QUESTION: What is “stacking”?
ANSWER: “Stacking” is a term which also bothers novices. This is the amount of increase in weight as the bow is drawn. It occurs in all bows, but can be intensified in three ways. First, the bow may be too short for the draw length. A longer bow could help this problem. Second, the ratio of fiberglass weight or thickness should also be increased. Third, the more radical the limb design the more the stack will increase. This means that at a given limb length the bow weight, a more pronounced recurve design, will stack more at full draw. The use of multiple tapers in a limb can also cause stacking.