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How to make and read a force/draw curve (part 3)

brents recurve FDcurve2 150x150 How to make and read a force/draw curve (part 3)How to READ a force/draw curve

Welcome to part three of the series! In part one, we learned how to build a bow weighing rack and measure the draw weights of our bow at each one inch increment of the draw. We recorded the data on a note pad and saved it for part two. Then, in part two, we entered the data into a table in the spreadsheet template that I created for Microsoft Excel, and watched Excel automatically create a line graph showing the force/draw curve and calculate some values about stored energy and efficiency. Now, in part three, we will read the force draw curve, the values created in the table, and interpret what they tell us about the bow. This is the best part of the series! Continue reading

How to make and read a force/draw curve (part 2)

FDC photo 150x150 How to make and read a force/draw curve (part 2)How to MAKE a force/draw curve

Welcome to part two of the series! In part one, we learned how to build a bow weighing rack and measure the draw weights of our bow at each one inch increment of the draw. We recorded the data on a note pad and saved it for part two. Now, in part two, we will enter that data into a table and create a line graph showing the force/draw curve. Continue reading

How to make and read a force/draw curve (part 1)

p1010010 150x150 How to make and read a force/draw curve (part 1)Building and setting up the bow weighing rack

Hey!…I’m so glad that you are here and interested in learning how to weigh your bow and make a force/draw curve! There is so much you can learn about your bow from the force/draw curve. Are you sometimes dazed and confused by scientific-type folks who use intimidating words like “stored energy,” “peak draw force,” and so on? If so, you’re not alone. This force/draw stuff can be very confusing. Let me encourage you to stay with me on this series…once you read through these posts and try it out on your own bow, you won’t be intimidated any more. Continue reading



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