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    Since this bow is made in Belgium, I want to talk briefly about the history of the longbow in Belgium, during the hundred years war. Of course, Belgium was not a country at this time, but divided among various factions and the territory did change depending on the time period, divided with the...
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    Hey folks, Having watched the remarkable demonstration video on how to make a Flemish twist string without a jig by Clay Hayes I'm interested in having a crack at this purely for the fun of it, the fascination of it, and for the self-sufficiency I'm craving in this trad world. This kind of...
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    Trying to twist a Flemish string and I’m getting two separate bundles on the lower loop end. What am I doing wrong.
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    I have a vintage recurve and it has an endless loop on it which I want to replace. Will there be a significant performance drop by switching to Flemish twist if I use Dacron B-50 for both?
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    Just wondering what you guys prefer when you are ordering or building your Flemish strings. My question refers to the long part of the string and not the loops. I have seen and made them two different ways. One is twisting up the loops on each end then twisting the entire string which results in...
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    Hi I'm looking to build my first string and while the basic technique looks straight forward, I have a question or two. When you set the board length, do i have to add more for bigger loops on recurve? Hex limbs require longer padding, do I just add more length and trial/error? Thank.
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    I just got a Flemish string with 2 large loops. Is there a good way to reduce the diameter of one loop? Thanks, Woody
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    I started making my own strings a while back, endless loop at first but recently learned to do a flemish twist. Now I wonder if the look I can get with the endless loop is possible with a 3 bundle flemish twist. The look I am after is a thin "pinstripe" between a single or contrasting colors...
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    Since I'm a newb with recurves...I'd like to find out what the functional difference is between a flemish twist string and a typical dacron string. Thanks
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    Hey guys I just built a Flemish string jig and bought some D97 material. I am planning to start making my own strings but am wondering if I need to also build something to stretch the string, or just make em and shoot? These are going on 40#- 60# trad bows. Thanks for any advice from others...
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    Do any of you have any experience with, or knowledge about, Bearbowman's Flemish strings? His website is Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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    Flemish string, single loop with bowyer's knot - anyone running this setup? I'm researching to make my first string and this method sounds very appealing because I only have to weave one loop, and the opposite end with bowyer's knot allows leeway for length adjustment plus the benefit of reusing...
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    Can someone recommend a reputable Flemish string maker? Google yields a vast amount of makers don't know where to start. Looking for a good color selection and fast flight
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    I wonder if the flemish string makers can help me out? I had a B50 string made for an older recurve. Because the old string (not flemish, and which I never used) was 16 strands, the person that made the new string made it 16 strands. I would like to change the string to a 14 strand. I know...
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    In trying to educate myself on these strings vs the endless loop, I've come across the fact that the loops around the tips of the bow are not served like the endless loop. My question is , "Why not put a serving on the loops" ? wouldn't it prolong the life of the string and prevent wear in this...
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