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Old 03-12-2017, 09:26 AM
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Default Draw lenghts for super recurves

Hi all!
Border has a Recommended DL chart on their website for determining what size of limbs to choose. If i for example want a 19" riser i could choose smalls ( 26-28 reco. DL) ,medium.( 27-29) or longs ( 28-30) . Lets say i have a 28" DL , wish limbs would then be the best choice? Anyone have tried diffrent lengts on the same riser? Also would this chart be representitive for other SR:s like max 4:s?
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Old 03-12-2017, 09:33 AM
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Default Re: Draw lenghts for super recurves

For your draw length on a 19 inch riser shorts would get a bit more speed but by going to a medium I believe you would get a bit more of a friendlier shooting bow

I really don't like short limbs on any riser unless the person has a very short draw

I do not know if Morrison limbs correlate to Borders charts

I would ask Bob at your draw and with what riser you plan on using what would be the best choice

Opinions my vary
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Default Re: Draw lenghts for super recurves

Yes, I did.
I started with a 17" CH riser and mediums to fit my 28" draw. I found that I preferred the 19" riser and still kept shooting mediums. My draw length is right at 28" with proper anchor.
With 19" riser, Sid recommends shorts for 26-28" draw (28 1/2" max). Mediums are recommended for 27-29" draw (29 1/2" max).
I have both mediums and shorts for my 19" CH. Shorts draw 4# less than the mediums but shot the same arrows 3 fps faster than the mediums. However, you might prefer the feel of the mediums on a 19" riser.
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Default Re: Draw lenghts for super recurves

Keep this in mind...if you do have a 28" DL?...with SR limbs it's about to get 1/2-3/4"s longer.
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Keep this in mind...if you do have a 28" DL?...with SR limbs it's about to get 1/2-3/4"s longer.
Iv read that from multiple sources, i just dont get it though. I have a form bow light enough to overdraw to my shoulder but with my anchor + feateher on the noose im not getting past 28" without colapsing my form. Why would that change with an SR?
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Default Re: Draw lenghts for super recurves

I draw 28

On my CH 17 inch riser I shoot mediums and this past year I hunted with a set of longs and liked them very much

I prefer the mediums due to my style of hunting but the longs sure shot sweet

On my 19 inch Tempest I am shooting mediums
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Default Re: Draw lenghts for super recurves

My experience with them is to go quite a bit longer on the riser then pick the shorter limbs. Otherwise you do all the work and get none of the performance.
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My experience with them is to go quite a bit longer on the riser then pick the shorter limbs. Otherwise you do all the work and get none of the performance.
On everything for me. 25 inch riser I shoot mediums with a 28 1/2 DL.
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Default Re: Draw lenghts for super recurves

your draw length shouldn't change unless you have inconsistent form and/or are very over bowed.
I have shot conventional mediums, longs, border hex5, hex6.5 and hex 7, as well as some longbow limbs, all in the same session. My draw length didn't change. Draw length is YOU not the limb.
All that being said, if your draw length is all over the place, you're overbowed or don't have good consistency in your shot then yes, your draw length might change if you get some lighter, super-smooth limbs.
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your draw length shouldn't change unless you have inconsistent form and/or are very over bowed.
I have shot conventional mediums, longs, border hex5, hex6.5 and hex 7, as well as some longbow limbs, all in the same session. My draw length didn't change. Draw length is YOU not the limb.
All that being said, if your draw length is all over the place, you're overbowed or don't have good consistency in your shot then yes, your draw length might change if you get some lighter, super-smooth limbs.
Saw this after i posted a question to Jinkster.

Your post sums up my thinking exactly.
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My draw is 29'' and just order tempest 19'' with Hex 7.5 and Duncan recommand long limbs set? ?
You idea to that? Hesitate medium ....
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My draw is 29'' and just order tempest 19'' with Hex 7.5 and Duncan recommand long limbs set? ?
You idea to that? Hesitate medium ....
As long as you're drawing the MINIMUM I'd go with the longer limb option. You need the hooks to open. If they open with a medium and a long I'd go with the long. This leaves some responsibility on the buyer to get his draw length right. Don't think you're drawing 29" (because you measured it once at the pro shop etc) if when you actually shoot you overdraw to 29" then collapse back to 27" or something like that.
Just giving an example on the draw length. I wasn't referring to you specifically.
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Default Re: Draw lenghts for super recurves

I don't think your DL should change at all. It's just easier to overdraw.
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Default Re: Draw lenghts for super recurves

Another thing iv come to wonder about is the max DL .
As i would imagin a max DL for any combination would be the point that when passed,
limb failure can occurre and the warrenty is upheld. That would
offcourse also meen that not going past the Max DL, even if i draw just
A tad under, should be perfectly fine at every draw of the bow, not shortening the limbs lifetime. Seems logical to me, anyone know for sure?
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Default Re: Draw lenghts for super recurves

Well, I've owned a CH that was too long for me, but never one that was too short. I would certainly think the upper limit of Borders "recommended draw length" is base on the point where the limbs begin to stack(ie, the "flat spot" turns upward, so to speak.)
That's not the same as the limit you can draw w/o risking destruction! I draw 28-1/2 when I'm doing it right. I shoot both 17 and 19" risers with medium limbs. I never expect to approach your "max" draw length.

But, to accept that there is such a thing, that even the bowyer would know what it is, and that drawing "a tad under" would protect the bow from failure, is certainly NOT logical. Some things can be estimated by testing: the load limit on a ladder, for instance. My consumer mentality tells me that if I weight 221 #, I should be safely able to climb that 225# rated ladder as many times as I want, and it should NOT fail me. I don't think anyone can expect a bow limb to be drawn to within a gnat's eyebrow of it's
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