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#3541466 - 01/10/14 10:35 PM I took the DIY plunge
Vermin93
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I bought an EZ Press. I have a new bow that I bought on clearance online. Planning to rig it up and tune it myself. It's my first time not having the pro shop do all the work. I'm kind of excited to work on it myself. I'm hoping to become mostly self-sufficient. Wish me luck.
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#3541498 - 01/10/14 11:13 PM Re: I took the DIY plunge [Re: Vermin93]
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Good luck. I plan on getting one in the future.
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#3541525 - 01/11/14 01:23 AM Re: I took the DIY plunge [Re: UTGrad]
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When I got mine, my butt was sore for a month after repeatedly kicking myself for not getting one sooner.
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#3541722 - 01/11/14 08:58 AM Re: I took the DIY plunge [Re: TNDeerGuy]
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One of the best decisions a person can make in archery IMO.
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#3541994 - 01/11/14 01:09 PM Re: I took the DIY plunge [Re: TheAirMan]
bowhunter163
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A very very good decision . And be warned , it's addictive and you will continue to find stuff you want to try and tweak to make it better .
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#3542067 - 01/11/14 02:48 PM Re: I took the DIY plunge [Re: bowhunter163]
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Question: can you really screw up a bow with a press if you don't know what you're doing?
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#3542091 - 01/11/14 03:12 PM Re: I took the DIY plunge [Re: UTGrad]
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 Originally Posted By: UTGrad
Question: can you really screw up a bow with a press if you don't know what you're doing?
Yes . But it's really really hard to do with an EZ press . Well let me take that back , it's not as easy to do with an ez press


Edited by bowhunter163 (01/11/14 03:16 PM)
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#3542185 - 01/11/14 04:19 PM Re: I took the DIY plunge [Re: bowhunter163]
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 Originally Posted By: bowhunter163
 Originally Posted By: UTGrad
Question: can you really screw up a bow with a press if you don't know what you're doing?
Yes . But it's really really hard to do with an EZ press . Well let me take that back , it's not as easy to do with an ez press


bingo....

and you can also get yourself in a tizzy, trying to get everything down to the micro level of tuning....be warned \:\)
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#3542227 - 01/11/14 04:54 PM Re: I took the DIY plunge [Re: TNDeerGuy]
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That's why I'm reluctant. If I had a backup bow to learn how to use the press that would be perfect. I'm not sure if I want to be learning on my only bow and screw something up real bad.

Trust me if it was raining vagina I'd have a pecker fall on my head. I don't have very good luck.

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#3542247 - 01/11/14 05:05 PM Re: I took the DIY plunge [Re: UTGrad]
bowhunter163
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 Originally Posted By: UTGrad
That's why I'm reluctant. If I had a backup bow to learn how to use the press that would be perfect. I'm not sure if I want to be learning on my only bow and screw something up real bad.

Trust me if it was raining vagina I'd have a pecker fall on my head. I don't have very good luck.
That is pretty funny right there . I'm pretty confident you could figure it out , it's not that difficult . With an EZ press you almost have to try and screw something up . The thing you really need to watch is making sure you get all the strings , cables and yokes seated and making sure they stay there while you are un pressing the bow .


Edited by bowhunter163 (01/11/14 05:06 PM)
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#3542266 - 01/11/14 05:16 PM Re: I took the DIY plunge [Re: UTGrad]
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 Originally Posted By: UTGrad
That's why I'm reluctant. If I had a backup bow to learn how to use the press that would be perfect. I'm not sure if I want to be learning on my only bow and screw something up real bad.

Trust me if it was raining vagina I'd have a pecker fall on my head. I don't have very good luck.


My first attempt will be on a new "backup" bow. I actually bought the same bow that I already have. I got a great deal on it since it's a 2012. I like it a lot and figured it would be good to have two of the same setups.
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#3542449 - 01/11/14 07:40 PM Re: I took the DIY plunge [Re: Vermin93]
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 Originally Posted By: Vermin93
 Originally Posted By: UTGrad
That's why I'm reluctant. If I had a backup bow to learn how to use the press that would be perfect. I'm not sure if I want to be learning on my only bow and screw something up real bad.

Trust me if it was raining vagina I'd have a pecker fall on my head. I don't have very good luck.


My first attempt will be on a new "backup" bow. I actually bought the same bow that I already have. I got a great deal on it since it's a 2012. I like it a lot and figured it would be good to have two of the same setups.


Dive right in on your on gear, just be careful working on gear for others! Pecker heads should be extra careful!!!
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#3542567 - 01/11/14 09:04 PM Re: I took the DIY plunge [Re: DixieCrafter]
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Lol
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#3542796 - 01/12/14 07:06 AM Re: I took the DIY plunge [Re: bowhunter163]
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Just remember that every twist and untwist you put in the cables/string is going to have an effect on everything else on the bow. So don't be like the village idiot (me) and try to do everything at once. When I first got my press I measured the bow A-A and brace height and noticed it needed some tweaking to get in spec. So I pull up the online tuning guides and go at it. Yep I need to take out some twists of the cable....and need to add some over here to this. And there I went. Then I would take it out of the press, measure again...and uh oh..now I have the brace height right, but the bow is now pulling 78 lbs and it's just suppose to have 60 pound limbs on it. Hmmm....

And thus was my story with the press. Everything you do will change something else somewhere. Better to do one or two twists/untwists at a time, then check and see where you are. You might not blow the bow apart but you may not get it so far out of whack via tune that you'll wonder why you even got a press to start with.

That's exactly why I sold mine. I loved it for being able to do simple things like module changes, peep sight installation, reserving, etc. But the tuning part of it was still over my head; often times I would start out trying to do a little tweak and end up getting the bow so far gone that I could never get it back where I had it. Then I'd end up driving to the local shop and have the bow tech work on it. It really helps too that he has a draw board accessory...in which I did not, and didn't have the space to build one either. On the binary cam bows, if you don't have a draw board you are wasting your time, and or gonna make things a lot harder on yourself than what it could be.

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#3543108 - 01/12/14 12:45 PM Re: I took the DIY plunge [Re: Crow Terminator]
Vermin93
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My bows are binary cams and I was planning to build a draw board. Some other guys told me the same thing when I told them what bows I had. They said build a draw board or don't get a press.
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#3545312 - 01/13/14 07:08 PM Re: I took the DIY plunge [Re: Vermin93]
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 Originally Posted By: Vermin93
My bows are binary cams and I was planning to build a draw board. Some other guys told me the same thing when I told them what bows I had. They said build a draw board or don't get a press.


With a binary, both are pretty dang important. A draw board is super cheap to build though. I think I have about $35 in mine.

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