Unstring during off season????

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Post by GaryL » Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:30 pm

The pads will be as flat as a bad pancake :lol: Bruno-TL :!:
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Re: Unstring during off season

Post by ComfyBear » Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:13 am

Bruno-TL wrote:Oops. My exomag has been unstrung since Oct 1. I am not sure I know how to remove the rubber pads.

How do you determine that the existing pads are damaged?

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There's two hex screws/bolts that secure each pad to the dissipators bars. All you need is a 9/64" Allen key/wrench to remove them and then slide the pads off.
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Post by kendo kid » Fri Jan 05, 2007 6:36 am

Let's hear from the Manufacturer on this issue.

1.) When if ever should we remove the string?
2.) How often and what tolerances should the pads have before being replaced?
3.) If the crossbow needs to be unstrung then why do the dissipator bars need to come off?

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Post by Howlingoutloud » Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:43 am

http://www.excaliburcrossbow.com/demo/l ... gory_id=47
States that the string should come off if you will not be shooting the bow for a period of months..
Also according to #8 of the safety precautions in the Excalibur instruction manual states to unstring the bow if it is going to be exposed to high heat such as in a car trunk on a hot day.. #8 also goes on to state that if you are going to unstring the bow and the bow has dissipator bars on it, then remove the dissipator pads before unstringing the bow. The pads need to come off because once the string has been removed and the limbs are relaxed, then the pressure of the limbs on the pads will crush them, making them useless.

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Post by TPM » Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:07 am

I'm a little suprised at the number of people who see this as a limb issue. It's string life that I'd be more worried about. The constant flexing of the limbs from normal shooting will cause exponentially more wear on them than storing them under a bit of tension. Much like springs, they wear out from use not tension. And really, the tension is not that great. Put a scale on your string and pull just hard enought to make it move and you'll see just how little tension there is there.

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Post by Jim C » Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:30 am

leave them strung unless I know the bow won't be shot for months and months
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Post by ALINALBERTA » Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:42 am

A quick question,do you need to remove the pads if you are just changing strings? If using a stringer it obviously wouldn't matter,but if doing it by hand,when the limbs are totally relaxed for a couple minutes,would that damage the pads?

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Post by A.W » Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:19 am

ALINALBERTA wrote:A quick question,do you need to remove the pads if you are just changing strings? If using a stringer it obviously wouldn't matter,but if doing it by hand,when the limbs are totally relaxed for a couple minutes,would that damage the pads?

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A couple of minutes wont make any difference.
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