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Submitted by ACE on Mon, 2007-07-23 12:46.


I recently bought myself a compound bow and also read the article on Forward of Centre, in the first magazine sent out with Patrick's DVD series.

I measured and balanced my arrows as described in the article and my arrows are between 8.5% and 9.3% F.O.C.

I read that arrows should be between 10 and 12% F.O.C. How do I go about correcting my arrows.


If I change the field points (100gr) to broadheads (125gr), do I have to work out the F.O.C. again?

Does F.O.C. really matter?

Please help.

Rudolf Says:
Mon, 2007-08-13 10:05


For 2 days I have been trying to paper tune my switchback XT,
nothing is working!

The arrow enters the paper and rip it to the left.

Can anyone please help me? The bow is set on 80 pounds

trevor Says:
Sun, 2007-08-19 16:48

Hi Rudolph,
I hope by now you have sorted your paper tuning out, but if not you may want to try focusing on your form a little. I find that my bow hand offten is my problem.
Try folding your three fingers against your hand (letting your finger tips touch your hand) and let your index finger tip touch your thumb. This way you are not holding the bow and you can not flinch on the release.
Another thing to check, depending on the release you are using, is that you are not twisting your trigger by pushing your middle finger against the trigger stem. Rather lift all your fingers from the trigger and let the tension come from the wrist strap.

Hope it helps.

PS- I use paper tuning (20 shots) once a week just to correct my form.

Rudolf Says:
Thu, 2008-07-31 08:47

Rudolf Coetzee

Thanx it work perfectly!
Do you know how I can get more poundage out of my switchback xt, are there 80 lb limps or can I twist my cable
to get more poundage?

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