Questions: why do the manufacturers put so much serving on if it will can gain 20fps w/out it?
Second question: other then the obvious signs of wear/tear, when should a string be replaced?
Also, cool string!
2013 PANTERA w/ cloaked cams, PINK Meta peep, PINK/BROWN BSD strings, PINK/BROWN BowJax, Truglo Range Rover Pendulum Site, Shockwave Stabilizer
2012 Onza III w/cloaked cams, Meta peep, Truglo Micro Brite, Shockwave Stabilizer
2010 G5 Quest Primal
True-Fire Hardcore and Winn Free Flight releases
Maxima's tipped w/ RAGE broadheads (some w/ PINK fletching)
Hutch, that's something that a lot of guys don't understand. They think a change that only amounts to 2 or 3 fps isn't worth the hassle, and I do agree, but with several changes the cumulative effect can be much greater. I've tuned a lot of bows over the years, mine and others and in almost all cases I can take an average hunting rig and get 20 to 30 fps more speed out of them by paying attention to every detail.
Now some guys say they aren't into the speed thing and that's fine for them, but I always figure if you're going to spend the money to get a newer faster bow then why not take the time to get the full potential out of it.
And another thing. The clock showing our posting times is off 25 minutes ---- again.
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Gotta say this has me inspired to tinker with mine even more. I'm pretty sure there should be some gains to be made on the 2012 ...
Here is what I did.
1. built a new string with the least amount of serving I could get away with and be safe. (no idler serving)
2. built the string 22 strands and not 24
3. Adjusted the bow to the correct specs
a. Axle to axle @ first dead on the correct spec. Then re-corrected after all the other specs were done.
b. Brace Height. dead on.
c. Draw weight. was off so I corrected the Axle to axle and put it a tad short.
d. Draw length. Correct
e. Check the draw to see the valley and the forward motion. Twisted the cable to the cam and rotated the cam forward.
f. attached 1 speed nock and shot through the chrono. Added more speed nocks after finding the place for gain of speed.
g. attached Cat Whiskers in a smaller form to not take away too much speed I gained.
Something to think about!! if you gain 3fps here and 2fps there you have already gained 5 do that 2 more times and its 10fps which can make a big difference.
If I add a drop away I will gain even more speed.
I think I got the speed bug.