32795Re: [SCA-Archery] What to do when you are always overspined?
- Mar 5, 2013When Catherine Townson put fingers to keys it was 3/4/13 1:51 PM...
Heavier heads will help 'pull' the arrow around the bow.
Longer shafts will help too.
Raising your brace height (your draw is a little short so the bow will
likely take it) will help.
Are you right-eyed? or left-eyed?
Where are you anchoring before release?
> Hello all,--
> I tried looking through the history, but didn't see an answer to my
> From everything I've read, one should be able to aim the tip of the
> arrow at the centre of the target, adjusting vertically for range. In
> order to hit the target, I have to aim far to the left. At 20 yards
> maybe 2-3 feet to the left of the target. Googling my problem, it
> appears my arrows are very overspined. I shoot left handed.
> I shoot a 25# recurve bow. My draw length is 26". At approximately 2#
> loss per inch, it means my draw weight is effectively 21#. I use
> an approximately 28" shaft length. I have been unable to find wood
> shafts lower than a 30-35# spine, mine are currently 35-40# (this was
> the lowest available at the time) but I have some 30-35# shafts
> on the way. I'm using a fast flight string (which I believe adds 5 lbs
> to the suggested spine weight). I am currently using 70 gr. points,
> which is what I was told to use, but I have 100 and 125 gr points on hand.
> I'd like to get a better idea of what to do before making my new arrows.
> I can't be the only one with this problem. Do I just consistently aim
> at a point to the left and hope to upgrade to a heavier bow in a couple
> of years? Can I weight my points further (I see there are wood shaft
> point weights on the market)?
> Thank you for the assistance,
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