View Full Version : Any ways to pratice tying knots?

04-29-2010, 06:40 PM
Hey guys are there any ways to pratice tying knots such as the parnell without actually stringing? I am pretty good with the starting knot. My knots just don't look that professional. Please don't reply practice on your shoe laces because i dont think that would work.


04-29-2010, 07:03 PM
Go to the salvation army or garage sales and get as many $1 racquets as you can

04-29-2010, 11:27 PM
Have you watched yulitle's knot vids? he uses a bucket and some rope, you could easily knock up the same rig for a few at a hardwear store. Either that or do what Standup said, buy some cheap racquets from a second hand sale and string.

04-29-2010, 11:41 PM

04-30-2010, 12:32 AM
Recently, I been given rackets to be restrung, and notice a few were tied-off with one half hitch knot. I got to take a picture next time I get one, but I'm trying to find out who's been stringing these rackets. Personally, I only use one knot, Parnell or Pro Knot.

Dan, the GSS video links don't work.

04-30-2010, 08:44 AM
Do what YULitle does in his videos but on a smaller scale with some string and a yogurt container or ice cream bucket.

BTW, I hate starting knots. I use a starting clamp + 4 tie-offs.

Pro/Parnell knot is the way to go. Looks good and easy to do. It's basically a double half hitch but on the 2nd hitch you feed the tail through the first half hitch.

04-30-2010, 09:12 AM
Alright thanks guys. Ill try these.