Youth Recurve Bow - Advice Needed

Discussion in 'Traditional Archery' started by Jman, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. Jman

    Jman 8 pointer

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    I'm trying to set up a youth recurve for some children. It is a Ben Pearson from the 1970's, rated for 20 lb @ 22". It needs a string and I have no idea what length. No markings on the bow indicate the string length. The bow is 48" long.

    If I knew what the brace height should be on a youth bow, I can buy one the right length. Does anyone on here know what a normal youth bow brace height is? I'm assuming that its not 8" like mine. Any knowledge appreciated!
    Thanks!
     
  2. Meatstick

    Meatstick 12 pointer

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    Get a 45" Dacron string and you can find the sweet spot from there. Brace height will be around 7" I would say
     
  3. grinder

    grinder 6 pointer

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    I don’t know where you are located, but if you bring it to the Tyler Roberts shoot next weekend I can build you a string.
     
  4. Jman

    Jman 8 pointer

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    Thank you, Grinder. I've already bought one based on Meatstick's suggestion. Thank you for the offer!
     

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