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#2969306 - 10/04/12 09:46 PM Rope broke
WhiteOak37066
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While lowering my bow down from stand this evening the parachute cord I use broke...... and my bow fell about 10 feet to the ground. Bow tech is ok! Everyone check your rope. Don't be next
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#2969319 - 10/04/12 09:58 PM Re: Rope broke [Re: WhiteOak37066]
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#2969326 - 10/04/12 10:07 PM Re: Rope broke [Re: AllOutdoors]
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550 cord broke?
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#2969344 - 10/04/12 10:34 PM Re: Rope broke [Re: Poser]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: Poser
550 cord broke?
I was gonna ask the same thing, did it get cut by a broadhead or something? That stuff doesn't just break...
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#2969519 - 10/05/12 07:29 AM Re: Rope broke [Re: Poser]
REM7
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 Originally Posted By: Poser
550 cord broke?



please tell....

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#2969887 - 10/05/12 12:27 PM Re: Rope broke [Re: REM7]
Diehard Hunter
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Happened to two guys I hunt with on the same morning last year. Both had been nicked by broad heads or some other sharp object. Cost one of them a bow and the other had to resight his.

Always check the haul lines.


Edited by Diehard Hunter (10/05/12 12:39 PM)
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#2969897 - 10/05/12 12:38 PM Re: Rope broke [Re: Diehard Hunter]
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For me, 550 cord is too light. I prefer braided nylon rope- I think it is about 3/8"- that comes in camo colors. I haul a lot of stuff around and 550 cord is hard on the hands when I pull it up or let it down. It also stretches to the point where I worry that a sharp edge or weld on my stand could cut it.
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#2969901 - 10/05/12 12:42 PM Re: Rope broke [Re: Pursuit Hunter]
Andy S.
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 Originally Posted By: Pursuit Hunter
For me, 550 cord is too light. I prefer braided nylon rope- I think it is about 3/8"- that comes in camo colors. I haul a lot of stuff around and 550 cord is hard on the hands when I pull it up or let it down. It also stretches to the point where I worry that a sharp edge or weld on my stand could cut it.
Same here. I typically buy my rope at Northern Tool or a local hardware store. For the most part, I could care less about the color of it. I try to get green, tan, brown or another darker color, but that is not a deal breaker for me.
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#2969912 - 10/05/12 12:55 PM Re: Rope broke [Re: Andy S.]
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 Originally Posted By: Andy S.
 Originally Posted By: Pursuit Hunter
For me, 550 cord is too light. I prefer braided nylon rope- I think it is about 3/8"- that comes in camo colors. I haul a lot of stuff around and 550 cord is hard on the hands when I pull it up or let it down. It also stretches to the point where I worry that a sharp edge or weld on my stand could cut it.
Same here. I typically buy my rope at Northern Tool or a local hardware store. For the most part, I could care less about the color of it. I try to get green, tan, brown or another darker color, but that is not a deal breaker for me.
I think I got the stuff I'm using at bass pro or dicks. I don't really care about the color either as long as it isn't white.
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#2969955 - 10/05/12 01:49 PM Re: Rope broke [Re: Pursuit Hunter]
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Dang glad your bow is ok
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#2970022 - 10/05/12 03:19 PM Re: Rope broke [Re: rem270]
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Dont use a plastice clip on the end of your rope either. Had one break on me and cracked a limb when bow hit the ground.
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#2970043 - 10/05/12 03:50 PM Re: Rope broke [Re: rem270]
WhiteOak37066
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Yeah it was 550 I've had it for a couple years, and used it all season from that stand. I always leave 550 on all my lock ons. I hate to even think this but..... Someone might have helped it out a little..... You just never know anymore. Just shot my bow all is well
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#2970083 - 10/05/12 04:25 PM Re: Rope broke [Re: rem270]
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I never use a rope anymore! I got tired of pulling it up thru limbs and leaves and making all kinds of racket and stuff! And it never fails as I'm lowering my bow here comes a pack of deer and have to start pulling it back up!! I never had it happen but I guess rope could break!!

Here is what I came up with! I attached gun holder to my stand, LOVE LOVE LOVE IT. So now my bow is on my stand at all times, even when I am climbing that way if I need it, it is there!! I also have it there to hold my bow while hunting!! (most of the time bow hunting I am standing and holding my bow but sit to let my feet get some blood back in them)

Here is a picture from my stand so you get an idea of what I'm talking about!!



I hope this make sense to you!! I really enjoy not having to pull my bow up anymore!!
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