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    What Hutch has shown is the cheapest, most effective, longing lasting solution. If they're installed properly, you'll never have a problem.

    Best of luck to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 60X View Post
    Another vote for whiskers. What all silencers have you tried? What kind was that in the pic? Never seen them before
    I believe those are from Kenny Parson at Bowtuningtips.com


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    I think he called them "Iron Crosses" or something like that.
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    Yeah they are dead air string silencers. I got them they looked nice put them on and 10 shots later that's what happened. Oh well. Going to try whiskers next.
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    There's another thing that could be contributing to this that is very seldom thought of. How tight are your nocks on the string? If the nocks are too tight then the string will be pulled forward at the shot causing the string silencers to hit the cables. Also, play with the distance they are from the cams. The farther away from the cam the more momentum they will have going forward at the shot with the possibility of them hitting the cables.
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    I could be way off, but is this the 88# bow? If so, I recall many issues back in the shoulder buster era when many of us were pulling 80# +...this is likely why you ruin them in 10 shots...I could be way off, but that kind of poundage tends to work over whatever is attached to the string. Cat whiskers are probably the only string silencers I can think of that would last @ your DW.



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    I've been around all kinds of string silencers and none of them last forever, not even cat whiskers. Those in the string, bow jax and the like get punished and the higher the draw weight the more punishment. The more use and the more wear. Those in the string aren't supposed to be tied in. If slippage, yes, one nock set to keep them from creeping, but give room so there is no string pinch due to the nock.

    Cat whiskers, nothing more than rubber bands actually. Rubber dries out.

    Look at the rubber tubing for aligning the peep, it degenerates just from sitting around. Each year my hunting bow gets new rubber tubing. And years back I thought nothing of replacing aligning tubing 2 or 3 times during the 3D year. 20 and 25 3D events and tons of practice adds up to a lot wear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonny Thomas View Post
    I've been around all kinds of string silencers and none of them last forever, not even cat whiskers. Those in the string, bow jax and the like get punished and the higher the draw weight the more punishment. The more use and the more wear. Those in the string aren't supposed to be tied in. If slippage, yes, one nock set to keep them from creeping, but give room so there is no string pinch due to the nock.

    Cat whiskers, nothing more than rubber bands actually. Rubber dries out.

    Look at the rubber tubing for aligning the peep, it degenerates just from sitting around. Each year my hunting bow gets new rubber tubing. And years back I thought nothing of replacing aligning tubing 2 or 3 times during the 3D year. 20 and 25 3D events and tons of practice adds up to a lot wear.
    100% agree. I believe the gentleman with this issue had one of the silencers break after letting a mere 10 arrows fly. At 88#s I would suspect either whiskers or a more stream lined silencer (like the little limbsavers) would last longer than the wide/flat silencers that ripped after such a low # of shots.

    The gentleman said the wrap around Matthews style silencers fly off his bow. One idea would be to apply a bit of locktite, immediately before pulling the cat tail through, inside of the area where the cat tail is supposed to be locked in (where it slips through). This might work, but use a tiny amount so you don't glue the thing to your string.

    Personally, I have been known to use rubber worms, yes the ones for bass fishing, with the same success as anything on the market.
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    Most strings these days are made of Dyneema and Vectran in various percentages. Just what these two fibers really are is not in my feeble knowledge base, but I would assume some sort of man-made plastic. To that end I have Loctited the screws when installing a Kwikee quiver bracket and the Loctate literally distroyed the plastic bracket. So I would recommend being very careful about using Loctite on anything on the string. Same can be said for some glues. Read the "cautions" about what glues to not use on nocks. Some will weaken them. Might do the same thing to a string.
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    Can't say what would happen. Just offering thoughts to help the fine man who shoots 88# keep them on the string. Definately do not use any glue on your strings!

    I'll stop offering possible remedies to his problem....stick w old faithful- whiskers
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