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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-09-2012, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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Sacrificial serving

Though I have a bow press and reserve my own strings I've found it easier to use what I'd call a sacrificial serving. I made two short dowels with notched ends to wedge between the string and cables to lift the string off the rail. Then, by hand (no serving tool needed) I serve the center portion over the existing serving the width of the rail. This negates the need to removed the front end, takes only ten minutes and the original center serving lasts forever. Just thought this might help someone with a xbow that eats center servings.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-13-2012, 11:56 AM
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Re: Sacrificial serving

Great idea. Worth taking it back to the top. This is a great solution for those that don't have easy access to a bow shop. It's easy to do, once you know how to finish the ends. There are lots of youtube videos showing how to do servings.

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Re: Sacrificial serving

Runt a pitctorial on the steps would be a million dollar post, or even where you place the dowels would be appreciated. With 3 crossbows to maintain, and a long way from a good crossbow shop, I'd love to learn it.

Truthfully we would shoot ours a TON MORE ( I am talking 100's and 100's of shots more) if we did not worry about server wear and the timing of it so much, and a 10 minute process is all it takes to get it back to square one. Last year I scrambled rigth on the cusp to get my Tornado fixed becasue the wounded serving just detoriated so fast once I was in the feild/weather with it all day long, but I guess that worked out alright after all. , just not liking to be dependent on anyone else on such matters.




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Re: Sacrificial serving

I'll have to make a better effort to get this together. I need to make time when I have somebody to run a camera. Not sure I could run a camera and do the things I need to do, at the same time.

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Re: Sacrificial serving

Great Idea, what I did.



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Re: Sacrificial serving

Thats a great idea...them nocks on their alittle dangerous...i guy told me he did the samething until one flew off and almost hit him...
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Re: Sacrificial serving

my serving has a little bit of wear, its not falling apart or anything but how much wear is exceptable till it needs reserved?
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Re: Sacrificial serving

I usually do new servings when I am able to see the strings under the servings. If the strings come in contact with the string latch, you will usually break the strands of your string that contact it.

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Re: Sacrificial serving

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I usually do new servings when I am able to see the strings under the servings. If the strings come in contact with the string latch, you will usually break the strands of your string that contact it.
thanks arrowhead, I cant see string yet so I guess im good for a little while then.
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