String Suppressor Tearing and Blow By (My FIX) A tad long

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  • July 1, 2009 at 5:12 am #496188 Back to Top REPORT
    bigreddog
    BigRedDog

    Joined: 7/11/2008
    OK, I have been reading numerous posts and complaints about this issue. First let me say mine has never blown by but I have noticed it tearing them up. Also let me add I have this baby dead-on in all respects so no one can say maybe it’s a timing issue. Since I have three sets I decided to look into a fix. No readjusting the arms, no flipping them around or anything like that. I am not saying this might have worked for some.

    My idea here is partly from my thoughts on the Dead Stop or STS whichever you might or might not have. I have a STS type on mine. With the STS or Dead Stop most recommendations are the string just touching to a 1/16″ away. Mine is set at 1/16″ away. Now remove one of your string suppressors and from the side look through the rectangular hole. If it’s anything like mine you’ll notice the string anywhere from 1/8″ to 3/16″ beyond the opening. When the suppressor is in it actually pushes the sting back. Unlike the STS or Dead Stop. This tells me the string is hitting it with greater than needed force. So I took a set of the suppressors and with a dremel and one of those diamond cutters cut away with the same curve approximately 3/16″ of the rubber. Leaving enough where it goes through the arm for it to be flush with the inside of the arm. Hope you can follow me here. Picture below. I had to use my phone camera because my wife has the digital on vacation so it’s a bit blurry. But I think you can get the idea. Put them in the bow and the string now just touches the rubber. I have shot over 200 shot with it since and they still do there job and not even a mark left behind.

    Give it a try all you have to lose it a piece of rubber. Your going to tear it up anyway. Maybe Mathews will read this or someone who’s connected and give it a try at the factory. Then if it works for them they might have a bunch made and give all us who have the problem a free set.

    Hope this helps all you frustrated Reezen owners because this is one sweet bow.

    July 1, 2009 at 9:24 am #526168 Back to Top REPORT
    birdx33
    birdx33

    Joined: 8/13/2008
    Make sense :thumbup
    July 1, 2009 at 2:40 pm #526169 Back to Top REPORT
    rehwald67
    rehwald67

    Joined: 5/22/2009
    I know someone who heated the barrel of a screwdriver and just made a groove in the rubber and he says it has fixed any issues he has had.
    July 1, 2009 at 3:33 pm #526170 Back to Top REPORT
    gwfh
    GWFH

    Joined: 7/5/2005
    lubing them with silicon also extends normal life….on all models

    easy to do when you wax your string [=}=]

    July 1, 2009 at 6:58 pm #526171 Back to Top REPORT
    huntn4reezen
    huntn4reezen

    Joined: 6/24/2009
    I just tried something similar to what you did but i heated a screw driver up and melted my way through instead of usin a dremel, I will know tonight whether it does anything , i never had string jump but it just eats away the supressors real good so looking for a change
    July 1, 2009 at 7:33 pm #526172 Back to Top REPORT
    creekside
    creekside

    Joined: 7/1/2008
    just did the same as big red dog then heated to smooth out worked perfectly shot about 100 arrows since and not a mark or tear ,id say problem fixed. :thumbup :thumbup
    July 3, 2009 at 12:28 pm #526173 Back to Top REPORT
    sw1woodde
    sw1woodde

    Joined: 4/20/2009
    Tried this on mine, works like a charm, suppressors are showing no sign of wear after my first 100 arrows.
    July 3, 2009 at 2:41 pm #526174 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta
    :D Good to see anything that may help shooters with that issue..Cat whiskers will also prevent it…

    Neil

    July 3, 2009 at 2:49 pm #526175 Back to Top REPORT
    javi
    JAVI

    Joined: 7/5/2006
    This is just like when LimbSavers first brought out the string leaches… everyone complained about them tearing up… yet if they weren’t shredding they were not doing the job they were designed to do… So limbsavers gave in and made them from harder more resilient materials.. then folks complained they didn’t work like the old ones….

