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Bow string damage

lexusmgrlexusmgr Member Posts: 11 ✭✭
Has anyone one ever experienced a string failure such as mine?
I ordered a new string for my Ben Pearson recurved bow at Sportsman paradise. The young man behind the counter told me he had to build it. I waited a few days and picked it up. Unfortunatly, after firing 5 arrows, the string ripped into the top nock separating the wood and splitting the bow about 4 inched into the top arm.
Upon comparing the string to an original factory one, I noticed that the loops were not tied around the loops, therefore allowing the strings to separate around the nocks.
The force caused the string to rip right thru.
I dont think this was a bow failure, but rather the fault of the string.
Anybody care to share any info or opinion?


  • wpagewpage Member Posts: 10,203 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Certainly sounds like you recieved a defective bow string...
    You can wax strings on cross bows to extend the life where rubbing will take a toll.
    After 5 pulls a failure like you mentioned is from a string that had a problem.
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