R. Parnell interview (2019)

jwocky

Rookie
And @Richard Parnell explains again (11:11 - 12:00) that the Parnell Loop is a modification of the Yonex Loop in that it use single pulls on the outermost and penultimate mains with added tension on both.

The Parnell Loop is definitely NOT the locking procedure he uses to eliminate further tension loss on the tie-off string. The locking procedure has no name - indicated by RP in his YouTube video comment.

EDIT: Someone else here will continue to call the locking procedure the Parnell Loop because ...
 

1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
Thanks so much for posting, this is the kind of stuff I love to see; someone who is actually in the know.

Someone needs to tell @Richard Parnell that he's doing his ATW wrong according to @Irvin :


BTW - I just purchased two of the Parnell Pro Pads!!!!

:) :) :) :) :)
yup agree, cool video, very insightfull, specially like the tension changes he is seeing on pro players
haaa and yes I did see the ATW pattern with the 16/19 pattern @Irvin does not like
BTW @Irvin is correct, it does create unnecessary hard weaves by stringing the top cross right away,, but to each there own,,
I also saw RP release the clamp and not the base first,, which is also not ideal IMO, but since its a poly and not a multi he gets away with it without affecting the string,, again to each their own

I do like what R,P. said, "keep an open mind,and be willing to keep learning", specially when listening to long time stringers like @Irvin and you @Rabbit,, as well as many others here,,,

BTW, did you notice how he referenced @YULitle early on,, im glad he gets recognition also, i learned alot from that guy early on..
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
BTW @Irvin is correct, it does create unnecessary hard weaves by stringing the top cross right away
I hope I did not say that. If you want to weave the top cross first and you want to avoid the hard weaves do it as RP did on his universal ATW pattern. He had the short side on the left not the right if I remember right. You had hard weaves because your short side was on the right.
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
I also saw RP release the clamp and not the base first,, which is also not ideal IMO, but since its a poly and not a multi he gets away with it without affecting the string,, again to each their own
Well, to be fair, @Richard Parnell had a Baiardo he strung on. Most machines, I suspect, he strings on have gravity release bases. Gravity release bases allow you to release the clamp without releasing the base. If you notice, @Richard Parnell did release the bases first after he tied the knots.

BTW, did you notice how he referenced @YULitle early on,, im glad he gets recognition also, i learned alot from that guy early on..
That should make TTPS furious! TTPS was taken down by RP on that very topic. :)
 

1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
Well, to be fair, @Richard Parnell had a Baiardo he strung on. Most machines, I suspect, he strings on have gravity release bases. Gravity release bases allow you to release the clamp without releasing the base. If you notice, @Richard Parnell did release the bases first after he tied the knots.
ahh, yeah, your provably right on that!!
im not upto date on the lattest clamps like the biardos and such,
i was just surprised on him doing it that way
he did have a "the big release button", i see on some of the newer machines, and wondered why he didn't use it,,
but just a minor thing, imo
i feel that as long as you have your own reason for why you do things, then whos to tell you its wrong,,
 

1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
@Rabbit ,, well im ok with it, ive been reading his stuff and many others for years now
as long as they know(real experience), what their talking about, and are not complete a-holes, ill read on,,
I know he, you, many others have done this long enough, "you all know what your saying, in your own way",,

I still do what I started doing when I first came on this board,, "panning for gold",, when it comes to peoples comments
I try to understand what their saying and try to see what they see
if it works, I might adopt it into my technique, if not, ill go on doing the way ive been doing it all along
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
ahh, yeah, your provably right on that!!
im not upto date on the lattest clamps like the biardos and such,
i was just surprised on him doing it that way
he did have a "the big release button", i see on some of the newer machines, and wondered why he didn't use it,,
but just a minor thing, imo
i feel that as long as you have your own reason for why you do things, then whos to tell you its wrong,,
All machines With double action clamps allow you to release the string clamp first and then the base That I’m aware of. When Richard Parnell string on the Head machine I would think (unless he messes up) he would always release the base first then the clamp especial when tying off. Notice at 14:30 in RP’s Universal ATW video when he ties off the lower cross he first releases the base (watch the clamp draw back when he does) then he releases the base.

When you release the clamp and the gravity release triggers the base to release you may not notice the drawback because it is so fast. But if the string starts drawing back as you are release the clamp first it could marr the string. If I had a machine that had gravity release bases I would not use it just to save a few seconds even it I strung 1,000s of rackets and never had an issue.

EDIT: Sergetti told me back when I was using their pattern I should start the top cross with a starting clamp. Then to release the starting clamp I should clamp the top cross inside the frame with a machine clamp and without tensioning the top cross release the starting clamp instead of tensioning the top cross 2 times. I never liked or used that idea either, because the string could drawback in the starting clamp.
 
