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    Default Swooping arrow flight

    Hello. I am new to this site. What would cause my sons arrows (during flight) to swoop or not fly straight? They are clearing the rest so I am not sure what is going on. Any help would be appreciated.

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    Weight of arrows or type. And bow and poundage?
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    The swooping
    is it like a car fish tailing from side to side
    or like a porpoise going up and down in the water
    you can tell by standing right behind him and watching the back end of the arrow



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    Quote Originally Posted by balnced View Post
    Hello. I am new to this site. What would cause my sons arrows (during flight) to swoop or not fly straight? They are clearing the rest so I am not sure what is going on. Any help would be appreciated.
    Could be a combination of nock point height on the string, arrow rest height, arrow rest left/right adjustment, arrow too stiff/weak, point weight too high/low, fletching/rest clearance, etc... Check out the Easton bow tuning guide on www.eastonarchery.com. It's a .pdf file you can download for free which is very good reading and talks about arrow flight, arrow/point weight/arrow spine, bow tuning, nock point and rest adjustment, etc.... It also covers different shooting equipment and styles like recurve/traditional, coompound and finger/release shooting styles.

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    Thanks for the tip! I'm always looking for a new method to do anything.
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    My son was having the same sort of wounded duck happen ever once in a while So i started watching every shot till the day i seen it... letting down of backwall a tad right at shot...the worse the let down the woesr the arrow flight..so when all is good on setup look to the shooter
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