You need a new bowstring.
Why should I change my bowstring.
One of the most common questions we get asked is, "Why should I get a new custom bowstring?"
The answer is not quite as simple as most of you are expecting. The majority of archers go buy their new bow, shoot it, hunt with it and then put it back in the case, others shoot every day. A select few of those two groups wax their string after every shooting session or hunt. Even fewer rub the wax into the fibers of the bowstring material.
Do you fall into one of the groups mentioned above?
Many of todays new bows come with a quality string, that is mass manufactured to be within 1+-" of what the bow actually needs. Upon assembly the bowstring (cables) included are installed on the bow. The bow is then measured and if it is not at the correct poundage and axle to axle length the string is twisted to make it meet the specs. The large bow companies mass manufacture their strings this way to make it easier to assemble their bows and them out to you faster.
Although, these mass manufactured strings suffice for most archers, very few of the users monitor their axle to axle length, poundage and cam timing. Over the course of 1 year the strings will begin to stretch. That is why most bow makers suggest changing your bowstrings once a year.
Many customers also complain about their factory strings having issues with peep roation and serving separation. This is another draw back of the mass manufactured bowstrings. Changing to a custom bowstring helps to eliminate these problems.
Custom bowstrings are built for your exact bow. They are built to be much closer to the actual string length needed for your bow and offer 0 peep rotation, stretch and serving separation on most bows. Going with custom strings also provides you with the opportunity to choose the exact color combinations you are wanting for your bow.
Common signs that you need a new custom bowstring:
1. Your serving is seperating around the cams.
2. Your bowstring fibers have been cut and you can see lose strands.
3. Your bowstrings rotates making it difficult to see through the peep sight.
4. Your bow's axle to axle length continues to change drastically impacting your accurracy.