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Jun 6th, 2020 at 9:04pm
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After years of umming and aggghhhing I finally are the owner of a hunting capable bow.takedown 50lb recurve wood n glass laminate to be precise.
got it home and attempted to restring....over 4 days tried 6-8 times without sucess..finally in desperation got good wife to help me as was trying just before going off to bed (she later tells me she thought better help incase I got wedding tackle caught in string Embarrassed Embarrassed) BINGO.... job done
so I thought to self there must be easier way,google says bow restringer.....quick look...FFS how simple can it be???? will stich up a length of light transport tie down and should be Jake in future
having good readup it would appear if bow not going to be left for long period of time without useage,eg more than a few weeks,leave the jolly thing strung seems to be consensus....
looking at cheap broadheads...dirt cheap it seems..arrows not so much.
  
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Reply #1 - Jun 7th, 2020 at 8:33am
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Wrist guard and finger protection mate! Otherwise it gonna hurt😂
  

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Reply #2 - Jun 7th, 2020 at 9:06am
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Gold tip traditional will be your best affordable arrow. Also go with a quality broad head. VPA are a good starting point. Dont be scared of arrow weight- get some weight into the front of your arrow and you will get better results easier in my opinion.
What make is the bow?
  
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Reply #3 - Jun 8th, 2020 at 4:56pm
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58'' INTERNATIONAL TD Hunter.....came from ozzie.
have wrist guard and use 8''nylon strap for release aid....looped on middle finger around string and held between thumb and index finger...works rather well...
so arrows???? spine size????diametre???? guess if diameter is same all is good,saw other thread where two diametres = two aiming/impact points.
  
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Reply #4 - Jun 18th, 2020 at 2:49pm
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Welcome aboard. Unfortunately they don't tell you how incredibly difficult the recurve bow is to learn. Its a long and frustrating time but also very rewarding etc. I live remote and have not been able to learn from someone with experience so have made a lot of mistakes so if possible join a club to avoid as many of these as possible.
Everybodys bows/armlenghts are different so it means arrows are unique to archer and bow.
Although 50lb seems a good starting point you will progress and learn much easier if you buy some 30lb limbs for your bow and learn correct from the start.
The best way to sort arrows for me was the bare arrow paper tune which basically means you have to build your own arrows while you tune to your bow(google it)
at a guess I would say 400 spine arrow with a heavy broadhead or target tip but a shorter 500 spine may work but depends on your draw length.
I spent a lot of time cruising the yank bow sites, very worthwhile.
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Reply #5 - Jun 18th, 2020 at 5:15pm
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cheers Tim.....the easton chart seems to suggest a stiff arrow 350ish spline.... my wallet/budget tends to suggest it could get costly quickly.
  
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Reply #6 - Jun 19th, 2020 at 8:53pm
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Yeah, I use 500spine on my 45lb limbs and 400spine on my 55lb limbs, but as I said all depends on arrow length/draw length/tip weight. A longer arrow will bend easier so you will need a lighter tip however shorter arrow (of the same spine) is stiffer and will need heaver tip, (all being equal). I too thought the recurve bow was going the simple option, how wrong I was.... all good fun though.
  
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Reply #7 - Jun 19th, 2020 at 8:58pm
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if you go the 350 spine go longer arrows and you can add weight up front to make them more bendy, it does mean they fly slower and I would think you would have to add quite a lot of weight. Hence if you can try before buy that is the go.
  
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Reply #8 - Jul 12th, 2020 at 5:02pm
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got some muscles letting me know they are there today.
spent 2 hours at archery club today..awesome people and the coaching was invaluable.....learnt a few things....first off Im supposed to have all 3 fingers below the arrow...not 1 above n 2 below....
foot position
using shoulder not arm muscles
came home and got the little 35lb bow out...fitted arrow rest and put sight back on other side of bow...
ten minutes later I was putting arrows closer to bullseye than had all afternoon...guess 35lb VS 50lb and a sight does help.....fingers are tender....all is good.
  
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Reply #9 - Jul 12th, 2020 at 6:45pm
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Great to hear of your progress MD. I've been thinking about getting into a bit of recurve bowing. Looking at the info in this thread I might start with a 30 or 35lb one and build up from there.
  
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Reply #10 - Jul 12th, 2020 at 9:00pm
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yes shooting next to me today was a wee tacker of about 8-10yr old....with 15lb bow doing much better than I was...learning correct technique BEFORE applying power might have been wiser option.
  
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Reply #11 - Jul 13th, 2020 at 6:51am
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Micky Duck wrote on Jul 12th, 2020 at 5:02pm:
got some muscles letting me know they are there today.
spent 2 hours at archery club today..awesome people and the coaching was invaluable.....learnt a few things....first off Im supposed to have all 3 fingers below the arrow...not 1 above n 2 below....
foot position
using shoulder not arm muscles
came home and got the little 35lb bow out...fitted arrow rest and put sight back on other side of bow...
ten minutes later I was putting arrows closer to bullseye than had all afternoon...guess 35lb VS 50lb and a sight does help.....fingers are tender....all is good.


Not sure why you were told that? Either 3 under or split finger are both effective string grips. In fact you will find most bows are tillered for split release unless you ask for one to be built for 3 under.

As you progress and learn, try both. One will naturally work for you and your bow better than the other.

3 under often reduces finger pinch and allows for string walking as an aiming system.

Split will often reduce vibration in your limbs if bow is tillered for split and in my case, I found it allowed me to more consistently find my anchor and gave me a better trajectory.
  
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Reply #12 - Jul 13th, 2020 at 6:43pm
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ok thanks Shanks....I have a nifty wee gadget..actually a 8" piece of light transport strop....it loops around saturday night finger and is held between index and thumb....around string...slight loosening of thumb and ping away it goes....sort of a red neck release aid.....while Im being coached I will "do as told" and experiment at home.
poked another 30 odd holes in butt board tonight with the wee 35lb bow....to stretch out the tired muscles and try to lock it into memory.
  
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Reply #13 - Jul 14th, 2020 at 5:50pm
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I cant picture your release aid.... Need photos.

On that subject- I would suggest not training with two different methods of release. You will just confuse yourself as a release aid uses different muscles and movements than fingers.

There is a video I posted some years ago, ill find again and post it up, its of me sneaking in on some reds and then missing an easy shot over top. That happened because i was playing with different form and releases at the time, and in the moment got the two mixed when I was relying on sub conscious and muscle memory

Muscle memory is your friend, as long a you start practicing with good form- its your enemy if you introduce bad habit.
  
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