How To Adjust Brace Height

What you will need:

  • Bow Square
  • Bow
  • Bowstring


  1. String the bow
  2. Use the Bow Square to measure the distance between the deepest part of the grip to the center of the bowstring (center serving).  

To Increase Brace Height:: twist the bowstring in the direction of the twists to make the string tighter

To Decrease Brace Height: untwist the bowstring in the opposite direct of the twists to make the string looser.

Suggested Recurve Brace Heights
Bow Height Recommended ForActual Recurve Bow HeightMinimum SuggestedMaximum Suggested
Youth48″7 1/4″7 1/2″
Youth54″7 5/8″7 7/8″
Youth / Adults60″8″8 1/4″
Youth / Adults62″8 1/8″8 3/8″
Adults64″8 1/4″8 1/2″
Adults66″8 3/8″8 5/8″
Adults68″8 1/2″8 3/4″
Adults70″8 5/8″8 7/8″