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    Bow string and nocks uestions

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    Bow string and nocks uestions

    Post by GodricSwin on Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:03 pm

    Hi guys,
    Am I right in assuming you DO NOT cut into the back of the (wood) prod when making nocks?

    From YouTube (I think) I learned when winding on serving you need to keep it TIGHT (the bow string is linen and the serving is dacron).  It seems way too stiff.  Does that usually happen?  I keep thinking of all that extra weight and stiffness when the prod "fires".  (The prod is at about 85 lbs.)

    Any info will be much appreciated.

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    Re: Bow string and nocks uestions

    Post by c sitas on Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:36 pm

    Goodric, The stiffness is perfectly normal. I'm assuming that your talking a bout the serving, right.I only serve the center "about three inches centered". And then both,  ends ,they eyes first ,then serve about 3or 4" of the end.ALL that extra weight will help keep you from making a new string every other shot. All lot of the distance shooting people had to make a new string for every shot. Corse,  they were shooting knitting  needles so to speak . Were not unloading the bow at all. Oh, make sure you allow enough extra so you'll be able to twist the string . You want it like a cable, not like so many threads.

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