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    • NavySkyPilot
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      This article was in the Oct/Nov 2009 TBM.
      I gave my copy away… not thinking I’d have a bow with twisted limbs- just got one unknowingly off ebay.
      I’ve tweaked them a little with hot water & the Shakespeare Kaibab shoots sweet, but still has slight limb twists.
      Anyone know how I can get a copy or have suggestions on fixing the bow?
      Thanks,
      Dave

    • tucsonbowhunter
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      Ive picked up several recurves on ebay most of which has had twisted limbs. Whats worked for me is just to turn my ma’s hairdryer up to 11 and let ‘er rip. I don’t know how good that is for the limbs but I usually succeed in getting most if not all of the limb twist out.

    • Robin Conrads
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      Hi Dave,

      That issue is available in print so you can order it from the site using this link: Oct/ Nov 2009. Give me a bit and I’ll see if I can get a PDF version of just that article for you.

    • Robin Conrads
      Admin
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      I have put the two-page pdf article in the Download Library under Fixing Twisted Recurve Limbs and it is available to all members who want it. Good luck with the bows. 😀

    • NavySkyPilot
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      Thanks, the teamwork, camaraderie & resources at this site are amazing!

    • Homer
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      NavySP — ain’t they/we exeptional! That’s why I’m here and no where else. And more applause for Ms. Robin, who I feel really loves us and everything traditional archery and hunting, and stands Far Above any other web”master” or moderator I’ve encountered anywhere in doing all she can not just to let us know (and extra gently at that) when we screw up (which, new here as I am, I’ve already done :shock:), but seems far more interested in helping us find the info we need. Just keeps getting better and I’m so glad that others share that feeling with me. I mean, are we traditionalists, are we here, primarily to argue minor issues with one another to the point of personal insults, or to share what we know and to learn from others? Not only the next best thing to hunting, but makes my hunting better. Uh, sorry if I feel too happy. 😛 Homer

    • WICanner
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      Thanks for posting a link to the article, Robin. Saves me having to dig through my piles of back issues to try and find it.

    • Jason Wesbrock
      Member
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      Thanks, Robin. I was going to send it to him when I get home tonight.

    • Robin Conrads
      Admin
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      You’re welcome…all of you. The BEST part of my job is getting to help people. And I have the BEST job in the world! Thanks for making my job so much fun. 😀

    • Jpchilton
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      I have a vintage Browning Wasp which is(was) my favorite shooting bow. About three weeks ago, I noticed the string loop was slipping to one side. I downloaded the cited article and have attempted the hot water correction six or seven times with no results. The twist is the same as when I started. I would really hate to lose this bow. Suggestions please?

    • Patrick
      Member
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      If that’s the article Jason wrote, I also put it to use to fix my daughters recurve. Worked like a charm. Well actually, that’s not true. It worked like something that really works. 😉

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