48 Replies to “How To String A Recurve Bow By Hand”

  1. god bless you kid out of all of the videos on youtube on how to string a bow yours is literally the only one that helped me and it is almost 10 years old

  2. That is a nice demonstration of how to string the recurved bow and I have one and having trouble stringing it with the stringer. I thank you for showing us this technique.

  3. He made it look so easy. I was frustrated. But two things. I was pushing the wrong way. And I was not bracing my foot properly. After watching it again 4 more times. I did it first try. Thanks. Its so easy when you know how. I watch 6 other videos before this one. It was the shortest and the easiest. Thanks.

  4. He made it look so easy. I was frustrated. But two things. I was pushing the wrong way. And I was not bracing my foot properly. After watching it again 4 more times. I did it first try. Thanks. Its so easy when you know how. I watch 6 other videos before this one. It was the shortest and the easiest. Thanks.

  5. Thank you, sir! I struggled a bit with my first 40lbs a month ago, was too afraid of twisting it. But after some bulking up, pushing it more and more + making sure I "feel" that I am doing it the right way now I string it by hand only. Yesterday I got 60lbs recurve bow and strung it like a Mongolian boss. (far from Hulk, I'm quite skinny)

  6. I wouldn't recommend stringing a bow this way,puts a lot of pressure on the bottom and and causes breaking points.

  7. with some bows, like a martin jaguar take down recurve, this method will cause limb twist. i found this out the hard way. i have been an acher for 15 years And I have never had a problem stringing bows like this kid demonstrates until this martin

  8. Good job kid, you've done in less than 2 minutes what thousands of others are doing in over 5 with stringers. You can string a longbow the same way and I've been doing both for as long as I've had bows. I also string my breakdown recurve this way and I haven't had any issues with any of the bow's I've strung like this.

  9. I have a 110lb Mongolian horse recurve bow, for all the guys saying, no no not like this, then show your cards.. point me to where I can read or learn a better way with a stronger bow.

  10. I have a hungarian recurve bow with a 110 lb draw weight that is similarly shaped like yours in the video, I'll try again but with your method.

  11. Wanted to note that this is how I was taught to string a bow in high school mid to late 2000s. With how massively afraid schools are of causing students bodily harm, I don't see how this is an unsafe or out of date method.

    Thank you for the video, I wanted a refresher, so I can properly string an old bow.

  12. When my dad was my age he found a bow in the woods and he strung it this way. No harm done. Thanks for making this video! It was very helpful.

  13. I see a lot of naysayers in the comments saying you can ruin a bow this way. This is how I was taught to do it 30 years ago. I think it was commonplace then, but I guess things have changed. Btw, it always worked for me, without incident. Good technique.

  14. can we just make a note that NO ONE, should EVER, do this to a bow if you can't string it properly you shouldn't own it.

  15. I just got mine in the mail, a 75 pounder…..tried a dozen times still cant get the strong on, will keep trying…

  16. Thank you so much dear friend, I saw another video and your is much much better. It works perfectly this way and even though it took me a little longer because I am weak 😀 I did it and it is perfect! Thank you!

  17. if you have limbs that click int the handle, DON'T do this. friend of mine had his limb jump out and cut his chin open.

  18. This "step-through" method works on kid toys, but once you deal with the real stuff, not only you can lose your eyes, but also the bow.

  19. This method may be ok for non laminated bows, but the ones that are laminated can be permanently damaged without the use of a stringer-plus take your eye out.

  20. Thank you so much!
    got a bow for the weekend from the archery club but didn't have a stringer
    now i can practice a bit 🙂

  21. Why do people still do it this way?  No.  No, no no.  Hook the end under the left side of your right foot's arch.  Hold the middle-top of the bow and the unattached string (loop should be around the limb) in your left.  Pull the bow using its handle with your right hand and push the string up and into position with your left, while also holding it with your left.  Sounds hard, isn't.   Won't twist your limbs.  Or, you know, use a stringer.

  22. Never EVER do this. over time it can put twist in your limbs which could cause catastrophic failure to your bow and cause major bodily injury.

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