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    Yeah Sonny, the one thing I like about making my...

    Yeah Sonny, the one thing I like about making my own strings is, it lets me play around a lot. After making the "standard" or string mfg recommended, this time, I'm going to start playing with a...
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    Thanks guys, I'll try 8190 and the X next. It's...

    Thanks guys, I'll try 8190 and the X next. It's good know 452x is OK for Olympic style recurves, some on another forum told me I'd de-laminate the limbs to breaking off tips. Actually in making the...
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    String Question

    Nice to see the forums back up and good luck to the new owners.

    I've gotten into stringmaking just for myself through disappointment with store bought strings. Have made ten strings so far using...
  4. Thread: Winding down

    by carl365
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    Yep it's sad. If this forum goes down, I guess...

    Yep it's sad. If this forum goes down, I guess one common meeting place might be something like Google Groups or Yahoo. Perhaps a free blog at Wordpress or Tumblr.

    Carl
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    I have just the video for Red. Archers Paradox...

    I have just the video for Red.

    Archers Paradox High Speed Video
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    Hi and welcome! I use a flipper type rest on my...

    Hi and welcome! I use a flipper type rest on my recurve, the kind with a single wire arm with a plunger. It allows the arrow to swing out in paradox going forward. I'm not sure if a whisker biscuit...
  7. Thanks bfisher and Arrow Splitter! Carl

    Thanks bfisher and Arrow Splitter!

    Carl
  8. Early Martin Firecat Pro-X Manual Copy 2

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    I didn't resize these images in order to retain all the detail.

    Carl
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    Seems I can only do 5 images at a time. I'll try another post for the rest of the images.

    Zoe, if you want to save these images, just do a right click > save image as
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  10. Hello Zoe, I have the exact same bow, in fact two...

    Hello Zoe, I have the exact same bow, in fact two of them. I bought them new in 1992 and they are shooting fine to this day. I have one with round, I think they are called Flite wheels (cams) and...
  11. Thread: Tight Nocks

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    Again thanks Sonny and bfisher: I'll order some...

    Again thanks Sonny and bfisher: I'll order some Uni bushes and G Nocks today. Have to find my arrow cutting tool.
    Good point on the center serving bulge, that'll make the surgery a bit easier.
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  12. Thread: Tight Nocks

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    Thanks for the replies guys, I tried the hot...

    Thanks for the replies guys, I tried the hot water and it works but as Sonny says, it's pretty near impossible to get them all the same tension. Well the hot water and sanding will do for my practice...
  13. Thread: Tight Nocks

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    Tight Nocks

    I have quite a few arrows that have the Marco BJ style nocks that fits the aluminum cone ends. The nocks are all a bit too tight on the string. I've heard remedies of dipping in boiling water to...
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    SONNY THOMAS: "Again, I prefer denatured alcohol....

    SONNY THOMAS: "Again, I prefer denatured alcohol. It cleans and it dries in rapid travel, seconds."

    I have a couple gallons of denatured alcohol, use it in a alcohol lamp to do hot melt sticks for...
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    Bohning is all I used back in the early 90's...

    Bohning is all I used back in the early 90's before I quit archery, not a single problem, aluminum or carbon. Fast forward to today, I'm refletching all my old arrows and that old early glue is stuck...
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    Thanks typically8, I'm having fun looking at all...

    Thanks typically8, I'm having fun looking at all the dampers they sell. Come to think of it, I do cycling and seems a damper for bicycles may be a good idea!

    Carl
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    Thanks for the vids Spiker, great illustrations...

    Thanks for the vids Spiker, great illustrations of limb vibration dampening.

    Carl
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    OK, got what they do, thanks. Looking at how much...

    OK, got what they do, thanks. Looking at how much everything vibrates on the bow watching slo-mo vids, seems it's a good thing to reduce vibrations.

    Are these green things limbsavers? I thought it...
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    What are limb savers!?

    Their website is useless explaining what and how they work. Do you drill a hole in your limbs and attach them? :confused:

    Carl
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    Isn't there a saying "no good deed goes...

    Isn't there a saying "no good deed goes unpunished" or something like that? Yeah, I've gotten to where I don't lend anything. Perhaps I shouldn't be but I've lent out so many things tools, cameras,...
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    Terry Wunderle a name from my time when I began...

    Terry Wunderle a name from my time when I began archery. Good to see him still coaching in archery.
    Seems many things in match rifle and competitive archery are alike. When the rifle club used to...
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    Olympic archers and their equipment.

    In high power rifle matches, we used to weigh the bullets, sort and trim the brass, trickle the powder, change barrels every so many thousands of rounds and so on. Wondering how carefully do Olympic...
  23. Thread: D Loops Safe?

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    More good ideas! Thanks Sonny. I'm anxious to...

    More good ideas! Thanks Sonny. I'm anxious to make some Dloops to keep on hand, I have plenty of scrap metal to make a Dloop mould. I was reading yesterday someone recommended using Epoxy to make the...
  24. Thread: D Loops Safe?

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    Hi Sonny, your hand swelling gone down? Yes, I...

    Hi Sonny, your hand swelling gone down?
    Yes, I have the same DLoop setup, two tied nocking points with the Dloop knots on the outside of the tied nocks. Works beautifully. I ordered some BCY #24...
  25. Thread: D Loops Safe?

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    I believe your right. I see most of the Olympic...

    I believe your right. I see most of the Olympic compound archers use the traditionally tied DLoop.

    Carl
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