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Old 04-13-2019, 02:37 PM   #1
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Default Sarrels BH question.

I texted Bob and he said 8 inches. Now as I understand it BH is measured from the string to the deepest part of the back of the riser. Correct? If thatís true, I cannot get enough twists in the string to get it there and put the string on the bow. This is a Wildcatt, 28 at 60. 54#.

Any help appreciated. Iím just getting into this after many years of shooting wheels. Oh and thanks to BriarFriar. Digging this bow.
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Old 04-13-2019, 02:39 PM   #2
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I have a sarrels blue ridge as well and keep it just an 8th below 8 inches


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Old 04-13-2019, 02:47 PM   #3
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You need a shorter string


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Old 04-13-2019, 03:05 PM   #4
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Stoof...how long is the bow string? String should be 56” ish for that 60” bow...I think.

Ive run into a similar situation before when using a stringer on different length bows...maybe shorten your stringer....take a piece of pvc pipe or 2x4 and twist up some slack...or (unpreferably) make a loop knot to eat up extra string...knot is a booger to undo when no longer desired.

Im glad the Ridgecatt found a good home. Robert Garcia is gonna make me a string for the selfbow and whittle some mass off the limbs.
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Old 04-13-2019, 03:15 PM   #5
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It’s normally measured from the deepest part of the grip on the belly side. Yours is at approximately 6 3/16” now. Looks like you need a shorter string
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Old 04-13-2019, 03:45 PM   #6
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Default Sarrels BH question.

Iím starting to get close. Iím also realizing I need to buy a good stringer. P cord ainít cutting it. Got it to 7.5 inches.

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Old 04-13-2019, 06:53 PM   #7
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That string is twisted tighter than ****'s hatband already. I'm of the opinion that a couple and certainly no more than three twists per inch is about the maximum. If the string is a Flemish twist you can shorten it in about ten minutes time. I would take some twists out of the body of the string, remeasure, and twist a new loop into it.
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Old 04-13-2019, 07:38 PM   #8
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That string is twisted tighter than ****'s hatband already. I'm of the opinion that a couple and certainly no more than three twists per inch is about the maximum. If the string is a Flemish twist you can shorten it in about ten minutes time. I would take some twists out of the body of the string, remeasure, and twist a new loop into it.


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Old 04-14-2019, 08:33 PM   #9
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Default Sarrels BH question.

Iím going to see Bob soon. Heís just a few miles away. Thatíll get it worked out. I picked up a stringer that works but I canít twist this string any tighter.

And Briar is a top notch dude. Donít sweat it buddy. Figuring it out is the part of the fun.
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Old 04-15-2019, 06:27 AM   #10
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Stringer too long? Step on it with both feet and adjust the width of your stance to take up excess length. I usually use a stringer that is the correct length for a one foot hold, but there are a couple around here that must be two feet too long. I keep a stringer in just about every room that I frequent. Every one is a different length.
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Old 04-16-2019, 12:42 PM   #11
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Stringer too long? Step on it with both feet and adjust the width of your stance to take up excess length. I usually use a stringer that is the correct length for a one foot hold, but there are a couple around here that must be two feet too long. I keep a stringer in just about every room that I frequent. Every one is a different length.
I bought a new stringer with the rubber gripper on it and it made all the difference. The p-cord I was using slid to far up the limb on the big knot side, if that makes sense.
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Old 04-16-2019, 02:36 PM   #12
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measure your string....you seem to have a long string...
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Old 04-17-2019, 09:03 AM   #13
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Im annoyed I traded you a bow with too long a string. I apologize.

For the gallery: I found a Ridgecatt and never strung it. Being its 60” and Im a 30” draw, I get horrible finger pinch when split fingered. Im still tinkering with my form on my 60” Lynx recurve and dont have the desire to fool with another 60” recurve. I wanted the Ridgecatt to go to a good home and we made a trade and Paul was a great candidate. He almost gave up trad archery...starting out on a 60# bow... he needed something more manageable.
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Old 04-17-2019, 11:47 AM   #14
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One other thing...

Paul...you are a pretty awesome guy yourself. Absolutely a great Dad. Thanks for the kind words.
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Old 04-23-2019, 07:22 AM   #15
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If you go see Bob he'll have a string that will work in his shop. If you want it sooner, you can order one from 3 Rivers and have it in a few days. You can call him and he can tell you what length string to order. If you need his number, feel free to PM me. Bob is a good guy he'll fix you up. Good looking bow BTW!!
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Old 05-02-2019, 08:35 AM   #16
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I learned a lot from Clay Hayes.....check out his vids if ya like.

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