Originally Posted by Sherwood
I have the same limbs and riser, but haven't had time to play with it. What length string did you end up with and brace height too?
The XLongs make a 64” on a 17” riser , so on the 19” WFL , it’ll be a 66” .
With that said , when I build my Flemish strings, I lay them out on my board one size up . I use Dacron B-55 or B -50
Going with a normal string size , my strings always Turn out too short .
So, I built a string for a 68” bow . I think I increase my ends more than what’s necessary.
For the upper end of a longbow , I start with 8”-8-1/4” and do 2 1/4” for my loop before twisting the end back into the string . The bottom is 7 1/2” .
I like a lot of twist in my string to ensure a solid string .
With the brace height , if I got below 8” , I got some vibration in the bow , 8-8 1/2” it seems to shoot smoother and crazy quiet .
I’m going recheck that brace height and will let you know if it’s anything different . The string isn’t shot in yet and there’s a little bit of stretching going on .
Edit : checked my string and BH , 60.5” string , 8-3/4” brace height . This morning when I shot , I added nine twist to my string because it didn’t feel right .