Dropaway clamp idea-would it work?

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  • January 8, 2013 at 9:25 pm #497541 Back to Top REPORT

    boilerfarmer12

    Joined: 12/7/2012
    I have asked this on another forum but it was shrugged off and not answered. I want to use the clamps that are sold for the dropaway cord but have been told they will “chew” my cable up. I am currently using a half hitch on my down cable to pull my rest arm up. It works but sometimes I am not confident with it in case the cord is wrapped around the cable or something. I know a lot of guys slide it through the cable and burn it but I dislike this due to tuning and having to twist the cable. My idea was to serve the cable for an inch or so and then put the dropaway clamp on the serving. The serving would prevent the clamp from “biting” the cable to tight but could be loosened for twisting the cable.

    Thoughts?

    January 8, 2013 at 9:33 pm #546611 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta
    :D A lot of shooters use them with no issues or speed loss…
    install as per directions and keep tight…

    If it makes your life simpler…go for it….just dont drop one of those screws :^O

    Neil

    January 8, 2013 at 9:49 pm #546612 Back to Top REPORT
    indychris
    Indychris

    Joined: 6/22/2004
    If served well, it should work, but I guess I don’t really see the concern about the clamp chewing up the cable. I had an Ultra HD on one bow for more than 18 months of regular shooting. Took it off to play around with a couple of other rests and while there were indentations, the cable certainly wasn’t damaged.
    January 8, 2013 at 10:05 pm #546613 Back to Top REPORT

    boilerfarmer12

    Joined: 12/7/2012
    If served well, it should work, but I guess I don’t really see the concern about the clamp chewing up the cable. I had an Ultra HD on one bow for more than 18 months of regular shooting. Took it off to play around with a couple of other rests and while there were indentations, the cable certainly wasn’t damaged.

    I dont know. A few people on another forum and one of the shops here said they will damage the cable. I dont know if it is due to the vibration of the cable cause the clamp to vibrate and damage the cable or if by tightening it, it will “crimp” the cable :smt69

    I am worried that the half hitch is sliding the serving up above the hitch due to the pressure of pulling the arm up over time.

    January 8, 2013 at 10:23 pm #546614 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta
    :D serve the cable as you suggested and there is no worry..you may need a .18 serving thou..or a tight.21

    Neil

    January 9, 2013 at 1:11 am #546615 Back to Top REPORT
    mck23
    mck23

    Age: 43
    Joined: 11/6/2012
    Location: IN
    I use the clamp that came with my HDX on my Heli-m with no issues. I haven’t taken it apart after installing it, but haven’t noticed any wear around it. The installation video they send with it shows one with two screws, but mine only uses one in the middle.
    January 9, 2013 at 9:48 am #546616 Back to Top REPORT
    straightedge123
    StraightEdge123

    Joined: 10/22/2007
    I use the clamp that came with my HDX on my he will-m with no issues. I haven’t taken it apart after installing it, but haven’t noticed any wear around it. The installation video they send with it shows one with two screws, but mine only uses one in the middle.

    I use a clamp on mine (the one screw kind) and have no cable damage or anything. On my 3rd set of strings and over 20K shots and no problems.

    Mathews S2 / Copper John 4-pin / QAD HD LD / Worlds Best Strings / 808 Bowslings / Easton Bloodlines
    January 9, 2013 at 11:09 pm #546617 Back to Top REPORT
    spurhunter
    spurhunter

    Joined: 1/31/2008
    I’ve used the football clamp that comes with ripcords on 7 strings so far on 4 different switchback and xt bows. I install the clamp on the bare string so that it jams up to the cable serving below the roller guard. Have had no problems with it installed this way, no damage and consistent reliability. As for bow tuning, it sure simplifies things for me.
    January 17, 2013 at 6:35 pm #546618 Back to Top REPORT
    blackdog
    BlackDog

    Age: 63
    Joined: 7/21/2004

    I use the clamp that came with my HDX on my he will-m with no issues. I haven’t taken it apart after installing it, but haven’t noticed any wear around it. The installation video they send with it shows one with two screws, but mine only uses one in the middle.

    I use a clamp on mine (the one screw kind) and have no cable damage or anything. On my 3rd set of strings and over 20K shots and no problems.[/quote:1vj8nubr]

    X2

    January 17, 2013 at 9:31 pm #546619 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
    Bow Drawn

    Joined: 11/14/2007
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    I use the clamp for my drop aways as well. If you mount it on the served portion of the cable it’s not going show any damage to the cable. I like to leave some of the timing cord out past the clamps then tie it down as well to the cable to secure it from moving.
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