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Alright. This took alot of work and alot of frustration, BUT I finally got the dropdown to work. I have an '06 Allegiance, and while waxing my strings, hence removing them from the windstalker, I noticed that the windstalker forced the allegiance to change the crossing point of the cables. So I set about lowering the windstalker 1 & 3/8s inches, by use of an "s" rod from CoolHandLuke. Thanks again Luke. Anyway, once I removed the steel pins holding the straight rod on to the windstalker, (easier said than done) I added the new offset rod, reassembled and HOLY COW. What a difference!!!! I cant believe how much this changed the smoothness of the draw cycle! Plus there is no cable wear. I mean, to put it in perspective, I breifly had no cable guard attached and drew the bow, just to see how smooth it was. Then I added the offset windstalker and...nothing. The exact same smoothness. Maybe added a little draw weight, but I finally got the windstalker to work right on my setup. It feels great! I scratched it a little, but it was well worth it!
 

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Oh great, just when I thought I had my protec to that non-tinkering point, you go and do this; thanks alot!

Seriously though, I like your idea. I might have to pm cool luke and get one of those "S" rods. That darn thing is just eating the hell out my cables.

Good Job!
 

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Scottie, Thanks! Since I recently finished the mod, I haven't had time to do a really long shoot. Tomorrow I will be going out to a range and should spend a while there. I will report back with info on long term cable wear, since I know this to be a common windstalker problem for some. I will have more performance details tomorrow!
 

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Thanks Brian. I am anxious to hear how it works for you. In particular, the cable wear. On my Protec, with just the regular windstalker, I gained 3 lbs. of draw weight as well. It works good and it is really quiet and smooth, but the cable wear is ridiculous. I like the idea of crossing the cables more at the centershot like you've done.

Let us know your results.
 

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Anxious to hear more about this also. I've got a Windstalker on my Ally and the very noticable cable wear makes me nervous. I find the draw on my bow to be quite smooth already but if this is a trick to smooth it up even more AND eliminate cable wear, I'm all ears.
 

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Brian D. said:
Alright. This took alot of work and alot of frustration, BUT I finally got the dropdown to work. I have an '06 Allegiance, and while waxing my strings, hence removing them from the windstalker, I noticed that the windstalker forced the allegiance to change the crossing point of the cables. So I set about lowering the windstalker 1 & 3/8s inches, by use of an "s" rod from CoolHandLuke. Thanks again Luke. Anyway, once I removed the steel pins holding the straight rod on to the windstalker, (easier said than done) I added the new offset rod, reassembled and HOLY COW. What a difference!!!! I cant believe how much this changed the smoothness of the draw cycle! Plus there is no cable wear. I mean, to put it in perspective, I breifly had no cable guard attached and drew the bow, just to see how smooth it was. Then I added the offset windstalker and...nothing. The exact same smoothness. Maybe added a little draw weight, but I finally got the windstalker to work right on my setup. It feels great! I scratched it a little, but it was well worth it!

You bet! :wink:
 

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Well it sure works for me guys. There is definitely less cable wear. Actually there is pretty much NO noticeable cable wear. I am very happy with the mod.
 

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Brian,

Whats involved with removing the steel pins like you mentioned? Are there certain tools you found worked? Was there any retuning necessary after the mod?

And for CHL, should I PM you for cost and availability or can you post in the clear?

Thanks!
 

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Brian,

Whats involved with removing the steel pins like you mentioned? Are there certain tools you found worked? Was there any retuning necessary after the mod?

And for CHL, should I PM you for cost and availability or can you post in the clear?

Thanks!

Ditto
 

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Ok guys. I am gonna go ahead and write up a procedure so that others can do this. It may take a few days as it is somewhat lengthy and difficult. The windstalker is well made and the pin was very difficult to remove. I actually bent one windstalker trying to remove the pin. I will do my best to walk folks through, and am confident that you guys can do it, but I take no responsibility for anything if it gets damaged. I will post it in .pdf format complete with pictures probably around mid-week.
 

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Roger that dude, thanks! Looking forward to it.
 

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can't wait Brian. This is mighty nice of you to do this for everyone.

CHL; how about some pricng for that "S" rod?
 
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