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1.) bluecat - 03/02/2015
If you've ever wondered if there is a better way to tie on a nock, this may be it. There are several methods for tieing on a nock that are pretty easy, but this method allows you to adjust the nock up and down after it has been tied. Repeatedly tieing on and cutting off nocks is a pain while you are trying to locate the correct spot.

I'm going to give this one a try tonight.

2.) Swamp Fox - 03/02/2015
I like the idea of calling it a screw knot, 'cause that's where the magic is for archery. Adjustable, but not slippy. I know the nail knot from fishing, etc. where you use it to join lines of different diameters. No adjustment requirement there, although I suppose some people might use a nail knot around the line as a slipping float stop, which I always considered too much trouble, LOL.

Two questions:

Let's say you didn't serve the string yourself or know who did. How do you know how to follow the serving, up or down? Are most strings done in one direction or another? How can you tell by looking at the serving?

Second, he talks about the big loop end. I guess this means a trad string has different-sized loops. What's the purpose of that?
3.) bluecat - 03/02/2015
The big loop end is the end of the string that you slip on and off the bow in traditional archery. It is big so you can slip it on an off your nock groove of your bow while leaving the smaller end attached.

I agree, the screw knot seems to be more descriptive.

Here is another video of the same thing. I believe the only difference is that he puts the initial tag end in under the wrap first so he only has to to do one tag end when completing the knot.

I'm trying to find the answer to your other question.

4.) bluecat - 03/02/2015
Finding the direction of your serving, might be one of those deals where you put your bow in the press and tie on the nock set and see how it reacts to your serving and then remember how you did it (bow in vise the same way, wrapping the nock the same way, remember which way screws it up and which way screws it down).

I'm gonna have to experiment. I am actually at this point in setting up the recurve and was balking at doing it cause it's such a pain. When I happened across this I thought "Yeah".
5.) Swamp Fox - 03/02/2015
[QUOTE=bluecat;30303]The big loop end is the end of the string that you slip on and off the bow in traditional archery. It is big so you can slip it on an off your nock groove of your bow while leaving the smaller end attached.


That's what I was guessing. Thanks.
6.) bluecat - 03/02/2015
You have to know these things when you are a King.
7.) bluecat - 03/02/2015
I just learned it myself not too long ago...
8.) Swamp Fox - 03/02/2015
[QUOTE=bluecat;30307]You have to know these things when you are a King.[/QUOTE]

That's what I say, but most times when I try to explain new learning, people just look at me like I'm banging two coconuts together. :wink

9.) bluecat - 03/02/2015
These knots are nothing more than backwrap serving type knots but the tag ends are not inside the string bundles. If they were the knot wouldn't be adjustable. Hope that helps clarify.

The pencil/arrow shaft just make it a little easier to keep it all together before you tighten.
10.) bluecat - 03/02/2015
Wish we had some string makers here. Apparently, from what I've been able to gather, you want the center serving served in the direction of your string twist. Your nock also goes in this direction. Everything goes in the same direction.

Once nock is installed screwing against the flow moves nock up, with the flow moves it down.
11.) Swamp Fox - 03/02/2015
12.) Deerminator - 03/02/2015
[I] want my knock to stay in place not moveable at all.[/I]
13.) bluecat - 03/02/2015
If you like your nock, you can keep your nock...
14.) bluecat - 03/03/2015
Tested it out last night and it worked beautifully. I would suggest waxing the thread you plan on using first as it is super lively when trying to wrap. This seems to tame it a bit.
Twisting in the direction of the serving and string the nock goes in that direction.