Ben posted this on AT. I thought it was thought-provoking. So I reposted here for some thoughts.
I guess I'm a dummy when setting up a recurve to shoot barebow. Setting up a bow to shoot Olympic style is far removed from setting up a bow to shoot barebow. I see many posting that they bareshaft tune for spine then change plunger tension to get the arrow to shoot down the middle for them.
Shooting barebow recurve usually entails shooting at or near center shot. It is at this position that your eye is more in line with the arrow and you are pushing directly behind the arrow. Also, the further out you set your plunger the more problem you will have trying to keep arrows going down the middle from 5 to 80 yards, without changing plunger tension at various distances. Barebow is a whole nother game when it comes to setting your bow up. I have been ripped for this viewpoint before but , bring your setup and let's have a contest..