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Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
I use the gravity release function and love it. I’ve not seen one I’ll effect, even on natural gut. There are a chosen few on the boards who try desperately to over complicate stringing. Again, it ain't rocket science.
 
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lefty10spro

Semi-Pro
That Parnell pad is hilarious. Anyone ever had a starting clamp damage a frame? His claim that ATW stringing results in a DT reading that is one higher than 2 piece is doubtful and I will test it out. Interesting video - dude has quite a memory. I love the Parnell knot - crazy that it was a mistake while he was trying to tie something else!
 

am1899

Hall of Fame
Anyone ever had a starting clamp damage a frame?
Actually, yes.

His claim that ATW stringing results in a DT reading that is one higher than 2 piece is doubtful and I will test it out. Interesting video - dude has quite a memory. I love the Parnell knot - crazy that it was a mistake while he was trying to tie something else!
“Dude” is one of the most experienced stringers on the planet. Up to you, but I’d be more inclined to believe the claims of R. Parnell, than those from just about anyone else.
 

Wes

Semi-Pro
What? You guys had the sound off?
Nah... that would be a play straight out of TTPS's play book. :-D:-D

I was listening (or so I thought), but I don't remember Goran coming up.
Want to give me a timestamp, or are you going to make me watch the whole thing all over again!? :p

Edit: Thanks for the timestamp. Just re-watched that part again. I do remember that part (handing him the same stick back an hour later at "0.5Kg less").
I just didn't catch, on my initial viewing, that it was Ivanisevic he was speaking about (he doesn't say "Goran", and I missed the "Ivanisevic"). Oops.
Maybe I should start watching these things with the sound off! :laughing:
 
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10shoe

Professional
Positively scandalous if ya ask me. Back in the day when I was active on the GSS boards, Ron Yu publicly tore me a new azzhole for suggesting what Parnell very matter-of-factly confesses to here.
 

Wes

Semi-Pro
Positively scandalous if ya ask me. Back in the day when I was active on the GSS boards, Ron Yu publicly tore me a new azzhole for suggesting what Parnell very matter-of-factly confesses to here.
Hmmm... so, does @RJYU now owe you an apology? :sneaky:
 

g4driver

Hall of Fame
This has made my week. I’ve had a very limited number of interactions with the man. And even saying it like that oversells it. But I’m honestly honored.

And if he needed a stringer... I’d be willing to come out of retirement.
Your videos are what got me started as a stringer. You've taught more people than you will ever know. Thank you YuLitle!
 

struggle

Legend
Enjoyed watching this, BUT it confirms to me that he's no real guru. He's just a dude that strings alot of racquets.
As a tool user, i can appreciate where he's coming from.
 

RJYU

Rookie
Positively scandalous if ya ask me. Back in the day when I was active on the GSS boards, Ron Yu publicly tore me a new azzhole for suggesting what Parnell very matter-of-factly confesses to here.



Don't think I "tore you a new azzhole." Just clarified that almost all stringing knots are variables of a simple double half hitch, and that all knots being used today were probably used by stringers decades ago. If pointing that out is "tearing you a new azzhole" then I guess I'm guilty. I apologize if you took it that way. Didn't mean for it to come across like that.
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
Enjoyed watching this, BUT it confirms to me that he's no real guru. He's just a dude that strings alot of racquets.
I'd have to differ with you on that. I'm a dude that strings a lot of rackets, but you don't see me stringing Slams. @Richard Parnell strings Wimbledon and others. I wouldn't think they'd let just "a dude that strings a lot of rackets" on the grounds in the inner sanctum of the world's greatest tournament year after freaking year!!!!!

Now as for @RJYU, well there's a dude that strings a lot of rackets.... ;)

:)
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
Shots fired! :eek:;)
Rodney King said:
Why can't everybody just get along?
I think that pretty much says it all...

In case it didn't:

TW is a big tent.
All are welcome.
Misunderstandings shouldn't lead to wars.
Blessed is the peacemaker
All you need is love
Love is all you need
Innagaddadavida
Life is the perfect way to pass the time away
You put the lime in the coconut
I ate what?
and finally:
Well, that's like your opinion, man....
 
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struggle

Legend
So, out of curiosity... what would you want/need to hear from him that would, in your opinion, qualify him for "Guru" status?
Nothing. I think it confirms to me that he's just a smart fella that knows how to use tools. (I suspect several of us are
capable in this sense, but he has cause to string higher volume, time to "develop" and publish techniques etc).
I think guru status goes to higher fields, science, medicine etc.

Not knocking the guy, but nothing revolutionary was witnessed in the video (by myself anyhow, YMMV).
 

kkm

Professional
RP certainly seems to promote himself well. It’s not an easy business, but he seems to be one of the people making it.
 
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