Five Year Limited WarrantyYourTimberHawkBowisguaranteedagainstdefectsinmaterials andworkmanshipforaperiodoffiveyearsfromdateofpurchase. Ifthereisafailure,TimberHawkwillrepairorreplacetheproduct to your full satisfaction.Limitations/ExceptionsThis 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:oDrilling holes into the riser or limbs.oAltering the dimensions of the riser or limbs.This warranty does not cover:The stringNormal wear to the finishDamage 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.
Tuning TimberHawk BowsOneofthingsthatmaketraditionalequipmentappealingto manyisitssimplicity.Whileitissimpleindesign,this doesn'tmeanthearchercanignore"tuning"or"setup"ifhe orshewantstoachievetopperformancefromtheirbow. Assumingthattheproperarrowspinehasbeenselected,the firstthingtosetisthenockingpoint.Theusualstarting pointistosetnockingpointsothatthearrowlies1/8"above 90 degrees to the string.Braceheightisthenextareatoseeto,andprobablyhas moreeffectonabowsperformancethananyothersingle item.Braceheightisthedistancefromthestringtothe 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"Totuneyourbow,beginwiththenockingpointatthesetting suggestedabove,andthebraceheightatthelowest measurementintherecommendedrange.Thenbegin shootingandgraduallyraisethebraceheightbyremoving thestringandtwistingthestringinthedirectionofits existingtwistafewturnsatatimeuntilgoodarrowflightis achievedandbownoiseisreducedtoanacceptablelevel. Braceheightisimportantbecauseiteffectssomuchinthe bowstotalperformance.Forinstanceloweringitwill smooththedrawandincreasearrowspeed,butwillalso increasenoiseandmaycausepoorarrowflight.Raisingit willreversetheeffectinbothareas.Sothebestcompromise isonethatishighenoughtominimizenoiseandgoodarrow flight is obtained.•Ifaccessoriessuchasstringsilencers,brushbuttons,ect.aregoingto be used, it is important to have them installed during the tuning process.•If"porpoising"(upanddownmovementofthenockendofthearrow inflight)occurs,raiseorlower(usuallyraise)thenockinguntilsmooth flight is achieved.**Note1**:Thestringsuppliedwithyourbowisnot"shotin"andwill stretchforthefirst30or40shotsandthenshouldstabilize.Itbestto begin the tuning process after this break in period.