Three ways to string a longbow, recurve, or selfbow without a bow stringer

Three ways to string a longbow, recurve, or selfbow without a bow stringer

19 Replies to “Three ways to string a longbow, recurve, or selfbow without a bow stringer”

  1. For step through, to minimize potential for limb twist and because it requires less strength, I recommend placing the bow behind a bent knee, then straightening the knee. That bends the bow equally in each limb and even people with low upper body strength can do it easily. Personally, I use push-pull method but with bow turned 180 degrees and bow tip resting on top of shoe. That way force of the push is away from the body and slips don't result in bloody noses.

  2. Those are nice tips on putting on the string and I have a curved bow and have the stringer, but it don't seem to be that easy to me so I will try the second method you mentioned.

  3. Now for a Post on how to Untwist the Butchered Twisted Limb from not using the recommended string that was supplied by the manufacturer voiding the warranty ,,AAHAHAAAA!
    Great Stuff, Keys, Wallet, Phone and Stringer!

  4. Thanks, I hate it when I get to the field or range without my stringer, I still don't like doing it without, but in an emergency or one of those O.S. moments……

  5. Will your next video be "how to straighten a twisted limb"? 😀. Actually, I have used the step through method to string a few of my recurves , and ruined a couple. But the "warm water and twisting back to straight" actually works. All in all , a stringer works best for me. I do enjoy your posts. I watch them all.

  6. Great video as always Clay. Only one thing I would add from my experience. When using the "Push Pull" method, especially when stringing heavier poundage longbows, placing your pulling hand just above the handle helps a lot. Not sure about self bows and any negative impact and I would not recommend for recurves but for laminated bows I sometimes place the hand I am pulling with near the fades. The additional leverage is substantial and also raises your center of gravity. This really makes a difference. I can easily string longbows in excess of [email protected] draw simply by raising my pulling hand 6".

    I wanted to show this to you and I was wondering if this could be used on a long or recurve bow?

  8. I've always used step-through, but I rest the inside curve on the front of my ankle. Also, I'm right handed so I step through with my right leg, allowing me to use my stronger arm to bend the bow.

  9. I was showing a customer of mine once the second method for his new bow and his pushing hand slipped off . The bow came up and bloodied his nose. Luckily he had a good sense of humor and we had a good laugh about it. Needless to say I sent him home with a stringer.
    Looking forward to tuning videos

  10. Great tips Clay , especially for beginners like myself. Look forward to seeing more videos from you thanks for sharing 👍👍👍

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