How is brace height measured on a bow?

How is brace height measured on a bow?

Brace height is measured from the deepest part of the grip, known as the pivot point. Back to the bowstring at rest. This is also commonly in line with the Berger hole in the riser. Brace height is important for both recurve and compound bows, but different principles apply.

What should my brace height be on a recurve?

between 7.5 and 9.75 inches
By brace height we simply mean the distance between the deepest part of the bow riser, and the string in its loose position. The vast majority of recurve bows have a brace height somewhere between 7.5 and 9.75 inches.

How do you measure a recurve bow riser?

The easiest way to measure the length of your traditional bow is to start at the string groove, follow the curvature of the limb along the belly side of the bow, across the riser area, and follow the curvature of the other limb to the other string groove. This will give you the a.m.o. bow length.

What happens if brace height is too high?

If set too high or too low in relation to the manufacturer’s recommendation, it can result in a noisy bow and erratic arrow flight. When the bracing height is too high, it can also throttle the bow’s performance – and if the bow is shot ‘under-braced’ for long periods, it will result in damage to the limbs.

What brace height do I need?

These guidelines work for most recurve bows, but always follow the manufacturer’s recommended brace-height range. 62- and 64-inch bows have 7½- to 8½- inch brace heights. 66- and 68-inch bows have 8- to 9-inch brace heights. 70- and 72-inch bows have 8¾- to 9½-inch brace heights.

Why is a longer brace height more forgiving?

Longer brace height Bows with longer brace heights are going to be more forgiving. This is because the arrow is coming off of the string sooner rather than later, meaning that the shooter has less time to influence the shot. These are also usually a bit slower in terms of fps.

What length riser do I need?

For most physically fit adults with a draw length between 26 and 31 inches I would suggest opting for a 25-inch riser paired with short limbs for draw lengths of 26 to 28 inches, medium limbs for draw lengths of 28 to 30.5 inches, or long limbs for draw lengths of 30.5 inches and over.

Does brace height really matter?

A short brace height offers the benefit of higher arrow velocity. This is because the bowstring is being drawn farther in order to reach the user’s draw length since, at rest, the bowstring is closer to the bow grip.

Does bow brace height matter?

Depending upon the bow’s cam system, bows with longer brace heights generally shoot slower than those with shorter brace heights. But, sacrificing speed comes with undeniable benefit. A longer brace height puts more distance between the throat of the bow grip and the bowstring.

How do I choose a recurve riser?

The standard riser size is a 25 inch riser. If you combine this with the length of the limbs you will get the bow length. A long limb with a standard (25 inch) riser will give you a 70 inch bow. A medium pair of limbs will give you a 68″ bow, and a short pair of limbs will give you a 66″ bow.

How big of a riser do I need?

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How long should my recurve bow be?

#4: How Long Should The Recurve Be? You want a bow that is at least twice as long as your draw length. If your draw length is 28″, you want a recurve that’s 56″ or more. The longer the bow, the more accurate it generally is.

How do you know what size riser to buy?

Do risers give you more pop?

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