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    So I've recently noticed that my cam on my 2012 Pantera has a pretty bad lean to the left (viewed from shooters position). Now the bow shoots just fine and I haven't noticed any negative impacts from it, but nevertheless I took it to a local shop and they said it def needs repaired. Has anyone else shot a bow with cam lean and not had a problem?

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    Just to verify, does your cam lean or the idler wheel? Pics would be nice. ..
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    The cam. I'll try to get pics but it only leans at full draw so I'll see if my fiancÚ can snap a couple shots. Watching it, it starts straight up and down and as I draw it begins to lean to the left.

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    My Rytera Alien Nemesis has noticeable cam lean in the top cam (see picture: http://martinarchery.com/mtechforum/...pec-deviations ) . However, the bow shoots bullet holes in paper test and broadheads hit the same spot with field tips. And it is accurate (I just won our club's championship with it). I think there's absolutely no reason to do anything about it - and it would be hard anyway, since there are no yokes in the cable system.

    But indeed, pictures would help to estimate the situation with your bow.

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    I spent some time really looking over the bow last night and I think I've found the problem. I put a Saunders hyper glide on it and I think it's pulling my cables to close to the rod causing extra tension on the cam. I'm going to switch back to the stock slide and see if the problem goes away. I will post some pics tonight, thanks for the help.

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    Worse come to worse you could change the rod and put a bent one on the bow. Then use the Hyperglide if you wish. This way you'd be able to adjust it. Also take note that you don't need a lot of clearance. If the vanes don't hit the cable then that's all you need. Anything more just twists the limbs more than necessary.
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    Yeah that's what's happening, it seems like the limbs are twisting and it gets worse as I draw.

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    This is the one thing I don't care for with the Binary cam system. There's no yoke to twist to straighten out the cams. There are pros and cons to any cam system, but I honestly think there are more cons than pros to the Binaries. Same can be said for short bows with big cams. String angles from the cam to the cable slide are more acute which leaves less room for adjustment and the larger cams exert more twisting force on the limb tips. I have always thought and still do that this is one of the major factors contributing to a lot of the limb failures in today's bows. Limbs are designed to bend, not twist. Thus just one more reason for my desire for longer a2a bow.
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    What do you mean when you say "Binary cam system" do you mean a bow with two cams? I think I learned something here, I just can't figure out what it was. I think I learned that I want a larger ATA bow, with a smaller cam. I also have noticed the diameter of idler wheels is gigantic. Does this make a difference in lean on that limb?
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    binary cams are linked together with the buss cables, duel cams are not one side of the cam is linked to the other limb
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