Rick's tab continues to please. I'm liking the larger spacer as well. Feel like I need to keep looking over my shoulder though, with all that coconut oil. Might be a rambunctious monkey around somewhere. On a side note I'll throw this out. Do any of you have "squeaky" nocks? Might only be me because I'm shooting split finger and my bow is maybe 2 inches short for my draw. I get this rubbing noise right at the end of full draw/expansion. In the past I've put bow string wax on my hunting arrow nocks. That works but is sticky and wears off. Any other suggestions are welcome.
Arrow nock noise? Never, but verify if your nock fits right the string. It should “click” on it but the arrow should turn on the string without turning the string with it. Another thing may be your index is pushing down on the arrow at full draw - too high elbow. Try to put the index along the arrow / feathers and see if the noise happens again. When I shoot split fingers my index rides with the arrow, is not pulling at all.
I do "fit" my nocks with a foam center nail board so I think that's good. I have always had index finger pressure and assumed it was string pinch. Sometimes I deliberately give more space on the index at the hook and that's better. High elbow is a possibility, but I think I've got that better now when I get to holding.. maybe not consistent though..have to observe. Thanks. Looking at my fingers I see that my middle finger tip joint hooks towards my index finger. Not so on my left hand; just the opposite in fact. There's a significant natural pinch there with no bow string involved.
Just shot. Elbow OK I believe. Put index finger along arrow..noise gone. Put maximum weight on middle finger..still noise. Put wax on top side only of nock.. completely quiet. So that seems to be best option. BTW I shoot aluminum. It might be that the resonance makes it worse.
Draven I'm 6'2" and draw 30". My bow is a 60" recurve. From the manufacturer's chart I'm OK with that but 62" might be better. I do use two nock points; tied serving ones. I've always had a lot of pressure on my inward side of the index finger nail. For years I'm fairly certain I was cocking my draw hand downward. With all the training I've done on form and relaxed hand I don't think I'm doing it yet. That said, I still develop a callus at that point on my finger and it gets tender. Maybe I need to have my significant other take some photos. The final answer might reveal itself. I might not be as relaxed as I think.
30” draw and 60” bow is not a good combination - finger pinch + stress on short limbs. For hunters Bear was using 2*DL + 4” = bow length as rule of thumb. I would try to find at least a 64” recurve bow. If it was a “target” bow you would be much better served with a 70” bow. I draw 28” and even if 58” is manageable, 62” and above is what I like. PS I doubt you can be relaxed when you work your way up to 30” through stacking - aka #3-4-5 per 1” after 28” on most of the production bows. Add to that the pinch and you are on the way to frustration land.
Wow Draven..I was really hoping not to hear that, but knew I probably would. You see, as my draw creeped longer and longer with proper form my bows got shorter and shorter! Decisions to make I guess. I'm 67 so new bow??? Maybe. Are you listening Santa?
What weight on fingers are you shooting? If you get yourself a 21" a or 23" White Feather riser (assuming you want to shoot wood riser and off the shelf) I have some #28@28" Kaya2 long limbs I can give to you - they are like new, I use them just for form check. On a 21" riser will make a 66" and on a 23" will make a 68" bow. On fingers at 30" draw length should be around #34-#36
There is another way to eliminate/limit the index pressure : Press slightly the finger separation between index and middle finger 2nd phalanges before getting them on the string. The fingers will naturally open and they will not try to touch their tips squeezing the plastic between and the nock in the process.