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Last Updated: 21 October 2020

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You forgot to set your alarm clock and now youre running late to work. You grab your coffee and rush out door to your vehicle. You jam your keys into ignition and slam the gear shift into reverse. The dashboard read 7: 42 am. If you do hit traffic, you should still make it on time. Youre just about to sigh with relief when your vehicle stalls. What now!? Your eyes scan the dashboard, and just before reaching the clock you notice the oil - change light is on. Uh - oh. Youve been putting off that duty for months, maybe years. Your negligence has caught up with you at the worst time. Here is another task you ca neglect: changing cables and bowstrings on your bow. That routine, yet important maintenance will extend the life of your equipment and improve your bows performance. But if you ignore warning signs, you could give yourself expensive headache. If you know what to look for, and properly care for your cables and bowstrings, your bow will perform at its peak indefinitely. Much like your vehicle engine, bowstrings are your bow workhorse. When you draw your bow and release the arrow, bowstrings transfer lots of energy from bow limbs to your arrow, launching it downrange. After that launch, bowstrings continue to oscillate. These tremendous energy transfers cause wear and tear over time. Properly maintained bowstrings should last up to three years. However, many factors affect the working life of cables and bowstrings. If you shoot heavy drawing weights, your bowstrings release even more energy, which inflicts more wear and tear on strings. How often you shoot your bow also affects when your bowstring must be replace. To extend bowstrings life, store your bow in a room with a consistent temperature. Each time you pick up your bow, inspect its strings and cables before shooting. That is an important safety measure. If bowstrings look dry or fuzzy, wax them. Keeping bowstrings wax prevents them from drying out and snapping. Bowstring wax is cheap, and it is available at all archery shops. Apply wax and rub it into bowstrings strands with your fingers. If your bowstrings are frayed or look like theyre coming apart, you need new string. Visit pro shop and speak with bow technician. Replacing cables and bowstrings is relatively easy for trained bow technicians. Ask the technician about string options. Its fun to pick new colors and change your bows look. After replacing string, ask bow technicians to reattach your D - loop, kisser button and peep sight. Shoot a few arrows before leaving shop to ensure everything is working properly. New bowstrings have a break - in period of about 200 shots. After that, you might notice your bow shooting differently. Return to bow shop for final tuneup and timing inspection. Strings stretch over time and that might affect your bows timing. Even if your original string looks fine, always pay attention to your bows performance.

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HIGH-QUALITY BOW STRINGS & CABLES

Perhaps the biggest leading factor to string failure in my experience has been the extreme lack of preventative maintenance from archers. String wax is very likely one of the cheapest components of archery gear you can buy, yet so many people very seldom use it. When the bow is shot, there is a lot of string movement happening that is undetectable to the human eye. This incredibly fast movement creates heavy friction and heat between string fibers and will eventually dry and weaken the string as a whole. As general rule of thumb, I like to apply wax about once a week if I am shooting every day, but this will largely depend on visual inspections. When string begins to dry from use, small hair - like fibers will become visible, although they can be hard to see unless backlit. Once I start seeing these, I 'll apply quick layer of wax to string and cables. Consequently, overwaxing set of strings can be almost as detrimental as not waxing enough. When the string is over - waxed, it becomes tacky to touch and will attract every piece of dust, dirt and grit it encounters while in the field or in the backyard. This debris collected on string will now work itself into fibers during each consecutive shot and prematurely wear down string. After spending {matheq}100+ on a set of string, a{endmatheq} 4 tube of wax is worth its weight in prevention.

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When Change is Needed

Archers should inspect their bowstring and cables before each use. If the bowstring looks dry or fuzzy, simple waxing usually resolves the issue. However, if any bowstring strands look frayed or its serving is separate, you might need a new string. Your bowstring might also need replacing if your bow has tuning or performance issues. Strings stretch over time, and eventually affect your bows timing. Most modern compound bows have visual reference points on their cams, which are called timing marks. If these marks are off, take your bow to pro shop for professional inspection. With recurves and longbows, youll feel the effects of stretched bowstring when drawing bow. A too - long string causes slight reductions in draw weight, making the bow feel soft. Qualify bow tech will take measurements at specific places on the bow, and compare results to factory specs to determine if a stretched bowstring takes your bow out of tune.

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How to Prolong String Life

Your Bow String is a very important part of your archery setup. Obviously, without your Bow String it would be impossible to shoot arrows from your bow. Keep this in mind and be sure to inspect your bow string every time you shoot your bow. Eventually, your Bow String and cables will need to be replaced due to normal wear or damage. Replacing bow string and cables is part of normal bow maintenance. However, there are a few things you can do in order to maximize the life of your bow string and cables on your bow so that you can go longer in between replacement periods. Here are some archery tips that will help you to maximize the life of your bow string and keep it in top performing condition. As simple as this sound, this is the single most important step you can do in order to keep your Bow String from wearing out too soon. The purpose of Bow String Wax is to put coating over your bow string to keep it soft, flexible and dry. It also helps to keep your bow string from fraying. It is a good idea to use Bow String Wax often and to be sure wax gets fully worked into strands of bow string. If you are a bow hunter or have ever shot archery tournament in the woods, you know at some point there was stick, branch or leaf catch in your cam. Over time, dirt and debris can be collected in cam tracks and work on servings of your Bow String and cables. Be sure to keep these areas clean and free of dirt. Cable slide is another spot where dirt likes to hide and attack your bow string and cables. Always check your cable slide for dirt, old wax buildup and wear. Any of these can cause premature wear on your bow string or cables. This may sound like a no brainer, but this is the fastest way to destroy your bow string. Dry firing is when a bow is drawn and the bow string is released without arrow. Many times, this will result in broken bow string along with many other parts of your bow, including cams and limbs. This can be very costly, dangerous and should be avoided at all costs. Never let anyone draw your bow back without arrow on it. While string loop has several advantages, one that is often overlooked is how much easier it is on your bow string. By using String loop, more often called D loop, your release will attach to the loop as oppose to directly to Bow String center serving. Any wear will now be on string loop which can easily and cheaply be replaced compared to the new Bow String. String loops mainly help against destroying your serving, which in turn will destroy your bow string.

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