Arrow Rest Tech 101
Larry Wise, Arrow Trade Magazine
What’s touching your arrow after the string is released? The answer, of course, is the string and the arrow rest. That makes both of them rather important, doesn’t it? Lots of articles have been written on getting the nock-fit correct and the nocking point located to yield the best groups but this article is about the arrow rest.
B. Strydom et al, The South African Optometrist 69(1) 2010 pp 29-34
The use of optical lenses to increase or magnify a target of concern is commonly used in compound bow archery. The principles and factors that may influence the use of
these lenses may, however, not be fully understood by archers.
Hunting Bow Accuracy Killers
Equipment reviews, tests and technical articles re compound bows by a mechanical engineer.
Mechanical Release devices and the Compound Bow
2007 Compound Hunting Bow Face off
Anthony Barnham & John Teater
Firenock iBowsight app and Bracket on Iphone 4
An electronic bowsight
ASTM F1544 - 11 standard specification for the determining the rating velocities of a compound archery bow
ASTM Dec 2011, DOI: 10.1520/F1544-11
This specification covers the testing technique to determine the rating velocities of an archery bow. Among the test methods are: force draw data, and the shooting test. The test arrow description and the test data correction are also detailed. This specification is not intended to provide any engineering or structural evaluation of the bow that would determine its fitness for the use intended, safe function, or any other attribute except as mentioned.
Compound Bow Archery Locus in the Vertical Plane
In general, the path taken by the nocking point of an archery bow in the vertical plane is not a straight line perpendicular to the rest position of the string; it may vary significantly from that. Any deviation from a straight line at a draw length around the full-draw position will potentially lead to significant inaccuracy if the draw length varies by small amounts from arrow to arrow. This can occur for a compound bow if the cams do not come to their full-draw position simultaneously.