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March 6th, 2012, 01:40 AM
So I recently purchased a used howatt mamba off of someone in the classifieds here, I went a bought a new string for it but for some reason the brace height is now only 5.5" instead of 7.5" like the site says it should be. The bow has an amo 58" so I purchased a 54" string. Thanks for any help in advance

Rootbeer LX
March 6th, 2012, 07:58 AM
Did you measure the string to make sure it's 54"? How many twists are in it?

March 6th, 2012, 01:53 PM
It's a Flemish bowstring, and yeah it's the correct length, not sure how to answer the how many twist question, but even if I twisted it as tight s possible without bunching it wouldnt be short enough

Rootbeer LX
March 6th, 2012, 02:16 PM
I guess the only other thing to try is a 52" string,sorry I can't be anymore help but hopefully a traditional shooter will jump in on this.

March 6th, 2012, 02:45 PM
if your only have 5.5" BH then the string somehow isnt correct length, it has to be long i would think. just doesnt make sense any other way