    Ya’ just can’t please everyone… :D

    July 4, 2009 at 7:05 pm #526176 Back to Top REPORT
    minndroptine
    MinnDropTine

    Joined: 3/2/2007
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    OK, I have been reading numerous posts and complaints about this issue. First let me say mine has never blown by but I have noticed it tearing them up. Also let me add I have this baby dead-on in all respects so no one can say maybe it’s a timing issue. Since I have three sets I decided to look into a fix. No readjusting the arms, no flipping them around or anything like that. I am not saying this might have worked for some.

    My idea here is partly from my thoughts on the Dead Stop or STS whichever you might or might not have. I have a STS type on mine. With the STS or Dead Stop most recommendations are the string just touching to a 1/16″ away. Mine is set at 1/16″ away. Now remove one of your string suppressors and from the side look through the rectangular hole. If it’s anything like mine you’ll notice the string anywhere from 1/8″ to 3/16″ beyond the opening. When the suppressor is in it actually pushes the sting back. Unlike the STS or Dead Stop. This tells me the string is hitting it with greater than needed force. So I took a set of the suppressors and with a dremel and one of those diamond cutters cut away with the same curve approximately 3/16″ of the rubber. Leaving enough where it goes through the arm for it to be flush with the inside of the arm. Hope you can follow me here. Picture below. I had to use my phone camera because my wife has the digital on vacation so it’s a bit blurry. But I think you can get the idea. Put them in the bow and the string now just touches the rubber. I have shot over 200 shot with it since and they still do there job and not even a mark left behind.

    Give it a try all you have to lose it a piece of rubber. Your going to tear it up anyway. Maybe Mathews will read this or someone who’s connected and give it a try at the factory. Then if it works for them they might have a bunch made and give all us who have the problem a free set.

    Hope this helps all you frustrated Reezen owners because this is one sweet bow.

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    Why is it only on certain bows??? My Apex 7 did it I since fixed it. My Dren has had the same ones since I bought it in 2007.

    July 4, 2009 at 8:40 pm #526177 Back to Top REPORT
    bustin-hartz-at-305fps
    bustin hartz at 305fps

    Joined: 5/20/2009
    Did pretty much the same thing on mine a couple weeks ago and no problems.
    2012 MR7 blacked out Black gold sights ripcord rest fuse stab 2011 Z7 Black same set up as monsterhttp://forums.mathewsinc.com/images/userpix/43953_11_1345345909_1.jpg[/img:3cw0dxzf]r\ Apex 7 CBE sight ShootDown stab tt rest
    July 4, 2009 at 9:07 pm #526178 Back to Top REPORT
    drenleg1
    drenleg1

    Age: 40
    Joined: 2/9/2008
    Location: WV
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    60lb Reezen 7.0 LH maxed @ 61lbs. Beman ICS Hunter 340 w/blazers, 125 grain Rocket Steelhead, QAD Pro Hunter rest.
    July 11, 2009 at 12:49 am #526179 Back to Top REPORT
    sandmtarcher
    SandMtarcher

    Joined: 7/6/2009
    Wish i had read this 2 wks. ago.mine is torn & dealer out of town. want to shoot tomorrow . love this bow . what are side effects if any. thanks Jerry
    July 13, 2009 at 8:37 pm #526180 Back to Top REPORT
    bigreddog
    BigRedDog

    Joined: 7/11/2008
    No side affects what so ever. Well over 1000 shots and all is well. not even a mark on the rubber.
    July 14, 2009 at 5:17 am #526181 Back to Top REPORT
    ringneck81
    ringneck81

    Joined: 2/28/2009
    thanks for the post just replaced mine the one on the cam was almost cut in half after 1500 shots my brother has the origanal ones in his SB after 6500 shots I also orderd deadend string stop does that slow down the wear any
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