Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: "STRING BOW" (nasp) What is it?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Kittanning, PA
    Posts
    1,538

    Question "STRING BOW" (nasp) What is it?

    In the NASP's curriculum section I read about having the students use a "StringBow".
    What does a string bow look like and is it possible to make one ?

    MARTIN FIRECAT
    Tru ball releases
    Victory Arrows Doinker Dish DD12
    Spot Hogg Infinity Rest
    Axcel Armortech Pro 5 pin


  2. #2
    A string bow (rope bow as most know it as) is just a small piece of soft rope tied into a loop. The loop should be adjusted to the length of the archers draw length. It's used for isometric exercises, and is good for finding muscles in the back to pull from. Great tool for finding the rhomboids.

    Normally the smallest nylon rope you can buy at the hardware store......should be about 1/8" or so, and REAL soft. Not the scratchy stuff.
    Teach a kid to shoot! It'll last a life time

    Sling-it Target Slings - Nothing but the best!
    Proud to support Vortex Optics <--- link
    Coach

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    SW Ohio
    Posts
    22,070
    it is far better to using some 3/4" webbing than a string. far easier on the fingers. That is what we used at the OTC-Easton's Don Rabska brought a bunch for the Level III-IV. The cost was minor and I in turn purchased a bunch for our club. Another "string bow" may be taking a basic JOAD recurve and tying elastic string to each end of the already strung bow and using the elastic to practice form
    SUPPORT OUR TROOPS
    TARGETWORLD/HOYT Staff Shooter
    Proud CEO of Cincinnati Junior Olympians-the first JOAD CLUB
    I buy from BCY

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Kittanning, PA
    Posts
    1,538

    Thumbs up Gotta love simple

    Thanks for the explainations,I figured it was basic.
    What would the 3/4 webbing be used for besides this,so that I can get an idea of what it is? (I'm sure it is simple also )
    MARTIN FIRECAT
    Tru ball releases
    Victory Arrows Doinker Dish DD12
    Spot Hogg Infinity Rest
    Axcel Armortech Pro 5 pin

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    468
    You can purchase belt webbing at a fabric store and use the plastic clip together buckles. With these they are easily adjusted to various draw lengths. Both of these will be found in the same area. You can also use, for smaller kids, a sleeping bag strap. Found at a sporting goods store. I have found these to be too short for adults.

    Good Luck!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    SW Ohio
    Posts
    22,070
    Here is where I bought a couple dozen for our club 5 foot works well for most kids-6 foot for tall adults

    http://www.strapworks.com/Strap_Adju...s_p/sas34n.htm
    SUPPORT OUR TROOPS
    TARGETWORLD/HOYT Staff Shooter
    Proud CEO of Cincinnati Junior Olympians-the first JOAD CLUB
    I buy from BCY

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    468
    Good call Jim. That's very reasonable.

    Mike

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Hoquiam WA
    Posts
    574

    String Bow Video

    The NASP Basic Archery Instructor (BAI) course includes a video which fully describes making and using the String Bow.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    SW Ohio
    Posts
    22,070
    Quote Originally Posted by mholz
    Good call Jim. That's very reasonable.

    Mike
    You may have seen one of our fellow attendees from the III/IV classes posted this place- I bought a bunch of straps and some web belts from them =reasonable prices, good quality fairly quick delivery


    will use them again in the future.
    SUPPORT OUR TROOPS
    TARGETWORLD/HOYT Staff Shooter
    Proud CEO of Cincinnati Junior Olympians-the first JOAD CLUB
    I buy from BCY

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Kittanning, PA
    Posts
    1,538

    Thumbs up Thank You

    All the information is honestly appreciated.
    Last edited by KIT-HAN-NE Flinger; January 1st, 2007 at 11:50 AM.
    MARTIN FIRECAT
    Tru ball releases
    Victory Arrows Doinker Dish DD12
    Spot Hogg Infinity Rest
    Axcel Armortech Pro 5 pin

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Lago Vista,TX
    Posts
    953
    As another alternative - I found that REI has a 1/2 inch wide nylon strap that is red, and VERY smooth, and not too expensive - around 3 bucks per strap including the plastic buckle. Mounting climbing/ harness material.

    The width is an important consideration for many smaller hands, but even with my (large) hand size I prefer narrow because of the feeling it's texture gives relative to a bow string/finger tab.
    USAA Level IV-NTS Coach - USOC Beijing 2008 - Order of Ikkos; Webmaster, Texas State Archery Website - um, also a Pharmacist.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Knoxville,Tennessee
    Posts
    1,345
    String bow can also be used as a conditioning tool for learning to shoot a release if it is made to accomidate a string loop

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Montreal, QC
    Posts
    3,038
    should the string bow be at the archer's draw length or a bit shorter? cause mine's at about an inch, maybe a bit more, short of my actual draw length and i use it to practice my extension, release and follow-thru.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Lago Vista,TX
    Posts
    953
    Quote Originally Posted by XCalibre
    should the string bow be at the archer's draw length or a bit shorter? cause mine's at about an inch, maybe a bit more, short of my actual draw length and i use it to practice my extension, release and follow-thru.
    It should be adjustable so that you can use it for various purposes, and can change it as you get better at the BEST shot cycle.
    If you haven't been working on the BEST much already, you probably should start somewhere around your draw length, and as you achieve better alignment then reduce the length a little at a time. One of the uses is in building strength while exhibiting the correct motion and alignment - isometrics, essentially.
    You can also use it together with the bungy as a draw limiter.
    USAA Level IV-NTS Coach - USOC Beijing 2008 - Order of Ikkos; Webmaster, Texas State Archery Website - um, also a Pharmacist.

  15. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim C View Post
    Here is where I bought a couple dozen for our club 5 foot works well for most kids-6 foot for tall adults
    http://www.strapworks.com/Strap_Adju...s_p/sas34n.htm
    Thanks Jim!
    I can get a dozen for less then 40 bucks delivered.
    Ron C talks about "red and very smooth". Do you have any advice on which one would be good choice.
    Serious Fun...
    Bob Pian, Judge, Coach, AZJOAD Events
    www.arizonacup.com - www.azarchery.com - www.azjoad.com

Similar Threads

  1. Changes to the "Official NASP Arrow"????
    By SandSquid in forum F.I.T.A, N.A.A., Collegiate Archery, And J.O.A.D.
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: June 18th, 2010, 01:06 PM
  2. "NASP Fundraiser" Please pass this info on!
    By The Hood in forum General Archery Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: January 26th, 2010, 05:48 PM
  3. Genesis Bow with "accessories"- Great for NASP use
    By kevin39208 in forum Women's and Youth Bows
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: December 1st, 2009, 10:35 PM
  4. Martin Youth Recurve "Prodigy" Bow String Length???
    By LFM in forum General Archery Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: February 9th, 2009, 09:14 PM
  5. Replies: 14
    Last Post: January 3rd, 2006, 01:12 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •