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Author Topic: How safe is my bowstring?  (Read 2056 times)

Offline 7Day_Archer

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How safe is my bowstring?
« on: August 16, 2010, 05:41:38 PM »
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Well everyone, I finally got my Z7 out of lay-a-way a week and a half ago. However, I have yet to sight it in. But that's another story. Anywho, I finally started sighting my bow in today, but I didint get to finish. You see, I was shooting 3 arrows at a time, at 10 yards, while my son was on the other side of the house playing in the sand box. In the time it took me to retrieve my third arrow, after another adjustment, my son managed to sprint to my bow behind me and pretend that my allen keys were a saw and the bowstring was a piece of rough cut lumber. It was only about fifteen seconds, but in that time, he was able to fray the strings and now I'm not sure if I should even try to pull the bow back again. He cut the equivilent of about 20-30 tiny strands. I will be taking it to my archery dealer tomorrow, but in the meantime, maybe a little input from my fellow archers here on TalkHuntin? Whatta yinz think??
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Re: How safe is my bowstring?
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2010, 05:47:35 PM »
Its done do not shoot, swallow the disapointment and fork out the money for the new string. JMO
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Re: How safe is my bowstring?
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2010, 05:48:02 PM »
not worth taking any unnecessary chances. wait to see what the professionals have to say about it. don't want to hear about a silly injury.
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Re: How safe is my bowstring?
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2010, 05:50:29 PM »
First of all congrats on finally getting your new bow. Second boys will be boys sounds like something I'd do as a kid. Third without question get it back to the pro shop and let them make the call.  @--0--0101
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Re: How safe is my bowstring?
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2010, 05:51:25 PM »
I would not shoot it. The chance of serious injury from a broken string is to great. any fray in the string means damage and no way to tell just how much. Better to wait until a new string  can be installed and not take the chance.
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Re: How safe is my bowstring?
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2010, 06:18:04 PM »
take to your pro shop and let them put on a new string, broken strings are dangerous.
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Re: How safe is my bowstring?
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2010, 06:30:28 PM »
 ##$%#115 @--0--0100
Thank you all for the comments. You are all echoing my sentiments, and I will be following that advice. My bow is now loaded in the truck and I will be there when they open tomorrow. Thank you all again, be safe and God bless!
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Re: How safe is my bowstring?
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2010, 10:26:10 AM »
20-30 tiny strands?  If you hadn't waxed the string yet, that sounds a lot like normal to me.  Take it and have it checked out, but I think you just need a wax job.

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Re: How safe is my bowstring?
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2010, 01:16:57 PM »
Got to love your kids!  In good times and well...   

Now the bow. Be safe and don't pull it back.   You don't want to damage your bow or hurt your self. 
Like everyone has said a few bucks for a new bow string will make everything better.   
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Re: How safe is my bowstring?
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2010, 12:48:27 PM »
A good rule of thumb is, "If you have to ask, replace it". I just re-did mine and it's amazing how much better the bow feels and shoots.


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Re: How safe is my bowstring?
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2010, 12:53:13 PM »
how did you make up new string   %^$^
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Re: How safe is my bowstring?
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2010, 03:04:03 PM »
Take it from someone who knows (see my blog Safety Please) there was not a thing wrong with my bowstring, at leastthat was the conclusion.  Mine broke and 10 stitches later....replace it.  Do not take the chance on stitches or an injured eye!!!!
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Re: How safe is my bowstring?
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2010, 04:28:24 PM »
Better safe than sorry. If there's any question, have it replaced. Much less expensive than doctor bills! 
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Re: How safe is my bowstring?
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2010, 06:56:08 PM »
AGAIN, GOOD ADVICE FROM ALL. I TOOK THE BOW IN, AND SURE ENOUGH, IT WAS EVEN WORSE THAN I THOUGHT. MY SON CHEWED THROUGH ALMOST HALF OF THE STRING AND I HAVE A NEW BARRACUDA STRING ON IT. IT'S JUST REALLY IRRITATING THAT, BY THE TIME I WAS FINALLY ABLE TO GET MY BOW PAID OFF SO I CAN SHOOT, I STILL HAD TO WAIT ALMOST TWO WEEKS BEFORE I COULD SIGHT IT IN(FOR ONE REASON OR ANOTHER), THEN ONCE I WAS ALL SET UP TO GET ON THE BALL, I MANAGED TO SHOOT A MERE THREE ARROWS BEFORE I WAS SABOTAGED FROM THE INSIDE. BY MY SON OF ALL PEOPLE! SINCE I DISHED OUT EVERY PENNY I HAD TO GET THE BOW OUT, I AM FLAT BROKE AND CAN'T AFFORD THE $60 TO PAY FOR THE NEW STRING! NOW I HAVE TO WAIT TIL PAYDAY, WHICH IS TWO FRIKIN WEEKS AWAY, TO GET MY BOW!! AT LEAST WHEN I GET IT, I'LL KNOW WHAT TO WATCH FOR WHEN PULLIN ARROWS! 
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Re: How safe is my bowstring?
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2016, 02:00:57 PM »
I wouldn't shoot it.  Get that bowstring replaced before you or your bow gets harmed.

 

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