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    • RalphRalph
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      Hey guys, I’ve been building my Flemish strings for years, for others from time to time.

      I have a friend now that’s a lefty. Do I need to try to twist a string backasswards? That may not be so easy for me.  My hands just know what to do my way. Kinda like instinctive shooting, if I think on it I’m screwed.

      I looked into two different retailers sites for purchasing a Flemish string. There was no option for right/left hand choice.

      So??????

    • Stephen Graf
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      I don’t think it matters about the string.

      But I would wrap the serving so that as the fingers come off it, they are pulling to tighten it.

      When I serve a bow for me (rh)  I lay the bow with the top limb to my left and I wrap the serving from bottom to top going clockwise (viewed from the top limb looking into the end of the string)

      I’ve done a couple lefty’s and when I do those bows, I just flip the bow over so that the bottom limb is to my left and I serve from top to bottom.

      That way, I don’t have to change my routine.  I’ve had no complaints (‘cept from my wife and kids).

    • RalphRalph
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      Thanks Steve…that conforms to my way of thinking…..

    • Ptaylor
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      Those are two aspects of strings I’ve never thought about! I’ll have start paying attention which direction I serve my strings and if they unravel or not.

    • Mike Lombard
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      Hi..I’m new on this forum, but, being a lefty I always wrapped my seving as explained above.  I’ve found out the hard way.

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