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  1. Rik

    Endless Loop String Jig

    Limbwalker said something about using concrete anchors, but I'm not sure they're the same thing here, as in the US... I could imagine trying something like m12 coach bolts from B&Q. The head might need adjusting, though.
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    what is it about carbon foam?

    I can recall having a conversation about how the best filling for a limb would be... Vacuum. No weight, no mechanical properties to interfere with the operation of the limb... Only, how do you keep the working surfaces of the limb from collapsing together? So "foam". Note the scare quotes. Some...
  3. Rik

    Tuning advice please

    Regarding the "sight not moving between distances": you can get that even when things are obviously wrong. I've seen it before after using a "stiff button" setup method. It's just that you can set two things wrong, which more or less cancel out (in terms of sight position). If the sight isn't...
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    Bow configuration

    For example:
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    What makes a riser an amazing riser?

    What do you get for more money...? Often, it's the relatively intangible stuff; quality control, design (and understanding of the design - not always present in knock-off copies), finish (rough edges removed etc). Sometimes (but not always) you get better support too. Some of that is not so...
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    what is it about carbon foam?

    As a data point... I'm happy enough using some cheap Kap carbon limbs or Soul Black Flash, as light training limbs. They work well enough out to 70m and I don't get the impression that they are limiting me. But I will work back to my Border Hex limbs, they just feel better.
  7. Rik

    Arrow spines

    Yes... Though clearance issues can be maddeningly difficult to analyse and clear up... Because variations in the shot can lead to shafts with edgy clearance hitting more or less, or not at all.. So groups open up without obvious noise (if it's just the fletches hitting)... And if it's the...
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    Arrow spines

    The numbers aren't particularly relevant. That's why we use charts. You can have the same numbers on different makes of shaft (even supposedly measured the same way) with different results. The actual "spine" number is a measure of stiffness and it's the distance an example of the shaft bends...
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    Which fletching for indoors and why?

    So, use top hats, and shoot with someone good...? If you shoot with someone rubbish, the hole density outside of the middle might reduce your results instead...
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    Archery Interchange V5

    I'm sure I'll find things... At the moment it's how to sort threads with posts new to old... The default seems to be to put new posts at the bottom, I've hated that since usenet days.
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    Archery Interchange V5

    Dave, is there a handbook/cheatsheet for the new arrangements? Where to find things, how to do things...? It's just enough different that I'm not sure if things I look for are somewhere else, missing, or were never there in the first place :)
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    Target Barebow to be recognised...

    Apparently, World Archery has agreed that barebow will now be recognised in the rules as a target bow style... How many years of people shooting it did that take?
  13. Rik

    Tuning forks?

    This just came up on FB - a post by Infinite Curve Kind of a neat idea, elaboration of limb guages like the Beiters with a builtin parallax element.
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    A demotivational poster I can relate to...

    I always liked the posters at
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    Playing with cheap shafts...

    I'm in the middle of setting up a set of new shafts. Not my usual top of the range kind of thing though... I was browsing a shop site when I saw a Carbon Express shaft I'd not seen before: Nano .166 is the designation. Cheap as chips (comparatively - 112.98GBP for 12 shafts, with nocks and...
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    Pocket sized compound...

    Not quite, but it's still insanely small... 18.75 inches ata. I've seen pictures of these things before, but not seen one used.
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    Your autopilot is real... This is intriguing stuff. Imagine using feedback techniques to improve your ability to hit that "Zen state" that seems to work so well for archery...
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    Are we not interested anymore

    Difficult to find an equivalent photo of one that old... Best I could find was this... Which at least shows that it was substantially more angular.
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    Are we not interested anymore

    Here you go, added the Sirius... It does kind of look like a hybrid of the two.