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Old 04-06-2006, 08:32 PM
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Hi guys. I had my new Ultra Tech at work today and a customer picked up the bow, drew it back. I hear a moderately loud tick and I looked back. He was at full draw with four fingers on the bow. I looks like he torqued the string pretty hard and the string jumped the cam and was jammed between the cam and the limb. I took it to the bow shop to have it put back. Obviously the string looks a bit different. The serving is not damaged. The shop said that the string was bruised thats all. Any opinions on the prognosis of the string. I know that no one here can see it but has anyone had this happen? If so what did you do, replace the string. I'm so sad, the bow is less than a week old.
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Old 04-06-2006, 08:42 PM
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I'd say you should have your friend pay to have the string replaced I wouldn't shoot it with a damaged string.
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Old 04-06-2006, 09:09 PM
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If the serving was damaged personally I wouldn't fret about it but it comes down to how well you trust your pro shop. It were to ease your mind, by all means, replace the string but honestly, you shouldn't have a problem.

He must have really stressed the string with his fingers but no..I have not seen this in all the years I've worked Hoyt pro shops.....
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Old 04-06-2006, 09:23 PM
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I had that happen once with a Champion Mustang. After shooting at a coon, the string'somehow' jumped out of the wheel and you wouldn't believe the loud report it made. I honestly thought it was the end of the bow. Got out of my stand and headed straight to the Pro Shop. Removed the wheel and the cam, checked the axle pins, they were both straight, checked the wheel &cam, limb pockets & bolts, restringed the bow and nervously when up to theindoor range. I couldn't believe, the bow was as good as new, nothing was damaged other than the arrow which I found a few days later, broken about 4" from the nock and a bit of my confidence, which later healed itself.Two month later I shot a good bull moose @ 43 yards with the same bow.
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Old 04-07-2006, 07:19 AM
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Sounds like strike 2 on those strings. Maybe you'll nick one and end the agony over getting new one's.
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