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Bow string inspections & life
« on: April 01, 2021, 10:40:44 AM »
I'm planning on taking my bow into the shop to have it checked, but how long do strings last in general?  If I don't see any damage or cuts, is there any other sign the string could be in a dangerous condition?  I think my strings are about 4 years old, I don't track the number of arrows I shoot, but it's only during the summer in my back yard once or twice a week and maybe 3-4 trips through the 3D course.

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Re: Bow string inspections & life
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2021, 10:44:26 AM »
I wax mine regularly and dont have any real sharp bends on the cams so i probably have strings 2x as old as yours.  Ill probably replace them soon.

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Re: Bow string inspections & life
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2021, 10:57:23 AM »
Check for serving separation in any area with hard bends, or excess wear on cable guard  going through the slide. If it has cable stops thats another spot that will show excess wear as well.

Most manfactures recommend every 2 years. My experience is if correctly stored away from big temp flux,  in a case or out of excess uv light, and your visual inspection shows no torn fiber or severe serving separation/wear then you are good to go regardless of age.

I personally replace annually. I do shoot alot, but my strings sustain most damage from being dragged through brush, frozen, then overheated, wet then dried, riding on a back pack with straps rubbing them and dust and grime, and I carry it by the string. Actual shooting is not hard on them at all its what they are built to do.

 


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