PDA

View Full Version : How often do you replace your strings?



Hutch~n~Son Archery
01-19-2011, 02:06 PM
HOW OFTEN DO YOU REPLACE YOUR STRINGS/CABLES?

Hutch

polaris754
01-19-2011, 02:31 PM
i have heard that a rule of thumb is , if u shoot alot , once a year, but i have gone as far as 3 years , i think it depends how much u wax them , the quality of the strings is a big factor as well , the best way to know if its time is look for fraying , and the best thing to do is measure the ata, if it is longer than the spec its time to get new ones , hope this helps :)

SonnyThomas
01-19-2011, 07:14 PM
I've gone as much as some 15,000 shots. That's about a year. My hunting bow, not shot near as much, has went 3 years.

elkslayer4x5
01-20-2011, 08:42 AM
Hey Hutch, hows that remodel coming ? When are you going to have your new string jig set up? :)

archerx7
01-20-2011, 08:45 AM
I normally reccomend once a year if a person shoots year round and practices several times a week. For the guy that just hunts and dosen't pull his bow out untill a few weeks prior to season and then hangs it up after season, every 2-years.
I do know of 1 guy thats retired and he has 2 practice sessions a day, shoots every 3D event he can get to and shoots leagues during the winter, he wears out 2 sets a year.

Montalaar
01-20-2011, 08:47 AM
I change it around ... 3 to 4 times a year. Just because i tinker with my bows alot and i want to try out new ideas or colors.

In my opinion it is not necessary to replace them more often than once a year as long there is no exessive wear.

bfisher
01-20-2011, 09:08 AM
I would replace mine, but about the time it's necessary I have a new bow.

Simple Life
01-20-2011, 12:17 PM
Every 2,I have a couple bows that all get shot.I rarely shoot in the winter and
shoot a fair amount in the summer.

polaris754
01-20-2011, 02:01 PM
i like Barrys idea new bow yep yep werks fer me :)

ElkSlayer
01-20-2011, 02:12 PM
:o only when they start looking like its needed. I keep the bow in tune.. Now if I made my own strings ..It would be a lot more often

Arrow Splitter
01-20-2011, 02:15 PM
:o only when they start looking like its needed.

:eek::eek::eek:

ElkSlayer
01-20-2011, 02:30 PM
what its not like i let them fray.:D I inspect them all the time. pulled the string off my grand kids bow at first sign of a problum.;)

Arrow Splitter
01-20-2011, 02:31 PM
what its not like i let them fray.:D I inspect them all the time. pulled the string off my grand kids bow at first sign of a problum.;)

Now I feel a little better.:D:D

ElkSlayer
01-20-2011, 02:37 PM
Look like i will have to replace the recurve string i just got last summer. endloop serving is starting to seperate..:( took 3 to get this one..dang it
so yea hows that remodel going.:D

Arrow Splitter
01-20-2011, 02:42 PM
so yea hows that remodel going.:D

Well, it's one of those things that requires time, which so far my Dad hasn't had much of. We need to tear the basement apart and redo it, and he's going to build a new string jig. Hopefully things will start falling into place in the near future.

ElkSlayer
01-20-2011, 02:50 PM
good luck to you guys hope its all up an running soon.. :D post pics on that new jig

SonnyThomas
01-20-2011, 03:07 PM
its not like i let them fray.


Fraying is not necessarily a sign of wear. I've had sets of strings fuzz and last a long time. Worst case was a set of Dakotas. Looked like crap, fuzz, tiny knots, so after 15,000 shots I changed them :D

Hutch~n~Son Archery
01-20-2011, 03:47 PM
Hey Hutch, hows that remodel coming ? When are you going to have your new string jig set up? :)

I wish it was a lot faster. Time is not been on my side. With work being heavy, and cars needing repair:(. I have been out straight. I did finally get a list of all I need to build my string jig. Hopefully I will get that built. But thats life!:eek:

Hutch