I just ordered a couple of strings for a new to me bow. I based the loop measurements off the flemish twist string it came with, but the new endless loop string is much stiffer and the loops are a really tight fit. Once I got the string on it seemed to shoot fine, but it got me wondering if there is any concern about the tight fit. Is there a recommended gap/spacing for string loops?
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I agree with Kelly. I make my string loops as small as possible. The lower loop tight enough so it won't fall off when the bow is unstrung. The upper loop just big enough to slide down the limb the required 3-4 inches.
IMO, better too snug than too loose, especially for an endless string.
Thanks guys. I guess I’m an 1/8” too small—the top loop is 1” and bottom is 7/8”. I can get the top loop to slide down the limb when unstrung, but it is pretty snug
My only concern is that top loop. Is it too small to slide down the limb when unstrung ? Hard to tell in a picture. Wider limbs need wider loops to work. Slender limb tips often need smaller loops.
I think your loops are fine. Like Justin said 1” bottom and 1-1/8” top on most ASL’s will be fine.
1 1/8 top and 1 inch bottom loop is what use for my hill style longbows. I use endless loop strings as well. Your loops look just fine.
That’s a good looking string someon made you.
I make my loops based on the size of the limb tip.