Joined: 1/16/2013Quick background. Ive been shooting since i was 16 (now 24) and my previous bows have been set up by the shop and tuned by the shop.
Now i just recently bought a Helim and attempting to tune it myself. So far i have only gotten as far as paper tuning and that is where i am stuck. when paper tuning i get a nock left tear. i did a little research and saw i was using underspined arrows. I now have proper spined arrows but my problem is that my arrows are still tearing nock left. and my rest is move nearly all the way to the right(towards the riser on a right hand bow).
What do you guys recommend i do next? my next move was going to be to walk back tune but i wanted to see what others suggested. i know i can bring it to a pro shop and get help but i would really like to be able to tune my bow myself.
Draw weight 70lb
Dral lenght 28.5
rest QAD ultrarest hdx
arrows Carbon express Blue streak 350
Joined: 10/22/2007Two things come to mind. Idler adjustment and hand torque. Check these and see if anything changesMathews S2 / Copper John 4-pin / QAD HD LD / Worlds Best Strings / 808 Bowslings / Easton BloodlinesCheck for fetching contact. I use the Ultra Rest with my Helim and had to put the cock vane at about 2 o’clock cause I was hitting the down cable. I prefer putting masking tape on bow, sight and rest then I put bright red lipstick on the edge of each vane. I can see where it hits way easier than using foot powder. I ended up with the rest at 13″/16″ from the riser and I think just about every Helim tunes at just about that setting.
Good LuckHeli 65#'s 29" Easton Carbon Injexion
Location: AlbertaWe found That hand torque or bow torque was the biggest culprit to the dreaded left tear…as mentioned above start with arrow centered on berger and arrow 13/16 from riser On center…
Than concentrate on bow hand placement release and follow thru…
Practise hand positions below..totally relax bow hand…if necessary to keep bow from swaying with relaxed hand one can tuck your two smallest fingers in lightly against riser instead of the complete open hand…
Practise a slow clean release…slowly squeeze release and it should almost be a surprise when it goes off…
exaggerate the follow thru ..let top of bow fall forward after shot in still relaxed hand…
We have cured many left tears just by simply following these pointers…
NeilNeil is the man listen to him and you will get it right.
He got me squared away once I had the arrow at center of berger hole and at 13″/16″ I was quickly able to determine it was idler wheel and one more question to Neil and I was punching perfect holes. If he says hand torque it most likely is.Heli 65#'s 29" Easton Carbon Injexion
Joined: 8/18/2011having the draw length a little long can cause a left tear with a right handed shooter but if i going to bet i would agree with neil its torque causing it and it dont take much of it eitherHere is my bow getting ready to check for any fletching contact. Thought some of you might get a kick out of this or give it a try.
Make sure and not tape where the arrow sits on the rest as it screw up arrow flight.Heli 65#'s 29" Easton Carbon Injexion
Hey man whatever works. Does look funny thoughZ7 Extreme 60# 29in
Location: Alberta..Another good use for masking tape is stick a bunch of thumb tacks thru a piece and put it on the front of the bow on grip,,,that will absolutely stop the gripping issue while shooting…
:^O ..Another good use for masking tape is stick a bunch of thumb tacks thru a piece and put it on the front of the bow on grip,,,that will absolutely stop the gripping issue while shooting…
Think I’ll give that a try on my Dad’s bow and see how it works
Joined: 1/16/2013Neil that helped a bunch! last two days ive been shooting through paper concentrating on not torquing the bow. took most of the tears away, But now im noticing fletching contact. rrigby called it. i guess i’m going to tape up my bow tomorrow.
do you shoot in a paint booth??
gotta say, i’m going to try it also
Joined: 1/31/2008Or you could just use a whisker biscuit…..
at least that’s what I always hear.
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