How to string your bow

Follow the steps illustrated above to string your bow.

  • Make sure the loop of the string at the lower bow tip sits securely in the groove and keep the string slightly taught while performing the bending of the limbs.
  • Before you let the bow slowly go, look down at the lower limb making sure the string is firmly seated in the nock and on the limb, not off to the side. Only then release the tension and step out of the bow.  
  • After stringing check if both loops fit securely in the string grooves and see if the siyahs (recurved tips) are not twisted!
  • For unstringing, reverse the process.

This method is only suited for stringing horsebows by Simon’s Bow Company. Other types of bows are best strung with a bow stringer.