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I have a recurve bow and the string appears to come out of the grooves at the ends when i draw it. Does this mean the bow is warped. Is there anything i can do about it.

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Check your limbs with some limb gauges or with a mark on the center of the limbs (on tape of course-don’t mark on the limbs themselves).  Make the mark about the middle of the limbs on the string side.  Your string should line up with the center of the limbs and with the center of the riser.  What kind of riser and limbs do you have? Norm

– Hide quoted text — Show quoted text -> I have a recurve bow and the string appears to come out of the grooves at the > ends when i draw it. Does this mean the bow is warped. Is there anything i can > do about it.

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The bow (browning) is all wood and the limbs are laminated. There is a groove in the centre of the limbs at the end. The string doesn’t stay within the groove.

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I don’t know anything about that bow myself.  Did you get a chance to make the checks I mentioned?  There are other folks here that know waaaay more than I do ’bout these things, but you need to check the limb straightness the way I described.  There are other checks to make but start with those. Norm

– Hide quoted text — Show quoted text -> The bow (browning) is all wood and the limbs are laminated. There is a groove > in the centre of the limbs at the end. The string doesn’t stay within the > groove.

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Do you mean it doesn’t stay there when the bow is drawn? Or when it’s not drawn? I’d *expect* the string to be out of the groove (more or less) when the bow is drawn, unless it is way too long. I’d expect the string to sit nicely in the groove when it’s not drawn, unless it is way too short. The easiest way to tell whether the string is right, is to check the bracing height – see if it is in the range suggested by the manufacturer. If the bracing height is way too low, the string is too long. If it’s way too high, the string is too short. Just over or under can probably be adjusted by (un)twisting the string, depending on how many twists it’s carrying already… – Hide quoted text — Show quoted text – > The bow (browning) is all wood and the limbs are laminated. There is a groove > in the centre of the limbs at the end. The string doesn’t stay within the > groove.

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Sounds like your limbs are twisted a little.  I’ve had success massaging them back by applying heat (hair dryer or hot tap water, not too much) and gently twisting them back in line.  Take your time and check for alignment often.  Then let them sit for a while and check again.  Don’t rush. Richard Kawamura NFAA Life Member

– Hide quoted text — Show quoted text -> The bow (browning) is all wood and the limbs are laminated. There is a groove > in the centre of the limbs at the end. The string doesn’t stay within the > groove.

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Is it me, or does this question seem to be getting odd answers? Mr Crankbait (!) If you have a correctly strung recurve with detachable limbs i.e. a "takedown" type regular bow, when it is strung you will find the string lies in the grooves at the limb ends, just separating from the limb where the groove ends and the limb curves away. When you draw it the string it comes right away from the limb and may make an angle of around 90 degrees with the limb tip…this is normal. If the string does not align in the groove when undrawn then your limbs could be warped, or the limb pocket adjusters (if you have them) could be set badly. Warped limbs can be fixed but you need some expertise and a bucket of hot water  (not recommended). – Hide quoted text — Show quoted text -> The bow (browning) is all wood and the limbs are laminated. There is a > groove > in the centre of the limbs at the end. The string doesn’t stay within the > groove.

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Nope, it’s not you. I think it’s just a case of people making assumptions – "he can’t mean that, he must mean…". Dangerous thing to do. – Hide quoted text — Show quoted text – > Is it me, or does this question seem to be getting odd answers? > Mr Crankbait (!) If you have a correctly strung recurve with detachable > limbs i.e. a "takedown" type regular bow, when it is strung you will find > the string lies in the grooves at the limb ends, just separating from the > limb where the groove ends and the limb curves away. > When you draw it the string it comes right away from the limb and may make > an angle of around 90 degrees with the limb tip…this is normal. > If the string does not align in the groove when undrawn then your limbs > could be warped, or the limb pocket adjusters (if you have them) could be > set badly. Warped limbs can be fixed but you need some expertise and a > bucket of hot water  (not recommended). > > The bow (browning) is all wood and the limbs are laminated. There is a >  groove > > in the centre of the limbs at the end. The string doesn’t stay within >  the > > groove.

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personally, I think perhaps he is just gripping the bow *a lot*.   GDRLH bravado: – Hide quoted text — Show quoted text ->Is it me, or does this question seem to be getting odd answers? >Mr Crankbait (!) If you have a correctly strung recurve with detachable >limbs i.e. a "takedown" type regular bow, when it is strung you will find >the string lies in the grooves at the limb ends, just separating from the >limb where the groove ends and the limb curves away. >When you draw it the string it comes right away from the limb and may make >an angle of around 90 degrees with the limb tip…this is normal. >If the string does not align in the groove when undrawn then your limbs >could be warped, or the limb pocket adjusters (if you have them) could be >set badly. Warped limbs can be fixed but you need some expertise and a >bucket of hot water  (not recommended). >>The bow (browning) is all wood and the limbs are laminated. There is a >groove >>in the centre of the limbs at the end. The string doesn’t stay within >the >>groove.

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personally, I think perhaps he is just gripping the bow *a lot*.   GDRLH Hi Tex! Er, GDRLH (God Does Read Large Headers) ???

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> personally, I think perhaps he is just gripping the bow *a lot*.   GDRLH > Hi Tex! Er, GDRLH (God Does Read Large Headers) ???

