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    string makers- riddle me this

    A friend has a new string that was made for him. When he draws the bow back the peep rotates 130 degrees [ i don't know in which direction]. What would cause this? Are the servings wound in opposite directions? Any ideas?
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    Sounds like he's got a bad string. If it rotates that bad then there is probably very little you can do to fix the problem. Have your friend contact his string builder regarding the issue. Peep rotation can be caused by many different things: center serving too tight, unequal strand tension in the bundle, serving too tight....and on and on.
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    could be ., serving applied in wrong direction , not prestretched properly , layout was not even .

    he should contact the builder .
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    Quote Originally Posted by strayarrow View Post
    ...What would cause this?...
    Bad string making... there are a whole host of possibilities as to the exact reason. When they are that bad there's no fixing them. I doubt going to the maker for anything more than a refund will help either.
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    If it is consistant pulling back it could be on the bow wrong also a peep that is stable but tied in sometimes needs to be turned on the bow to be back straight every time. Now that being said... No onne on here has their hands on the bow so we all can only go by partial info..
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    Quote Originally Posted by strayarrow View Post
    . When he draws the bow back the peep rotates 130 degrees Any ideas?
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    if it rotates that much from rest to full draw its pretty much garbage, im sure the string is on correctly, kinda hard to put a single cam string on wrong and a dual cam bow even if it was upside down it wouldnt cause rotation issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwagoner View Post
    if it rotates that much from rest to full draw its pretty much garbage, im sure the string is on correctly, kinda hard to put a single cam string on wrong and a dual cam bow even if it was upside down it wouldnt cause rotation issues.
    Totally agree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwagoner View Post
    if it rotates that much from rest to full draw its pretty much garbage, im sure the string is on correctly, kinda hard to put a single cam string on wrong and a dual cam bow even if it was upside down it wouldnt cause rotation issues.
    x3 on this one, that string is toast.



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    Quote Originally Posted by dwagoner View Post
    if it rotates that much from rest to full draw its pretty much garbage, im sure the string is on correctly, kinda hard to put a single cam string on wrong and a dual cam bow even if it was upside down it wouldnt cause rotation issues.
    I agree. The first string I ever built on a wooden string jig with no stretching and very tight serving didn't turn nearly that much.

    It would be a challenge to purposely build a string with that much peep rotation. I'm not sure how it could be done.

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    I did it once, last string of the day and wasn't paying attention. Served the idler wheel serving the wrong direction and it rotated this bad... Took the serving off completely and redid it the correct direction and it was perfect...

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    thanx guys. I kinda figured it was toast. I will pass this along.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tuckcut View Post
    I did it once, last string of the day and wasn't paying attention. Served the idler wheel serving the wrong direction and it rotated this bad... Took the serving off completely and redid it the correct direction and it was perfect...
    while back there was a guy defending himself very strongly about serving direction and that it didnt matter what direction it was applied but more that the string was served under proper amount of tension, forgot who it was its been so long, but i dont believe it myself. plus when i was new to building i had hard time figuring out serving rotation and i did strings against twist and they do rotate and unwind under serving too so i know myself it does matter what direction you serve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwagoner View Post
    while back there was a guy defending himself very strongly about serving direction and that it didnt matter what direction it was applied but more that the string was served under proper amount of tension, forgot who it was its been so long, but i dont believe it myself. plus when i was new to building i had hard time figuring out serving rotation and i did strings against twist and they do rotate and unwind under serving too so i know myself it does matter what direction you serve.
    Your right.. I've even done a stealth shot serving the wrong direction by accident and it spins like a top!

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