Trick for Tying knots when stringing poly/co poly strings

schap02

Semi-Pro
Handy.
I would like to think most stringers can handle this without bending the string but then again, I'm all for whatever helps people.
 

wperry42

New User
good tip

As a beginner, I appreciate the video. Just finished my first hybrid and the poly did not tie easy, looking for short cuts. No need to scoff at people who enjoy the sport but are just learning.
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
As a beginner, I appreciate the video. Just finished my first hybrid and the poly did not tie easy, looking for short cuts. No need to scoff at people who enjoy the sport but are just learning.
I'm with you good or bad I like to see fresh ideas whether I am going to use them or not. Thanks for the video Brownbearfalling.
 

diredesire

Adjunct Moderator
Hey! I know this guy. I prefer a straight threading, I think this would actually be less maneuverable/manageable on extremely tight working quarters, but that's just me. Always good to see little 'tricks' like this that may be obvious to some, you can always adapt them for your own uses.

Also, I think you might be a little off on your length estimations, KQ. That was a little short for an inch ;)

P.S. Nice machine.
 

Lakers4Life

Hall of Fame
+1 I agree with DD. I usually tie a Parnell knot so it would be tricky to get in the second time around. It's much easier to push a straight string from the bottom.

Instead of a bend why not just a hook? It's a nifty trick but not extremely impressive.
 

diredesire

Adjunct Moderator
Thanks! It should help a bit.

Question - how do you make tight knots with poly? I had a hell of a time last night tying Spiky Shark

Thanks!
It's not too different from any other knot. If you're having trouble cinching it up, you probably need to do more "rocking" to get slack out. Pull away from you, and then back towards you. Repeat a few times to wiggle slack out.

I also like pulling very planar with the frame in the last cinch (pull very low to the frame, away from the frame)
 
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