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    Hello! I'm having a devil of a time coming up with any information about Bear recurves from the '90s. I have just become the owner of a '94 Kodiak and I'm trying find out if it's safe to use "fastflight" or other long strand, non-stretch polymer type strings on it. I found the old bear...
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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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    I'm pretty new to recurve archery. I'm shooting a Gillo G1 27" with 42# long Hoyt Integra limbs. The riser and limbs were purchased used from different vendors. I have a 32.5" draw length. When I first put the bow together I turned out the tiller bolts 3 turns to lighten the draw weight a little...
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    Hey all, Recently, I have had difficulties with my string coming off of the inner portion of my sleeve. It is more evident when I wear a jacket of any kind. I never had a problem with this until a few weeks ago. I know that my grip is just right. I haven't made any adjustments to that from when...
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    I've been toying with different string grip techniques for fun and wondered what the advantages disadvantages were? I seem to like the tertiary draw (two fingers under and pinch the nock), the arrow wants to come off the shelf sometimes but i think I could beat this with practice. I feel like...
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    Well, there are a lot of new materials that have come to market(and gone) since I quit paying attention a decade or so ago. The last strings I ordered were made from the “new” TS1 and 8125 from Rod Jenkins. While 8125 is obviously still with us, albeit now with “Gore fibers,” TS1 has gone the...
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    I bought a Fleetwood Edge 35 pound recurve to learn and practice with while I wait for my BW. The bow is FF compatible according to the manufacturer. It came with an untwisted endless loop string and I VERY rarely caught my forearm with it when I shot. I learned how to build Flemish strings...
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    So.... I ordered some b55 to learn how to build Flemish twist strings. The first one that I built, was built while watching pausing and rewinding YouTube videos. It didn't end well. I'm not sure if I nicked it somehow but it snapped at the top loop. I built a smaller one for a 15lb kids bow...
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    Is there a calculator or program out there where you can put in the type of string (diameter), number of strands to get an idea of what serving to use to match my nocks? I found one but it looked like an excel spreadsheet where someone had put in the numbers for strings they have already done.*...
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    So I am new to the whole trad thing and am awaiting a 60" PSAIII 42#. I want to get the required materials to build strings for it and am intimidated by the flemish string build. I do build strings/cables for my compounds...can I use those techniques to build for a recurve? If so, what are...
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    Has any one got the actual string length for a 60” black wolf, I’ve been googling for more than 1hr with no luck.
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    I first started making my own strings in the early 90's. I used FF material because that's what my buddy had purchased to use for our new strings. I used the strings on a 68 Bear Grizzly and a early 60's Sovereign Gold Knight for years. In the early 2000's I discovered the LeatherWall and...
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    So I am unsatisfied with the string that came with my Samick Journey and am looking for a replacement. The bow is a 64" recurve, 30 lbs @ 28". Dacron is okay as I am a recreational shooter. Any suggestions where I can order a good Dacron string? Thanks
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    So I thought to myself, after watching more Hayes vids, "I really should give this 3-under business a go". I immediately learned three things: 1. My nose doesn't like my bowstring. 2. My bowstring really likes my nose. 3. I really torque the bowstring on the draw. I went back to shooting...
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    Hey everyone, new on here and new to traditional archery. I'm looking for some guidance here as I'm stumped trying to get my bow to tune with a new string. My resources are limited where I am, so I'm hoping some of you with more experience can help me problem solve. Thanks. My current set-up...
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    Been shooting a flemish string called FF plus. Love the string but has issues finding more of them so I bought a couple custom flemish D97 strings from a reputable guy online. Very happy with the workmanship on these new strings. The long bow setup is a 35 lb scaled 64 inch ilf. Shooting full...
  17. Hunting Camp
    Was dialing in my 47# Predator recurve. This bow is super picky about brace height. Was louder than normal. So I got my brace height right at 7 5/8. Was shooting good . But a little twangy. Took my beaver balls off, replaced them with 3/8inch strips of inner tube. Quieted the bow down quite a...
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    Is there a resource somewhere for string lengths for Border limb/riser combinations? I'm putting long Hex 7.5's on a 17" Satori riser. Thanks!
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    Hey guys! I have been dealing with some pain in my index finger (string hand) after shooting sessions. I figured out that I since I don't use a deep hook that most of the weight is falling on the middle finger. I'd like to get it more distributed across all three fingers. I use an AL crossover...
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    Many years ago when I hunted with a recurve and pass throughs were less likely I used one and it was great hunting around swamps, anyone use one?
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