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Forum: Technical
10-01-2007, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 977
Posted By RobVos

RE: Peep sight string

You should get a new piece of tubing. It is now most likely too short (actually most shop install them too short to begin with). Also it is old and could easily fail.

It should be long enough so...
Forum: Technical
11-18-2006, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,750
Posted By RobVos

RE: Mathews Drenaline?

Ok, last night I set up and measured/tested/shot the new Mathews Drenalin -- here are the results.

I feel my test is non-biased, but I do have some personal opinions in it, so it is not totally...
Forum: Technical
11-17-2006, 06:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,750
Posted By RobVos

RE: Mathews Drenaline?

Yep pretty much the same specs as the Switchback. A little lighter and rated 2 fps faster. I like the new limbs and the new retention system better than previous -- it is very similar to PSE's limb...
Forum: Technical
11-14-2006, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By RobVos

RE: Whisker bisket slows down arrows

I have never seen more than a 2-3 fps difference and on my Slayr it shoots the exact same fps with a WB as it did with a launcher blade rest. The hole on mine is a little larger than the shaft and I...
Forum: Technical
11-13-2006, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 926
Posted By RobVos

RE: How is this draw force curve...?

I saw this curve somewhere else before and the zero noted hysteresis jumped out at me. I think ther is actually some as I find it odd that at every inch the draw weights are whole numbers (no...
Forum: Technical
11-13-2006, 05:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,648
Posted By RobVos

RE: Binary Cam Timing?

First, Bigpapascout is correct about timing the bow at full draw, and that the binary cams can indeed be out of time. They are connected together and what the "slaved" means is that when one stops...
Forum: Technical
11-13-2006, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,885
Posted By RobVos

RE: Got to shoot the one of the 2007 Darton's

I agree that Darton did not design the previous cams -- and I also feel their patent would not stand up with a good patent laywer on the case because there is prior art. There is an old patent on a...
Forum: Technical
10-22-2006, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By RobVos

RE: revolution cams

Just because the cams were 30" on the old bow does not mean they will be 30" on your bow. Thereare a lot of factors that will determin the draw length and poundage you will end up with.
Forum: Technical
03-03-2006, 05:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,135
Posted By RobVos

RE: string release

BigJ12 has it right. The loop ends should not be burnt to the extent that the material turns black -- is should remain the same color as the loop material. He is also correct about not mashing or...
Forum: Technical
02-27-2006, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By RobVos

RE: Custom String Length Question

Take them off and measure them. The standard measuring method is on 1/4" posts and under 100# of tension. Measure from the outside of the posts.
Forum: Technical
02-23-2006, 05:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,168
Posted By RobVos

RE: Gold Tip 30x arrows anyone?

I think Tim Gillingham used 30X arrows in Flrida and won the 3D ASA event this year with them.He has a monster draw length -- but still he had light tip weight (I think) and did not attempt to break...
Forum: Technical
02-23-2006, 05:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 740
Posted By RobVos

RE: Left eyed, and right handed????

For starting out, get him a bow he can shoot either way (like a little recurve that can be shot RH or LH) and see what he naturally does. At that age, his eye dominence could change and it is often...
Forum: Technical
02-10-2005, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 869
Posted By RobVos

RE: Could Someone explain this to me?

Actually, creep tuning is usually done on 2-cam bows, and it is not simply to tune for a form flaw. It assures that the cams are in optimum synchronization when they fire, while the shooter is...
Forum: Technical
02-10-2005, 11:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,709
Posted By RobVos

RE: FDC Graphs of Allegiance vs LX

Just so you guys are aware -- there is no recognized IBO standard.
The AMO (ATA) standard is a real standard as defined by engineering bodies.

IBO measurements are basically an industry...
Forum: Technical
02-02-2005, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By RobVos

RE: Need some tech help please.

On some bows it makes little difference where they cross, on others it does. Most bowtech bows have them cross below, even though at the brace position if you remove the slide, they want to cross...
Forum: Technical
02-02-2005, 10:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,659
Posted By RobVos

RE: Cam Lean Fix?

If you can tune the bow and are getting good arrow flight I would not worry about the slight "lean." The lean will change through the draw cycle anyway as the string lets-off and the cables load,...
Forum: Technical
01-20-2005, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,324
Posted By RobVos

RE: Switchback speeds

Every Switchback I have seen so far is drawing longer than stated but 1/2 to 3/4 inch.
Forum: Technical
01-07-2005, 08:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,894
Posted By RobVos

RE: No cable guard bows!

