Five Year Limited Warranty Your   TimberHawk   Bow   is   guaranteed   against   defects   in   materials and   workmanship   for   a   period   of   five   years   from   date   of   purchase. If   there   is   a   failure,   TimberHawk   will   repair   or   replace   the   product to your full satisfaction. Limitations/Exceptions This warranty will be void if: Any means of stringing the bow is used other than a bow stringing device such as the one provided with your bow. Damage due to "dry firing" (releasing the string without an arrow on the string). Any alterations not made by TimberHawk Bows such as: o Drilling holes into the riser or limbs. o Altering the dimensions of the riser or limbs. This warranty does not cover: The string Normal wear to the finish Damage caused by misuse or rough handling. **Note1** FastFlite strings need to be flemish type (like provided with your bow) and must have at least 16 strands at the loop for bows under 55# and 18 strands for bows over 55#. **Note2** Long bows are exempt from requiring the use of a bow stringing device. Although it is recommended for the safety of the person stringing the bow.
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Tuning TimberHawk Bows One   of   things   that   make   traditional   equipment   appealing   to many   is   its   simplicity.   While   it   is   simple   in   design,   this doesn't   mean   the   archer   can   ignore   "tuning"   or   "set   up"   if   he or   she   wants   to   achieve   top   performance   from   their   bow. Assuming   that   the   proper   arrow   spine   has   been   selected,   the first   thing   to   set   is   the   nocking   point.   The   usual   starting point   is   to   set   nocking   point   so   that   the   arrow   lies   1/8"   above 90 degrees to the string. Brace   height   is   the   next   area   to   see   to,   and   probably   has more   effect   on   a   bows   performance   than   any   other   single item.   Brace   height   is   the   distance   from   the   string   to   the deepest part of the grip. On TimberHawk bows those recommended ranges are as follows: • Talon Takedowns recurves 7-3/4 to 8 ¼" • Falcon longbows 6-1/2 to 7-1/4" • 54" Strike recurves 7-1/2 to 7-3/4" • 60" Strike recurve 7-5/8 to 8" To   tune   your   bow,   begin   with   the   nocking   point   at   the   setting suggested    above,    and    the    brace    height    at    the    lowest measurement     in     the     recommended     range.     Then     begin shooting   and   gradually   raise   the   brace   height   by   removing the    string    and    twisting    the    string    in    the    direction    of    its existing   twist   a   few   turns   at   a   time   until   good   arrow   flight   is achieved   and   bow   noise   is   reduced   to   an   acceptable   level. Brace   height   is   important   because   it   effects   so   much   in   the bows    total    performance.    For    instance    lowering    it    will smooth   the   draw   and   increase   arrow   speed,   but   will   also increase   noise   and   may   cause   poor   arrow   flight.   Raising   it will   reverse   the   effect   in   both   areas.   So   the   best   compromise is   one   that   is   high   enough   to   minimize   noise   and   good   arrow flight is obtained. •   If   accessories   such   as   string   silencers,   brush   buttons,   ect.   are   going   to be used, it is important to have them installed during the tuning process. •   If   "   porpoising"   (up   and   down   movement   of   the   nock   end   of   the   arrow in   flight)   occurs,   raise   or   lower   (usually   raise)   the   nocking   until   smooth flight is achieved. **Note1**:   The   string   supplied   with   your   bow   is   not   "shot   in"   and   will stretch   for   the   first   30   or   40   shots   and   then   should   stabilize.   It   best   to begin the tuning process after this break in period.
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