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Recurve Archer in need of advice

Question:

I have been involved with archery for around 2.5 years now, and in draw length). I have been shooting well with it, but there seems to be a lot of vibration – I use a single longrod (easton aluminium, tapered), and this does make a difference but there is still a lot.  I have added more twists to the string and this makes it smoother but not much difference in vibration. Should I buy new stablilizers and/or a v-bar and twins?  I  have considered buying a beiter centralizer – but are they worth it? However, I am still using my same arrows (easton jazz) that I used with my old rolan bow which had a 22lbs d.w.  Could this be the problem, that I need new arrows?

Response:

Tom, You definitely need to get arrows that match your current draw weight.  They will fly better and will help with the vibration reduction.  Of course I am assuming that your original Jazz shafts were the correct spine for your 22# bow and so will not be the correct spine for a 32# draw.  A match between the arrow spine and draw weight is critical!  Easton spine charts will help you with this. I’m really not qualified to help you with stabilizers.  That said, I too began life with an Easton tapered 36" long rod.   I recently acquired a 33" Centralizer on which I have attached a 1 oz. weight to the end.  I have experienced a reduction in vibration and steadier "aim".  I don’t know if it is because of the design of the Centralizer or the fact that the Centralizer is much heavier, or both. I do know that you can use short Doinkers, front and back, top and the bottom,  to reduce vibration and balance the bow.  Also, I have seen Simms limb savers mounted on the limbs and risers for some recurve bows. Hopefully someone more qualified to help will come along.  In the mean, time have you read Murray Elliot’s Archers Reference http://www.archersreference.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/.  If not, you will find it helpful in many ways, and it’ a free download. Norm

– Hide quoted text — Show quoted text -> I have been involved with archery for around 2.5 years now, and in > draw length). > I have been shooting well with it, but there seems to be a lot of > vibration – I use a single longrod (easton aluminium, tapered), and > this does make a difference but there is still a lot.  I have added > more twists to the string and this makes it smoother but not much > difference in vibration. > Should I buy new stablilizers and/or a v-bar and twins?  I  have > considered buying a beiter centralizer – but are they worth it? > However, I am still using my same arrows (easton jazz) that I used > with my old rolan bow which had a 22lbs d.w.  Could this be the > problem, that I need new arrows?

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Forgot to paste this link http://www.tenzone.u-net.com/.  his is just one of many many good sources on the net.  Poke around there, stabs are in the equipment section (surprise!).  Also, look at http://www.texasarchery.org/L1/DocumentsRecords.htm, there is a load of good stuff Ron Carmichael has accumulated, wrote and stole (just kidding, it’s all legal and on the "up and up" with acknowledgements<G>) or otherwise acquired. There, you have 3 of the most useful links in my Favorites folder:-) Norm

– Hide quoted text — Show quoted text -> I have been involved with archery for around 2.5 years now, and in > draw length). > I have been shooting well with it, but there seems to be a lot of > vibration – I use a single longrod (easton aluminium, tapered), and > this does make a difference but there is still a lot.  I have added > more twists to the string and this makes it smoother but not much > difference in vibration. > Should I buy new stablilizers and/or a v-bar and twins?  I  have > considered buying a beiter centralizer – but are they worth it? > However, I am still using my same arrows (easton jazz) that I used > with my old rolan bow which had a 22lbs d.w.  Could this be the > problem, that I need new arrows?

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