Chapter 19: Care and Maintenance
The most important thing is never to pull your bow to a draw length it wasn’t tillered to.
If you do let someone shoot your bow just make sure their draw length isn’t longer than how far you tillered the bow to draw. We designed this bow for a very particular draw length, and you don’t ever want to draw further than that. If you want to draw further you’re better off designing and tillering your bow to be drawn that way. Don’t force it.
Don’t dry fire your bow. This is when you shoot the bow without an arrow. You can seriously damage it if you do this because all the energy meant for the arrow goes into the limbs.
These bows are pretty simple to maintain if you take care of them. You can expect to need to refinish the bow in about a year or so, maybe twice a year if you use it often. The string can need a bit of maintenance too, just a little wax as needed can help keep it from fraying. After a while you may have to replace the serving, but overall these modern material strings last a very impressive while.
Other than that, try to keep your bow indoors. A climate controlled environment is ideal but in general if you’re comfortable in the room then it should be fine long term storage for the bow.