Finally got my bow stringer today so no more bruised ankles for this archer! 😉
You have been wrapping that around your ankle? Are your limbs still straight? If one goes to my home town and look around in back yards and old garages, you may still find pieces of Herter's bows that were strung improperly until they blew. I use to watch in horror when guys were shooting incredibly twisted bows. I used bow stringers on my Roots, i was known as the sissy that couldn't string his bow like a manly man. None my Roots ever twisted or broke. The other day an old friend stopped by and he said, "remember when that bow exploded and broke my aquarium?" We put his fancy fish in the toilet front and back to keep them alive.
That's the reason I get the stringer besides the bruised ankles. The sage snake 🐍 is still straight!