String travel, brace height and the STS more forgiving? Ok, here's a question for you. We all know or have been told that higher brace height bows are more forgiving. Which translates into "easier to shoot accurately". Bows of yesterday or yesteryear didn't have STS or string stoppers. The string was allowed to travel forward until there was sufficient forward travel to pull the arrow off the string. Today, we have bows with STS or string stoppers on them. Wouldn't it be logical that todays short(er) brace height bows may infact allow the arrow to leave the string sooner than a older style, higher brace height bow without a string stopper? If this is true, then at what point are the two bows equal? I know for a fact that my 08 commander allows the string to come all the way up to where the cables are before the arrow leaves the string. I have the high speed video to prove it. So here we have an 8"+ brace height bow where the arrows leaves the string at what, maybe 7" or just under? Now compare this to a 7.25" brace height bow with a string stopper. High speed video shows the arrow leaves the string when the string hits the stopper at full brace height. Wouldn't this be better and more forgiving? Lets compare the same bow, one with STS and one without. Say the bow has 7.25" brace height. The bow with the STS would leave at 7.25" approximately. The bow without would be significantly less. I don't know sure but is it an inch less or more than an inch less? This is just some random thoughts I had and was wondering if anyone else has thought of this. I'm not saying the newer bows with stoppers are more forgiving, I'm just asking some questions. I got this picture from the net. No, this is not me.