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Old 05-08-2012, 12:33 PM
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My bow string is 18 years old but I only shot it like ten times and it looks fine, should I replace it
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:49 AM
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Just IMO but I wouldn't take a chance. I would replace it. String costs a lot less than a new bow and doctor bills.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:20 AM
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Definitely replace it. At that age It doesn't matter how much it has been shot. The string fibers break down and degrade on a molecular level. Compared to what could happen a new string is pretty inexpensive.
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:30 PM
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Yeah..It would be a good time to replace. Why take the chance. Contact the boys at VaporTrail and they can spin you up a set. Great strings, great customer service. Can't go wrong.

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Old 06-12-2012, 01:04 PM
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most bow manufacturers will tell you to replace your string and cable every two years or the first sign of damage.
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:36 AM
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String life is determined by the amounts of shot; normally 2000 and you're pushing it; however and string will dry out in time. If it's been 10 years it's time. I change my no less than two times a year and sometimes more. I shoot a lot.
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