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    Question Victor VS-850 String Slip @ High Tension

    Does anyone have a solution to make sure your tie off knots don't slip when stringing at high tensions (+26lbs) with Victor VS-850? I have had no issues when using VS-800... but with the 850, I would release the clamps after a tie off and notice a slight slip which (for example) makes the last main lose a pound or two...

    I'm most concerned about what knot you guys are using... what's the secret?! It's such a slippery string! Thanks all.

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    I think though tension loss during knot tie-up can be well mitigated/reduced, it can't be completely eliminated. Kwun has a very nice video on reducing tension loss during the knot tie-off. Definitely worth having a look.

    Link is here.

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    Sorry I should have worded it better. Totally understand where you're coming from zombie0517: there's no way to completely eliminate tension loss. It's the knot itself that I see slipping when I string at a high tension that I want to eliminate...

    Regardless, I'll try the new knot from the video you recommended... thanks for your help! Will get back to you if it still occurs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vudoo View Post
    Sorry I should have worded it better. Totally understand where you're coming from zombie0517: there's no way to completely eliminate tension loss. It's the knot itself that I see slipping when I string at a high tension that I want to eliminate...

    Regardless, I'll try the new knot from the video you recommended... thanks for your help! Will get back to you if it still occurs.
    I tried double half-hitch for tie-offs before, and believe me, this knot shown in Kwun's video works better. Works for me @ 30lbs (BG66UM, NBG98). I would expect it works just as well on thicker strings

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    Quote Originally Posted by vudoo View Post
    Sorry I should have worded it better. Totally understand where you're coming from zombie0517: there's no way to completely eliminate tension loss. It's the knot itself that I see slipping when I string at a high tension that I want to eliminate...

    Regardless, I'll try the new knot from the video you recommended... thanks for your help! Will get back to you if it still occurs.
    Try a Parnell knot - it held my VS850 at 32, no problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark A View Post
    Try a Parnell knot - it held my VS850 at 32, no problem.
    great video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gundamzaku View Post
    great video.
    All his videos are good (even though they're mostly tennis-only).

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    I just tried Kwun's knot on a racquet and the Parnell on another... both are great. I like Kwun's knot a bit better so I'll use that one from now on. Thanks for the help all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark A View Post
    All his videos are good (even though they're mostly tennis-only).
    it is absolutely awesome that he is giving demos with big ropes!!! you can't get any clearer than that!!!

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    yeah, i think so, i like it very much,All his videos are good ,even though they're mostly tennis-only.

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