Bow strings

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  1. IowaBowHunter1983

    IowaBowHunter1983 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Opinions on bow strings? What is best? I really have no clue. My last string was junk and didn't last very long. Need to get my Heli M redone.
     
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    Ishi PMA Member

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    I have a friend (personal bow tech :))
    that made my last string and yoke system. He shoots Mathews and talks to them frequently. If interested I can get ahold of him to see if he would fix you up.
     
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    If you're shooting a lot a string shouldn't last more than a couple years. That being said, I don't replace strings unless they start to frey, or get knicked. Last strings I put on a bow were Zebra strings I believe? Hopefully Boyd sees this thread and chimes in
     
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    I don't go more than 3 years on a set personally. I had a set of Schmidty customs that were really well built. I have always thought zebra were plenty good and Vapor trail makes a good one. My Mathews guys like zebra or vapor trail also. Lits like winners choice and say zebras twist to much but I don't think so. Fwiw I like a slimmer string.
     
  6. IowaBowHunter1983

    IowaBowHunter1983 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Seems like Zebra safe bet? I don't know what was put on last time, but it started fraying in just a few months.
     
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    IMO I'd look at some of the smaller companies, they stay in business by building high quality custom sets... Lots of choices out there for custom string builders.. like - 60x, carters archery(crackers), catfish customs, hogwire, ect.. all make great string, that most would consider better than zebra or winners choice, and at a better price!!!
    My centergy, with a set of crackers strings on it.. [​IMG]

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    I prefer the Vapor Trail - it is what I put on my own bows if they need new threads - fantastic quality strings and incredible people to work with.
    I have put on tons of off-brand strings that people buy on archery talk or have a buddy make and then carry in to my shop and want installed _ majority of those are horrible
    I would avoid Zebra, winners choice or even ABB - quality on those doesnt seem to be nearly as good as it used to be.
     
  9. IowaBowHunter1983

    IowaBowHunter1983 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Thank you sir. I appreciate your response. I will go VT.
     

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