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    So as you guys probably know I'm new to this and just got a new bow, and with it came a bow stringer. however it's not the one with the rubber part that goes on the upper limb mine has leather on both end's kinda like this one
    http://www.lancasterarchery.com/fivi...wstringer.html

    is there a video on how to use this type? I'm almost 100% sure I'm doing it wrong

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    I got one like that with my Martin Diablo TD.
    It was really hard to use. I severely twisted a limb with it, no permanent damage though. I ordered one with a closed pocket on one end and a rubber block at the other. Works much better.
    If there is any advantage to the leather fold over thing, I can't imagine what it is. I know I don't like it.

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    Get a Selway or Limbsaver recurve bow stringer, I tried with the one that came with my Martins and gave up before I damaged them; paid too much to break them trying to get them strung.
    Recurves: 40lb X-200, 45 & 50lb Hunters, 45lb Mamba

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    Martin stringers rip very easily get a selway recurve stringer

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    When I got a string and arrows for my newly purchased vintage recurve I was sold a bow stringer with a "friction" end. What a pain in the neck that was! I got a Mountain Man 2-cup stringer from Amazon for $16.68 that works GREAT. I see similar ones from Lancaster Archery...OMP at $12.99, and Cartel at $9.99. What purpose the "friction" ones fill is beyond me. One look at the leather ones was enough to nix that choice.
    Last edited by Joe H; 02-03-2014 at 07:15 PM. Reason: spelling

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