Abraded serving???

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Abraded serving???

Post by bobsdf » Mon Oct 14, 2002 11:26 pm

I've noticed that the serving (the green twine that is wraped around the bowstring at the point the string contacts the bolt) on my bowstring has become quite worn. I recently switched from 2217's with plastic butts to 2216' s that have aluminium butts, which feel quite a bit sharper. It is only since I switched that I noticed the increase in wear. Is it possible that the aluminium butt is causing the serving to become worn? Can one replace the serving or do I need a whole new string? Thanks for any advice.

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Post by Kern » Mon Oct 14, 2002 11:29 pm

Check the bolt ends for and sharp or rough bits. They can be smoothed out with sand paper. I bought some with aluminum caps that had to be sanded down to get the rough bits out.


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Post by GaryL » Tue Oct 15, 2002 7:18 am

bobsdf as kern stated check your alum.end caps and smooth them down, you can replace the worn serving if ya know how. I would replace the string and let some one else re-serve the string or that will give you one to learn on :) :twisted:
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Post by wabi » Tue Oct 15, 2002 9:18 am

Definitely re-serve or replace the string ASAP. Check those nocks, too. I bought some new carbons that had to be smoothed with sanpaper (they had aluminum inserts). Also have cut serving with a nock (insert) that had been nicked by another shot being too close.

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