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Glass thickness... .030

Postby Jon in Montana » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:28 am

What do you guys think of .030 glass? Any opinions of best use as far as draw weight or bow design?

What I mean is...
Would you use it on a longbow, R/D, or recurve?
How about a "snub nose" recurve like the Herters 46 or longer, less extreme recurves only, or longbow only?
Is there a poundage where you would not be comfortable and would want thicker glass?

I'm just trying to get some of the tumbleweeds blown out of this place.... the forum has been slow lately. This might liven up some discussion :D
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Re: Glass thickness... .030

Postby 4nolz » Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:15 pm

you about have to use it on shorties to keep weight down otherwise the glass/wood ratio gets whacked resulting in shocky cast (too much glass).Having said that G/W ratio and cast comfort is more important to RD longbows or hybrids.
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Re: Glass thickness... .030

Postby Crooked Stic » Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:51 pm

I have used .030 front and .040 belly on longbows. And I have done it the other way around but don't recommend it. I think the snub nose curves need it to make the bends good. Using 30-30 on lighter weight bows also.
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Re: Glass thickness... .030

Postby Trux » Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:27 pm

I've used it on very light weight recurves (58"ers) with good results- on the snub nose I use .040 with no issues bending to the curves- plus I think the thicker glass on that design adds a bit of stability to the limbs.
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Re: Glass thickness... .030

Postby Kirkll » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:41 pm

I've had a lot of bows i laid up at .040/.040 that i sanded down to .030 that are mid 50's weight bows that were incredible high performance bows, and they are still going strong after 4 years.... i see no issue at all as long as it isn't that Bear paw crap, or the Canadian crap.... if it's Gordon's Glass it should work fine as long as you take care sanding it.
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