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Old 02-15-2011, 09:18 AM   #1
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Default Torqueless D-loop

Has anybody here tried one of these?

I like the idea behind them but worry that it'll pinch the knock with a tied knock set above and the loop pulling from the bottom, isn't that the reason for a D-loop to begin with?

Besides being real easy to change on a moments notice, do you see any real advantage to them.

What length are you using?
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:20 AM   #2
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Has anybody here tried one of these?

I like the idea behind them but worry that it'll pinch the knock with a tied knock set above and the loop pulling from the bottom, isn't that the reason for a D-loop to begin with?

Besides being real easy to change on a moments notice, do you see any real advantage to them.

What length are you using?

For slippage, simply add a smaller tied knock set below the arrow knock, just enough to prevent the loop sliding up the string. One big advantage is when shooting off a blade style launcher, a loop under the knock helps to add a bit of down pressure on the arrow making it a bit less likely to fall off the blade on the draw.
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I always tie above & below the arrow nock on all the bows I setup.

I personally prefer to tie my own D-Loops as I like them extremely short

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Is this D-loop setup where you tie the loop below the arrow ? Similar to the old rope releases ? I knew a guy who tried that style for awhile because of what was typed above....more down-pressure on the arrow. But I also noticed this year he has went back to the conventional d-loop.

I have wondered if my arrow doesn't kinda "float" on the launcher........
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Is this D-loop setup where you tie the loop below the arrow ? Similar to the old rope releases ? I knew a guy who tried that style for awhile because of what was typed above....more down-pressure on the arrow. But I also noticed this year he has went back to the conventional d-loop.

I have wondered if my arrow doesn't kinda "float" on the launcher........
That is why my target bows used that type of loop IF I didn't use a rope release. Now my hunting bow has a standard D-loop on it as I use a limb driver rest and I don't feel I need any extra pressure to hold the arrow in place.
But, when I can afford a new target bow, I will probably use a loop under again with a blade rest.
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Old 02-16-2011, 01:53 PM   #6
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I don't have any problems with keeping the arrow on the rest.

I was thinking more that it might help eliminate some torque issue with the release. I can't seem to hold the release at the same angle twice in a row.
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Okay, got ya. If you are talking about the one in Griv's video, it should do just that. I believe that was the original intent behind that style. I'll be making one or two of them myself in the future.
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Okay, got ya. If you are talking about the one in Griv's video, it should do just that. I believe that was the original intent behind that style. I'll be making one or two of them myself in the future.
Yeap that's the one. I think I'm going to make one out of a old string just to try this weekend.

Maybe make a jig out of some nails, just got to get a idea how big to make it.
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post up your results for us. I'd like to get your opinion after you try it.
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You guys definitely got me curious....someone post a pic of this d-loop please
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These two vids show how to tie it, and the finished loop.




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m8OI7Z-9j4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyWVV_Mo1gA
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intresting video, are they use for all bow like hunting and 3d ? i think i like the dloop can rotate
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:51 AM   #13
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I tried one last night, made it 1 inch cause that;s about where I like my d-loops.

First thing I noticed was the bow has a different feel to it when drawing back because all the weight is being drawed from below the arrow. Once I got to my anchor my peep was way to high, I anchored in the same spot but being the loop is under the arrow instead of behind the arrow it changed the whole angle of everything. Holding all the weight below the arrow almost felt like the bow wanted to slant down hill which would be a nightmare for me because I already have a habit of freezing below the spot.

Tried and failed.........I'll be staying with my D-loop

Oh yeah....if you use a hinge release forget it, just about impossable to hook a hinge to this loop one handed while it's flopping all over the place.
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:45 AM   #14
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you are depending on some torque to allign the peep arent you?
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Old 02-18-2011, 07:04 AM   #15
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you are depending on some torque to allign the peep arent you?
No....with a good set of strings the peep will not rotate once set.
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