You don’t have to be a technical wizard to be a proficient archer, but every archer should know a few basic maintenance skills. Recurve archers, for instance, must learn how to adjust their brace height.
What’s brace height?
A bow’s brace height is the distance from the grip’s deepest part to the bowstring. It’s important to maintain a consistent brace height because it affects your arrow’s impact point. Brace heights can change as the bowstring stretches, or you repeatedly remove and re-string your recurve.
How to Adjust Your Brace Height
What You Need:
String your bow. Learn how here.
Measure your brace height. Place the bow square in the grip’s deepest part and check the measurement at the bowstring.
Remove the bowstring.
If your brace height is too low, give the bowstring a few twists. If your brace height is too high, unwind a few twists from the bowstring. After adding or removing a few twists, re-string your bow and check the brace height again. Once you’ve done this task a few times you’ll learn how many twists achieve your desired brace height.
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