New string and cables needed

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New string and cables needed

Postby HoosierHawkeye » Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:34 pm

Been away from this forum for awhile cuz I never bothered to log in after they changed it, I got into bowhunting a little over a year ago when I purchased a new Hoyt powerhawk. After practicing daily for a year and one unfortunate fall of the back of my truck while going down a gravel road my bow string is in pretty rough shape. My local bow shop that I go to is revered as the best in the area but they also tend to charge on the high end, they gave me a quote of just under $300 to replace my string and cables and get the bow back in tune. Does anyone on here have any advice where I could go to get my bow fixed up for less than this, I'm getting married in September and I am in the process of moving so funds are a little short. Any advice is appreciated, Thanks!
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Re: New string and cables needed

Postby Ohio farms » Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:16 pm

$300 seems way high to me too. For starters, I'd try some place else before I would advise trying it yourself. I'm sure you will get some good advice from this forum. Lots of smart do-it-yourselfers here. Good luck.
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Re: New string and cables needed

Postby scottflesher » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:29 pm

Visit the Vapor trails website

If you call to order and tell them about your bow, they will look up the specs and send you what you need.
I ordered a set (2 cables and the string) last year and I really like it. My strings were about 10 years old and I needed some badly. It added some speed to my arrow for sure.
I paid about $100 for the strings (they mailed them to me) and then I paid Gander Mountain's archery department about $20 to install them, add a new peep and D loop for my release.

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Re: New string and cables needed

Postby DeerCamp » Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:55 pm

I wouldnt take it to that place...EVER! 300 bucks for that is a rip off. I paid 80 bucks for new strings, and Im sure I could have received cables cheaper. For that price, you could pretty much buy a decent used bow.
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