The best way to keep a peep fom turning is to have a good string on the bow, which is usually not the case with factory strings, although this is changing along with other technology. Thus the popularity of aftermarket strings.
Another is to add twists to the string that's on the bow. Without seeing it, most strings don't comewith enough twists to make all the strands work together. This creates an imbalance in the workload. As the bow is drawn, more of the forces in the bow limbs are transferred from the string to the cables. Therefore a string that is not balanced well will tend to rotate, taking the peep with it. Adding twists can alleviate some of this imbalance, thus stabilizing the string.
Look at your present string. There should be one complete twist for every 1 1/2" of it's length, or about that. Little more each way isn't critical. The only problem with twisting an original equipment string is that it may not have been made long enough to do so without throwing the bow out of specs so you have to pay attention to this little detail, too.
You can also "train" a string. This entails positioning the peep so that it rotates to the desired position at full draw. I used to do this religiously until just a few years ago when I learned that quality strings were ultimately the final answer. Training a string isn't the end all either because as the string ages it will creep more resulting in the peep changing position so you have to make adjustments during the strings life. Again, good aftermarket strings are more stable and don't do this.
Playing around with the position of a string loop is often recommended by what I like to call amateurs. It's bandaid on a major problem in my book. And what about those of us that don't use a string loop? Why do people assume everybody uses a string loop? And besides, a string loop should be installed so it doesn't rotate around the string. Another detail to pay attention to. It should face straight back and stay that way.
Last edited by bfisher; 02-23-2011 at 09:14 AM.
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