yup agree, cool video, very insightfull, specially like the tension changes he is seeing on pro playersThanks 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!!!!
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.BTW @Irvin is correct, it does create unnecessary hard weaves by stringing the top cross right away
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.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
That should make TTPS furious! TTPS was taken down by RP on that very topic.
ahh, yeah, your provably right on that!!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.
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.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,,
Actually, yes.Anyone ever had a starting clamp damage a frame?
“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.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!
Nah... that would be a play straight out of TTPS's play book.What? You guys had the sound off?
Your videos are what got me started as a stringer. You've taught more people than you will ever know. Thank you YuLitle!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.
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!!!!!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 think that pretty much says it all...Rodney King said:Why can't everybody just get along?
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 areSo, out of curiosity... what would you want/need to hear from him that would, in your opinion, qualify him for "Guru" status?
The Dude abides.Well, that's like your opinion, man....
Calmer than you are Dude... calmer than you are.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!!!!!