About 3 seasons ago now a friend of mine had his Parker limbs delaminate when he shot at a buck. He wasn't hurt but he said it was like a charge going off right near his face. I don't mean to hijack the thread but arrowhead's reply made me think of this incident.
I HAVE A HORTON XL 175 FOR 5 YEARS GOING ON SIX AND MY STRING IS IN THE SAME CONDITION AS NEW. I WAX IT ONCE A SEASON. MAKE SURE WHEN U WAX IT YOU GET INTO THE STRING GOOD.(YOUR FINGER TIPS SHOULD START TO BURN)