HOW OFTEN DO YOU REPLACE YOUR STRINGS/CABLES?
i have heard that a rule of thumb is , if u shoot alot , once a year, but i have gone as far as 3 years , i think it depends how much u wax them , the quality of the strings is a big factor as well , the best way to know if its time is look for fraying , and the best thing to do is measure the ata, if it is longer than the spec its time to get new ones , hope this helps
I've gone as much as some 15,000 shots. That's about a year. My hunting bow, not shot near as much, has went 3 years.
Hey Hutch, hows that remodel coming ? When are you going to have your new string jig set up?
Martin 06 Slayer, Nitrous C, shoot thru, 63lb, Quiktune 3000, HAA OL 5519, Beman ICS Hunter
Martin 06 Slayer, Nitrous C, Shoot thru, 55lb, Quiktune 3000, HHA OL 5519 2X, Easton A/C/C
Ben Pearson 1968 'Cougar' 62" 45#s @ 28" recurve, tapered POC, Zwickey 'Eskimo' 2 blade
I normally reccomend once a year if a person shoots year round and practices several times a week. For the guy that just hunts and dosen't pull his bow out untill a few weeks prior to season and then hangs it up after season, every 2-years.
I do know of 1 guy thats retired and he has 2 practice sessions a day, shoots every 3D event he can get to and shoots leagues during the winter, he wears out 2 sets a year.
Advantage Custom Strings
I change it around ... 3 to 4 times a year. Just because i tinker with my bows alot and i want to try out new ideas or colors.
In my opinion it is not necessary to replace them more often than once a year as long there is no exessive wear.
(2) Martin ShadowCat 2010
I would replace mine, but about the time it's necessary I have a new bow.
If You're Not Living on the Edge You're Taking Up Too Much Space
Martin/Rytera Staff Shooter
PSAA Life member, UBP Life member
PADI AOW Diver
Every 2,I have a couple bows that all get shot.I rarely shoot in the winter and
shoot a fair amount in the summer.
2011 Firecat 400
2013 PSE Drive
2012 PSE Brute X
i like Barrys idea new bow yep yep werks fer me
only when they start looking like its needed. I keep the bow in tune.. Now if I made my own strings ..It would be a lot more often
It's all fun an games till you put that big boy on the ground.. now its time to get to work
Martin cougarIII elite nitros B x system & HHA
Darton Fury recurve