Whisker Type String Silencers-How To

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  • May 19, 2008 at 6:40 am #518880 Back to Top REPORT
    kill-em-all
    KILL EM ALL

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    Very well put together Neil :thumbup :thumbup

    You can send some my way if you want to :whistle :D :D

    July 2, 2008 at 5:12 pm #518881 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta
    :D Thanks for the kind words gang :thumbup

    Thanks to Travis who wanted a pair …he found these whiskers…black or colored at Bass Pro….they look to be the same…

    http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/store … rchResults

    Note there are some out there ..if they feel too thin …they usually are and will only last 50 75 shots…they worked reasonably with older bows…but with the high efficient newer ones the older whisker material doesn’t hold up…

    :thumbup Neil

    July 11, 2008 at 8:04 pm #518882 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta

    :D Thanks for the kind words gang :thumbup

    Thanks to Travis who wanted a pair …he found these whiskers…black or colored at Bass Pro….they look to be the same…

    http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/store … rchResults

    Note there are some out there ..if they feel too thin …they usually are and will only last 50 75 shots…they worked reasonably with older bows…but with the high efficient newer ones the older whisker material doesn’t hold up…

    :thumbup Neil[/quote:3hbahbp5]

    :-B Word is that they are indeed too thin from here..I reccomend finding the Apple Archery ones

    :thumbup
    Neil

    July 13, 2008 at 4:33 pm #518883 Back to Top REPORT



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    First let me say kudo’s for a great thread. =D/>” title=”Applause” /><br />
I have a question or two. What is the first knot you put in the middle of the string for? Are the wiskers tied above or below this knot?<br />
Thanks for the thread.</p>
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    July 15, 2008 at 5:13 pm #518884 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta

    First let me say kudo’s for a great thread. =D/>” title=”Applause” /><br />
I have a question or two. What is the first knot you put in the middle of the string for? Are the wiskers tied above or below this knot?<br />
Thanks for the thread.</p>
<p>tnarcher[/quote:hzrmpmaa]</p>
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    The simple knot in string is to keep whiskers from creeping inward after a couple of hundred shots…both top and bottom will creep slightly toward center of string without the knots…due to slicker coatings on newer strings.

    bottom is not a imeadiate worry, but top whisker may creep into sight range and block peep or pin sight.

    Also… stabilizeing them both to stay in one l;ocation will result in more consistant tuning and shooting.

    So top whisker above knot and bottom below knot..

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    Neil

    July 23, 2008 at 8:09 pm #518885 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    I was using an S.T.S. on my XT to tame string noise not shock because there is no shock.
    I installed these whiskers on my XT with these instructions and all I can say is WOW!!!!!!
    I never used these becuase everyone just tied them around the string with a half hitch and it looked retarted and did nothing for string noise.
    With this method they not only look great but I can barely hear my bow go off. I’m the one shooting it! These whiskers removed more string noise than an S.T.S. I’m hooked.

    Thanks again for an awesome thread. =D/>” title=”Applause” />  <img src=

    October 11, 2008 at 1:07 am #518886 Back to Top REPORT



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    Great post! I’ve been doing something similar with my cat whiskers for years. ;)
    October 24, 2008 at 5:23 pm #518887 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta
    :D A little update… we saw a couple of bows brought in …they had tied in their whiskers …but didnt use the constrictor knot and the whiskers were tied in somewhat loose…

    With the modern bows speed . a loose whisker will wear the string if not tight[/u:39ls5ofd]…even to the point it may need changing.

    I have switched myself to using a flat waxed nylon cord that i used in taxidermy…very tuff and knots go super tight…

    just a heads up..

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    Neil

    March 27, 2009 at 4:36 pm #518888 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta
    :D Update…I thought the whiskers may not work with the Reezen as with the speed … But they work awesome..in fact with the whiskers My Reezen is even quieter than my DXT…

    The only difference is the tied in stop an string should be above both top and bottom whiskers…toward the Idler wheel…as the top whisker will travel upward quickly with the Reezens preload limbs..

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    neil

    March 30, 2009 at 8:51 pm #518889 Back to Top REPORT
    all4huntin
    All4Huntin

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    Lost Arrow… Loved the post :thumbup :thumbup … Now for the question reference to the Reezen.. You say on top of BOTH upper and lower silencer? Meaning if I am holding the bow in hand, the “stop” knot is directly above BOTH silencers? Just making sure cause I am gonna install these on mine and want to get it right without damaging the string ( as stated in above post ) by wearing the string. Why would you not want to put one below the lower silencer…one would think that it would slide in opposite directions…
    March 31, 2009 at 3:00 pm #518890 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta
    Lost Arrow… Loved the post :thumbup :thumbup … Now for the question reference to the Reezen.. You say on top of BOTH upper and lower silencer? Meaning if I am holding the bow in hand, the “stop” knot is directly above BOTH silencers? Just making sure cause I am gonna install these on mine and want to get it right without damaging the string ( as stated in above post ) by wearing the string. Why would you not want to put one below the lower silencer…one would think that it would slide in opposite directions…

    :D Sorry didnt see this until Now, …YES if your holding the bow upright install the whiskers above both the top and bottom…

    On other Mathews bows the bottom worked its way to the center of the string…but the top whisker worked its way toward the peep or sight window…design of bow

    However with the Reezen the top whisker works quickly towards the idler..
    most likely due to the pre load design of the limbs and the power of force on shot with the Reezen..

    :thumbup
    Neil

    April 1, 2009 at 1:39 am #518891 Back to Top REPORT
    all4huntin
    All4Huntin

    Joined: 8/25/2008
    Thanks for the info.. Will install the stop knots on both ends of the top silencer and on the top of the bottom. Thanks again for the great info. Keep em coming.. :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup
    April 1, 2009 at 3:02 pm #518892 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta
    Thanks for the info.. Will install the stop knots on both ends of the top silencer and on the top of the bottom. Thanks again for the great info. Keep em coming.. :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup

    Any time….FYI Apple has New neon color in green and lighter brown and look awesome …here is my new Reezen..

    :thumbup
    Neil

    April 1, 2009 at 7:27 pm #518893 Back to Top REPORT
    all4huntin
    All4Huntin

    Joined: 8/25/2008
    Looks great !!!!! :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup
    April 14, 2009 at 4:27 pm #518894 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta
    :D JFYI…we now use only “Super Tack” for tying whiskers…its a 3/32 flat nylon cord that is waxed…It reminds me of sinew…

    This is the black we have and use the white..

    it is very strong…up to 100 lbs…

    most is 50 to 80 lb strength

    It is used a lot in furniture repair shops and Parachute equipment..

    i use it for taxidermy ..stitching up cape cut on the deer heads when mounting..

    The amazing factor is it ties easy and really cinches up with the “Constrictor knot”..best point is it “tacks” or sticks its self to its self for a knot that will never loosen up…and the cut end can still be melted to each other…

    :thumbup
    Neil

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