STS Bumpers Splitting

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STS Bumpers Splitting

Post by Razor Head » Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:23 pm

Has anyone else had a problem with the rubber bumpers splitting after only a few shots?

I have the bumpers adjusted so they are just a hair away from the string. I had even used replacement EDS bumpers and these don't work.

Any suggestions would be welcome.

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Post by lscha » Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:32 pm

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I've had the NGSS system on mine for over a month and shoot almost every day; no sign of wear. I have had mine a credit card length away and just touching as I was changing strings and made no difference.
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Post by Boo » Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:43 pm

If you set up your STS like Ischa has then they will last a couple of hundred shots or more. The splits usually occur when the string pressed against the bumpers too hard. If you have sent in your warranty card the bumpers are warranted for a year.
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Post by fogducker » Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:48 pm

sorry to hijack the thread a bit :oops: ..but as to the bumpers,when they do split..can they be glued or gooped back togeather somehow?or are they just good for the trash heap?
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Post by one shot scott » Sun Jun 28, 2009 11:51 pm

welcome to the forum razor head.
I have had mine set the way ischa has it. no signs of wear yet
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Post by awshucks » Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:04 pm

I've got a handful of splits, I recently cut some leather circles out w/ a gasket punch and glued them on the face of the bumpers, but haven't had a chance to try them yet.

As easy as it is to mount, I just put mine on for hunting and leave it off for the rest of the time to stretch bumper life.

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Post by Cossack » Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:54 am

I used Limbsave stick on noise noise suppressors on my homemade set. Work great on three bows, not sign of wear..even when string rests on them. They are adjustable, BTW.

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Post by Razor Head » Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:47 pm

Cossack wrote:I used Limbsave stick on noise noise suppressors on my homemade set. Work great on three bows, not sign of wear..even when string rests on them. They are adjustable, BTW.
Do you have a link for these?

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Post by Michael Stogre » Thu Jul 02, 2009 4:40 pm

With a little help from marine goop I got over a thousand shots with my fir.st set of stoppers following Boo's advice about brace height, shortening
the rods, and rotating the stoppers every so often. I shoot a phoenix.

A vortex shooter I know got well over 1000 shots on his first pair of bumpers following the same advice.
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Post by bowtime » Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:02 pm

I had same problems with STS. When I bought new ones it was a bother and
$6.00 each. One day at range a fellow shot Excalibur without STS and
it made same amount of noise as mine with.........soooooo I removed
STS . Now bow is lighter and makes noise and I don't have the rubber
stopper problem. By the way I tried several different brace heights but
still got splits in rubber.
I discovered most of noise comes from trigger....when you uncock the bow
see what I mean.

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Post by bojangles » Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:37 pm

I think it does ''change'' the noise..More of a thump than a thwack....

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