Thoughts on wrapping the stirrup in paracord?+checkingScrews

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Re: Thoughts on wrapping the stirrup in paracord?+checkingSc

Post by Bullzeye » Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:10 pm

I did a Paracord wrap on my Exocet, and it did help, but my vanes were just barely rubbing on the Paracord , so I re-wrapped it but this time I wrapped it in two parts, leaving a space in the middle for the vane to pass through.
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Re: Thoughts on wrapping the stirrup in paracord?+checkingSc

Post by EQUINOXHNTERVA » Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:24 pm

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Re: Thoughts on wrapping the stirrup in paracord?+checkingSc

Post by MTBighorn » Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:50 am

You know I like the idea of a quiet(er) bow. But not at the risk of safety and function.

When I haul back on my rope cocker, I do it with quite a bit of authority!! So I want the stirrup to really "dig-in" to my boot, the ground and rocks etc. Sharp metal edges accomplish this nicely.

Seems to me that a wet or snowy paracord wrap could be a serious compromise to my good looks :P ........ Especially if/when the bow slips from my cold toe, and rockets into my face at 300+fps first thing in the morning.. and the only thing i have control of is the rope cocker handle. No thanks!! :lol:
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Re: Thoughts on wrapping the stirrup in paracord?+checkingSc

Post by janesy » Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:54 am

EQUINOXHNTERVA wrote:Plasti dip. Google it.
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Re: Thoughts on wrapping the stirrup in paracord?+checkingSc

Post by Pickwick » Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:55 am

I actually get a better grip on it with the paracord but I can see your concerns. I make sure my big ol clodhopper is well into the stirrup and make a note to pull straight up and have had absolutely no problems. The only concern that I have had with it, and I feel that it is real, is scent so I try to be careful where I set it.

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Re: Thoughts on wrapping the stirrup in paracord?+checkingSc

Post by MTBighorn » Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:42 pm

Pickwick wrote:I actually get a better grip on it with the paracord but I can see your concerns. I make sure my big ol clodhopper is well into the stirrup and make a note to pull straight up and have had absolutely no problems. The only concern that I have had with it, and I feel that it is real, is scent so I try to be careful where I set it.
.Those are good points...and it sure looks great with the half-hitched para wrap!...plus you also have several feet of cord with you in a pinch..

But is still makes me think I will pack it with snow/ice slush , and dirt and cause my self trouble...

Last winter I took this picture of myself and I see that there is a good scoop of snow hanging from my stirrup..
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Re: Thoughts on wrapping the stirrup in paracord?+checkingSc

Post by Bullzeye » Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:14 pm

I think the wrap in the picture that Scarecrow posted is a form of a Cobra stitch, which looks great, and I'd bet not slippery, but if your worried about it filling up with mud and snow, you could just do a simple non knot wrap like I did, mine has been in mud and snow and probably cow dung lol and it's not slippery at all, and since its Paracord, it will not rot.
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