I am not so familiar with recurve bows (use to shoot with a compound).
I have some questions about a second hand recurve bow I just bought .
Brand: Nishizawa TD11, never heard of this name before.
Does anyone knows how old this bow would be approximitly??
Whitch material should I use for a new string?? should I use Dyneema , fast
flight or dacron??
I prefere dyneema, but I 'm not sure the limbs can take it? should i take
the risk??(draw weigt 35 or 37 lbs)
On the bottom limbs there are some numbers about the draw weight in
relation to the bow lenght.
But I don't know how to meassure the exact bow lengt (with or without
string, from top to top or from groove to groove?
Tiller on the bottom limb is 11 mm less then on the upper limb, is this a
problem for accuratie??
Thanks for any replies in advance!!
Jens Fudge, Archersoft
"Hans Fiers" <hans...@zeelandnet.nl> skrev i en meddelelse
"Hans Fiers" <hans...@zeelandnet.nl> wrote in message
If you're unsure, try Dacron to start with. Especially if it's an
The tiller *may* be a problem if it's 11 mm. It may mean that one of
the limbs has become hard through use or stored incorrectly for a long
period.. Can you adjust this? I can't find any web based info on the
Hope this helps
Work hard, rock hard, eat hard, sleep hard,
grow big and wear glasses if you need 'em
If the bow has been well taken care of you should have a good bow to shoot. I
don't know how they compare to today's bows.
Fastflight or Dyneema is appropriate. I would probably choose one of the
"softer" varieties say Angel Dyneema.
Marty Sasaki ma...@mss.tzo.com
Arlington, Massachusetts USA
I'd guess it can take most string materials; after all, kevlar would
have been the material of choice back then (much rougher on a bow than
most modern materials, I think). If in doubt, start off with dacron,
and move on to something faster when you're happy that the bow is in
11mm tiller doesn't sound out of normal range to me, though I can
never remember which way is positive and which negative...
As with any old bow, treat it carefully and watch and listen for
"Hans Fiers" <hans...@zeelandnet.nl> wrote in message news:<3e04c235$0$30068$fb62...@news1.zeelandnet.nl>...
but you are right Kevlar was around and Nishis were top flight , but limbs
were glass and wood so might deterioriate , a little precaution and some
forgiving fastflight with a few 20+ turns on the string should be ok.
"shadyshark" <shady...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
If you havn't used kevlar (bang) then I will tell you Kevlar was so non
stretch that it used to shoot on one strand until that broke then
another then another until the string broke - bang. Average 1500 shots
from a string.
Actually the stretch characteristics of Kevlar and Spectra/Dyneema are roughly
the same, roughly less than 5%. Some grades of Spectra have less stretch than
Kevlar had other problems which made it's use in bowstrings dicey.
(And no, I never owned a Nishizawa, just drooled over someone elses.
The best I could afford at the time was a secondhand KG1 - still
shootable, though I haven't used it in anger for a few years now).
John Grove <ARCH...@sherwood3.demon.co.uk> wrote in message news:<lOj4MAA+...@sherwood3.demon.co.uk>...