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    I would think the 500's would be closer to your...

    I would think the 500's would be closer to your desired spine, but in any case porpoising isn't really caused by spine as much as it is vertical error. Either nocking point, or if you have an...
  2. Thread: Gap shooting

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    My "gap" is a grain mark in the wood of my riser....

    My "gap" is a grain mark in the wood of my riser. I align it for elevation and estimate how much to hold off target to hit center.

    Whether you call it instinctive, gap or something else, it's all...
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    I think it's fine the way it is, as long as...

    I think it's fine the way it is, as long as people put enough into the headline to identify what they want. I scan the titles and rarely go anywhere other than the posts that I know have something I...
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    What eBay vendor is it? If I knew what he was...

    What eBay vendor is it? If I knew what he was selling, we could answer better.

    I wouldn't trust it though.
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    Pretty deep but beautifully formed. I think...

    Pretty deep but beautifully formed. I think you're okay
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    Photos would help, but it sounds like you're...

    Photos would help, but it sounds like you're describing the string grooves that were manufactured into the limbs.
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    The Genesis arrows are designed for youth,...

    The Genesis arrows are designed for youth, meaning they're thick walled, heavy arrows to withstand the torture young kids can put them through. Although the NASP Genesis bows are rated between 10-20...
  8. Thread: Toelka whip

    by Dave V
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    Here's my Whip. As I wanted it for a Ren Faire...

    Here's my Whip. As I wanted it for a Ren Faire reenactment group, I didn't want anything excessively flashy.

    Cocobolo riser with Spalted Maple limb laminations.
    2045199
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    I have the same bow. I bought a Bear Hair rest...

    I have the same bow. I bought a Bear Hair rest and plate from 3 Rivers. I was able to cut it down enough to have plenty for two longbows.

    Yes, the shelf is tiny, but the leather plate is thin and...
  10. I see little difference in the two patterns....

    I see little difference in the two patterns. Since the gold spot in the 40cm is smaller, I actually see some score improvement.

    There's a weird "head game" that happens when you go to a multi-spot...
  11. Oh no, no Dremel please!! I've seen the...

    Oh no, no Dremel please!!

    I've seen the Genesis arrows with two different nock types, the Easton "G" and the "N" series nocks.
    The G nocks come in two sizes, large groove and normal. I'm not sure...
  12. Some horsebows I've seen have some sort of thin...

    Some horsebows I've seen have some sort of thin strike plate out of some hard material like wood or bone.
  13. Thread: Releasing Issue

    by Dave V
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    Try focusing on your follow through. So your...

    Try focusing on your follow through. So your short sequence would be Draw, Anchor, Follow Through. No mention of release.

    In this case the release is nothing more than something that happens...
  14. Thread: Which Recurve?

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    XT 340 might fly okay out of a compound with a...

    XT 340 might fly okay out of a compound with a strong power curve, but it's a bit stiff for recurves. For pretty much any recurve at 50# you're looking at XT500 or even the 600's
  15. Glorious color doesn't exactly help if you're on...

    Glorious color doesn't exactly help if you're on a traditional Kindle.

    From the description it's basically a handy outline of the 13 steps of the KSL system.
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    Shuumai, since that picture she has moved her...

    Shuumai, since that picture she has moved her anchor to under the jaw.
  17. Thread: Warf?

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    Once someone does the Warf conversion you should...

    Once someone does the Warf conversion you should be good to go.
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    [For Sale] Looking forward to seeing this on my bow soon!

    Looking forward to seeing this on my bow soon!
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    Remember that "shooting off your knuckle" with a...

    Remember that "shooting off your knuckle" with a thumb ring really means you're shooting off your bow *fingers* as you shoot off the other side of the bow than you do with a traditional bow shot with...
  20. Thread: Warf?

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    Once it's "warfed" into an ILF format, pretty...

    Once it's "warfed" into an ILF format, pretty much any ILF limb will work.

    I know someone who just unbolted the compound limbs and with a little tweaking he directly bolted on Sage limbs. They're...
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    Go with two nocking points, one above and one...

    Go with two nocking points, one above and one below to prevent slippage down the string.
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    Nope, stacking won't be an issue. FWIW, my...

    Nope, stacking won't be an issue.

    FWIW, my wife is 5'2" and her draw length is about 25-26". She shoots a 25" SF Forged riser with medium limbs.
    Is it the most efficient bow out there? No. Is it...
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    Higher poundage would tug at your arm more, but...

    Higher poundage would tug at your arm more, but if you don't try to ignore the softer tug of a light bow it still works. I use it at 20 lbs. If you can stand some wrist slap from the cord, making it...
  24. Thread: Is my form ok?

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    2024965 This is my group yesterday with a...

    2024965 This is my group yesterday with a borrowed bow. I don't trust any "wingspan" estimates. I measure actual length by having someone mark my arrow when I'm at full draw. This assumes you have a...
  25. Thread: Is my form ok?

    by Dave V
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    It's okay if you're happy with snap shooting. I...

    It's okay if you're happy with snap shooting. I never saw you come to full draw, never saw a solid anchor. You are using your arms to draw with little to no back muscles. You're shorting yourself at...
  26. Thread: recurve bow

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    [QUOTE=GBUSA;1070891506] If somebody new to...

    If somebody new to the game read this line they would think "The answer is obvious... reflex" After all, who wouldn't want a more efficient bow over a slow one, right?

    Let me add to that sentence:...
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    Tip of the nose usually goes along with an under...

    Tip of the nose usually goes along with an under chin anchor (see my avatar with trad bow), not finger in mouth, but if it works for you and you can consistently repeat it you should be fine.

    As...
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    Eugene, You got a lot of good advice here, and...

    Eugene,
    You got a lot of good advice here, and I have nothing really to add other to ask a few more questions:
    Did you ever mention the arrows you're currently shooting? People are saying they're...
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    Dan Toelke's Whip has a low recurve grip profile....

    Dan Toelke's Whip has a low recurve grip profile.

    www.montanabows.com
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    I think 1/4 is the AMO standard for their...

    I think 1/4 is the AMO standard for their measurement.
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