How to check & adjust brace height on a traditional bow

Dusty from Striker Bows shows you how to check & adjust the brace height on your traditional bow. This applies to all types of traditional bows: takedown, one piece, recurve and longbows.

 

What is brace height? Brace height is the distance between the throat of your grip and your string.

What should your brace height be set at? It should be set between 7 1/2 and 8 inches. A shorter brace height will result in a more aggressive, faster shooting and less forgiving shot. A higher brace height will result in a more forgiving, less aggressive shot.

String used in this video: Striker 18 strand fastflight bow string
Available at Striker Bows here

Steps to check & adjust brace height on a traditional bow:

1. Measure the distance from the throat of your grip to the string (it should be between 7 1/2 and 8 inches).
2. Use a stringer to unstring your bows (if it needs adjusted).
3. Twist the end of your string counterclockwise to increase the distance, or make it higher.
4. Twist the end of your string clockwise to decrease the distance, or make it lower.
5. String your bow back up and check the brace height again.
6. Repeat until you achieve your desired brace height.

 

Brace Height