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Serving vs No Serving
I've had much better accuracy and distance shooting by removing my lower serving off of my Hoyt Rx1? Anyone else using or not using servings? Doesn't seem to be necessary if you are keeping your bow string waxed correctly
Good luck with that backlash when your string parts! Ow! Thats gonna leave a mark.>
I’ll stick with conventional wisdom on this one thanks
What do you mean by "lower serving"?
I can only imagine it's the serving that runs over the cam? Gotta go with attempting to keep my eyesight on this one!
I'm also in the "it's there for a reason" camp.
This is his 5th topic in about 3min
I just looked at his handle. Obviously a TROLL! Can Pat just make him go POOF?!
Deserthunter IS the winner,good job . Never even looked at his handle.
Handle not meant to offend? I will change, and not a troll I've seen various input online from people who don't use servings. I appreciate the help and asked for a reason. Again I apologize if you are offended by the handle it is meant to be sarcastic.
By the lower serving I mean the serving below the D loop.
My handle is being updated. I am definitely no troll. I apologize for if it seemed that way, just looking for expertise.
Do you mean the serving around the lower cam, or the serving that is there for the string stopper? It is foolish to remove the serving around the lower cam. If you choose not to use a string stopper, then the small serving below the D-loop is not necessary.
Perfect, thanks for that PECO
“I've had much better accuracy and distance shooting by removing my lower serving off of my Hoyt Rx1? “
So that Is your experience simply by taking 2” of serving off where the stopper hits?
Correct, double the flight distance of arrow on a vertical plane. The serving just below the D loop, though I'm guessing that would work though as stated however dangerous as I know understand.
My mistake for the inaccuracy of the first statement.
Welcome to Bowsite Ryan.
Serving is there for the one and only purpose of protecting the string from abrasion and damage. I [insist] on at least 1.5" above and below the nocking point, at least enough to contact the cam/idler wheels during full rotation, at least enough to contact the roller wheels if you have a roller cable guard, and at least 1/4" on either end of your peep.
I [recommend] serving at each string stop location and enough to protect from arm-guard abrasion below the nock. These two locations are like your cars seat-belts. Added safety insurance in case of an accident. In IBO 3D competition many of the top shooters remove as much serving as possible to increase the speed but, for practical hunting situations, 5-10 fps is not a big deal. Safety trumps speed for me.
You, of course can do what you wish.
Sounds good to me,but I can't see not waxing my string.