Just got the new String Splitter

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by RedFletchings, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. RedFletchings

    RedFletchings Member

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    Hi. my name is Mike Males from Woodstock, MD and just signed up to this forum.

    Just got that new String Splitter that was in Bowhunter Magazine a few weeks ago. Should help my 3D game a bit especially on those long Elk shots.

    Thought i would share. http://www.sternerduttera.com

    I am going to go check out the rest of the forums now. Stay cool, its getting sweltering hot here.

    Best,

    Mike Males
     
  2. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    Welcome to the forum...

    I saw that in the magazines...looks interesting...hope it helps you...:biggrin1:
     

  3. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

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    I checked out the website and have a couple questions. What is this thing made of? Is there actually a lens with a dot in the middle?

    If there is a dot how do you line it up with the pin your using?

    Thanks for any info.
     
  4. longcut36

    longcut36 Senior Member

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    I would like to know also. I am wondering if they make them with a circle or maybe a cross hair instead of the dot. let us know how you like it. ALSO welcome to the site.
     
  5. RedFletchings

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    answers to questions

    I am pretty sure is is aluminum. Its very lightweight. It is anodyzed black.

    It just spreads the string further than a peep would. It spreads it almost an inch. You just see your site pin when you pull it back. clear, no obstruction or twisting issues like I have had with my peeps in the past.

    I love it.

    I tried shooting without a peep in the past, just wth bare string and used both eyes to peripherally see thru it. This had limited success for me. I recently installed this a few weeks ago and have had alot of time to use it.

    At first it looked awkward on the string and thought it might make whiffling noise when string went off, but with proper tuning it doesnt.

    I personally love it.

    I just spoke to the manufacturer earlier today as I called them. They are supposed to release their new 07 series of compound bows. He told me Keith Beam of Double Bull Blinds was going to the Mathews Pro Invitational shoot and was going to use it there for his team of shooters. All of the Double Bull team apparently is using them for this event. They are also going to use them on a Caribou hunt coming up as well. I can see how this would benefit them in that type of circumstance, longer distance.

    Nice folks at Sterner Duttera. I guess I need to put one on my other 2 bows now too. Wouldnt want my back up bow not to have one in the event I need it.

    Mike
     
  6. RedFletchings

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    Just confirmed with Sterner Duttera

    www.sternerduttera.com

    I just confirmed this with the ASK A PRO on the company site. This is what I got back.

    "The String Splitter is made of 6061-T6 anodized aluminum. No, there is no dot or lens in the product. What you are seeing there is a simulation of your sight pin."

    Hope this helps.

    Best,

    Mike
     
  7. sharpspur

    sharpspur Junior Member

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    This guy must have this post saved. He spammed the WI page of bowsite last week with the same exact words in a thread.
     
  8. RedFletchings

    RedFletchings Member

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    Wrong

    Can you show me that post? WI site? I just joined this forum, and have other posts.
     
  9. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

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    I thought some of the members would find this interesting so I didn't consider it spam at all.
     
  10. RedFletchings

    RedFletchings Member

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    Thanks

    Thanks Chris. It seems that this thing is gaining some popularity. I do use it and shoot Sterner Duttera bows. Have for over ten years. The manufacturers are nice people who have replaced everyhting I have ever broken at no charge. So they came out with a new product. Big deal. I looked around and it is on Archery Talk and it wasnt me who posted it. Some guy named GWonder that makes custom strings.

    I guess more than one customer likes it.

    To clarify, I am not spamming.

    I think Carter Releases are awesome, Truwoods camo, Sterner Bows, Shakespeare Fishing Rods, SteelForce Broadheads (and muzzy), Walmart Rubber brown Boots, and Woolrich SOCKS ROCK....and i dont work for any of them.
     
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  12. RedFletchings

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    Pics

    The only thing i can do is take a pic of my bow string with it on to show you.

    It came with instructions for serving it on.

    here is a close up.
     
  13. RedFletchings

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    Pics more

    And this is how it came. I got an extra so I just took it out of the clamshell and shot this one.
     
  14. RedFletchings

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    one more just for fun

    and one more just for fun
     
  15. Ronhop

    Ronhop RIP

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    Like you said when you first looked at it... It looks weird...

    So, is the notion to replace a peep with a kisser and then use this device to get the string out of your line of your sight pin(s) ? If that's the case it clearly works.

    Question: It seems like when you install that device you are pre-loading the string, which would in theory shorten your string length. Is the thought that you remove twists to compensate for that ?

    It also seems like it weighs a lot and is not particularly aerodynamic. How many average FPS do you lose by using one ?

    Thanks,
    Ron
     
  16. RedFletchings

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    Yes

    Yes, it does work. I didnt know if it would or not at first....but it does.

    I went to the site again today and they did add a Q&A to it, and you can also get the installation instructions on there too.

    It wasnt hard at all, and I did my own myself. I had to fool with it a bit, but i got it.

    It doenst really weigh anything. I dont have a Chrono machine or know any cops that can speed trap my arrow so I cant prove anything on my end yet...but the site claims only 4 to 6 feet per second loss of speed as opposed to a bare string.

    Take a look at the site link I am copying and at the bottom is has a whole slew of QA stuff that might help.

    http://www.sternerduttera.com/ss.asp

    Hope that helps.

    Mike
     
  17. Ronhop

    Ronhop RIP

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    Thanks for the info...

    Kind of looks like the old Star Trek insignia the actors had on their shirts...

    "Beam me up Scotty, and don't forget my clothes this time"...
    :laugh:

    Ron
     
  18. RedFletchings

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    LOL...THATS funny.

    Yup, you got it. Now I see it....sweet.

    I needed that laugh today.

    I just sent you a copy of what the owner of Sterner Duttera sent me in reply to the question.

    I found his email on ASK A PRO part of their site.

    scot@sternerduttera.com
     
  19. Ronhop

    Ronhop RIP

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    Got it, thanks a lot for the info.
    Ron
     
  20. RedFletchings

    RedFletchings Member

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    Your Welcome

    Your welcome.

    have a good week.

    Mike