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Offline Oldvol

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Recurve brace height
« on: July 23, 2021, 02:15:59 pm »
What should be the brace height on a 68 recurve?

Offline Pat B

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Re: Recurve brace height
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2021, 02:59:30 pm »
I start with all my bows using my fistmele and adjust from there. If you don't know...fistmele is a thumbs up with the heal of your hand on the handle on the belly side.  Basically all you really want is for the fletching of your arrows to clear the riser.
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Re: Recurve brace height
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2021, 05:51:23 pm »
I take that to mean all bows (longbows, recurves, etc) basically have the same brace height. Design does not matter. Is that correct?

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Re: Recurve brace height
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2021, 06:28:37 pm »
I think the simplest answer is the height that shoots the best without slapping the wrist regardless of design.

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Re: Recurve brace height
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2021, 07:59:10 pm »
Sounds logical. Thanks.

Offline Pat B

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Re: Recurve brace height
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2021, 08:14:41 pm »
Every bow and every shooter has an optimum brace height. My fistmele is my starting point.
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Re: Recurve brace height
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2021, 12:01:18 am »
For me it is 6 to 6 ,and one quarter on most of my bows.

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Re: Recurve brace height
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2021, 12:29:17 am »
For me it's 5.5" from the belly of the handle.Good consistent arrow flight is gotten there for me from a 28" draw.Tune those arrows right and you won't need much fletching.4" long is all I use.
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Offline Oldvol

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Re: Recurve brace height
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2021, 01:31:17 pm »
The current brace height is 7 1/2 which seems too much. The string is 57 1/2 long and no matter how much I try to untwist it, the length does not change. It is a Flemish twist from  Shatterproof Archery. What am I doing wrong?

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Re: Recurve brace height
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2021, 01:38:52 pm »
The current brace height is 7 1/2 which seems too much. The string is 57 1/2 long and no matter how much I try to untwist it, the length does not change. It is a Flemish twist from  Shatterproof Archery. What am I doing wrong?

If you can't really untwist it anymore it sounds like the string is just too short.

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Re: Recurve brace height
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2021, 02:33:44 pm »
Make your own strings with a loop at the top and a bowyers knot on the bottom. These strings are one size fits all so to speak and can be adjusted not only by twisting but also re-tying the knot to the appropriate length.
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

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Re: Recurve brace height
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2021, 02:53:06 pm »
Great suggestion PatB. Will do. Thanks.