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I recently bought a Tennessee Traditions recurve that is 63 lbs @28 inches.

My question is, every time I shoot the string goes all the way forward and hits my left hand. Frickin hurts too. I tried different arrow weights and nothing seemed to help. What should I do?

Thanks in advance for any info. :darkbeer:
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brace height can be changed how? Do I just twist the string a couple of times? Thanks
 

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brace height can be changed how? Do I just twist the string a couple of times? Thanks
:thumbs_up

You'll also be able to find the "sweet spot".
 

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Find out what brace height your bow is supposed to have. On a recurve, you'll measure from the string to the throat of the grip (where the web of your thumb rides) to get brace height. If you've got a new string, you may have to adjust MANY times as the string will stretch.

Check out www.tradgang.com for a lot of good info.
 

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Yes a few twists should help. I have found that between 7 and 7.75 is a good spot for my takedown. Also, the nock should ride about 1/4 to 1/2 above the rest. One of these two adjustments should correct the contact. Be sure and measure on a arrow, or write down the correct brace height for future reference.
 

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Also sounds like you might be gripping in too deep. Try and rotate your hand with a little more pressure on your thumb rather than in the fork of your hand. Your string is possibly too long also. If your string is made from B-50 polyester bowstring material, it could easily have stretched to the point of being too long.
 

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Thanks for all the great help guys. :darkbeer: gotta love AT
 
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