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tla100
09-28-2011, 08:44 PM
So I just got some cat whiskers in, not sure how to "tie" them to my strings. October Mountain Products, if that means anything. There are 3 colors, I've heard people say just bringing to pro shop and have them put on but bow season is a few days away and am a little busy. Thanks, you guys rock. Timmy

Hutch~n~Son Archery
09-28-2011, 09:51 PM
Hey Timmy, Here is a couple of links.
http://forums.mathewsinc.com/archery-4/technical-faq-28/whisker-type-string-silencers-how-to-86556/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6WNxTLPJW0&feature=related


Hutch:cool:

RLW
09-29-2011, 04:30 AM
Hey Timmy, Here is a couple of links.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6WNxTLPJW0&feature=related


Hutch:cool:

That second one is the way I like to do them........looks pretty good when done too.

elkslayer4x5
09-29-2011, 06:39 AM
Hutch, How could you? Posting links to the OTHER M bow's site. :p

http://forums.mathewsinc.com/archery...-how-to-86556/

Hutch~n~Son Archery
09-29-2011, 06:46 AM
Hutch, How could you? Posting links to the OTHER M bow's site. :p

http://forums.mathewsinc.com/archery...-how-to-86556/Easy does it don't hang me. The M doesn't make the whiskers:p


Hutch:cool:

HawgEnvy
09-29-2011, 01:40 PM
i tried using the method described on the "other" site. lets just say it helps to be smarter than the object you're working with. which,clearly,i am not. lol

Money Man
09-29-2011, 06:00 PM
i tried using the method described on the "other" site. lets just say it helps to be smarter than the object you're working with. which,clearly,i am not. lol

I tried watching a video on how to put them on and mine came out terrible looking. Thankfully they made it quieter.

Ehunter
09-29-2011, 06:08 PM
One thing I tried, and have stuck with, is tying them on between the cam and the speed nocks. Get them as close to the speed nocks as possible, but on the cam side. This is for the golfball sized method of tying them on. It does a good job of quieting the string down, and actually gained me 2-4fps depending on the bow.

tla100
09-29-2011, 08:43 PM
Well, I don't have any old bow strings around as per youtube vid. I was thinking of using some 10-20 lb Fireline fishing line coated with wax.

So you guys say it doesn't work the ways shown? I was thinking a mix of both using a constrictor knot with youtube rednecks sized whiskers. I am a redneck too so not discriminating.....

Ehunter...speedknocks meaning leeches?

Who cares about the other "m" site anyway. THIS IS the real M site.

Ehunter
09-30-2011, 01:33 AM
tla, my new bows that I have tie the whiskers on all have speed nocks on the string a couple inches down from the cams. I haven't put them on any of my older bows that don't have the nocks though. I would still try to keep them as close to the cams as possible, without getting any interference. They'll still do a good job of silencing, and probably won't effect your speed at all that way. Might even help it just a bit. The further towards the center of the string they are, the more they'll slow down your bow.

cjchasman
09-30-2011, 06:47 AM
That second one is the way I like to do them........looks pretty good when done too.

X2 I now use this method myself and feel the whiskers do a great job. Way cheaper than leaches or any of the other string silencing products too. I used leaches all the time b4 I listened to the guys on this forum. Whiskers all the way now.

tla100
09-30-2011, 06:45 PM
X2 I now use this method myself and feel the whiskers do a great job. Way cheaper than leaches or any of the other string silencing products too. I used leaches all the time b4 I listened to the guys on this forum. Whiskers all the way now.

So should I pull my leaches and only put whiskers? Or try with both?

peace
10-01-2011, 02:06 AM
I have tried whiskers and ended up not liking all that stuff dangling on my strings. The Astro Flight string material has proven pretty quiet all by itself. If I need to quiet my bowstrings down, which I don't I just use a heavier arrow. Works like a charm. Always loctite accessories in and ensure they are tightened. Martins VEM's do a great job in quieting the bows. JMHO


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cjchasman
10-01-2011, 02:27 AM
So should I pull my leaches and only put whiskers? Or try with both?

I would remove leaches and go w/ the whiskers only. That would be my preference.

RLW
10-03-2011, 04:28 AM
leaches are not very durable, tending to cut in half and pop out aftershooting a while.........at least that has been my experience, and most the guys I shoot with that have tried them.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
11-12-2011, 03:03 PM
I can also make them even smaller.




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Hutch:cool:

ElkSlayer
11-14-2011, 07:53 AM
hey I like them colors... Good lookin ball looks like i tied it .....lol thanks for that tip...

Plainsman
06-21-2013, 08:06 PM
Now that's why I'm talkin bout. Gonna try that YouTube technique on my trad jobs.
Thanks for sharing the link.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
06-22-2013, 04:47 AM
Now that's why I'm talkin bout. Gonna try that YouTube technique on my trad jobs.
Thanks for sharing the link.

I found this guy and I tried it his way. I love it they last longer and look way cooler!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyGuPxe1BMA



Hutch:cool:

Plainsman
06-22-2013, 06:11 AM
Ok even better.