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Bladepeek
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I just received a new bow and couldn't wait to shoot it. I shoot 3-under. I tied one nock (the upper) in my usual place and was consistently getting nock low. Came back in to the basement and tied on the second nock point and Presto! No more nock low. I think the arrow was slipping down the string at the release.

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I can't seem to decide whether one is better than another. Most of the time, once I decide for certain where I want the one above the nock, I will tie on one below it. I just don't like messing with moving two nock points. I shoot split, so the second one probably isn't all that necessary.

When I shot three under, I had the same issue Bladepeek just mentioned, so I figure it can't hurt to have two shooting split either.

Also, I usually hunt from a blind or a stand, so I have an arrow nocked already. So far, I haven't needed a quick follow-up shot...or rather had the opportunity for one, lol!

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highlow
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I shoot a fixed crawl and use 2. There is a video out there in super slo-mo that shows how the arrow nock moves down the string upon release when using only one. Enlightening.
Also, I second using Ryan's nock tying. Extremely effective and neat. I do have to resort to re-viewing his video every once and a while though as my memory fails me more than I would like. I also failed "knots" in Boy Scouts.

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I've seen that video also but I can't find it anywhere.
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quote:
Originally posted by Ryan K Sanpei:
I prefer two and shoot three under. I have a 1/16" gap between the bottom of the arrow nock and bottom string nock. At full draw, my top string nock and bottom string nock just come in contact with my arrow nock.

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Here's a video on how I prefer to tie those adjustable string nocks.

https://youtu.be/jgk0y4WFRK0

Thank you Ryan. This is very helpful! Sure would like a video looking over your shoulder instead of facing you. Have to think backwards...some days it is hard thinking front wards! Haha

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I shoot 3-under with 1 tied on string nock set. Never had any issues with using only 1 above the arrow nocking point. My string hand index finger serves as the #2 nocking point. rat'

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Ryan K Sanpei
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David,
I think this older video is over the shoulder.

https://youtu.be/j8EghWvyUcA

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Two if you shoot 3 under. If your arrow nock is not tight on the string and you shoot 3 under, the arrow nock can/will move downward when the arrow is released. I use to have tuning problems sometimes. The 2nd string nock under eliminated that problem.
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THANKS so much!!

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KeganM
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Shot one until I went to three under. Had issues until I put a second one on, and haven't gone back. No issues nocking without looking, I just make one larger than the other so I can feel a difference.
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Bisch
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2

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This is the reason why, when I started shooting six months ago, I decided that I would shoot split finger. No problem with a single nock. I can have the arrow nock very loose, and still shoot without discernible issue.

However, this brings up another interesting point: why do most people nock under, anyway? Why not rather nock over?

Stated another way, why does nock under appear to be the accepted format when only using a single nocking point?

I'm curious.....

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2.why do people think that shooting split will keep the arrow from sliding down the string on release? There is NO downside to using two nocking points. its cheap insurance and eliminates one variable when tuning.

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Bisch
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quote:
Originally posted by mahantango:
2.why do people think that shooting split will keep the arrow from sliding down the string on release? There is NO downside to using two nocking points. its cheap insurance and eliminates one variable when tuning.

Totally agree with this thinking^^^^^^^!

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Two.

And one of these days I will get around to posting a thread on how I do my nocking points. They are easy and unique.

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