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HawgEnvy
03-28-2011, 05:16 AM
does anyone have any homegrown ideas for things that can/have been used in a pinch for string silencers? Thick rubber bands have worked well for me.

Ehunter
03-28-2011, 10:07 AM
I saw a post on here that someone used the "fingerless glove" rubber pieces from a traditional bow as a string silencer. I'd think just about anything made of a soft rubber compound would work.

Lung Buster
03-28-2011, 10:15 AM
I have used my wife's yarn in a pinch before and it actually did a good job!

Simple Life
03-28-2011, 10:39 AM
Jig skirts.

HawgEnvy
03-28-2011, 12:11 PM
the no-glove is now a factory installed item on the new Strother's bows. Jig skirts could work well,too. Being 30+mi from the nearest pro shop, requires some creative thinking at times. Any other ideas?

Hutch~n~Son Archery
03-28-2011, 12:27 PM
An old bicycle inner tube. Cut it into thin strips. Tie them to the string.

Hutch:cool:

martinbowhunter
03-28-2011, 01:12 PM
Jig skirts.

Lol. who would have thought!? That's a fine idea if you ask me. and talk about color selection! not to mention the glitter...lol but i wouldn't use the glitter filled ones for hunting

MLN1963
03-28-2011, 01:41 PM
Jig skirts.

I'd be careful using Jig skirts. You might get attacked by a land shark! :cool:

gravedigger
03-28-2011, 01:47 PM
Jig skirts.

that is a fine idea,i allwas have my fishing gear when i go hunting,i got lakes,rivers,ponds all around my hunting spots,im going to have to make a mental note.:D

HawgEnvy
03-28-2011, 01:54 PM
how about alternative limbsavers? Get your thinking caps on guys. Lol

martinbowhunter
03-28-2011, 02:10 PM
Well i like weather proof stuff, so, anything cloth like won't be going on my string's. And that's also why i would never shoot feathers. We just get way to much rain here.

Simple Life
03-28-2011, 03:06 PM
Also fly shops carry rubber material,I think it is for legs,but gives you a good assorment of colors for your strings;)

http://www.flymart.ca/default.aspx?ctl=ctl_ec_product&category_id=102&product_id=625

gravedigger
03-28-2011, 05:23 PM
a chunk of old boot heal..lol for limbsaver

martinbowhunter
03-28-2011, 07:33 PM
a chunk of old boot heal..lol for limbsaver

Sorry that made me lol. Or you could use two big wads of gum.....lol That should take care of the adhesive problem also, if your in a bind for limsavers and glue at the same time.

leeindy
03-28-2011, 07:41 PM
my leaches seemed to make a noticeable difference. i tried cat wiskers but i cant tie for crap and they flew apart.

Rockyhud
03-28-2011, 08:52 PM
That might have been a post from me. I have them in place of my original speed nocks and a couple of smaller ones to dampen the slight twang I was getting from my Limb Driver activation line when it pulled tight to force the rest down.


I saw a post on here that someone used the "fingerless glove" rubber pieces from a traditional bow as a string silencer. I'd think just about anything made of a soft rubber compound would work.

martinbowhunter
03-28-2011, 09:01 PM
my leaches seemed to make a noticeable difference. i tried cat wiskers but i cant tie for crap and they flew apart.

Hey Lee, sorry i don't have the link but, go to youtube, punch in grttaxi, and look for the "know your knots" video....or check out all his videos...very informative

leeindy
03-28-2011, 09:03 PM
i watched a bunch but i never was much of a boy scout

Arrow Splitter
03-29-2011, 06:40 AM
Spammers.:rolleyes::rolleyes:

Money Man
03-29-2011, 11:11 AM
Maybe he has a used bow he wants to tell us about, I just hope he does not buy used tattoos:D

bucknuts17
08-20-2011, 09:26 AM
i watched a you tube video where a guy tied gummy worms on his limbs it stopped vibrations faster then limbsavers or bow jax and if you get hungry, well im just saying!!! a mans gotta eat

Destroyer
08-20-2011, 03:59 PM
'gummy worms' lol! :D

cjchasman
08-20-2011, 04:45 PM
I believe it is called amalgamating tape. It's rubber w/ no adhesive. It only adheres to itself. Electricians and plumbers use it. You start with a strip and stretch it as you apply it. Wrap it tightly on to itself and it becomes a layered piece of rubber. I use it on everything. I have it on my old PSE for limb savers. Its been on for 15 years or so...lol. I wrap my quiver w/ it and just about anything that can make a noise. I have also used it as cable dampners and string silencers. I wrapped my ATV hand grip w/ it. Used it as insulating wrap on bow grips. Cable guard dampner and so on. Most contractor oriented hardware stores should have it.

youngy_511
01-05-2012, 02:36 AM
I was told about using an old (or new) occy strap cut a section about 2" long and use the little rubber strand in side just tie a heap on relly tight and off you go.