Serving Life - Test #1

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Serving Life - Test #1

Post by bkisel » Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:41 am

OK, so a short while back I reserved a factory Dacron endless loop string center serving with some regular vertical bowstring serving. Brownell DiamondBack FF @ .018 diameter. is all I have so that is what I used. Decided to test this serving first with a clean deck, no serving wax and no string flipping. Noticed serving discoloration/abrasion @ around 30 shots; the serving abraded through by the right trigger claw on the 45th shot. The serving was abraded almost all the way through from the left claw.

I've now got the string reserved and will again shoot it dry but this time will flip the string after 30 shots so that the claws contact fresher serving. I'm hoping to get maybe 60 shots before having to reserve.

Any guesses on how much serving life you get if using serving designed for CBs, waxed or not.

Oh, I shoot an Exocet 200.

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Re: Serving Life - Test #1

Post by ComfyBear » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:47 pm

Any guesses on how much serving life you get if using serving designed for CBs, waxed or not
That depends on how well you are able to re-serve your string. I make and re-serve my own strings, and I can get hundreds of shots from one serving. At the first sign of wear, I'll re-serve my string, which makes it last for several years.
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Re: Serving Life - Test #1

Post by Farmer » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:08 pm

I reserve my strings with CB serving and get hundreds of shots from a serving . I do wax the serving about every 50 or so shots .

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Re: Serving Life - Test #1

Post by Island Hunter » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:16 pm

Is it better to wax the serving, or not. I have have read on here that you should, and I have read not to. With is the best? :? :? :? :? :? :roll:
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Re: Serving Life - Test #1

Post by awshucks » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:37 pm

Island Hunter wrote:Is it better to wax the serving, or not. I have have read on here that you should, and I have read not to. With is the best? :? :? :? :? :? :roll:
I pondered that when I had a 'Max. never did make up my mind, but can tell you too much wax is worse than none. :D
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Re: Serving Life - Test #1

Post by ComfyBear » Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:21 pm

Waxing is a good thing, but too much of a good thing is not so good.
Like a bikini wax, what's important is how and where you use it. :wink:
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Re: Serving Life - Test #1

Post by gerald strine » Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:07 pm

Im to old for bikinis so I do not bother to wax.
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Re: Serving Life - Test #1

Post by Big John » Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:37 pm

Well Gerald thats very good to know. :shock:
I wax my servings about every 40 or so shots. I havent worn out a Boo serving yet, so cant tell you how many shots before re-serving.
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Re: Serving Life - Test #1

Post by Cossack » Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:51 pm

To wax or not to wax, ah, that is the question. More important, what serving material to use: Halo or, better still, Angel Majesty, anything else is uncivilized...and definitely second rate. :!: .
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Re: Serving Life - Test #1

Post by bkisel » Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:16 am

Sounds like after I'm done "experimenting" I need to get a serving designed for CBs.

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Re: Serving Life - Test #1

Post by Big58cal » Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:20 am

When I first saw the subject line, I thought you were talking about being married......... :oops:
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Re: Serving Life - Test #1

Post by bkisel » Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:53 pm

Big58cal wrote:When I first saw the subject line, I thought you were talking about being married......... :oops:
Groan... :roll: Your post is so bad it is actually good! :lol:


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Re: Serving Life - Test #1

Post by Sliver » Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:22 pm

Big58cal wrote:When I first saw the subject line, I thought you were talking about being married......... :oops:
:lol: :lol: :lol: for the 1st time ,,, hence test #1 :wink:
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