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Q & A: Questions and Answers
What makes Zebra bow strings different from other two-colored strings?
Other two-color strings twist both bundles of colored strands in the same direction. As the string is drawn, it rotates in the direction of the twist. Of course, this means the peep sight twists with it, creating a need for rubber tubing or other alignment devices. But alignment devices affect the speed of your bow. Or worse, they break at a critical moment when you need them most. Zebra ZS Twist strings consist of two counter-twisted bundles of colored strands. In a sense, as the bow is drawn, the strings cancel each other out. There’s no unwanted twisting. The peep comes to the same aligned position shot after shot, without the need for an alignment device.
Can I get a Barracuda string for my older Mathews bow?
Yes. We make the Barracuda string for all of our different models in a variety of colors. Visit your Authorized Mathews Retailer or www.zebrastrings.com for color options.
What is the warranty on Mathews bows?
Warranty information can be found here.
On my bow, I notice some serving separation on the cable by the cam. Is this normal, and is it safe to shoot my bow this way?
Some serving separation is normal and does not hinder performance or safety. This is a common occurrence with any bow since strings and cables have to be served straight and wrapped around the gradual angle of a cam to get the smooth draw cycles and the sharp angle to get the fast speed. The strands then pull away from the pressure point as a result. If the serving breaks in this spot, then re-serve that area or replace the cable.
If any of the individual strands are broken, it is time to replace the cable and or string. This is virtually the only maintenance required on your Mathews bow.