Sign me up on the list with Ole Sag and Black Frog for the 3track cams for my Supernova.

I have yet to see a better designed system.

I hunted with X-cams this year -- a Martin Slayr with a...
Forum: Technical
01-07-2005, 08:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,845
Posted By RobVos

RE: Bowtech Old Glory - what happened?

Saw one

String had tied in nocking point above and below the nock, a d-loop, and hush kit.

At 70# and 30" draw:
398 grain arrow
297 fps

Turned down to 61#
same 398 grain arrow
Forum: Technical
12-09-2004, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By RobVos

RE: BOW STRINGS

I make all my own strings and feel mine are of the highest quality and provide outstanding performance.

That said, I believe that the strings to which you are refering are the ones made by Eric...
Forum: Technical
11-27-2004, 05:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,890
Posted By RobVos

RE: Seen this yet?

If the little bridge gets in your way, you have an improper grip, or your thumb is about 2.5" in diameter.
Forum: Technical
10-04-2004, 11:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,873
Posted By RobVos

RE: Letters From Bowtech.

Check the module screws on your not so stealthy bow -- very often this is the cuase.
Forum: Technical
08-18-2004, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,053
Posted By RobVos

Wishes for Bowtech 05

I shoot a Pro40 Daully for 3D and I have some wishes that I would really like to see for next years Bowtech Pro 40:

First and foremost -- this bow is begging to be outfitted with a 3-track cam...
Forum: Technical
08-10-2004, 06:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,041
Posted By RobVos

RE: Some thoughts on the whisker buscuit

I can vouch that what Len says about the WB is indeed true and a false tune can be achieved frequently. I just went through this on a bow where I cannot get a good tune of of this rest. I can get...
Forum: Technical
08-10-2004, 06:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 821
Posted By RobVos

RE: String/arrow/sight lining up?

This is very common on bows with cable guards, especially shorter axle-axle and high let-off bows. As the bow is drawn, the cables take most of the tension as the string lets-off. This creates a...
Forum: Technical
07-02-2004, 07:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,227
Posted By RobVos

RE: Ultra-nok

Trying a pic of how to tie a knot:

I can't get it to work[:@]
Forum: Technical
06-30-2004, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,798
Posted By RobVos

RE: GOLD TIP ultra light X-cutter pros

Jeff,

The bow is working out very nicely. The one thing I would love to see Bowtech do with this Pro40 DC is make the cam into a 3-track. I have had my cable guard start walking out on me...
Forum: Technical
06-30-2004, 07:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By RobVos

RE: new string problems

I have seen this occurring on several hoyt bows with cam 1/2, even with stock strings. The end loop touches (barely) the inside of the limb on the draw, even with the cams aligned perfectly and no...
Forum: Technical
06-30-2004, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By RobVos

RE: Limbsaver 3 piece stabilizer probs??

Not with one of those stabilizers, but I have found that a single wrap of plumbers teflon tape will usually stop that from happening.
Forum: Technical
06-30-2004, 07:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,227
Posted By RobVos

RE: Ultra-nok

I personnaly would never use a metal type loop on my bow -- way to many negatives, I will briefly list some things I have seen:

- I have seen them come loose and cause either damage or injury.
...
Forum: Technical
06-28-2004, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,798
Posted By RobVos

RE: GOLD TIP ultra light X-cutter pros

They make excellent 3D arrows. I am shooting a Pro40 Dually at 60# and I just started using them. My arrows are 27" in shaft length (plus a 2314 unibushing, 70 grain bullet points, 3 2" flex-fletch...
Forum: Technical
06-28-2004, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 958
Posted By RobVos

RE: Cam timing issues

Shorten (by adding twist) the cable that is attached to the cam that hits the wall first or remove some twist from the other cable.
Forum: Technical
05-15-2004, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,401
Posted By RobVos

RE: Draw too short??

