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Offline kenneth butler

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Re: Changing brace height significantly
« Reply #20 on: June 08, 2018, 12:12:39 AM »
It is not apt to untwist if you leave it on the bow. Let it slide down the top limb rather than take it off. String keepers work good too.  Once you get it set where it is the quietest and shooting the best, measure it and write it down. It is good practice to mark an arrow with a painted ring so you can tell at a glance every time you nock it, if  anything has  changed. If you had to twist it enough to raise it  1 and 1/2"  You still could have used a little shorter string. It wouldn't hurt to run that by them also. Don't know why they missed it so bad to start with and still didn't come any closer.  Measure the string length when it is twisted to the right brace height. That is the length you need.  >>>----> Ken

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Re: Changing brace height significantly
« Reply #21 on: June 08, 2018, 12:48:52 AM »


  Measure the string length when it is twisted to the right brace height. That is the length you need.  >>>----> Ken

Let me hop in here as someone else new to recurves. Please explain how to measure the string correctly. Is it end to end laying on a table? Is it from  the the start of one loop to the start of the other? From the limb notch to limb notch when strung? I'm sure it is simple to you but I can think of at least 5 ways to do it wrong...:)

Offline kenneth butler

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Re: Changing brace height significantly
« Reply #22 on: June 08, 2018, 01:11:24 AM »
Stretched out straight end to end. >>>----> Ken

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Re: Changing brace height significantly
« Reply #23 on: June 08, 2018, 11:05:52 PM »
Custom string makers will make a string to actual length and their websites are usually quite clear about that and how they  measure the string. But if you purchase a string mass produced to AMO/ATA standards the package will be marked for the AMO bow length,  not the actual string length. If you stick to custom made strings there is no confusion - just follow the string makers measuring instructions -  but if you have to buy a pre-packaged mass produced string in a pinch for a  60" bow you would want to buy one marked AMO 60" and the string will be around 57" length.  These are the endless loop strings you see in plastic tubes in a sporting goods store.     

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