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padding takedown limbs hurt performance?

Messages posted to thread:
T4halo 10-Jul-18
4nolz@work 10-Jul-18
David Mitchell 10-Jul-18
M60gunner 10-Jul-18
Mpdh 10-Jul-18
KyPhil 10-Jul-18
George D. Stout 10-Jul-18
Knifeguy 10-Jul-18
4nolz@work 10-Jul-18
4nolz@work 10-Jul-18
Dkincaid 10-Jul-18
Orion 10-Jul-18
M60gunner 10-Jul-18
Dkincaid 10-Jul-18
Babysaph 11-Jul-18
BOX CALL 12-Jul-18
cacciatore 12-Jul-18
David Mitchell 12-Jul-18
76aggie 13-Jul-18
Linecutter 13-Jul-18
Budly 13-Jul-18
From: T4halo
Date: 10-Jul-18




Does putting padding between the riser and limbs of a 3 piece takedown hurt performance? My buddy showed up with a really nice takedown that he said was a little loud. So, he put sticky velcro between the limbs and riser, said it quieted the bow a bit. I’m wondering if this hurts performance?

T4

From: 4nolz@work
Date: 10-Jul-18




Limb/riser contact should affect limb bending/cast.

From: David Mitchell
Date: 10-Jul-18




I wouldn't think it would affect it much at all if the padding material is pretty thin.

From: M60gunner
Date: 10-Jul-18




I got tired of trying all the “fixes” for my Bear TD’s. I got me some thin packing foam. I chanced on it from a plate we got in this envelope of foam. I cut a couple strips and put them between the limb and the socket. No noise period. It has no effect on my bows performance. Now if I had to drop a spine or drop tip weight that would be an indicator of lower performance. Your, (his) mileage may vary.

From: Mpdh
Date: 10-Jul-18




If anything, it puts a little more preload on the limbs.

MP

From: KyPhil
Date: 10-Jul-18




A thin piece of felt or gasket cork works well and won't affect anything accept noise.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Jul-18




I would think anything that helped quell vibration would enhance performance more than inhibit it.

From: Knifeguy
Date: 10-Jul-18




I used moleskin on mine. Lance

From: 4nolz@work
Date: 10-Jul-18




My post should say "shouldn't" sorry

From: 4nolz@work
Date: 10-Jul-18




My post should say "shouldn't" sorry

From: Dkincaid
Date: 10-Jul-18




Seems like a standard takedown shouldn’t need padding there?

From: Orion Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Jul-18




The answer is no, it won't hurt performance. A lot of 3-piece bow makers install some sort of padding on the limb or riser.

From: M60gunner
Date: 10-Jul-18




What Orion said.

From: Dkincaid
Date: 10-Jul-18




I’ve had some with leather there I guess that is padding

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 11-Jul-18




Yea it reduced the speed of my bow .67 fps.

From: BOX CALL Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Jul-18




I use pieces of seatbelt on my frankenbow.

From: cacciatore Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Jul-18




I third what Orion said, few years ago it was a popular way for bowyers to quite a bow

From: David Mitchell
Date: 12-Jul-18




Guess I'm fortunate in that my Bear TD is quiet without any sort of padding of the limb base. :o)

From: 76aggie
Date: 13-Jul-18




X4 what Orion said. My Bob Lee takedowns have a very thin piece of pliable plastic between the limbs and the riser.

From: Linecutter
Date: 13-Jul-18




I use the foam padding that is used between a cap for a truck bed and the top lip of the bed. Compresses very thin and lasts a long time. Absolutely no change in performance. DANNY

From: Budly
Date: 13-Jul-18




I have a 3-piece recurve and longbow. I cut thin bicycle innertube rubber to exactly fit between limbs and risers. They help quiet both bows with no change in shot performance.





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