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    I removed the string and cables from my 2010 shadowcat in order to reserve some loops. I THOUGHT I put them back on the way they came off. Apparently not. The bow is much harder to pull back now, even though the draw weight is down about a pound to a pound and a half.

    The posts that hold the string loops appear to be about equal with about half the peg showing under the limb. As far as I can tell the cams appear to be very close to each other.

    The strings cross over above the cable slide.

    Any ideas as to why the bow should now be so much harder to pull back?

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    I just looked at mine and the cables cross below the cable slide and that is from the factory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlosII View Post
    A lot of Help please



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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlosII View Post
    The strings cross over above the cable slide.
    There is your problem. Rotate the slide so the shortest slot is closest to the front of the bow and make the cables cross over below the slide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SonnyThomas View Post
    Cables cross above guide rod - excellent clearance..
    Explain please.

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    thanks to everyone who took the time to respond...but i'm a little confused now about where the cables are supposed to cross. i've looked on the Martin web site and the photo isn't that clear. makes them look awful close to the slide so i can't really tell.

    i'd raise this question too. what difference does it make where they cross so long as they don't touch? is there some explanation based upon physics that would explain that?

    sorry if this ain't too clear. its kinda late for us old geezers to be getting engaged in such technical discussions.

    thanks again.

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    By the 2010 bow manual and every other bow I've ever had with a upper guard they cross below the cable guard. Not sure why Sonny does it the other way. Is the way to fix that stupid clearance problem?

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    They cross below the slide near the natural center of the bow. If the slide wasn't there I'm sure it would be dead center.
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    Shouldnt matter where your cables cross, above or below. whatever way gives you enough clearance, and so the cables dont rub. IF its harder to pull back, you may have added poundage while putting the cables back on (twisting or untwisting them some turns) accidentaly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SonnyThomas View Post
    If any of you note, the Shadowcat in the 2010 catalog has a straight guide rod. Mine came with a offset rod and crossing above.
    That is weird. I have a 2010 catalog and all the pictures show the crossing below the cable guide. It just seems that below would be the natural place for it. I wonder if yours was accidentally put together incorrectly?
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