How to Make a Reflex Deflex Bow

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Last Updated on September 16, 2022

A reflex bow is a bow that has the limb pivot point in front of the archer’s grip. The diagram below shows the design of a reflex bow, with a slight reflex riser and deflex riser. The red line indicates the distance from the grip to the pivot point of the limb. The deflex riser is the most important part of the bow, and will determine how easy it is to draw.

Less deflex riser

The riser on a bow determines how much deflex it has. Less deflexed risers have more deflex and therefore rest at a higher brace height, which will make the bow more stable and shoot faster. Conversely, a more deflexed riser sits lower than a reflex riser, making the bow shoot more slowly and be less stable. A less deflexed riser can be made taller and be the same length as a reflex riser, but it will change the natural nature of the bow.

A less deflex bow riser is shaped like a “V” with its pivot point behind the grip. This allows for a bow to have a more flexible grip. Since it is less deflexed, the handle can be held in any position. To test the grip, bend a paper clip into a “V” shape. Then, wiggle it as much as you can. You’ll notice that the range of motion is greatest at the ends. Try to replicate this motion with your bow limbs. If you place your handle further behind the limbs, the torque will increase and the effect will be more noticeable.

The recurve bow is commonly deflexed. Most entry level good risers have a lot of deflex. The more deflex the bow has, the more accurate it will be, and new archers will improve faster with it. If you’re looking to make a less deflex bow riser, follow these steps:

When determining the right riser height for your bow, you should consider the geometry of the bow. A deflex bow has a higher brace height, while a reflex bow has a lower one. The less deflexed bow has less tension. A deflexed bow will be less effective when shooting with little tension. In this case, a high letoff bow is more suitable.

While reflex bows are designed for speed, they still have some torque and mass in the forward part of the limb. To combat this, reflex shooters add massive stabilizers to their bows. A recurve riser can make a reflex bow feel more “soft” and can be more comfortable to hold. In addition to deflexing the bow, it can reduce the amount of shock it causes on the hand.

Brace height

Reflex deflex bows come with different levels of deflex, and each type has different brace heights. The less deflex riser usually rests at 8.5″ brace height, while the more deflexed bows rest at 9.0″. While increasing brace height is not necessary for the less deflexed riser, it can affect the stiffness of the arrow spine.

To adjust brace height, begin by measuring the distance between the deepest part of the grip and the string. The higher the distance, the more accurate the bow is. Target bows have brace heights that are substantial. Besides the extra distance between the peep and the pin, longer braces allow the arrow to remain on the rest of the bow at full draw. This is a good thing, as it reduces arrow speed and noise.

To reduce the amount of brace height for your reflex deflex bow, use a string with a length of around 55 inches. A string length of 55 inches is appropriate for a bow marked “58AMO.” The shortest bow string would be about 55″ to compensate for this. However, if you are ordering new bow strings, you must learn how to measure the string length and how much string is needed for the bow.

Reflex bows are more expensive than deflex bows. It is important to consider your shooting style and draw length. Reflex bows offer greater speed and accuracy, while deflex bows are a more forgiving alternative. The decision is ultimately yours. A reflex bow is a great choice for those who want to shoot faster but don’t need the accuracy. The choice of brace height is largely personal, but adjusting it properly will increase your accuracy and speed.


When making a reflex deflex bow, it’s important to understand how the risers are adjusted. Some risers are deflexed more than others, making the bow less forgiving than a reflex riser. Some risers are less forgiving than others, but this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. These adjustments will impact the natural nature of your bow. Here’s a brief description.

First, you need to understand the concept of the grip pivot point. This point is typically vertically below the button hole centre. But some grips have two pivot points, one on the limb and one on the grip. The latter is easier to understand. Once you understand how each pivot point works, you’ll be able to adjust your bow accordingly. Once you understand the principle, you’ll be able to make a reflex deflex bow with much less effort.

Forgiveness is related to the amount of deflexion in the riser. Adding more deflex makes the bow slower, which increases its stability. Conversely, a reflex deflex bow is faster, but less forgiving. In terms of speed, the lower the brace height, the less forgiving it is. If you’re looking for more forgiveness, try making a reflex deflex bow with more deflex and a higher riser.

Another way to determine whether a bow is too forgiving is to test the grip. Bend a paper clip into a “V” shape, and wiggle it to see how much it can deflect or absorb. The larger the range of motion, the better, but you’ll have to experiment with it to find the right balance. Remember, the more forgiving a bow is, the more mistakes it will absorb before it becomes a major issue.

The Amiable is a great example of a reflex/deflex longbow. Its limb design is recurve-style, but it doesn’t pick up hand-shock like most longbows in this range do. However, it’s an excellent 3D bow. The deflex/reflex design isn’t hard to figure out, and it’s a great choice for beginners.

Choosing between reflex and deflex bows

Reflex and deflex bows both have a range of benefits and drawbacks. Reflex bows are quicker, but the deflex ones are more forgiving. Deflex bows are generally more expensive, so it is important to choose the right one for your needs. In general, reflex bows are faster, but the brace height determines how fast the arrow will fly. Lower brace heights result in weaker spines, and this introduces more speed.

Reflex bows have a limb pivot point behind the grip pivot point. The deflex riser has a pivot point behind the grip, making it more stable and accurate. Reflex bows can be more stable and accurate, but you need to make sure that you are comfortable with the design before you purchase a new bow. While technology continues to advance, old designs often turn out to be better suited to your playing style.

The first thing to consider when choosing between reflex and deflex bows is the grip. If the grip is too tight, the bow will have a tendency to shoot inaccurately. The grip must be wide enough to avoid over-stretching the string and causing a bow to jam in the limb. The length should be at least as long as your hand. Choosing between reflex and deflex bows can be confusing if you’re not sure which one is right for you.

Reflex and deflex bows have different advantages and disadvantages. For example, recurve bows are easier to string, while deflex bows tend to reverse. Highly-reflexed bows have the advantage of being more stable, but they are harder to shoot. Reflex bows also have a shorter profile, which makes them a good choice for horseback use. However, if you want to have a quick bow, deflex is the way to go.

Reflex bows are easier to shoot. When using a reflex bow, the string does not make contact with the limbs. A reflex bow exhibits reflex-deflex in both strung and unstrung profiles. When using a deflex bow, the string must be fully drawn, as the deflex bow will cause the limbs to wiggle when shot. The draw length, however, must be measured at full draw.

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