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Old 08-21-2011, 05:00 PM
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Sorry for all of the questions lately but being new to bow hunting I'm trying to learn some things. I have a pack of string dampeners and string whiskers. Can I put both of them on or just one of them? If just one , which one would you suggest and how far down do I need to put it on each end. If I can use both , where should I put them? How much speed while I lose? Also the string dampeners, it says to crimp the first band to the string, then fold the silencer and crimp the other 2 bands around it. Does the first band need to be crimped snug on the sting? I'm worried that it could damage the string. Thanks.
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Old 08-21-2011, 06:16 PM
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Use the string whiskers. They always seem to work the best at silencing the string. You do not need two different kinds; will be no noticable difference in noise reduction with two set only loss of speed. The less you have on the string and cables the faster the bow will be.
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Old 08-21-2011, 06:57 PM
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Thanks zeek99. Seems like alot of people like whiskers. How far down on each end do I put them? Around 4 inches?
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Old 08-22-2011, 03:57 PM
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I always put my 2 inches or so from the top wheel and the cam on bottom.
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Old 08-22-2011, 04:09 PM
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Ive always heard to put them as close to the cams as you can get them.
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Old 08-22-2011, 05:37 PM
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Put them on close to the cam and try it. Keep moving them closer to the center of the bow a little at a time till you find that sweet spot where the bow feels good and is the most quiet at the shot. Works for me.
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