in tight places like when a knot is tied to a cross string and the end main is right next to it giving very little space for knot. Many use the pro knot for all finishing. I like the parnell for finishing and pro for the tight spaces, as that is what I am use to, and works for me.

Lakers4Life 01-27-2013 05:43 PM

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Originally Posted by hyperion99 (Post 7173079)
What advantage does the Wilson/Pro knot have?

It's not as bulky and push the main out like a Parnell or Double Half-Hitch.

Both the Parnell and Wilson/Pro Knots end neatly against the frame. Most other knots stick out.

hyperion99 01-27-2013 05:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Lakers4Life (Post 7173085)
It's not as bulky and push the main out like a Parnell or Double Half-Hitch.

Both the Parnell and Wilson/Pro Knots end neatly against the frame. Most other knots stick out.

So in that point there is not much of a difference in Parnell/Wilson Pro knot?

Lakers4Life 01-27-2013 06:27 PM

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Originally Posted by hyperion99 (Post 7173113)
So in that point there is not much of a difference in Parnell/Wilson Pro knot?

Not exactly. They are both neat knots (IMHO), but the Parnell knot is slightly bulkier than the Wilson/Pro knot.

FYI: The Wilson knot and the Pro knot are the same knot, but sometimes referred as either. That's why I put the "/" inbetween the two names.

If you ever string a Babolat APD, you will knot why we recommend using the Wilson/Pro knot when you tie off the bottom cross.

Faithfulfather 01-27-2013 07:11 PM

Wilson/Parnell knot. Nothing else needed.

Wikky 01-27-2013 08:39 PM

I want to see that hook finishing tool that guy posted a while back again. I thought that was a really neat idea since it allowed there to be almost 0 tie off loss if you got the clamp close enough. Still agreed above, I only use the Pro knot. The Parnell works fine and is a little more secure I think.

Irvin 01-28-2013 01:50 AM

Wilson, Parnell and the Vs Starting knot are all three about the same. The largest knot is the Parnell. The easiest one to tie is the wilson. The VS Starting knot looks the best. When tied properly all three will hold well and the tail rest up against the frame.

hyperion99 01-28-2013 02:35 AM

How about the PC knot?

Irvin 01-28-2013 02:55 AM

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Originally Posted by hyperion99 (Post 7173876)
How about the PC knot?

Again very similar to the Wilson knot.

themitchmann 01-28-2013 03:49 AM

I use the Parnell primarily, and the Wilson/Pro in tight spots.

Maui19 01-28-2013 03:55 AM

I use the Wilson knot. I have tried the Parnell, but I find that I can't pull the string as tightly as I can with the Wilson. Perhaps I am doing something wrong, but I've been through the YouTube videos a bunch of times.

pvaudio 01-28-2013 11:15 AM

I just use the Wilson.

cluckcluck 01-28-2013 06:26 PM

Pro knot for pretty much everything. Will use parnell from time to time for a starter on crosses.

fortun8son 01-29-2013 01:04 AM

I learned using the DHH and I still use it in tight spaces where I need tools(like E-Force) but since I started using the Wilson/Pro knot, I haven't looked back.

I've had racquets come in with some beautiful fishing knots,but the tail sticks right back into the stringbed.

Irvin 01-29-2013 02:11 AM

VS Starting knot

GlenK 01-29-2013 03:09 AM

I use the Wilson Pro knot for all my knots.

hyperion99 01-29-2013 03:10 AM

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Originally Posted by cluckcluck (Post 7176193)
Pro knot for pretty much everything. Will use parnell from time to time for a starter on crosses.

I'm sorry I don't understand.:confused:
I thought that the parnell was for finishing knots?


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