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31 August 2018, 09:39
twilli
Bow String
How often do you replace your strings and any recommendations on a new string .
12 September 2018, 19:38
df06
It depends on how much you shoot, the quality of the string, and how well you care for the string. I shoot about 100 arrows a week, pretty much year round and I keep my string well waxed.
My strings get changed every other year, but I’m not sure that’s necessary.
I have used vapor trail, Winners Choice and factory Hoyt strings. All worked fine for me.


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13 November 2018, 06:20
GarBy
Keep them well waxed and they last A LONG time. I shot ASA tournaments for 2 years with the same string/cables....and that's a lot of arrows in practice, etc....never needed to change.

Gary
23 February 2019, 13:37
Doug Duckworth
Sorry to add on to this thread, I managed to snap my D-Loop and living in Zimbabwe I can't just run to the Archery shop and get another!!

Any ideas what round the house type cord I can use from normal non archery stores!!


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25 February 2019, 02:44
375er
Would you have any access to climbing gear? I know there are some small diameter cords with very high breaking strength available. OR any cord made out of dyneema, will get it done for you.
26 February 2019, 11:49
Cougarz
Twilli,

It's prudent to change your bow string once a year if actually needed or not. It's cheap insurance against what can be a catastrophic failure if it breaks.

Doug,

As mentioned any similar material can be used in a pinch. I like to wax the loop to slow down fraying too.

archer


Roger
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26 February 2019, 13:08
Doug Duckworth
Thanks for the info! I may have just the thing. Unfortunately we are as fresh out of climbing stores as we are Archery shops!!!


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27 February 2019, 02:25
Beretta682E
quote:
Originally posted by Doug Duckworth:
Thanks for the info! I may have just the thing. Unfortunately we are as fresh out of climbing stores as we are Archery shops!!!


You better stick to archery. You kind of big for climbing Big Grin

Mike


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Bernard Baruch
01 March 2019, 10:23
Cougarz
Any nylon cord will do for a string loop. Not the best but it will do.

Another get by tip is to use dental floss for serving in peeps, etc. I like green mint flavor best! Big Grin


Roger
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I'm a trophy hunter - until something better comes along.
- Glen St Charles

*we band of 45-70ers*
09 March 2019, 09:55
deadibob
In the last 15 years, I've seen a lot more broken bow limbs and even risers than I have broken strings. I've worked on lots of bows, managing a shop, having one of my own and still have one set up in my garage.

If you inspect your bow every shooting session, a string will usually warn you when it's getting bad, it will stretch, fray or individual strands will break. String materials today are amazingly strong and will generally last more than a year, even with lots of shooting.

Always check your cams and axles too. It's easy to get a sharp edge on the cam that can cut the string. Make sure your bow is tuned and you don't torque the bow. More bows are ruined by derailing the string than by it actually breaking. If you torque the bow excessively or have lots of cam lean, you can derail the string.