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Does a recurve bow need an arrow rest?

Most new bows need to have an arrow rest and arrow plate installed before you shoot them. The arrow rest is attached to the arrow shelf of your bow and serves as a soft, smooth surface for your arrow to launch from. ... If you do, you'll avoid potential physical danger to yourself and your bow.
Basic Longbow and Recurve Set-Up | Archer's Den – 3Rivers Archery ...

Do recurve Bows Need An Arrow Rest? - Combat Australia

"Arrow rest are one of those accessories that can be a bit of a nightmare for some archers, whilst others just go out and have fun shooting off the shelf. The truth is that some recurve bows come with an arrow rest inbuilt, and others need one installed. If you want ultimate choice, get a recurve bow where an arrow rest can be installed. This will give you the greatest choice in the long run when it comes to your archery. That said, one of the most common questions we get from first time archers is: do recurve bows need an arrow rest?

Recurve bows are a good combination of power and affordability, and many of our recurve bows come with an arrow rest. The may solve the problem for archers out to have a bit of fun without worrying too much about accuracy or consistency, but the truth is that we always recommend at least a basic arrow rest."

Is an arrow rest necessary? - Archery Talk

"Necessary? No, Beneficial yes.

"Off the shelf" usually does require some cushioning, like leather. suede, flet or even the fuzzy part of Velcro. That's on the horizontal and vertical areas of contact. If you are getting fletch wear, there might be a arrow/bow mismatch or lack of tuning."

Archery -- How to Install an Arrow Rest | Livestrong.com 

"Step 1
Ensure that the area where the arrow rest will be attached is free of dirt, debris or old adhesive from the arrow rest you are replacing. Clean the area with rubbing alcohol or a commercial cleaner designed to remove adhesive residue.

Step 2
Peel away the self-adhesive backing on the arrow rest. If your bow has a plunger recess, center the hole in the arrow rest over the plunger hole in the bow. If your bow does not have a plunger hole, line up the arrow rest vertically with the bow handle directly above the web space of your hand as it grasps the handle. Leave 5/8 inch between the arrow and the bottom of the sight window, which is the horizontal part of the bow just above the handle. Once aligned, attach the arrow rest to the bow using firm pressure.

Step 3
Install a nocking point on the string. This is a small, U-shaped metal piece that clamps on with pliers. The nocking point ensures a consistent placement of the arrow on the string. To do this, place a bow square lightly on the installed arrow rest and up against the bow string. Mark 5 millimeters above square and place a nocking point. The arrow -- when placed on the bow string -- will rest on top of this point.

Step 4
Shoot some arrows to test your setup. If you see vertical movement, or porpoising, of your arrows when you shoot them, adjust your nocking point on the string. Do not try to move the arrow rest to fine-tune your bow. If your arrow is rotating upward, raise the nocking point 1 to 2 millimeters. Adjust as necessary until aberrant motion is eliminated."

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