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#783909 - 06/16/08 10:09 PM How Often....
Barrett
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Does the string on a compound need to be replaced? I know it is going to depend on the wear and amount of shots and all that but on average?? I will be starting my third season with this bow/string.... do I need to have it replaced before the opener?
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#784169 - 06/17/08 06:45 AM Re: How Often.... [Re: Barrett]
RussellvilleRob
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I cant help. Just read my thread "The stinking thing exploded". I tried to squeeze a little more time out of mine and it wasnt a good idea.
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#784211 - 06/17/08 07:45 AM Re: How Often.... [Re: RussellvilleRob]
Double Drops
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If it were me, I would replace it before you start this season. It all depends on how much you shoot, how well you wax it, and what environment you've had it in. Without looking at it, I'd say go ahead and replace it after 2 years.
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#784246 - 06/17/08 08:08 AM Re: How Often.... [Re: Double Drops]
John & Teresa - EWA
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This is kind of like asking "How often do I need to get new tires?"

As previously mentioned, there are many factors involved. We have customers who need new strings twice a year and then we have some who have used the same string for seven years.
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#784280 - 06/17/08 08:45 AM Re: How Often.... [Re: John & Teresa - EWA]
Gravey
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Mine's been on for 3 years now but I wax it every time I shoot it and I don't shoot that much at all. As a matter of fact, it hasn't seen daylight since last fall if that tells you anything.
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#784404 - 06/17/08 10:18 AM Re: How Often.... [Re: Barrett]
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 Originally Posted By: Bad_Deer24
Does the string on a compound need to be replaced? I know it is going to depend on the wear and amount of shots


I think you answered your own question . ;\)
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#785301 - 06/17/08 08:46 PM Re: How Often.... [Re: Radar]
HOOK
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I just replaced my string after 5 years and I shoot a lot!
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#785720 - 06/18/08 07:03 AM Re: How Often.... [Re: HOOK]
richmanbarbeque
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I shoot a lot and can see wear starting to show up on my string. I wax on a regular basis and try to keep it clean. I will order a set of strings and cables to have at the house and keep on eye on them. I have had these strings on it going on my fourth season.
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#787782 - 06/19/08 01:02 PM Re: How Often.... [Re: richmanbarbeque]
DOC1187
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yea i need to replace mine too its been 3 or 4 years
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#789571 - 06/20/08 05:52 PM Re: How Often.... [Re: DOC1187]
easy45
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I replace mine every other year.
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#793003 - 06/23/08 10:58 PM Re: How Often.... [Re: easy45]
Boone 58
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Got 4 years out of mine before the guys in the bow shop broke it trying to get a new peep in it......
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