View Full Version : Is USRSA Video worth the $ or is it outdated?

09-25-2006, 08:53 AM
Has anybody seen the USRSA stringing video? Is it worth the $35? I just ordered an Alpha Pioneer dropweight and since I've never strung before I'm looking for an instructional video. I've seen the ones on sptennis but it's not very clear. I'd like one that shows a step by step procedure and how to skip mains and tie knots. Thanks in advance.

09-25-2006, 10:28 AM

09-25-2006, 10:32 AM
I am a USRSA member however I have not seen their stringing video however since the techniques for stringing a racquet have not really changed much, if at all in recent years I don't think their video would be outdated.

09-25-2006, 01:14 PM
I have it, and I thought it would help me to learn how to string. It did, but I'm not sure it's worth 35 dollars. It's good but not great. Buy string with the saved money.

09-25-2006, 07:08 PM

thanks! Can the pro (Parnell) knot be used as a starting knot as well?

09-25-2006, 07:18 PM
I usually just use the double half hitch to start. The starting knots sometimes seem to do a number on the grommet.

09-25-2006, 07:27 PM
About counting mains, it's a really simple thing. You just start at the middle of the racquet and count outward. If the pattern says to skip 7T and 9T you just skip over those, when stringing the main strings, because a cross string will go there later. T usually means "throat" of racquet and H means the "head" of the racquet. If you are using the Klippermate site, T means "top" of racquet and B means


09-26-2006, 06:17 AM
Can the pro (Parnell) knot be used as a starting knot as well?

Richard Parnell does not recommend it, see his reply it is #10 in this tread:
Richards response to using the Pro Knot for a Starting Knot (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=120255)

Chicken Neck
09-26-2006, 04:34 PM
I use the Parnell for all knots and have never had a problem, they are small, compact and have no slippage. The only possible problem(which I have not had) is that since the knot is small it could possibly be pulled into a stretched out grommit