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Postby tjdeerslayer37 » Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:59 pm

okay we know that the lightest tips possible are going to give you the most speed achieveable (all other things not considered right now). how thick are the overlays you guys are putting on, and what material? this is for a "redlined" bow that you want to get the most oomph out of. how much material are you leaving in the groove, approx? im curious to see what i can get away with, and hearing what ken has said its quite a lot. just looking for input here, thanks
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Re: tip weight

Postby Hornseeker » Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:41 pm

Tj...for bows 60# and under I have had tips so small that looking at them later I wondered how the heck they stayed together. My main bow had many thousands of shots out of it...never snapped a tip!

I glue 3/32 phenolic over my tips and file probably at least 1/2 that off...

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Re: tip weight

Postby Nikodemus » Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:45 am

Is there any limit by the rules of WTT ??
I think about to send one bow (I don´t have the time to travel :cry: ) ,
but my WTTbow must have ligh very ligh tips and not the usual tipdesign .
So is it possible to make unusual variation ???
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Re: tip weight

Postby Kenro » Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:14 am

Nikodemus,
Yes, you can make the tips pretty much any way you want to, there are no limitations on what ever you build to send to WTT. I dont want to see the bows get "micro managed" into catagories based on what tips look like. I build smaller tips than the "norm" on my own "general public" bows. Not for the speed factor so much as the way I like the looks of them and is the way I will probably always build them. :)
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Re: tip weight

Postby Hornseeker » Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:37 pm

My hot rod will have NO tips... zero...zilch...notta... You are gonna have fun stringing it dude!!! :mrgreen:
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Re: tip weight

Postby Kenro » Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:18 pm

Better be strung when it gets here! :D :P
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Re: tip weight

Postby Kirkll » Sat Dec 27, 2008 11:31 am

Hornseeker wrote:My hot rod will have NO tips... zero...zilch...notta... You are gonna have fun stringing it dude!!! :mrgreen:


LMAO !!!! Maybe we should start the filming process before the event this year Ken... this could be interesting! :lol: :lol: :lol: we'll have to flip a coin on getting Ernies strung, and put it on vidio... :D
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Re: tip weight

Postby Hornseeker » Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:38 pm

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