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    Info on strings
    The most common thing is care.
    a. inspect and clean and wax the string.
    inspect and replace if any defects or broken strands.
    wax and burnish, burnish the wax into the string this is but taking a leather strap rubbing it up and down the string to create heat and melt it into the strands.

    b. types of string material.
    8125g is used for speed it has creep and stretch
    452x is general purpose no stretch and no creep
    Trophy is general and hunting no stretch and no creep
    (creep is when the fibers pull apart. stretch is when all the strands become equal in length.Thus a pre-stretched string has no peep rotation)

    c. Strings don't last forever
    general shooting replace every 2 to 3 years
    target shooters every 1 to 2 years

    d. Accessories
    speed nocks for the extra speed
    string silencers slows the string down

    e. Center serving should allow the nock to fit snugly, not tight. The arrow should fall of the string when hanging and the bow is tapped.

    Remember a well maintained string will help your bow preform excellent.

    More questions try out this link: http://www.bcyfibers.com/FAQs.php

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    thanks for that post hutch.its a good thing for people like me.new to the sport,dont really know people who can teach in person.if it was not for this forum i would still be searching the net for answers.its straight to the point and just one of thouse things that i will need to know.

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    Thanks for the info! I have always waxed my strings but I have never thought of using a leather strap to heat the wax so it melts into the strands. Good stuff!

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    Good info Hutch,another one for the How-To
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lung Buster View Post
    Thanks for the info! I have always waxed my strings but I have never thought of using a leather strap to heat the wax so it melts into the strands. Good stuff!
    Yes, work it in, but don't over do it. You can produce excessive heat over doing it.

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    You can also use a hairdryer on the lowest setting and a bit of distance from the string to just warm it up and then finish off by using you fingers to rub it in.
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    Good point!! parttimr, another good trick of the trade.


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    Heres the link Hutch:http://www.bowtuningtips.com/files/h...stringtip.html This fella has lots of good tips and does very good videos to follow.
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    Good old Kenny I haven't seen that one. But it is a good one.I have seen it in a write up some where. Using a heat gun on low setting and being careful not to heat it up too much. But like I said that's a good tip Brad. I might start doing that once a year myself.

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    Yep, I really like his stuff because it's easy for someone like me (archery tuning challenged) to follow. Watched his string serving video yesterday. Oh and by the way I used a wood screw to get the nock out. Just a couple twists catch the threads and out it came. Already wrapped and re-fletched as well. Hairdryer technique for removing old wrap as well.
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