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Compound Bow Strings

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Last Updated: 17 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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When Must You Replace Them?

Archery calls for a lot of responsibility on the part of archers. They are responsible for the safety of themselves and those around them when they use bows and arrows. In addition, they are responsible for the safety and condition of their equipment, to protect themselves and their investment in sport. Replacing bowstring, especially for compound bow, can seem like a hassle. Often it requires bow technician, costs money and takes time away from sport. Many archers will try to persist in using bowstrings that should be replace, whether out of reluctance to make effort or failure to properly assess their equipment. This negligence puts archers at risk of injury and equipment like compound bows at risk of damage. To avoid this, archers need to understand signs that indicate when compound Bowstring should be replacedwhether obvious or not. Being responsible for timely and proper compound bowstring replacement will prolong performance of bow and archers ' enjoyment of sport as well.


Replacing Bowstrings

A healthy bowstring is meant to be slightly waxy for optimal performance. One of the best ways to maintain bowstring is to make sure it is waxed regularly. Archers wax their bowstrings by using wax sticks that can be purchased at an archery shop or retailer. Wax is applied by rubbing a stick across string and then working it into string by running it between thumb and forefinger. If an archer inspects compound bowstring by rubbing it and finds it to be slick and dry, it needs to be wax. Another sign that bowstring needs wax is if little strands are sticking up so that the string looks furry. This is where dry bowstring can become a problem. The furry look of the bowstring indicates that string fibers are beginning to wear. Bowstring wax will smooth out very tiny strands so that they do interfere with bows performance and launch of arrow. However, this is temporary and eventually, archer will see individual strands sticking out or coming loose from string. This is the beginning of fraying, which means that the bowstring is damaged and needs to be replace. Therefore, bowstring that is becoming dry more frequently, appears furry, and requires more wax is one that is starting to wear and will need replacing in the near future. In this situation, archers must be especially careful and thorough when inspecting bowstring. Dry and furry bowstring can fray quickly and easily, which is a sign of string damage and need for replacement. Archers should err on the side of caution and replace bowstrings as soon as possible.

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NFAA Divisions

DivisionAge
Master Senior70+
Silver Senior60+
Senior50+
AdultAny Age
Young Adult15-17
Youth12-14
CubUp to 11

Your bowstring will likely have three areas of serving. The end loop serving is at either end of the string. You can tell the top of the bowstring from the bottom of the bowstring because the top loop is a little larger. The third area of serving is center serving. These two different zones of serving have two different roles and thus can be made up differently. End loop servings must be resistant, but cannot be abrasive since they come into contact with limb tips. End loop servings create a loop and must tightly grip underlying string strands to prevent separation loosening, or fraying. Center servings connect with your arrows nock. Center serving must yield smooth and consistent release of arrow. Center serving must avoid shifts and changes to prevent nocking point from suffering variance. Center serving should keep the same diameter over long periods of time to avoid variance in nock connection. Center serving is couple to your nock size. Nocks come in different sizes and different materials may be appropriate for two types of serving or it may not matter if you are looking to geek out on your bowstring. You will definitely need to pay attention to the thickness of the center serving since it will be match to nocks on your arrows.


Diving into preventative bow maintenance

If the unfortunate event of derailed bowstring happens, it is crucial to do detailed examination of the bowstring. Check for separation in strands, or for significant fraying. If you are in the middle of a hunt, you will need some way to be able to press your bow. There is a really handy tool called portable bow press. First, check your bow for damage to limbs. Check for cracks between the axle and end of limbs. Usually it will be fairly easy to see any cracks. After you have inspected your bow for any damage, you can use this portable bow press to re - string your bow. It uses 1 / 4 - inch nylon rope, pulleys, and limb brackets to press any bow. It is fairly lightweight and will easily fit into a backpack. As a beginner, this could seem like a really daunting task, and I would recommend you take your bow to a professional and have any concerns taken away by knowing it was re - strung the right way. But for those eager learners, portable bow press is a great way to allow you to continue your hunt in unfortunate circumstances that happen.

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Table

Combined Revenue-
Contributions and grants1,011,125
Grants from the USOC715,281
Inventory sales654,017
Cost of inventory sold(357,555)
Membership registrations683,910
Tournament income486,505
Corporate sponsorships172,614
Coach certification income97,382
NAA Foundation grant80,000
USOC media/marketing agreement85,000
Investment income19,891
Other income8,425
Total Revenue3,656,595

Table2

Combined Expenses-
Program Expenses-
High performance631,725
National events and trials599,107
International events548,225
Grass roots development422,280
Membership services322,051
Coach development272,361
Paralympic team264,108
National team115,609
Supporting Services-
General and administrative419,179
Fundraising7,772
Total Expenses3,602,417

Table3

DivisionAge
Junior18, 19, 20
Cadet15, 16, 17
Cub13, 14
Bowman10, 11, 12
Yeoman8, 9

