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String experts please chime in!!!
So I have new to me Elite E-35 needs new strings and they have been ordered. So the strings have a lot of frays. Don't see any damage that I can see scheduled to shoot rinehart this weekend they will not be in until after. Outside of waxing is there anything i can do, can I cut off frays and than wax or just leave them on. Any opinions would be appreciated?
Frays are broken strands or portions of strands. Waxing makes them look better but doesn't reconnect them. Without seeing a picture it's hard to make a recommendation as to whether there is enough damage to be cause for worry.
I had always heard that a single strand is enough to hold your bow, and string/cables are made up of 18-22 strands. But this may be an old wive's tale, so I'm sure someone else wiser will chime in.
I have not had a string break on me that had one broken strand, but if the strand is completely severed, not just frayed, it will likely cause your string to "move" a tiny bit with each shot.
I would need to see detailed pictures to make an official recommendation.
When you say a lot of “ frays “I am think fuzzing ....verse actually broken strands. If that’s the case then wax it and us it till your new set shows up.