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    Brace Hieght?

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    Brace Hieght?

    Post by fester on Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:20 am

    Found this in the glossary but can some one explain what the belly side of riser is please!
    Braced Height
     (measurement) - Distance between braced bowstring and belly side of riser, measured from the bowstring's center.

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    Re: Brace Hieght?

    Post by c sitas on Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:03 pm

    Say you have a bow that is strung. Say you are holding it , with your hand on he string , so as to draw the bow. You are looking at the belly of the bow. The brace height ,or fistmle height is the distance between the string and the belly, most commonally measured near the handle.
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    Re: Brace Hieght?

    Post by Geezer on Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:31 pm

    Belly/back of a bow.  A bow bends like a man.  Belly of the bow faces the shooter.  Back of the bow faces the target.  Brace-height (sometimes called fistmele with a handbow) is the string's distance from the bow's belly (inside surface) at rest.  Draw length is usually from belly of bow to lock.  Power-stroke is distance from string at rest (brace) to lock.  My bows with 28 inch prod are usually about 11-12 inches from belly of bow to lock, with a brace @ 3.5 to 4 inches.  My standard draw length 11 inches, power stroke, 7.5 inches.  Geezer

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    Re: Brace Hieght?

    Post by chaz on Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:02 pm

    Geezer,  Nicely done explanation

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