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Postby TradRag » Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:35 pm

Okay.. I need some help. Ordered some Beaver Balls from King Kustom and they are in strips and I don't have a clue :oops: how to install other than seperating the string and running the strips through. Anybody done this before. Laughs on me :lol: I am a duck out of water on this one. Woolie Whispers and Cat Whisker for me until now. I just like the way these look on other rigs. Let me know. Thanks.
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Re: Beaver Balls

Postby jaxtix » Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:20 pm

uh let's see now... I haven't tried those but can you post a pic? Seems like they should be similar to the wool puffs my wife made for me. There should be a tag end that you can slip through the string and tie a simple knot. Or you may have to serve the ends with dental floss etc. Then wrap the rest very close in turns and tie the other end. it will require separating the strands but that is easy to do using a knitting needle or something similar. I believe some one makes a tool for that purpose. I did it with the string loose and a bit of tension. Again, the beaver balls may not be like the wool puffs at all. So pics please in the unfolded or unwrapped condition......
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Re: Beaver Balls

Postby TradRag » Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:35 pm

They are just long strips. Have a look. front and back.
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Re: Beaver Balls

Postby born2hunt » Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:48 am

If you have a flemish string, unstring the bow sepparate the strands where you want the silencer to be and poke one end through about a 1/4". wrap the other end down the string and insert the other end between strands like you did the first end. Trim the ends if needed. No need to tie knots. String the bow and shoot it. I wrap mine somewhat loose and it seems to silence better.

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Re: Beaver Balls

Postby TradRag » Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:51 pm

born2hunt wrote:If you have a flemish string, unstring the bow sepparate the strands where you want the silencer to be and poke one end through about a 1/4". wrap the other end down the string and insert the other end between strands like you did the first end. Trim the ends if needed. No need to tie knots. String the bow and shoot it. I wrap mine somewhat loose and it seems to silence better.

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Perfect.. Thanks Ken. Is it identical to this? Found video on 3Rivers...? http://www.3riversarchery.com/Product.a ... p=0&i=5107
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Re: Beaver Balls

Postby born2hunt » Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:41 am

I'm gonna make a mental note of that vid........it'll save me some typing next time. :D
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Re: Beaver Balls

Postby trapperDave » Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:55 am

3rivers has lots of helpful videos on their site, GREAT company!
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Re: Beaver Balls

Postby TradRag » Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:41 pm

Got them done tonight. Thanks to all that helped. I am pleased, very pleased with the outcome. I took born2hunts advice on wrapping them loose, which I thought I would not like, and they are perfect! Even managed to get a few shots off before dark this evening. Quiet as a churh mouse. Took a few pictures during the process. I didn't get all scientifical but did do a few. Thanks again.
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Re: Beaver Balls

Postby Newkirk Jerry » Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:00 am

Nice bow vise. Those look good. Let us know how you like them.
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Re: Beaver Balls

Postby Eric Sprick » Wed Dec 24, 2008 11:32 pm

The first set I got took a couple of trys, I too eventually checked out 3R vid, but have got the hang of it now and have installed a few more sets. Really like the way they look and perform. Eric.
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Re: Beaver Balls

Postby CaptJack » Thu Dec 25, 2008 9:13 am

also the same technique with the Bateman "Puffs"

http://www.ewbateman.com/TraditionalGear.htm

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Re: Beaver Balls

Postby Night Wing » Thu Dec 25, 2008 9:30 am

I'm more of a fan of rubber cat whiskers. Puffs and beaver balls soak up water from the air on a foggy day. Slows the string down which makes an arrow fall short of it's target.
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Re: Beaver Balls

Postby CaptJack » Thu Dec 25, 2008 9:42 am

Night Wing wrote:I'm more of a fan of rubber cat whiskers. Puffs and beaver balls soak up water from the air on a foggy day. Slows the string down which makes an arrow fall short of it's target.

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Re: Beaver Balls

Postby snag » Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:31 pm

I have found that using good old real wool yarn works good too. I cut several pieces about 2" long and pull them through the string. Then just pull the ends apart and you've got a good silencer for cheap!...and you don't have to bother those old beavers anymore :lol:
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Re: Beaver Balls

Postby KsBow » Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:47 pm

I'd only add that I wrap them so that if the string must be twisted to shorten it, it will wrap into the silencer thus tightening the silencer against the string. :D


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