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aaronbrill
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I recently picked up a Root Target-Master recurve from the mid-50's that's in pretty nice shape for its age. Unstrung, everything looks fine, but as soon as I string it the upper limb takes on a noticeable twist. It seems to start just beyond the fade-out, and I do notice the limb torquing to the side as I draw it. I tried correcting it by hand without heat and it looked better until I drew it back a couple times. Should the next course of action be a little heat via hair drier or hot water? The finish is good on the bow so I'm not worried about getting it wet.

If that doesn't work, can someone recommend a bowyer that could take a look? I'm in northern Michigan, so preferrably someone relatively local to the Upper Peninsula or northern Wisconsin. I'm confident the bow isn't a lost cause, and as a collector of Root bows I'd really like to preserve it in useable condition if possible.

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Aaron

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Maris Zvers
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Black widow bow company has this video about maintaining limb alignment:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dd9DeG8NEos

But if you can't correct it even by heat a bowyer should be able to do this with deepening string grooves. So no worries about saving bow.

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Thanks, those were the methods I'd been planning to try but it was nice to see video of someone doing it. I'll be giving that a shot!
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