Knot Question - Parnell tweak

Hi guys.

Instead of going OVER the top of the first loop with the Parnell, what's it called if you go THROUGH the loop again and then finish as per the Parnell?

Cheers, Paul
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
And if you take the tag end and loop it around and through both loops you will end up with an iKnot. The VS Starting knot works good for a poly starting knot but I find with soft slippery strings you must hold the tag end and the knot slips. So I converted to the iKnot for use as a starting knot with soft slippery strings.
In the above video I was stringing with Gamma Asterisk which is very soft and slippery.
 

TypeRx

Semi-Pro
And if you take the tag end and loop it around and through both loops you will end up with an iKnot. The VS Starting knot works good for a poly starting knot but I find with soft slippery strings you must hold the tag end and the knot slips. So I converted to the iKnot for use as a starting knot with soft slippery strings.
In the above video I was stringing with Gamma Asterisk which is very soft and slippery.
Hmm..I am going to try this instead of the bulky knot with scrap string I am currently doing for my Kevlar mains. Thanks for sharing!
 

TypeRx

Semi-Pro
Are you tying off mains with a bulky knot?
Well yes, but I think I am being imprecise with my use of the word "bulky". I am basically doing a double-half hitch tie off on my Kevlar mains, but shoving an extra piece of string in the knot before tightening to fatten things up. I've experienced my knots pulling into the grommet over time here and there (usually one of the half-hitches), so this avoid that. I also put a small drop of superglue onto my knots. This only happens to me with Kevlar since the knot can cinch so tight.
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
Well yes, but I think I am being imprecise with my use of the word "bulky". I am basically doing a double-half hitch tie off on my Kevlar mains, but shoving an extra piece of string in the knot before tightening to fatten things up. I've experienced my knots pulling into the grommet over time here and there (usually one of the half-hitches), so this avoid that. I also put a small drop of superglue onto my knots. This only happens to me with Kevlar since the knot can cinch so tight.
Any half hitch knot will easily pull into the grommet. It does not matter if it’s a half hitch, a double half hitch, or a triple half hitch. They are all small knots the DHH and THH are just longer that’s all. The USRSA needs to outlaw half hitch knots.
 

TypeRx

Semi-Pro
Any half hitch knot will easily pull into the grommet. It does not matter if it’s a half hitch, a double half hitch, or a triple half hitch. They are all small knots the DHH and THH are just longer that’s all. The USRSA needs to outlaw half hitch knots.
Only experienced this issue with 18g syn gut or Kevlar, but take your word for it.

Old habits die hard - I know I should convert to a parnell or pro-knot.
 
Only experienced this issue with 18g syn gut or Kevlar, but take your word for it.

Old habits die hard - I know I should convert to a parnell or pro-knot.
You can do it friend! Do 2 or 3 racquets and you will never even think about it again. Good luck
 

graycrait

Hall of Fame
The only reason I learned to do a Pro Knot was because 18g Ashaway Kevlar was pulling through the grommet.
 
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