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Old 02-05-2022, 05:22 PM   #1
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Default Modifying my Bob Lee recurve grip

My Satori has an aftermarket Rcore grip. Flat, medium grip, with texture bumps on it. Makes for a very solid, very stable, non-slip grip, zero torque hold. I never torque this bow.

My Bob Lees are great bows. But my hand does not quite "fit" the grip. I get inconsistent shots from occasionally torquing the bow. Was thinking of using Sugru to basically build a "flat" on the grip trying to duplicate the Rcore shape of my Satori grip.

Anybody ever done that?
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Old 02-05-2022, 05:55 PM   #2
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I'd talk to Rob and see if they could modify it.

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Old 02-05-2022, 06:27 PM   #3
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Man I wouldnít to be honest Iíve regretted grinding on every bow Iíve ever done it to


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Old 02-05-2022, 06:34 PM   #4
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Man I wouldnít to be honest Iíve regretted grinding on every bow Iíve ever done it to


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Iíve reshaped one riser and it was the best thing that ever happened to that bow!!!!

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Old 02-05-2022, 07:05 PM   #5
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No grinding. No removing wood.

Sugru is a silicone glue that sets up a tad firmer than average silicone caulk. It's supposed to be removalbe. Lots of olymptic type "skinnie" grips are modified with Sugru.
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Old 02-05-2022, 07:51 PM   #6
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If itís removable, you have nothing to lose by trying it.

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Old 02-05-2022, 08:06 PM   #7
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A friend wrapped his grip in Saranwrap and then applied Sugru over it. It was molded around the edges of the riser enough that the Sugru didn’t shift once dry, but also allowed it to be temoved later down the line without damaging the bow. Not sure if that would work for what you have in mind, but it might.
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Maybe but it's not gonna do anything for the looks of a custom bow.

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Old 02-07-2022, 10:26 AM   #9
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I've successfully reshaped a couple of mine with a four way wood rasp and sandpaper. One riser I completely refinished afterward and the other one I simply Tru Oiled the spot I reshaped.

Best thing I did to both of them. It's no fun shooting bows with a grip that doesn't fit perfectly.
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Old 02-11-2022, 07:23 PM   #10
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After I met Arvin, I have not been afraid to take a rasp to a bow. Rasp, sand then add Tru Oil.
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Old 02-11-2022, 08:59 PM   #11
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Screw that. That's what I paid the bowyer for.

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Old 02-15-2022, 09:10 AM   #12
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Screw that. That's what I paid the bowyer for.

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I absolutely hear ya! But unless you're present when your bowyer is making the mods he's likely not gonna get it perfect.
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Old 02-15-2022, 09:14 AM   #13
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I'd talk to Rob and see if they could modify it.

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Thats as good as it gets...He's a great guy.. Jacksonville aint that far from NACOG...last I knew he was hunting in Douglass

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Old 02-15-2022, 09:58 AM   #14
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I absolutely hear ya! But unless you're present when your bowyer is making the mods he's likely not gonna get it perfect.
Yeah but a custom bow is many times as much a work of art as a tool. If not just get a phenolic or aluminum riser and black glass limbs.
To each his own but I didn't get randy to build me a pretty bow to intentionally mar that beauty. Now scratches and dings from hunting are a different story. But taking a rasp to it, not my style.
Now on a Samick or Black Hunter, yeah. Not near as much invested.

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Old 02-15-2022, 01:32 PM   #15
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Ha! You'd be hard pressed to actually see the mods on the risers I've modified not because they're so small but because they are very well done.

I'd just as well live with a bad fitting handle as mar it.
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Old 02-15-2022, 03:50 PM   #16
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Mine would be more like a rabid beaver damage.

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Iím not afraid to put a rasp on a $1,200 bow
Iíve done it to nearly every bow I own.
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