need tips on tying a d-loop

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by Colo_Lee, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. Colo_Lee

    Colo_Lee Senior Member

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    using the d-loop string from cabelas and they won't stay tied any help would be appreciated before I hurt myself lol have been burning the ends making a nice smi large button on the ends but they still pull threw or it loosen
     
  2. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    are you letting the ends cool before pulling on it??
     

  3. Colo_Lee

    Colo_Lee Senior Member

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    lol yes
    after one comes undone on me ill tie another then go look for the arrow usually take about 10-30 min to find it
     
  4. ib4hoyt

    ib4hoyt Riff Raff

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    try the BCY stuff, i have never had a problem.
     
  5. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    VIPER D-LOOP pliers.....Chris probably sells them....:peace:
     
  6. QSA

    QSA One eyed/Gutless wonder

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    are you using needle nose pliers to stretch it after you tie it?
     
  7. ib4hoyt

    ib4hoyt Riff Raff

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    wax it good before you tie it helps it get tight too!
     
  8. Joe_P.

    Joe_P. Senior Member

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    Make sure are tying the right knot. I use a long nose pliers inside the loop and force the pliers open to cinch down the knots, I have never had one slip. Make sure you melt a decent ball to the ends of the rope. Tie the knots opposite so the tension on the string is equal.
     
  9. BUNNYMAN

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    I have tried the wax trick and had it pull out....

    at the shop we heat the end of the loop w/the BLUE part of the flame...not the white part...the blue part will not light the loop on fire.....then let it cool completley......make the other knot and use the viper pliers...good as gold....
     
  10. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    JOE P. you are the man....and the pics w/the easy to see colors.....wow you went the extra mile on that one.....:peace:
     
  11. Colo_Lee

    Colo_Lee Senior Member

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    pulling on both ends to try and get tight on the string then pull on the loop end to try and tighten it up more after that i make sure my arrow is level slide it if it needs it pull on the loop ends (not the pig tails that need burned)
    then burn my ends let cool shoot it about 6-10 times and then duck as loop gives way
     
  12. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    DUDE make the balled up heated ends before you even attatch it to the string....:biggrin1:
     
  13. Colo_Lee

    Colo_Lee Senior Member

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    hmm yep Joe mine looks like that when i get done
    thanks for the pic
    or is that my problem my sting is green instead of pink?:laugh:
     
  14. Joe_P.

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    What kind of rope are you using for the loop? Believe it or not, instead of buy 3 small pieces of camo rope for $6, I go to an outdoor store like Eastern Mountain Sports or REI and buy a couple of feet of 2mm rope that rock climbers use for their accesories its less than a buck a foot and works great. :cool:
     
  15. beenfarr

    beenfarr Senior Member

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    Seriously, I bought a sety from my local archery shop, and these babies work. Loop will be so tight that you can barely turn it on the string.

    Ben
     
  16. beenfarr

    beenfarr Senior Member

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    A little reminder

    Here's a little refresher coarse for anyone interested.
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    Ben
     
  17. Colo_Lee

    Colo_Lee Senior Member

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    well after doing some burn test on the string I found that the inner core was not melting the only thing melting is the braided outside stands so going to try a dif brand of d loop string

    thanks for all the help
     
  18. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    See I knew it was all your fault.....:laugh: j/k
     
  19. Colo_Lee

    Colo_Lee Senior Member

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    Nope its yours u recommended the string :laugh: jk
     
  20. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    well,........ right back at me.....:biggrin1: