Originally Posted by Longisalndhunter
OK, so my 2002 bowtech tomkat came in the mail today. It has brand new 70# limbs on it but here is my problem. When I shot my friends bow I did not pay attention to how everything was set up. This may sound stupid but any help would be really appreciated.
There is a small rubber piece that both the string and the cable passes through and kind of hooks onto (attatched to the rod in the center of the bow). Is that used for when you store the bow and should it come off before drawing back. The bow seems really tight and I am afraid that I may break the limbs. Is it normal for the bow to feel really tight when drawing or am I doing something wrong. My buddy had his set at 65# but this just seems really tight.
The piece you are talking about is called a cable slide from what I can gather and performs the function of keeping the control and buss cables out of the way of the arrow when you shoot. The string should not pass through it at all (where you nock the arrow). If this is a brand new bow, there may be a cable tie holding the strings and buss cable together to prevent someone from drawing the bow - if this is the case, it can be removed. Based on what you have mentioned, I am not sure what you have.
As for being tight, it may be the cam design or the poundage. Some cams require alot of force at first while others do not. If the limbs are bottomed out in the pockets, you could be pulling well over 70#.
My advice to you is take the bow to a local proshop and have them help you set it up with a peep sight, sight, etc. The little bit of money you spend now may save you hundreds in the future and could prevent injury or bodily harm.
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