Re: Tying vice for beginner
I'd vote for the Renzetti as well, its very portable, just make sure to pull the base out when you run it through the xray at airports, otherwise they'll ask a lot of questions... actually, they'll still ask a lot of question. But it's a great vise! I started with an $80 danvise but upon bending out the jaws I went straight to the Renzetti. It's worth it to spend the extra money for a good vise I would say.
Working out a way to convince my university to allow me to hold my TA office hours on the nearby creek...