Thishas twoimplications. First, abowwill feel morestable if thecentreof gravity
is level withor belowthegrip (though it’sbadpractice tooverdo this).Second,
if the bow is freelysuspendedfromanypoint, thecentreof gravitywillbedirectlybelow thesuspensionpoint. Picking twodifferent points, suchas the toplimbnockand the stringnockingpoint,and seeinghowthebowhangsfromeach,isthestandardway to locatethecentreof gravity (see above).
For most purposes, abowwill behave reasonablywell with thecentreof gravity withinaboutfourinches(20cm)forwardofandbelowthegrip.
Thereare nohardandfast rulesaboutwhere itshouldbe, sothe location isless
important thanwhichwayit needs tobemoved. Thebest guide to thebest location
forcentre of gravitywill alwaysbe thebowperformance.