Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: B-66?
- The sources I found indicate less long term stretch, not less shock
absorbing stretch. In fact, it was recommended for older bows with less
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On Sat, 30 Aug 2003 03:37:51 -0000 "logantheboweyder" <bln2355@...>
> As with any high tech material, use caution and good judgement.________________________________________________________________
> The highest stress on a bow is when the bowstring snaps straight.
> With too much stretch, energy that could have gone into the arrow is
> instead spent stretching the string when drawn. With too little
> stretch, bow shock can grow excessive, and break your tips if the
> bowyer did not intend for low-strech material to be used.
> When the string snaps straight, some energy is absorbed in the
> string, by stretching. The rest is transferred to the bow. I saw
> someone yester-eve shooting a longbow with fast-flight, and the
> took off a tip reinforcement. Would it have come off with a B-50
> string, or a linen string? No way to tell, but there would have been
> less of a chance.
> Low stretch materials... are they pre-stretched, or are they
> constructed with other materials/methods to stretch less? Has
> noticed an older bowstring that has stretched fully give more hand
> shock than a new one?
> Logan the Boweyder
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