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Old 08-16-2012, 08:49 AM
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Default New draw length require new string?

I've got to change the cam on my new used Switchback XT to get the 30" draw that I need. Will changing from a 28" to a 30" draw require a new cable and string?
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Old 08-16-2012, 02:47 PM
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If your bow has the capability of changing draw length (as most do these days) NO you do not need a new cable and string. The design of the cam modules allow the string to roll over the cams a specific amount which alters the draw length. Putting on a longer (or shorter) string or cable will change the bow's axle to axle distance which would take the bow out of spec and possibly be dangerous.
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:26 PM
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On a switchback, I believe you have to change the whole cam to change draw lengths. I know that on some hoyts that would require new strings and cables when jumping a couple of inches but I do not think you have to on a switchback. Cams are pricey if buying from a dealer.
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:30 AM
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All the more reason to not buy a bow that is draw length specific unless you know going in that a cam swap is going to be needed.
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:20 PM
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The Switchback XT draw length can be adjusted by just swapping cams to the desired size. The same string and cable will be used for all draw length cams.
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