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Nock Point Setting Question

I just bought a new to me Border Black Douglas Express Carbon XP 10 recurve. Its 66" long. Great shooter and probably the fastest trad bow I've owned. Will crony soon to verify that…
Whats interesting to me is it requires me to have a higher nock point than usual to get the arrow flight I need/want.
On most of the last few bows I've owned, a nock point at about 5/8 works real good. On this bow I'm just under 1 inch.
One thing different on this bow from previous ones I've owned is it has an even tiller.
The bow shoots really well at this nock setting but I've never had to go this high with my pock point before.
Before I forget, I shoot 3 under.

I value the technical expertise on this site and would appreciate any constructive info on why this bow requires a higher nock point than my usual setup and also any info on this particular model of Border bow.
Looking forward to learning something from you guys….
 

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Re: Nock Point Setting Question

I just bought a new to me Border Black Douglas Express Carbon XP 10 recurve. Its 66" long. Great shooter and probably the fastest trad bow I've owned. Will crony soon to verify that…
Whats interesting to me is it requires me to have a higher nock point than usual to get the arrow flight I need/want.
On most of the last few bows I've owned, a nock point at about 5/8 works real good. On this bow I'm just under 1 inch.
One thing different on this bow from previous ones I've owned is it has an even tiller.
The bow shoots really well at this nock setting but I've never had to go this high with my pock point before.
Before I forget, I shoot 3 under.

I value the technical expertise on this site and would appreciate any constructive info on why this bow requires a higher nock point than my usual setup and also any info on this particular model of Border bow.
Looking forward to learning something from you guys….
I have little to no experience with this bow. Email [email protected] and hopefully my dad can answer your questions. Will need the serial numbers of both riser and Limbs to check things out.
 

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Xp10 limbs go back to 1999, and were stopped in 2006


Glass limbs with cross weave carbon.

They where the top of the line, until the hex3 and hex4 came out.

The line up was Hex4 (S2 Glass, UD carbon and Xp10 Carbon)
XP30 (E-Glass UD Carbon and XP10 Carbon)
and XP10 (E-glass UD carbon and Xp10 Carbon)

The Xp30 Started with the same profile as the Xp10 limbs. but at some point in 2004 they changed to the hex4 profile.

that's about the sum of what I know.
 

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I was also hoping someone would chime in on why one bow requires a higher nock point than others…Is my situation probably because the Black Douglas I have is even tillered and all my other bows are not?

Inquiring minds want to know… :thankyou:
 

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NP is what it is really. However in my experience an even tiller will require a higher NP vs. a positive tiller. Negative will require more still.

Personally I rather like a negative tiller and high NP since it seems to play well with how I put the pressure into my bow hand.

-Grant
 
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