I was at the bow range last night and had a bit of a catastrophic failure. My pro shop says it was probably a user related issue. I'm not ruling that out by any means but thought I would ask if anyone else has ever ran into a similar issue.
The story, as I remember it, goes like this:
I was drawing my bow back, heard a awkward shooting noise, punched myself in the face because almost all the pressure drawing back had disappeared, let go of my release (unfortunately I shoot a hand release and use a small rope tied to it and use a slipknot to attach it to my wrist so I don't loose it while hunting), because I let go of my release and the rope was attached to my wrist, when the string shot forward from me letting go of my release the knot tightened so tight that by the time I could get the sting off my hand had turned blue, one of the strings came crushing down on my wrist that hold my bow. After that split second of events I had noticed that all the cables/strings were out of place on the bow and even the cable slide had somehow become removed from the cable slide rod. None of the strings were broken, the cams looked straight. The only reason the pro shop could come up with is that maybe I had torqued the bow while drawing back and somehow the string or cables jumped the cam.
I am not a novice shooter and have shot thousands and thousands of arrows like many of you. I draw and shoot with an open hand so I am having a difficult time understanding how I could torque the bow enough for this to happen. The only reason I could have torqued the bow is because my shoulders were fatigued from work and drawing back was a little more difficult than normal.
Has anyone else had any similar instances or any insight as to what the heck could have happened or caused the issue?