December 27, 2006
from R.L.B. of USA:
"To be able to get maximum speed for my arrows I have turned my 46# limbs in as hard as I can. Even though I'm shooting very well I am getting a lot of limb tip flutter. Will this affect the accuracy of the arrow? Many Thanks. "
Limb flutter is basically a factor of the torsional strength of the limb. When you watch slow motion video you will note that the limb tip flutter happens after the arrow has left the string. However, the bow's reaction won't be good and will affect the feeling of stability. This might affect a stable follow through to a certain degree. My suggestion would be to back off your limb bolts by 1/2 a turn or if you are really worried about the speed I would suggest to go up 2lbs in limb weight, i.e. if the manufacturer. of your limbs produce 48# limbs. Just remember that the Korean women shoot about 42# on the fingers; as such speed isn't everything.