Re: [poundage question
> Message: 4I think you'll find that although the starting and ending poundage,
> Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 22:33:02 -0000
> From: "Jeff / Luminesce" <luminesce_duir@...>
> Subject: poundage question
> When one twists the string to increase the brace height does it
> increase the poundage as well?
(starting draw, end draw) are slightly different, you find the power
under the curve is about the same. It just plots out differently on a
The biggest advantage you'll get out of modifying your brace height, is
reducing hand shock. Now I believe this directly relates to your arrow
weight via how the power is applied to your arrow from the string.
That's why you can modify your brace height and achieve a smoother
shooting bow, for a given arrow.
I have recently observed a very flat shooting bow, shooting 11/32 cedar
shafts, where everyone of those shafts were coming off wild no matter
what. When the arrow shot was increased to a 23/64, (not sure of the
wood) which was a heavier arrow, it calmed right down, felt better and
the arrow flew straighter.
When shooting traditional, a lighter arrow is not necessarily better.
Along with getting the FoC (front of center) and spine just right, and
using as small a feather as possible to achieve stability, you need to
match the arrow weight to the bow's power. I have heard that a good
starting point is the x10 factor, which states a good place to start
with arrow weight is 10 grains for every lb of bow pull. 50lb bow - 500
grain arrow. For my recurve that holds true, but not so for my longbow.
I have not found the "ideal" arrow yet for it. I am getting closer, and
I have found the spine it likes to shoot, but not necessarily the weight.