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Author Topic: Friction call cross contamination?  (Read 954 times)

Offline MI_Bowhunter

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Friction call cross contamination?
« on: April 02, 2017, 07:39:53 PM »
My local NWTF chapter held our annual spring turkey bunting seminar this weekend. The guest speeker mentioned something that caught my ear. When talking about slate and glass friction calls he alwaya keeps separate srikers, roughing pads, etc. for each call that the glass call could be ruined if small pieces of slate got into it or vice versa.

I suppose that makes some logical aense but this was the first I had heard that.

I guess I've bewn doing it wrong all this time.

Has anyone else heard this? What rules do you incorporate?

I also noticed he only scuffed up a very small part of the glass calls he has so he could still see the artwork underneath. DOH, seems like such an obvious solution. Maybe I do everything wrong. LOL
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Re: Friction call cross contamination?
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2017, 08:16:07 PM »
never heard of that, but i only carry one pot call. i try to carry one of each. pot, friction, mouth. if i can'r make that work, time for the .243 ()*$%RT (*&^&%# --099-780
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Re: Friction call cross contamination?
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2017, 08:20:24 PM »
I've never heard of that. It could have some logic to it but I douse one striker for my glass calls and another for the slate but that is only because that it what sounds good for each of them. If doing what he said makes you feel more confident in your calling then by all means do it.
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Re: Friction call cross contamination?
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2017, 08:56:21 PM »
I could understand glass scratching slate, but not viceversa.  I have only one slate call and one striker, which is attached to the call by a lanyard. The lanyard is basically to keep them together, and not have to hunt for each part. 
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Re: Friction call cross contamination?
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2017, 07:41:43 AM »
I guess I could see some slate dust filling in the scratches in the glass.


I've been happy with the way my calls work up til now  so I doubt I will change much in my setup, I just found it interesting.
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Re: Friction call cross contamination?
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2017, 07:50:35 AM »
I have multiple pots, glass, slate, glass over slate, glass over aluminum, and I use multiple strikers. I carry about six different strikers and I use them all on each pot. The different strikers all make different tones and raspyness on different pots. I carry one glass striker that works on all pots in wet conditions. I also only scuff a small section of the glass pot. In addition to all of that, I always have 5 different mouth calls, a box call and a squeeze box. I have never heard of cross contamination of pots but I guess there's a first for everything. I'll keep doing what I'm doing. Remember this, blue jeans never worked for turkey hunting, there wasn't a bird killed until camouflage was invented.  --099-780
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Re: Friction call cross contamination?
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2017, 07:55:03 AM »


Remember this, blue jeans never worked for turkey hunting, there wasn't a bird killed until camouflage was invented.  --099-780

Take that back,  you just killed the entire hunting industry!! ;D
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Re: Friction call cross contamination?
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2017, 07:59:30 AM »


Remember this, blue jeans never worked for turkey hunting, there wasn't a bird killed until camouflage was invented.  --099-780

Take that back,  you just killed the entire hunting industry!! ;D
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Re: Friction call cross contamination?
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2017, 04:26:39 PM »
Bon Jour!
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Re: Friction call cross contamination?
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2017, 05:42:29 PM »
I had a glass call could not make it sound good gave it away
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Re: Friction call cross contamination?
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2017, 08:19:05 PM »
My preferred is my slate Woodhaven. I bought a glass call at a NWTF show, ok but not my go to call. I also have an Alabama Cracker double box slate call. Slate is a long straight deal in a stadium shape ( look that shape up in Wiki). I was told it is a collector item, i git as a gift in the middle 90's the guy that made it was a legend but has since passed.
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Re: Friction call cross contamination?
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2017, 06:42:08 AM »
My preferred is my slate Woodhaven. I bought a glass call at a NWTF show, ok but not my go to call. I also have an Alabama Cracker double box slate call. Slate is a long straight deal in a stadium shape ( look that shape up in Wiki). I was told it is a collector item, i git as a gift in the middle 90's the guy that made it was a legend but has since passed.

You need to post a pic, Flint!
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Re: Friction call cross contamination?
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2017, 01:26:29 PM »
I have never heard of this but hey that doesn't mean it isn't true. I'm not worried because I use seperate scuff pads for my Woodhaven slate and Cherry Crystal calls anyway.
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Re: Friction call cross contamination?
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2017, 06:20:01 PM »
My preferred is my slate Woodhaven. I bought a glass call at a NWTF show, ok but not my go to call. I also have an Alabama Cracker double box slate call. Slate is a long straight deal in a stadium shape ( look that shape up in Wiki). I was told it is a collector item, i git as a gift in the middle 90's the guy that made it was a legend but has since passed.

You need to post a pic, Flint!

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Re: Friction call cross contamination?
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2017, 06:37:28 PM »
I have a variety of different strikers and glass, slate, and aluminum pots.  The aluminum pot is the least finicky, then the slate, then the glass, but each one works best with a specific striker.  Have mixed & matched many times over the years and don't believe I've ruined any of them in the process, but honestly don't use them a lot either.
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