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carl365
05-18-2013, 09:02 PM
Martin Pro-X Firecat, the strings appear to be in very good shape no fraying or broken strands anywhere but has been sitting for perhaps 15 years under reduced tension. Do you think they should be changed? Right now while I re-learn shooting, I'm only pulling 30 lbs.

Thanks!
Carl

Hutch~n~Son Archery
05-19-2013, 04:19 AM
Hey Carl, strings that old do break down. They are not considered stable or safe the fibers are probably broken down. General rule of thumb change strings every 3 to 4 years for hunters and every 1 to 2 years for target shooters.





Hutch:cool:

Sonny Thomas
05-19-2013, 08:04 AM
Hey Carl, strings that old do break down. They are not considered stable or safe the fibers are probably broken down. General rule of thumb change strings every 3 to 4 years for hunters and every 1 to 2 years for target shooters.
Hutch:cool:

Yep. I'd change them.

TEN RING
05-19-2013, 08:41 AM
On top of the peace of mind you will get from changing them, todays strings feel so much better

wscywabbit
05-19-2013, 02:08 PM
good rule of thumb: "when in doubt, change them out!" Reason being that even if they were safe, even if they shoot ok, you'll feel more confident and shoot better knowing that you don't have to worry about them or a catastrophic failure....

carl365
05-19-2013, 03:11 PM
Thanks all for the replies, in thinking back, I realize it was a foolish question, whether to change 15 year old strings, but I'm famous for asking such things!

Carl

bfisher
05-19-2013, 06:11 PM
Thanks all for the replies, in thinking back, I realize it was a foolish question, whether to change 15 year old strings, but I'm famous for asking such things!

Carl

No question is foolish. What would be foolish would be not asking the question, shooting the bow and having a string or cable let loose on you. Never, ever be embarrassed to ask on these forums.

macflash
05-20-2013, 06:15 PM
No question is foolish. What would be foolish would be not asking the question, shooting the bow and having a string or cable let loose on you. Never, ever be embarrassed to ask on these forums.

X2 here and Hutch can set you right up in that department, with just about any color combo you want, and then a new wrist sling to match ;)