Re: [SCA-Archery] Bow stringing
- i am not positive , but i have a few older glass lam, bows , that when i acquired them were strung.and the poundage has dropped from there original .i would think that , if a bow were always strung, the resistance would drop, like a old spring that wont return.Christopher
- I've seen "improperly stored" mentioned a couple of times so far....
For the rookie shooters this means anywhere there may be a serious
temperature fluxuation. You don't want to store your bow in the car due to
the incredible difference in temperature from the sun of the day to the
cool of 5AM. Neither the garage, if it is not insulated or if there is a
significant temp fluxuation. The constant temperature differences will
delaminate a bow fairly quickly.
A bow should never be 'propped' into the corner of a room. Especially
while strung. This will cause the limbs to twist. Lay the bow flat
wherever it is at rest. On top of a book case, dresser, shelves, etc. are
the best places. And this may be 'strung' or 'unstrung'. Experienced
shooters will have their favourite bows hanging on two pegs or two hooks
on the wall to assure the bow is supported in a stress free environment. I
have actually taken two of the clothes bars which are sold (Advanced Auto)
for hanging shirts and suits in a vehicle and mounted them fore and aft in
the ceiling of the Jeep. All my bows (marshal staff, ironwood walking
staff, etc.) are up out of the way, protected from lateral stressing and
the feast gear, and not sticking us in the elbows to and from events
anymore. I tried rope but the rope eventually sags and everything hangs
really badly. Get one inch wooden dowling from a hardware store and figger
your own mounting in the top of your vehicle. My Red Head *loves* the
Transport the bows in a 'Bow Case' which can be nothing more than a very
long "sock" sewn up to protect the bow from scratches and to keep the
string with the bow. My belt brother has a 'wooden' bow case with a hinged
lid which also carries his beeswax, knock pliers, fletchtite, tip glue,
bow square, yadda yadda. Very nice.
Be safe. 50 week town run is almost finished!!
> Leaving a bow strung does not promote limb twist. Improper storage and
> improper stringing technique both promote limb twist.
- While I obviously cannot answer to your individual situation, bowyers have checked bows that have been strung for years at a time and have seen no drop in weight.Guy
--- On Tue, 7/20/10, chris & sher <CTURK2@...> wrote:
From: chris & sher <CTURK2@...>
Subject: Re: [SCA-Archery] Bow stringing
Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 5:51 AMi am not positive , but i have a few older glass lam, bows , that when i acquired them were strung.and the poundage has dropped from there original .i would think that , if a bow were always strung, the resistance would drop, like a old spring that wont return.Christopher