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Old 06-29-2009, 09:50 PM
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Default Hoyt String Shox vs Limb Saver String Leeches

So I get the bow restrung. It shoots really well, but I have a REALLY bad vibration after the shot. I took a look at the string shox and they appear to be pretty worn. So I guess I need to replace them, but I am torn.

So... What do you all think about:

1: String Shox
I like the low profile of these doo dads, but they sure let go when they go. Also if you can tell me where to find these things I'd appreciate it.

2: String Leeches
I had these on my previous bow, and I really noticed how they shut the vibe down. I can find these all over.

The other thing I noticed is that the string stopper before the string replacement was in contact with the string. After restringing, there was about a 1/4 inch of gap between the string and the vibe pad. I moved the shaft of the stopper out to contact the string again, but now I am rethinking that.

If I leave it with the gap, man that string slaps it like it owes it money... If I move it out, I get a seriously loud hum or a subdued twang after the shot. If I completely remove it all together, the bow almost vibrates out of my hand. Obviously I need to keep it on the bow, but I can't seem to figure out how to completely get rid of that hum. Hoping the Shox or Leeches will solve it.
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:30 AM
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Wish I could help bud..

Since I went with the STS I got rid of any vibration dampening stuff on my string....

Good luck...
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Old 06-30-2009, 09:37 PM
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String Shocks are made by Fuse which is a company owned by Hoyt.
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Old 07-01-2009, 09:18 AM
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Thanks Gary.

So I would need to contact Hoyt to get the Shox. Thought that might be the case.

As to the second issue... Leeches or Shox?
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Old 07-01-2009, 09:46 AM
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Some other forums say that the shox are not real good at silencing your bow.

The info is a couple years old.

What is the weight difference between the leeches and the shox..

remember anything you put on your string will slow your arrow down...

I just went to the fuse web site... "Proven StringShox feature a “dual wing” design eliminating a much higher percentage of string oscillation after the shot"

oscillation usually equates to noise.

They just look heavy and bulky to me.

I would look at the fuse stealthshot or STS like device to quiet your string....

Hope this helps.
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Remember if you add stuff to the string you slow the speed of it and the energy goes down with it. Another thought is after shooting in your new string then you should be looking at silencing it. Your bow specs then should checked as well.

My .02 - Add an STS to it and leave the stuff off the string. The gap between the string and the rubber cushion should be at 1/8" or a little more than a Credit Card thickness.

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