The rubber bit on the stringer can't get any purchase on the limb. So I tag in Rob and he does it without the stringer, and I forget about it.
Last week, then, I go to string my bow. Same thing and I'm yakking away, so I hand Rob the bow. Then I forget about it again.
This week, same deal. I take it over to Rob and our pal, Mike, and I say "Hey guys, something's wrong with my stringer."
"So put it further up the limb"
"That's because there are a bunch of knots in your stringer, making it too short."
Simple, elegant solution, courtesy of Mike.
I can tie a knot but a knot does not need my intention to become tied. Ah. If archery is zen, have I just made a koan? I honestly lay awake one night thinking, "It's a kind of magic." It must be a wicked metaphor for something.
When I put away my stringer, all balled up in a pocket, like Christmas garland and fine gold chains, it's going to come out a gnarly mess. I stand at a crossroads: I can untie these knots every time they happen, or I can prevent this occurrence with some care. A Christmas garland gets wrapped around a notched piece of cardboard. They make those headless mannequin dollies with hooks for your necklaces.
Sure I could build a better mousetrap but, first, allow me to ask: I am not the first stringer-owner. What is the wisdom of those who have trod this path before me?
Is there a tool marketed just for stringers? Have you repurposed just the perfect objet trouvé (that's a fancy way of saying 'junk that's lying around the house'? Or have you rigged up a graceful one-of-a-kind doohickey? Send a photo and I'll post the best!