Recent content by albatross

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    Tuning forks?

    Well today I spent a fruitful morning checking out this riser and bits. It is NOT the riser - neither is it the limbs! It is not the 'Tuning Forks' either. The problem lies in viewing the string and the tuning fork alignment marks. If you use the method of viewing described in the instructions...
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    Tuning forks?

    Hello Cereleste. I shot the bow today and it seems different! I only adjusted the limbs on Friday and indoors so I only had the riser with a short extension to mount it with during my 'fiddling'. Today at the range I got a not so nice surprise. The thing is. If the limbs are now correct, then...
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    Tuning forks?

    "It is a shame to hear that Fibrebow still has this problem. I remember hearing about a number of Fibrebow users who had to have their riser pockets shimmed several years ago. You'd think they'd have it sorted out by now." Shame that designer appears not to care about 'bad press' or it cannot...
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    Tuning forks?

    @JohnK. I found it very difficult to use them straight away (but now I know why). I think the best way to use them is as I did. Align the string with the riser limb bolts and then use the Tuning Forks as a second check. I am a bit surprised at the limb pocket fault especially as my riser is the...
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    Tuning forks?

    This morning I carried out the same procedure on my GMX riser. I aligned the string with the tiller bolt holes. I fitted the 'Tuning Forks' and immediately I could see the the string was perfectly aligned with all the riser holes and the tuning forks. So that indicates to me that the Fiberbow...
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    Tuning forks?

    I am pretty sure my school history book stated that Dick Turpin was dead. Obviously a misprint. Looks like he is still alive and kicking and working for the postal service! As it happens they were. They showed that I had to put a small shim under one side of the limb pockets. It was a bit of a...
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    Tuning forks?

    My tuning forks arrived this morning. Along with a demand for <> £14.00 payment from the PO before I can have them. £5.87 VAT + £8.00 PO handling charge. I only hope they work!
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    Why we both love & hate 'muricans....

    One of my cousins and a friend of his decided to see what happens when you mix fertilizer with sugar. His friend lost one of his hands - but my cousin was just far enough away to escape serious injury.
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    Out of Date Adverts

    Is there any way of removing 'well out of date' adverts from the 'Archers Mart' forum. I just looked for some arrows and saw that many eBay adverts have ended more than a month ago. It must consume a lot of data space on the site as well as being very annoying to see an item you find interest in...
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    Arrow Holder Foam Blocks DIY?

    I have just purchased, on ebay, 10 round eva foam arrow holders from China for £4.00. I don't mind the wait at that price, and of course I can be doing something else instead of making them!
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    [English Longbow] Longbow: height of nocking point

    I often read about the height of the nocking point and usually the author fails to state whether they are talking about the top of the bottom nock or the bottom of the top nock! I usually assume (which I should not do really) it is the top of the bottom nock.
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    Easton Navigator Arrows

    Can someone tell me what the differences are between Easton Navigator and Easton ACG arrows are. Thank you
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    Dynamic tiller

    Is that the article that shows a protractor placed over the image? Why use a printed image and a plastic protractor (that can interfere with the view under it). If it is a digital picture. Put it in some graphic/paint application and use the software's line drawing facility to check the angles...
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    Arrow weights and point weights

    'Robin who'? I have found some solutions. I changed the point weight to 70 grains from 100 grains. The balance point is near as dammit FOC 10%. I reduced the weight of the heaviest shaft to the next weight down. I put to one side the 3 lightest shafts - which I will try and match to a set of...