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Message started by walter on Jun 27th, 2020 at 7:19pm

Title: If bow tips should be as light
Post by walter on Jun 27th, 2020 at 7:19pm
If excessive wood at bow tips causes a loss of arrow speed, why aren't pin nocks more common?

Title: Re: If bow tips should be as light
Post by Morphy on Jun 27th, 2020 at 7:26pm
The difference between very light ďnormalĒ nocks and pin nicks is very slight. I think preference plays a big role as well.

Title: Re: If bow tips should be as light
Post by walter on Jun 27th, 2020 at 7:36pm
So, not better or worse. I ask because I botched the nocks on a new bow, but could fix with pins ;)

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Title: Re: If bow tips should be as light
Post by Morphy on Jun 29th, 2020 at 5:09pm
Love it! Red oak? You guys donít have a whole lot out there I terms of hardwood right? Do you have any dogwood up in the mountains?

Title: Re: If bow tips should be as light
Post by walter on Jun 29th, 2020 at 5:57pm
no dogwood. going to try juniper, maple and locust.

Title: Re: If bow tips should be as light
Post by Mersa on Jun 29th, 2020 at 7:27pm
Black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) is a great wood.
Pretty and performs well. My best selfbows were made with it.
But I must say Australian woods are not very bowyer friendly, still havenít made one Iím happy with from native wood.

Title: Re: If bow tips should be as light
Post by walter on Jun 29th, 2020 at 10:07pm
we have Robinia neomexicana. hoping it is some what close to R. pseudoacacia in bow making properties ;)

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