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How to tie a D-loop

Part 2

Step 5.  Before you tighten it down you use a bowsquare to ensure it's positioned where you want it on the string.

Step 6.  I've found the easiest way to get it tight is to use a pair of needle nosed pliers to stretch the loop.

 Step 7.  Finally you need cut the tag ends leaving about 1/8 inch, then melt them with a match or lighter, and flatten them out.  BE CAREFUL NOT TO GET THE FLAME TO CLOSE TO THE BOWSTRING.  Some people will tie small knots the ends to keep the loop from coming loose.  If the end are flattened properly this should not be a problem.

That's all there is to it.  You can make final adjustments to the position of the loop by carefully twisting it up and down the string in the direction of the serving.  Also, ensure the knots are far enough apart to prevent pinching the nock when the bow is drawn as this can cause tuning problems.

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