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Is there a way to split the bus cable on my bow without a bowpress ? I am trying to install a trophy ridge revelution rest, I don't own a bowpress and I don't want to take it to a pro shop where they will keep my bow for a week before they get to it.
 

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drop away.jpg You don't need to split the cable to install the cord. Tie some serving to the cable and then tie the drop cord below that in a half hitch, same way you would tie a D loop.
 

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I bought a string splitter off ebay for 5 dollars,it bis effective and if you do it carefully you will not damage the cable or string.You do not need a press.Google string splitter.
 

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View attachment 1627401 You don't need to split the cable to install the cord. Tie some serving to the cable and then tie the drop cord below that in a half hitch, same way you would tie a D loop.
I like that idea, does it ever slip enough to interfere with the rest' timing ?
 

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I like that idea, does it ever slip enough to interfere with the rest' timing ?
If you tie the serving in nice and tight, it won't slip at all. I've done it this way for a few years with no issues.
Why spilt the cables if you don't have to?
 

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Another reason to tie in your drop away the way Thunderbolt showed, is that if you ever need to add/remove a twist from the buss cable, you won't have to remove the drop away cord then re-time your rest.

Stay away from string splitters, unless you absolutely have no alternative. They work fine if the cable is de-tensioned, but will all too easily sever or spider web a string strand.
 

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I did it earlier this afternoon but I couldn't get the serving tight enough not to slip. This was my first time tying serving, is there a way to get it tight enough without a serving jig ?
 

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I did it earlier this afternoon but I couldn't get the serving tight enough not to slip. This was my first time tying serving, is there a way to get it tight enough without a serving jig ?
Use a long piece of serving or nock tying material and do a series of half knots. Alternating knots front, back, front, back . . . At each knot pull tight. I do about 5 or 6 knots, then make a second layer of knots in the opposite direction (I start working up, then back down creating a second layer), and finish with a partial third layer with a Square Knot. Cut tag ends and burn.

Two to three layers will provide enough of a "ledge" that will prevent cow hitch knot (D-Loop knot) from riding up the cable under tension.
 

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I bought a string splitter off ebay for 5 dollars,it bis effective and if you do it carefully you will not damage the cable or string.You do not need a press.Google string splitter.
No matter how careful you are, it is still an accident waiting to happen.
These things can and will damage strings/cables when inserted with the said strings/cables under tension.
Much better to invest in a portable press.

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No matter how careful you are, it is still an accident waiting to happen.
These things can and will damage strings/cables when inserted with the said strings/cables under tension.
Much better to invest in a portable press.

Kev
x10 I've seen cut strings and cables come in from people "very carefully" using a string splitter without a press. Not a good deal.
 

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i would get a portable press at the very least. By adding it to the down cable, you will most likely have to untwist cable a half to a full twist anyways. Good luck
 

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