Floating Yokes

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  1. PSEHunter79

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    Anyone run into issues bare shaft tuning or broadhead tuning out to 60 yards with floating yokes on the Matthews bows since they can not be manipulated like yokes on pse, hoyt, etc etc
     
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    Nobody owns a matthews with floating yoke on a matthews sponsored board? lol
     
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    is your sight level with your bow? i know it seems like a no brainer, but in the past that was the last thing i have checked.
     
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    I don't own a matthews yet, but ready to pull the trigger on one, I'm hesisitant because of the yoke system it uses. I'm not familiar with it at all. ex; on my spyder, if I get a left or a right tear I can twist left or right yokes, can't do this on a matthews, so i'm wondering if anyone has tuning issues? and is the rest the only thing you can address horizontal nock travel?

    I've read in other places that the halons top cam bushings needed to be swapped with one another to bareshaft tune without having the rest sticking out to the far left and to get a more appropriate center shot.
     
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    Oh i see. thats pretty crazy. ill see if i can find anything online for you.
     
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    Just looking at the bow itself. I would say twisting or untwisting the bus cables would change the cam lean.
    Maybe give your local archery shop a call and ask them. but i think that is the answer your looking for.
     
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    Negative, twisting bus would not have effect on cam lean on the matthews with floating yoke system. I'm almost certain bushings need to be moved from one side to other to address that, but not 100% sure.. Most shops I spoke to weren't very helpful with the question..saying "just setup and shoot deer don't know the difference".. lol not the kinda answer I'm looking for.
     
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    well that kinda sucks. I hope you find your answer
     
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    Thanks, my understanding is, the floating yoke is meant to balance out imperfections in limb deflections, so typically with a pse or hoyt you can manually adjust left or right yoke to offset that, with matthews ya relying on how good their manufactuering process is and no way to adjust it, which makes me think if there were an issue, the bushings need to be swapped from one side to the other as one is a tad smaller.

    somebody's gotta have experience on here with this...
     
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    Tie in the yoke. Then you can properly adjust and tune it.
     
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    ya can't
     
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    sounds like Mathews may not be the way to go then. iv never shot a Mathews. but if it is that much of a pain to tune. maybe stay with hoyt or try bowtech. its all about shoot-ability, and if you cant tune it, you cant shoot it.
     
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    They can be tuned fine, i'm trying to figure out what's involved before I make the purchase. So I know what I'm in for..
     
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    Not sure what you are looking for an answer, but Matthews strings sets are five pieces. String, 2 cables, 2 yokes. The way the yokes are built the are 12" with 2 inches served in the middle. Leaving 2 big loops on each end. Each one of those loops wrap around a bearing on each side of the cam. The served middle wraps in a ring and clips in. Each end of the cable threads through itself and gets pulled tight. As long as the cable has pressure on it the yoke will self center. No adjustment needed.


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    Thanks, so the avs system has improved since the monster?

    When bare shaft or paper tuning if any left / right tears that would be addressed by rest only (since yoke centers itself) ?
     
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    The only issue I see if the serving that fits the ring is too tight then it will defeat its purpose
     
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    So your saying I would never get left or right tears or bareshafts/broadheads hitting left or right of FP because of the AVS?
     
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    No what I am saying is this system as far as I can see works well but like all systems it is not perfect. Some yokes have fit too tight and thus causing it not to function correctly. To solve that we have built yokes with smaller center serving. This allows it to work correctly. Your best bet is to test one yourself and see.


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    That's why I got rid of a chill. It's supposed to self center but of it doesn't you have little other options. You can shim the cams or swap limbs to try and get it to shoot bareshafts correctly


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    My chill R is not missing left or right at 20-40 yards but it hits high. Left and right from the research I've done is a spine issue on arrows or draw length issue

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