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Old August 12, 2007, 08:40 AM   #1
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Another bow question - Compound this time

On my compound, my cable slide (the little plastic thingy that keeps the cables to the side and contained, and slides along the, umm, the, umm, that "guide rod" for it) is making a noise when I draw - just a shooshing/swishing/sliding noise. Seems like I had this problem before but cannot remember how I fixed it. New cable guide? Sand the guide rod? Dri-Lube? Combination? I've heard of ceramic sleeves or inserts for the contact points - what do you recommend? Thanks.
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Old August 13, 2007, 12:31 PM   #2
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I would try some dry lube first and see if that fixes it. There are a lot of aftermarket slides that look well worth trying, and they don't cost a small fortune, so would be worth a look. Two main types I have seen are the nylon slide or the ball bearing slides. Back in the day, I was shooting a 85 lb PSE MachFlight 10, and went to the bearing one in the search for more speed. Never had any compliant with it.

My compond now doesn't use them (Oneida Black Eagle), so haven't kept up as much on the new technology in slides.
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Old August 13, 2007, 02:12 PM   #3
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I just put string wax on mine.
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Old August 13, 2007, 02:33 PM   #4
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Bought a Barrel roller for mine, and picked up about 5 FPS in the swap.It has little ball bearings inside it that runs along the slide.

I don't know what they are called but it simply replaces your old slide, and works very quietly. Your bow guy at the shop should know what they are called and should have them there. I think I paid about 7 or 8 bucks for mine.
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Old August 14, 2007, 07:52 AM   #5
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Thanks fellas.

Tried string wax; still making noise

I believe that the one I have is nylon - it's plastic-looking anyhow.

WBB, that sounds like just the ticket - I'll do that - and maybe get a little more oomph as a bonus. Thanks again.
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