Knowing my mate Ron, "Grinnin, Ducking & Running Like Hell!" HTH!

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> personally, I think perhaps he is just gripping the bow *a lot*.   GDRLH > Hi Tex! Er, GDRLH (God Does Read Large Headers) ???

Grinnin, Duckin, Runnin Lahk Hell. 7om

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> personally, I think perhaps he is just gripping the bow *a lot*.   GDRLH > Hi Tex! Er, GDRLH (God Does Read Large Headers) ??? > Grinnin, Duckin, Runnin Lahk Hell. > 7om

You do the accent better than I do! (Plaster’s off! Training bow on Sunday!)

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> > Grinnin, Duckin, Runnin Lahk Hell. > 7om > You do the accent better than I do! > (Plaster’s off! Training bow on Sunday!)

Lucky man. I’m off to Dundee, allegedly for a competition. I suspect it will devolve into the usual thing of a bit of archery mixed with a lot of drinking and envy of Edinburgh, but hey. How long before you can get back to a proper weight bow? 7om

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– Hide quoted text — Show quoted text -> > Grinnin, Duckin, Runnin Lahk Hell. > > 7om > You do the accent better than I do! > (Plaster’s off! Training bow on Sunday!) > Lucky man. I’m off to Dundee, allegedly for a competition. I suspect it will > devolve into the usual thing of a bit of archery mixed with a lot of > drinking and envy of Edinburgh, but hey. > How long before you can get back to a proper weight bow?

TBD mate. We’ll see how it goes. I got back into swimming as well this week, and boy that was ……challenging! Wanna see the x-rays?

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> > How long before you can get back to a proper weight bow? > TBD mate. We’ll see how it goes. I got back into swimming as well this week, > and boy that was ……challenging! > Wanna see the x-rays?

If they’re the sort of thing with large fragments of bone everywhere, definitely not. 7om

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> > How long before you can get back to a proper weight bow? > TBD mate. We’ll see how it goes. I got back into swimming as well this > week, > and boy that was ……challenging! > Wanna see the x-rays? > If they’re the sort of thing with large fragments of bone everywhere, > definitely not.

LOL! They’re really jolly interesting in an abstract sort of way!

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managed to post: – Hide quoted text — Show quoted text -> > > How long before you can get back to a proper weight bow? > > TBD mate. We’ll see how it goes. I got back into swimming as well this > week, > > and boy that was ……challenging! > > Wanna see the x-rays? > If they’re the sort of thing with large fragments of bone everywhere, > definitely not. >LOL! They’re really jolly interesting in an abstract sort of way!

C’mon then Pete – where’s the URL?    Keep it between the ditches                                                HooDooWitch          

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grinnin’, duckin’, runnin’ lahk hell    🙂 bravado: – Hide quoted text — Show quoted text – >personally, I think perhaps he is just gripping the bow *a lot*.   GDRLH >Hi Tex! Er, GDRLH (God Does Read Large Headers) ???

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– Hide quoted text — Show quoted text – > managed to post: message >> > > How long before you can get back to a proper weight bow? >> > TBD mate. We’ll see how it goes. I got back into swimming as well this >> week, >> > and boy that was ……challenging! >> > Wanna see the x-rays? >> If they’re the sort of thing with large fragments of bone everywhere, >> definitely not. >LOL! They’re really jolly interesting in an abstract sort of way! > C’mon then Pete – where’s the URL?

www.petersamuels.co.uk

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>Lucky man. I’m off to Dundee, allegedly for a competition. I suspect it will >devolve into the usual thing of a bit of archery mixed with a lot of >drinking and envy of Edinburgh, but hey.

Damn… he sneaked through the border controls ;o) Must’ve been due to that nicely camoufladged bow! Couldn’t even get the judge to tell him his bow as overweight )

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managed to post: – Hide quoted text — Show quoted text -> managed to post: >message > >> > Wanna see the x-rays? > >> If they’re the sort of thing with large fragments of bone everywhere, > >> definitely not. > >LOL! They’re really jolly interesting in an abstract sort of way! > C’mon then Pete – where’s the URL? >www.petersamuels.co.uk

Cool. Is that wire or graffitti on the bottom image?    Keep it between the ditches                                                HooDooWitch          

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> grinnin’, duckin’, runnin’ lahk hell    🙂

Great! I got it to the accent – although I think I missed some punctuation… 7om

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>Lucky man. I’m off to Dundee, allegedly for a competition. I suspect it will >devolve into the usual thing of a bit of archery mixed with a lot of >drinking and envy of Edinburgh, but hey. > Damn… he sneaked through the border controls ;o) Must’ve been due to > that nicely camoufladged bow! > Couldn’t even get the judge to tell him his bow as overweight )

It was FITA legal. They let you have up to 60#, and it was. 60#. On the dot (and second attempt.) And you are now the official Scottish Equipment Jinx. I’ll see if I can sort out something saying that you can put on your desk. 7om

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>It was FITA legal. They let you have up to 60#, and it was. 60#. On the dot >(and second attempt.)

And you weren’t worried in the slightest (was that a bunch of allen keys in your pocket, or were you just pleased to see me . >And you are now the official Scottish Equipment Jinx. I’ll see if I can sort >out something saying that you can put on your desk.

MMMmeeeeeee? Nah… My equipment is just fine )

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