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[quote="handirifle":22lziu8k]OK I have gotten pretty familiar with bare shaft tuning my recurve bow, but been some time since I tried new arrows/heads on my Mathews. I shoot left handed, so for most guys my results are opposite theirs. Here goes my question. When shooting my recurve (shooting fingers, off the shelf, no flipper rest or button), and the head weight for that particular shaft and length, is too heavy (weak spine) the tail of the arrow kicks out to the right. As I lighten the tip weight, with no other change, I see the tail come back to the center. If I get the arrow length and tip weight just right, it flies straight, unfletched. If i do this with my Mathews, shooting with release, and whisker biscuit rest, and the point is much heavier than the shaft has shot before, [b]it shoots tail hard left, indicating the shaft is too stiff, right[/b]? These same arrows were paper tuned to 125gr heads, and left a perfect triangle in the paper, and have been very accurate. I have tried field points all the way up to 290gr and they still kick tail left. What am I reading wrong here?[/quote:22lziu8k] Sounds more like too weak on the spine. Too stiff should be a right tail kick as I understand it. Drop a turn or two on the limb bolts and see if there is any change. At 27.5" DL and 29.5" arrows you could also shorten them a bit or play with the point weight. Otherwise it could be torque issues or cam lean as mentioned above. I have always followed vince's idler wheel method stickied here and rarely had to do different.
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