Just had new Proline strings put on my Chill, and the archery tech left the top cam out of time (off center in the timing hole 1/8″ – 3/16″). I believe the cable needs more twists to bring the cam around to be in time. I did take the bow to another shop for their opinion, . The tech who checked it out there said that is the way you want a Chill to be timed, and he wouldn’t change a thing. My questions is, is there a good reason for timing a Chill this way? I have a Ripcord Code Red on the bow, so was this necessary to compensate for the tension a cable driven rest like the Ripcord puts on the cable? Does setting the timing this way make for a larger feeling valley?
Unfortunately I’m the type that enjoys forum reading, and would feel a lot better if I could find information to support what these guys had to say.
Only if the tech creep tuned it and said he did it and got that result. Did they try paper tuning this like that? My other question is this, what direction is the cable in the timing hole? Toward the riser or toward the string?
It’s my experience that middle of the timing hole is correct. Below the middle by a small amount is okay and is normal especially after twisting cables and eventually the cables stretch out to be in the middle. Toward the string indicates it’s out of timing or the cables are stretch out so much that bow needs tuning. Hope that helps.
Since I have access to a press, would I be ok to give the cable a couple twists to center it in that timing hole, or will I need to tweak other things as well if I start messing with the cable? I assume I’ll at least have to paper tune again.
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