Stone Mountain Dacron Flemish Recurve Bow String
Brand: STONE MOUNTAIN
A new Dacron Flemish bow string for your recurve or longbow ensures you will have your bow shooting again, like when it was new
Stone Mountain Dacron Flemish Recurve Bow StringPrice: $32.94
$29.95 excl. GST**
** Your price if you do not reside in Australia
Stone Mountain Dacron Flemish Recurve Bow String Description
The archery association, Archery Manufacturers and Merchants Organization or AMO became the Archery Trade Association (ATA) in late 2002 and the AMO bow length is the standard for measuring recurves and longbows and all strings are referred to by their AMO length, not the actual string length.
All bows should display their AMO length on a label affixed to the inside of the bottom limb or engraved onto the side of the riser. If you don't know the length of your bow string, a good rule of thumb is that a recurve takes a 4 inch shorter bow string than they are marked, while a longbow takes a 3 inch shorter bow string.
The actual length of
- a recurve string is usually 4 inches shorter than the AMO length
- a longbow string is usually 3 inches shorter than the AMO length
If you no longer have your old bowstring and there is no label or engraving on your bow, you can still ascertain your string length. Lay your bow down with the side facing you when you shoot your bow. The string grooves are located near each bow tip, where your bowstring sits when the bow is strung. Measure your unstrung bow from the string groove, near the tip at one end, following the contours of both bow limbs, down the body, but do not go into the handle or grip area, just across it, to the string groove near the tip at the other end.
What should you order
- if you have a 58 inch recurve, you need a 54 inch string, so you will order a 58 inch string
- if you have a 64 inch longbow, you need a 61 inch string, so you will order a 64 inch string
For older bows or bows you are unable to confirm are compatible, it is recommended to use Dacron string material.
It is important to wax your bow string frequently to protect it from the elements and to minimise string abrasion. Simply apply wax directly to your string or roll some wax in the palm of your hands until it becomes soft, pliant and warm and then run the wax up and down the string. Be careful not to apply excessive wax to the string. Bohning Xccelerator Bowstring Wax, Bohning Tex-Tite Bowstring Wax and Bohning Seal-Tite Bowstring Wax are available and can be purchased separately.
It is recommended that Dacron strings are left in tact. They should not be untwisted, to ensure the integrity of the string and to keep all strands together.
Stone Mountain Dacron Flemish Bow Strings are available in the following lengths
- Please specify size required
Please state whether it is AMO bow length or actual string length in Step 2 of the Checkout process when ordering.