Floating yokes

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  • September 7, 2013 at 8:00 am #593744 Back to Top REPORT
    statedriller
    statedriller

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    What about floating yokes on single cam bows?  You don’t hear much about it.  I ask because the Switchback I bought had a floating yoke cable on it.  I had trouble tuning my new Vapor Trail cable (couldn’t keep the yokes from twisting up no matter what) and ended up putting the floating one back on.  It shoots great and gets bullet holes through paper.  What am I missing?
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    September 7, 2013 at 6:06 pm #593781 Back to Top REPORT
    iowaswitchback
    IowaSwitchback

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    Thats all I get when I replace my sets.
    No more twisting the yokes to get the idler right.And like you bullet holes on the 1st arrow most of the time..
    September 7, 2013 at 10:08 pm #593801 Back to Top REPORT
    statedriller
    statedriller

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    Sweet.  I probably got one of your old bows…lol

    Where you getting strings made these days?

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    September 8, 2013 at 12:16 pm #593863 Back to Top REPORT
    iowaswitchback
    IowaSwitchback

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    September 8, 2013 at 4:23 pm #593891 Back to Top REPORT
    vash
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    can someone please post up a close up pic?

    what if the idler wants to naturally lean?  you cant do anything about it?

    September 8, 2013 at 9:03 pm #593927 Back to Top REPORT
    statedriller
    statedriller

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    This is what they look like Vash.  I couldn’t get a decent pic of mine so I googled this one up.

    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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    September 8, 2013 at 9:18 pm #593935 Back to Top REPORT
    iowaswitchback
    IowaSwitchback

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    IMG_0255

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    If this dosen’t work  I can take diff pictures later.

    September 9, 2013 at 12:13 pm #594013 Back to Top REPORT
    vash
    vash

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    so just like on a Hoyt bow.

    the idler just sits in it’s “natural” position?   maybe i dont get it.  (relatively new to bows).  but there isnt a pulley there, so the friction must be pretty high.  do you still put some twist in the yokes?  looks like there are more twist on one side from the pics.  if it truly floats..wouldnt the twist equalize on each side.

    i like it alot..if this solves my finicky tuning bow.  i would LOVE it.

    September 9, 2013 at 2:03 pm #594056 Back to Top REPORT
    statedriller
    statedriller

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    They don’t have a big following for single cam bows and I’m not sure why.  It’s been great for me.  I’m hoping Brian checks in and can explain a bit for us.  I don know that if you can’t get it to tune, then you simply serve up past the junction, and you have static yokes again…
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    September 9, 2013 at 6:47 pm #594121 Back to Top REPORT
    vince71969
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    Floating yokes do nothing to tune a bow. It connects the cable to the axle and nothing more. Installing them will save a factory some time and nothing else. How the idler sits will be determined by bow geometry only if you’re lucky. And variance in standard upper limb deflection will manifest itself  as uneven tracking into the cam groove that you simply cannot account for. Quad limb bows can see horrendous results.

    A fixed yoke enables the idler to be tuned while accounting for everything I just mentioned.

    I look at it this way:

    If someone isn’t well versed in bow tuning and you purchase a bow with strict quality control then a floating yoke will get you close.

    Successful tuning shouldn’t be an accident, but an easily repeatable process. When this level of competency is achieved and perfection is desired, a fixed yoke is the only true option.

    Vince
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