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how to properly install those cat whisker string silencers

Old 07-25-2009, 06:11 PM
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I was wondering if anyone knew how to properly install those cat whisker string silencers? I just tied them in a knot once before I unraveled or took them apart and they dont look right!
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Old 07-26-2009, 02:29 PM
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Dnk here, aka 'Boo' makes and sells Flemish type strings for Excals and serves them on. I believe they go inbetween the strands or bundles or what ever they are called, first. Not sure about endless loop types like on compound xbows.

His are my only experience w/ silencers, but have read a gazillion times if they aren't served on they fly off eventually. Good luck!
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Old 07-27-2009, 11:29 AM
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That is the way to do it (tie them in an overhand knot) then STRETCH them REALLLY tight. Next, pull tension on one side by holding the tips of the still joined strands between your thumb and forefinger. With steady firm tension take a pair of scissors and very slowly start to cut them from one end (doesn't matter which) they should slowly unravel one strand at a time on thier own. If they don't pull a little harder. They will unravel down to the knot. This is much simpler than seperating by hand.

The best way though is to serve them in place.....IF YOU KNOW HOW TO SERVE ACCESSORIES. (If not do it as described above.) This consists of splitting the string with a string tool or a smooth but pointed object that will not damage the string. A ball point pen will work in a pinch, or the coated handle of a pair of nock pliers. Try to seperate it in the middle. You will immediately know if you got it right. Next, fold the unseperated piece of rubber material over itself a few times or roll it up and pull through the seperated string so that even amounts are left on both sides. Now serve it in place.

Hope this helps,

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