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If bow tips should be as light
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?
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Reply #1 - Jun 27th, 2020 at 7:26pm
 
The difference between very light “normal” nocks and pin nicks is very slight. I think preference plays a big role as well.
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Reply #2 - 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 Wink
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Reply #3 - Jun 29th, 2020 at 5:09pm
 
Love it! Red oak? You guys don’t have a whole lot out there I terms of hardwood right? Do you have any dogwood up in the mountains?
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Reply #4 - Jun 29th, 2020 at 5:57pm
 
no dogwood. going to try juniper, maple and locust.
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Reply #5 - 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 haven’t made one I’m happy with from native wood.
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Reply #6 - Jun 29th, 2020 at 10:07pm
 
we have Robinia neomexicana. hoping it is some what close to R. pseudoacacia in bow making properties Wink
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