Re: First shot and a broken bow!!
I saw the carriage lift one time on my bow. I had just changed the string and cables, and was starting the timing, centering, and adjustment process. I hooked the string on the carriage in order to draw the string back a foot or so to give clearance to some adjustment I was making. As the mechanism was coming back, at about one foot, I saw the "sled" lifting up pretty radical. It was lifting at it's rear. The caused was the string loop not being centered, and was way of to one side. On playing with it, I found that I could get it to lift by "over turning" (past center) the string loop by about 1 1/2 turns one way or the other. Make sure the loop is centered, if not it will pull to one side forcing the carriage to want o leave the rails. It's the only idea I have if the string loop was hooked properly.