Table4

DivisionAge
SeniorAny age
Master 50+50 or older
Junior18, 19, 20
Cadet15, 16, 17
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Strands and Materials

Picking colors is fun, but choosing string materials can be complicate. Each type of synthetic material affects string speed, accuracy and durability, and options can be confusing. Most bow manufacturers recommend specific material for bowstring for each make / model of bow. Youll find that info in your Bows manual or on manufacturers ' website. Some common materials used for compounds are BCY 452X, BCY Trophy, BCY 8190, BCY X String and Angel Majesty. Compound - Bow Strings usually have 20 to 24 strands. It is important to follow manufacturers ' recommendations for strands. Bowstring with too few strands wo absorb enough energy, and cause significant vibration throughout the bow that can damage equipment and cause injuries.

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Getting Nocks to Fit

Prevent Poor Nock Fit from Eroding Your Accuracy. By John Dudley Over many years of competition, professional archer John Dudley has learnt that small equipment details such as Nock Fit can have a big impact on accuracy. By applying the same principles to his hunting gear, he has become a more effective bowhunter. One of most critical considerations on your archery rig is the connection between arrow and bowstring. This simple click can determine how consistently - or inconsistently - your arrows fly. Despite that, most hunters never even consider its importance. I am here to tell you that you are selling yourself short on accuracy if you don't pay attention to your Nock Fit. In addition, other problems, such as your arrow falling off rest or string related to improper Nock Fit. With some basic knowledge, however, you can be confident your arrows will be properly Nock and ready to rock! Nock Knowledge There are two sections To arrow Nock - groove and throat. The throat is ever so slightly larger than the groove leading up to it. Nock is designed this way so it can snugly clip onto string and then have some free space to move on String SERVING. This allows string to remain unrestricted and spin while seat into throat as you draw and shoot. If your Nock fits too tightly, there is no room for this natural movement and the result is poor arrow flight. There is a fine line between the two. Ultimately, what you want is an arrow that clicks onto string tight enough that it won't fall off yet loose enough to spin freely during the shot cycle. An easy way to check this is to nock arrow on string and tip the bow down so your POINT is towards the ground. Then, try rolling string SERVING left and right with your fingers. If your SERVING can spin freely, then your Nock fits perfectly. If your arrow moves leave and right when you are rolling string with your fingers, then Nock is too tight. Over many years of testing on my own hunting and professional competition bows, I have come to the conclusion that if Nock Fit To String is too tight, it will reduce accuracy. Your local pro shop technicians can quickly tell if you have excess SERVING wear from NOCKS that are too tight. There will be obvious flat spot wear on your connection POINT. This is a sure sign that your NOCKS are much smaller in DIAMETER than SERVING on your String. If you notice this on your bow, simple fix is to re - serve your string with smaller DIAMETER thread to suit the NOCKS you are using. If you know how to serve your own string, you may even want to experiment with several types of SERVING thread to see which one results in the tightest arrow groups.

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Why Extreme Bowstrings?

A buss cable looks like and is cable on your bow that connects the bottom cam to top limb and on the top Cam buss cable connects the cam to bottom limbs. Yoke Ends connect to outer bushings on axles and on some bows inside limbs next to cams or they can be instal in slots cut into limb tips. There can be 1 or 2 on some bows. Control Cable or Aim Cable is a cable that has no split on either end like Buss Cable has. Control or Aim Cable connects to the top and bottom Cam and not to axle pin bushings located on outer limb tips. This cable looks like a bowstring without a center serving. Aim Cables have one end that connects to the cam and the other to the inside of the limb on axle pin. It is very important to wax your bow strings and cables on a regular basis, but this is often the most neglected step in maintenance. Brownell wax is formulated to be compatible with all bow string materials. If you shoot a lot or your bow is exposed to elements, wax at least every two weeks. Never expose your bow to extended periods of extreme heat, such as in closed vehicles during summer months. Your new bowstrings and cables are warranted for a period of 1 year for peep sight rotation, creep, serving separation, craftsmanship and manufacturing defects in materials from date of delivery. Use of string separator to install peep sight voids all warranty. Strings should be slack or loose when installing peep sights to prevent damage. Burning string also voids warranty. End loop servings are not covered under any warranty because of edges on pegs and some times tools are used to put loop over peg which can break loop serving. Any warranty work needs to be mailed in to us and there are no exceptions. What causes this is that very small piece of dirt or other foreign object has stuck to your string or in your Teflon slide and every time you draw and shoot its being pulled over this area, cutting into string or cable. This needs to be fixed right away by cleaning Teflon slide and your string or by replacing the slide. If damage is bad enough, then string should be replaced along with slide to prevent this from happening to the new string. This is not covered under warranty. When measuring your string, start with total length, then measure end serving closest to center serving, B. Then if you have a STS system, measure that, C if NOT, then C is the next measurement.

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