What To Know Before Buying Strings

When buying recurve bow strings, we must know the length of the bow. This can be done by measuring from the depression at one end of the arc (limb) to the depression at the other end. In modern recurve bows, the length of the bow is usually marked on the limb body in inches. Once you know the length of the bow, you can determine the length of the string for your bow.

In recurve bows, the length of the string is usually 4 inches shorter than the length of the bow. While the longbow, length is 3 inches shorter than the length of the bow. If you’re not sure about your measurements, just go to the nearest archery shop to learn the length of the string. In BOSS Archery you can freely ask questions and ask for the best advice for your archery equipment needs.

Then, determine how many strands (ply) of string material you need. This depends on the type of string material and the draw weight on your bow. Large draw weights will require more strands to carry the weight. And a smaller draw weight will require fewer strands. Consult this at your regular archery shop or trainer. For recurve bows and longbows, there are two types based on how they are made. A flemish twist on the holes at both ends in the form of a braid. Gives an attractive traditional impression. Whereas in Endless loop, the holes at both ends are lined with serving yarn loops.

Flemish twist strings are often used on trad bows. Adds a sense of aesthetics and beauty to a traditional bow. While the Endless loop strings we often encounter are used in target archers’ bows. And this last string type, in addition to providing ready-to-use strings, look for service that can make custom according to customer needs.