What type of wax should I use to wax my string?

Wax types?

This is another question we get a lot. Its a simple question that can be summed up with one word preference! 

There are many brands of waxes out there chap stick type (soft), reg string wax (hard) and so on.  But its still preference!

Simply put you don’t need much wax on your bow string and the sole purpose is to protect you string from the elements.

So whatever you use apply it properly and you will be all set.  

Do you need to know how to wax a string check this link out  https://www.bowstringdepot.com/waxing-a-bow-string/

 

Components of a Compound Bow String

Bow String Components

Lengths: String and cable lengths are usually found on the bottom limb sticker but sometimes they are under the limb in the limb pocket for most compound bows.

Traditional are marked on the bow and its AMO length.

Buss Cable: Split at one end and fitted to each side of the limb and straight at the other end connected to cam

Cables: Cables are straight and fit from cam to cam

Pinstripe: Is but one strand of a contrasting color in between the two color chosen

Serving 3d: A serving that is twisted together.

Halo: A serving that is braided together

Cat Whiskers: Are for quieting the bowstring down and are very effective

Speed nocks: Are brass nocks with a shrink tubing over them and they are installed for speed by the manufacturer.

TPU speed nocks: Are a sleeve that slide over the string and take place of the brass speed nocks

Cable Containment system or Roller guard system: This is a roller that contains the cable or back of the string from moving forward or backwards it only allows it to roll up or down

What String material should I use?

What string material should I use?

This question gets asked a lot every day. What string material should I use? We have tested many kinds of string material and we have come up with the conclusion that it depends on

Where you live?

How often you shoot?

What you do for shooting?(target or hunting)

Let us explain!

Where you live makes a great difference in temp, humidity, and elevation. Lets take temperature first it seems to be the one that affects the string material the most. High temps cause the some string material lose its consistency. Basically it starts breaking down and stretching and creeping. While other string materials high temp has less affect on them. Its still a good idea to keep your string set cool and dry.  How about humidity? Well that is pretty self explanatory high humidity is constant moisture on your strings that will dampen you inside of your string material causing them to deteriorate over time. Last two how often you shoot is pretty much the same is what you do for shooting. Target shooters are different then hunters. They shoot often causing a lot of wear on the string set. Hunters don’t do as much shooting but are tougher on there strings in the woods. So in a nut shell you need the right string material for your needs.

 

 

 

New to ordering a Custom Bow String?

BSD would like to help you!

Here is some info you will need and need to understand.

In ordering a new string set you will need to have the following info on hand.
1. Make of bow. examples: Hoyt, Matthews, Pse, Elite etc.
2. Model of bow. Examples: (Pse) Brute, (Matthews) Chill x etc.
3. Year if possible. But not always necessary
4. You will need to know what string set style you have.
Single cam (1 Bow String,1 buss cable)

Dual cam (1 Bow String 2 buss cables)

Binary cam (1 Bow String 2 control cables)

Hybrid cam (1 Bow String 1 buss 1 control)

Also there are 4,5 and 7 piece sets in the more modern bows

four piece set (1 Bow String, 1 buss, 1 yoke, 1 control)

five piece set (1 Bow String, 2 yokes, 2 controls)

seven piece set(1 Bow String, 4 yokes, 2 controls)

5. You will need to know, String length, Yoke length, Cable length, Buss length these are usually found on a limb sticker on the bottom limb close to the riser.

In some cases your draw length will help in finding the lengths.

Waxing a Bow String

Waxing a Bow String 

I am a Professional string builder here are some good guide line on Waxing a Bow String and components of a string.

String material is a synthetic material or in other words plastic fibers.

Generally string materials come coated with wax (so each strand is coated). Most servings are not coated in wax. Serving should not be waxed. Why because wax is sticky and will attract dirt into the cams, etc, etc

Heat is not good for a string Sun, hair dryer, Heat gun etc etc. Why it distorts the string material and damages it.

Over waxing is not good it attracts dirt and builds up and stiffens the string material.

When to Wax a Bow String?

General rule of thumb for Waxing a Bow string, wax it when the material starts to fuzz. Simple its what the pros do! No need to go over board. When you have shot enough and the string shows fuzzing wax it.

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