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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've been shooting and hunting all my life but recently have been bitten by traditional archery bug I've made a few board bows and stuff but until about a yr ago only shot compound my father in-law gave me an old Ben Pierson rouge I think from the 70s I shot about 20 arrows I'd say not sure only...
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    Would you consider too much twist taken out of this string? I really wanted to try this string and had a choice between 57" and 58". This is the 57". It still has 1/4" to to get to my brace. Sent from my LGLS992 using Tapatalk
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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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    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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    I got a Kaya horse bow a while ago with a twisted upper limb, shot it quite a bit and the twist got worse. I torque the grip some according to the korean trad police which might have added some more twist. I have a replacement bow already so I'm ready for experimenting, what can be done...
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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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    I know there is a standard recommended (normal) twist for strings - what is it? say I have a new string mostly UNtwisted, pretty straight strands, 50" long. how many twists can I put in it? thanks in advance.
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    My string from nail to nail is 52 3/4 inch. It is very out of round at the place where the loop becomes one, having lots of twist, the out of round portion sometimes acts as a cam and walks the string out of the groove. So I am wanting a new string. Do I order a 53 inch string and twist it until...
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    I know this kinda don't belong here but I'm doing a warf bow and I ordered some samick sage limbs from 3 rivers and a soon as I put them on my riser I immediately noticed the top limb was twisted. I've email 3 rivers to see what they can do but I can't afford shipping them back and then pay...
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    Hey guys if u make or know someone who does, I am wanting a couple strings made, really looking for fast flight material in a Flemish twist. Thanks for any help! Austin
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    Back when I first learned to make bowstrings - "when Jesus Christ was Ordinary Seaman on the Ark", as the old saying goes - the string was composed of three lays of strands and the loops were eye spliced. Now the standard seems to be a two lay Flemish Twist. Any opinions as to the relative...
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    I just put together a short 58" longbow using a 13" riser and some long limbs. I didn't have a specific string made up in advance so I grabbed a 57" string previously used on a 60" recurve. I had to twist it up a bit to get a stable brace and just noticed the end servings twisting up as you...
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    Gentlefolk...Here's a question that I've been dying to ask based on my personal observations and limited experience in such matters as follows... A week or two ago I grabbed my Super Kodiak which had been left hanging strung by it's string for about a month...(while I played with my new falco...
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    Hey I continue to try and make my flemish strings tight but they loop ends where you twist the extra ends from the loop come undone and I can't figure out why is there some sort of guideline I can use to keep them tight, or is there a certain way you twist it when tightening the string and...
  17. Selfbow workshop
    Greetings one and all! This is my first post on TradTalk, and hopefully everyone can settle my thoughts (or make them deeper). I have been fascinated with archery for a long time, and love to shoot both traditional and the evil compounds... but there is just something about a bent piece of...
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    Would it be ok to serve the ends of a flemish twist string for protection when hanging on a peg? I have a longbow where the end is showing signs of fuzzing from repeated hanging on the range pegs. It would be a simple solution to not use the pegs anymore, but it is a rule to leave your bow on...
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