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Offline DC

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Bow nocks
« on: January 21, 2020, 12:53:15 pm »
Is there a preferred nock for flight bows? I guess I'm thinking mostly about weight. Like pin nocks or small overlays. What do most people use?
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Offline Badger

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Re: Bow nocks
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2020, 08:09:20 am »
  I have never seen any evidence that super light nocks made much difference. You don't loose all the energy that the bow spent accelerating the bow limbs, a lot of it comes back at the end of the stroke because of the momentum carried by the limbs. I like to think as small as I can go but keep them safe and stable.

Offline Selfbowman

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Re: Bow nocks
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2020, 07:15:21 pm »
Sometimes you use nock weight to balance the arrow. Usually leans toward broadhead flight though. Arvin
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Offline DC

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Re: Bow nocks
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2020, 10:22:48 am »
Thanks Arvin but I was talking about the nocks on the bow. They should have a different name :D
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Offline avcase

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Re: Bow nocks
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2020, 01:17:40 pm »
I prefer nocks that do not rely on deep grooves in the sides of the bow. I have mostly used simple overlays on the back of bow with minimal grooving on the sides. I also make my string loops small enough so that it constricts around the nock and helps keep it together.  I avoid large loops that hang open on the belly side of the braced bow, because this does the opposite and tends to split the bow nock apart.

I find nock weight is always important, but it isnít always as simple as lighter is better. It depends on the bow design and distribution of stiffness in the limb. A lighter tip may do more harm than good if it sacrifices stiffness of the limb toward the tips.

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Offline DC

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Re: Bow nocks
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2020, 02:12:55 pm »
Is it preferable to have the stiffness in any direction? ie is side to side stiffness any better than back and forth?

"I prefer nocks that do not rely on deep grooves in the sides of the bow." So no pin nocks?

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Offline Selfbowman

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Re: Bow nocks
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2020, 12:20:56 pm »
My limb nocks are like Alan's  except my loops are bigger . Arvin
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