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Newbwithabow
10-10-2009, 12:58 AM
Hi all.

Another newbie question.
I was wondering if it's ok to keep my "Jaguar Take Down Recurve" strung or should I take of the string off when I'm not using it?

Thank you

Spiker
10-10-2009, 09:31 AM
I never leave my recurves strung - it only takes a couple minutes to put the string on/off.

Newbwithabow
10-10-2009, 11:11 AM
Your right Spiker it does only takes a short time to remove and place the string back on. But what if you twist the string to fine tune your Brace Height, won't the string untwist when you remove it and would have to be re-twisted to get your brace height back to where you set it?

Thank you.

Spiker
10-11-2009, 07:37 AM
Dont take the string off the bow - just slide it down one limb that way the twist stays how it is.

Newbwithabow
10-11-2009, 12:49 PM
Oh didn't even think of that. I'm slowly learning. Thank you so much Spiker.

Montalaar
10-11-2009, 01:04 PM
If you would keep your bwo strung the limbs would bend in the direction of the string and you would loose power. Also the string will stretch on any recurve so you will have to retune it before you shoot everytime. Competition shooter keep their string beside the bow and measure the tiller/braceheight before they start to shoot and will add some turns to get the brace height back every time.

llrollins3
10-22-2009, 08:51 PM
newwithabow, if you hold up the 2 loops on your string you'll notice that the two loops are different sizes(one bigger than the other). the bigger loop should go on your top limb,that way you don't stretch the loop when you unstring the bow and slide the loop down the limb. good luck!

bfisher
10-24-2009, 05:53 AM
Something else you can do is wrap a rubber band arond the loop on the bottom limb several times till it's tight. This keeps the bottom loop from coming off the bottom limb when you unstring from the top loop.

Newbwithabow
10-24-2009, 08:32 PM
newwithabow, if you hold up the 2 loops on your string you'll notice that the two loops are different sizes(one bigger than the other). the bigger loop should go on your top limb,that way you don't stretch the loop when you unstring the bow and slide the loop down the limb. good luck!

Oh I didn't know that the loops are different sizes, thanks for pointing that out llrollins3. I guess having the small loop always on the bottom will keep the nock point in the same position all the time. Never thought of that. I'm learning thank you again.

Newbwithabow
10-24-2009, 08:34 PM
Something else you can do is wrap a rubber band arond the loop on the bottom limb several times till it's tight. This keeps the bottom loop from coming off the bottom limb when you unstring from the top loop.

Awesome, was wondering how i would keep that from happening. Thank you bfisher.

Newbwithabow
10-24-2009, 08:35 PM
If you would keep your bwo strung the limbs would bend in the direction of the string and you would loose power. Also the string will stretch on any recurve so you will have to retune it before you shoot everytime. Competition shooter keep their string beside the bow and measure the tiller/braceheight before they start to shoot and will add some turns to get the brace height back every time.

Thanks Montalaar. That's good information.

BrokenArrow
12-25-2009, 04:41 AM
Most don't leave recurves strung, but you can.

I left my 2002 Bear TD strung 24/7 for 4 years w the original FF string that came w it! Brace height dropped about 1/4 inch, nocking point did not change, neither did the draw weight. I did not need to retune it when I shot it. That was 3 yrs ago and it's still doing fine.

I do unstring it now, and I did replace the string. I always unstring my other bows (always have) just tried that w that one to see what would happen. Nothing did, still hasn't. :D