How to tie a D-Loop

John Dudley talks about tying a d-loop on his bowstring in part 9 of his 13-part series, Nocked and Ready to Rock. The d-loop, of course is a cord that’s attached to the string of a compound bow at the nocking point.

The archer hooks a mechanical release to the d-loop, to avoid wear and tear on the bowstring and to ensure consistent interaction between the bowstring and the release.

Dudley demonstrates in detail his technique for tying a d-loop in this video.


Viper D-Loop Pliers

Use of the Viper D-Loop Pliers is discussed by Lancaster Archery Supply TechXPert Randy Groff. These pliers are used to tighten a D-loop tied to the string of a compound bow.

The D-loop is tied onto the bowstring at the spot where an arrow should be nocked. The archer would then hook a mechanical release to the loop in order to draw the bowstring.

The Viper pliers lock the D-loop in place on the string, so that it doesn’t slide up or down, and so that it won’t spin around the string.