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I know that Mathews and others use a single cam, Hoyt and others use 2 cam systems, and also Elite, Bowtech etc. with Binary cams, but admittedly, I don't really know much about the different systems. Can someone explain how the different cam systems work? I am familiar with single cam systems since I have shot Mathews bows for several years.

I don't expect anyone to write a novel explaining the technical details of each system, but can someone give me a basic rundown of each system?

Please don't turn this into a debate about which system is better, I'm sure they all have the pluses and minuses.

Thanks in advance.
 

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Single cam - long string and a yoked buss cable
2 cam - string, two yoked cables
Hybrid - string, yoked buss cable, control cable
Binary - string, 2 non-yoked cables

you are right, to explain the differences on the workings of each would test my typing skills to the max.
 

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Binary cams have no cables connected to the limb tips. The strings only slave the cams together.
Cam and a Half/Hybrid cams have one cable attached to the limb tips and one cable connecting the cams.
Two cams have two cables attached to the limb tips.

That's about as basic as I can explain the differences...
 
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