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  • richard roop
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    So there I was …………… all ready to order a video & a Flemish string jig when my long suffering wife asked “Why?”

    I told her that the Flemish Twist strings look really cool. She wanted to know if they’re any better than the endless loop strings that I make & use. I told her that I didn’t know if they were better or not but they look really cool and cool is important. She said that my cool days are long behind me.  I hate it when she uses logic on me.

    So …………… question; …………….. Any advantage one way or the other, endless or twist ?????

  • Raymond CoffmanRaymond Coffman
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    Richard

    Personal preference again –

    Flemish- more adjustable/ more quiet ( a lot of people prefer the look of them on trad bows).

    Endless loop – settle faster / more stable,  tournament archers preference

    Scout aka Ray

  • RalphRalph
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    You don’t have to buy or build a jig if’n you don’t wanna….

    https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/paleoplanet69529/making-a-flemish-twist-bowstring-t6234.html#.VL78JS4fWSo

     

    Look this up.

    This how I make my strings.. They work great, look good.

    I’ve never had a complaint from anyone that I have given one to.

    I’ve made a couple of jigs but they all seem to be oriented for the 4″ shorter string length that is basic for a recurve bow rather than the 3″ shorter for a longbow.

    All the instructions that I’ve read always relate to an even numbered length string.

    I could use some education perhaps??????????

    Probably a way to figure it out but I’m happy with my method.

    We already had a ‘my math ability’ discussion on another thread….  :-))

     

  • richard roop
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    Ok ………………. I think that I want to learn how to do this.

    One thing I need to check on, though is the equipment rules at shoots; would the cool looking two color string be considered ‘string markings’ and get me disqualified ????

  • RalphRalph
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    I’ve never been to a trad shoot where a multicolored sting was even a thought about being a problem. Everyone has them.

     

  • Raymond CoffmanRaymond Coffman
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    Clay Hayes has a video on it also ( no jig, flemish ). He does excellent videos on a multitude of tradbow subjects – imho

     

    I’d call the tournament officials for string rules , don’t have any idea what’s allowed these days

    Scout aka Ray

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