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    Leaving bows strung

    If a bow is made of wood I can see good reason not to leave it strung for long periods, but what if it's made of carbon, foam, plastic or any other man made material?
    Has anyone any evidence that leaving such limbs strung will affect their performance or alter their structure in some way? Bow manufacturers should have some ideas, I imagine.
    Surprisingly, in all of the archery books I have read, the various forums I peruse, and even the instructions that come with bows I have never come across any discussion on this topic.
    There does exist on YouTube a short video on the subject but it is inconclusive.





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    I have seen limbs that have taken a set at the butts. It was from one of the big 2 manufacturers and all synthetic.
    However, just because it's got carbon in it, there may still be natural materials in there, which may change. Plastics too will deform over time. Some manufacturers don't worry too much, but are more concerned the bow stays out of the heat.
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    If I'm not mistaken the question was asked on a recent Easton Podcast and GT has a bow in his office that has been strung for the last 7 years with no problems.

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    All the information that I have seen suggests that modern limbs will probably be ok. I've never felt inclined to bet my 500 limbs on that 'probably'.
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    one day I may unstring my compound... but hopefully not for a long time... modern limb materials are fine with being left strung
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    Compound limbs are short, fat and move little. No similarity in construction or form to a recurve.
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