Try not to bend your arm when you shorten up. Anchor point is a very personal thing, but depending on the bow you are shooting, it could be the cause of your problems. I find that with proper grip...
Forum: Technical
05-08-2004, 12:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By RobVos

RE: Tru-Fire Stealth....mini review

This is one release that really caught my eye at the ATA show and I will probably actually get one and switch from my trust hand-held releases for hunting this year. I used to use a classic caliper...
Forum: Technical
04-06-2004, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 751
Posted By RobVos

RE: How much twist?

When I make new custom strings and cables, I set up my jig so that they will be at specs with approximately 1.5 twists per inch. I twist them to this and tension them and measure to ensure I am on...
Forum: Technical
04-06-2004, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,768
Posted By RobVos

RE: Archers Advantage or The Archery Program

Both of those programs are good.

I use OnTarget! SFA which does everything I need. It can make sight tapes, help you set pins, give you ballistic data, has practice shooting and treestand...
Forum: Technical
03-30-2004, 01:47 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,036
Posted By RobVos

RE: "Hybrid cams"= "winds of change blowing"

I talked with Chris Jones in person when they first debuted the Omega cam system at the ATA last year. At that time we discussed the various systems that they had and he was of the opinion that a...
Forum: Technical
03-30-2004, 01:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,021
Posted By RobVos

RE: alternatives to string leaches?

I have heard that the Alpine string things work really well and are more durable. Not sure how they affect speed.
Forum: Technical
03-30-2004, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,225
Posted By RobVos

RE: Question for 2004 BowTech Patriot Dually owners

Well, I haven't had a chance to put a split cable system on the bow yet, but I think it might be the ticket.

Concerning cable slides, I believe that Hicks make 3 slides with varying degrees of...
Forum: Technical
03-29-2004, 08:29 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,036
Posted By RobVos

RE: "Hybrid cams"= "winds of change blowing"

The only drawback to a 3-track system is without good form and/or bow fit, some people will get a little cable contact. However, with a properly fit bow and good form, this is usually not an issue. ...
Forum: Technical
03-24-2004, 11:01 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,036
Posted By RobVos

RE: "Hybrid cams"= "winds of change blowing"

I personally think the Nitrous-X cam system is the best on the market right now. Most people have misses right and left moreso than up and down as a result of the tune of the bow and this is the...
Forum: Technical
03-23-2004, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,189
Posted By RobVos

RE: Sight tapes from the archery program?

I use OnTarget! and it is right on the money. It has a ton of great features (both for target archers and hunters) and you can test it out for free and then when you decide to buy it it does not...
Forum: Technical
03-22-2004, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,014
Posted By RobVos

RE: Anyone have a chance to see the new Whisper Disk by GKF.

ijimmy,

The guy who posted the picture wrote that the marks on the vanes were from a Whisker Bisquit he was using previously.
Forum: Technical
03-22-2004, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By RobVos

RE: Uneven wear on launcher arms.

Make sure that your prongs are set to the exact same height -- this can be tough. Ensure your centershot is correct -- and that is shooting or put it on a crank board and check it a full draw. ...
Forum: Technical
03-22-2004, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,225
Posted By RobVos

RE: Question for 2004 BowTech Patriot Dually owners

I have a Pro40 Dually and the bow is really nice.

I had heard about the lean in past models and thought I read somewhere (maybe on this board) that the lean was gone this year. Well, it is not....
Forum: Technical
03-11-2004, 09:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,179
Posted By RobVos

RE: Trophy taker on new Bowtech

Actually, the riser is not what is causing the excessive left centershot -- it is how the ran the cams with the cable on centerline and the string groove to the extreme left.
Forum: Technical
03-01-2004, 09:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,368
Posted By RobVos

RE: Bowtech Birth Certificates

Any chance those were Justice bows instead of MMs?
Forum: Technical
02-26-2004, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By RobVos

RE: Release suggestions

First any type of release can be shot using "back tension" or correctly. I used a wrist scap index finger release for several years and was quite proficient with it. I started usinf thumb trigger...
Forum: Technical
02-26-2004, 05:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,544
Posted By RobVos

RE: Draw length too short...#2, new pics

I think you are at leat an inch too long on the draw length of the bow. You hand appears to be floating. If you look at most top shooters, you will notice that you can draw a line from their peep...
Forum: Technical
02-23-2004, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By RobVos

RE: String Material

Jerry,

I would recommend using Ultracam or 452X for your cables as they are great materials for not creeping and are extremely durable. I have not used 452x yet and thus prefer the Ultracm to...
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