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Old 04-01-2018, 01:21 PM   #1
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When is the time to change bow string

Just would like to know for cross bow and compound bow. Do you change it every year or two? Thanks.
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Old 04-02-2018, 05:02 PM   #2
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Just would like to know for cross bow and compound bow. Do you change it every year or two? Thanks.
I just add string wax and have a bow tech give it look each year to check for any integrity issues. Same string on my bow that I bought 5-6 years ago. I wouldn't leave it sitting in the trunk of a car over the summer or anything like that. Mine is hung on a hook from the garage ceiling in it's case.
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Not me either I keep sharp eye on it and wax real regular...rub wax in vigorously tell you feel heat or its melting in ..when I see a broke strand I have it changed..and above mentioned not leave in hot Vehicle even though it helps (wax melt in)
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Old 04-09-2018, 07:28 AM   #4
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Wax sting using a piece of leather to rub wax in.....then do it again. The leather will heat up sending the wax into the string.
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Old 04-09-2018, 08:49 AM   #5
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Maybe this is a dumb idea! Should one use a hair blower at "low" heat to melt the wax into the string?
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Maybe this is a dumb idea! Should one use a hair blower at "low" heat to melt the wax into the string?
might work BUT might get too hot and cause damage...Old way works just Fine and that leather Idea sounds real good...it don't take just a couple minutes
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Leather is the way to go, I use a small patch of buckskin and have been for almost 40 years
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One thing to consider before using high friction to wax is to wipe the strings and cables with a paper towel or soft cloth. The wax tends to collect dust and dirt and can be abrasive. I shoot almost daily either one of two PSE's or a Mission 2.0. The quality of the strings on those bows is excellent and after several thousand shots they show little or no wear. I wax when it looks necessary and use string wax and the friction heat I can generate with my fingers. As mentioned don't stow your bow in high heat/direct sunlight, and I would stay away from hair dryers and heat guns. Make it part of your routine to inspect your bow before beginning a shoot.
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Old 09-27-2018, 01:34 PM   #9
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I change mine every year, just so I know my equipment is 100% ready to go. I also wax the string every time I take my bow out of the case.
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Old 09-28-2018, 10:42 AM   #10
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If you take great care with your bow and string, a string will last a long time.
I didn't change my string for 9 years. Going on 8 yrs with this one now.
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