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Old 08-05-2018, 10:36 AM   #1
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I have a long bow I haven't shot in a while because it developed a little bit of a twist. Is there any way to straighten it. It wont hold the string on top. Or should I just invest in a new one.

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Old 08-05-2018, 10:55 AM   #2
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What kind of longbow Iíve never seen a twisted glass longbow usually itís recurve.


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Old 08-05-2018, 11:02 AM   #3
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What kind of longbow Iíve never seen a twisted glass longbow usually itís recurve.


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I'm curious too.

A deep core longbow is a tough feller to twist.

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Old 08-05-2018, 03:06 PM   #4
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Iíd let it go and get another. Iíve never seen a longbow limb twist, so Iíd imagine itíd have to be pretty tweaked for that to happen.
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Old 08-05-2018, 06:39 PM   #5
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Same principles can be used to fix a longbow
https://youtu.be/Dd9DeG8NEos

Though rare it can happen
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Old 08-05-2018, 09:47 PM   #6
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Is it possible the top loop of the string is too large for the top string groove?
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Old 08-05-2018, 10:19 PM   #7
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The only time I've ever seen a limb twist is when someone was using the step-through method to string a bow. ALWAYS USE A STRINGER to string your bow. (Keeps the limbs straight and is the safest way to string a bow.)
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Old 08-06-2018, 01:51 AM   #8
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Are you stringing it the right way? I have to ask...because...Ive done it. I strung my Bear 1954 Polar Longbow backwards and it wouldnt hold the string. Rick politely showed me my error.

The several day hard freeze this past winter zapped and twisted my longbow I was keeping in the garage. Got it ironed out.

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Old 08-06-2018, 11:39 AM   #9
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im not sue what brand bow it is off hand im out of state at work. I know when I got it it was fine. but then it sat for a long time and the last time I tried stringing it I noticed it was twisted (could visibly tell) I will check out the youtube video thanks guys
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