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    What is best bow string material?

    Was wondering what you think is the best bow string material and what makes it the best? Iím not talking brand, Iím talking composition.



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    I've only shot a couple different kinds...

    D75
    UltraCam
    8125
    452X

    Out of them all I like 452X the best. It seems to be the most stable and doesn't fuzz at all. 8125 would be my second choice.

    Hope this helps.
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    Cool Made a few

    I've been making strings for awhile, and have used a lot of different material. I have found 425X to be the most stable. Does not fuzz,creep,or twist.

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    452X is the only material for me from now on......

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    Primate: You need to get outa that spot mentality. TS1 is much faster....who cares if you need a new one every month.

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    I think the VaporTrail "VTX" string material is.....

    ......basically 452x (or maybe UltraCam?), but with a "proprietary-blend" of other fiber-material......

    The word is that the owner of VaporTrail has been very tight-lipped as to the exact composition of this string/cable material (can't blame him; why give the competition a heads-up?)

    It seems these VaporTrail strings/cables have become the new "Flavor of the Month".......kinda like Winners Choice when they first came out.....

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    String Stuff

    452 the # 1 choice. Any one else?

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    Forgot about this one...

    Here's a link to a recent thread of mine with a Poll on the same subject...

    String Material Poll
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    I like 452X.
    Why? Beacause it doesnt stretch, and it is stable from 10 below to 95 above (that I've shot in).

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    452X is hands down the best string material ever produced. Excellent in all categories: Speed, stability, color depth & durability.

    They can hype the other stuff all they want but 452X is tops.
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    I agree, 452X is the best all around material available today

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    452x.

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    Yep, another vote for 452X. It is a little slower then the TS-1, but makes up for it in stability.

    Anybody tell me where I can buy the 452 in the 700' spools. It would be kinda nice for colors you don't use very often.
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    Well TS-1 might have been a little faster than 452X and we all know that 8125 (thin Dyneema) was/is fast as well... but TS-1 is a fleeting thing, soon to be gone from the market place as current stock dwindles to nothing...

    It was a blend of Spectra and Dyneema that closely approximated the wearing and resistance to stretch and creep of 452X ( a blend on Dyneema and Vectran) but alas Spectra is the primary material used in body armor. So until after the war, you may have to settle for 452X.

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    I love the way 452X is softer on the shot, quieter on the shot, and stabil as h3ll. Even though D-75 and 8125 are noisier on the shot, and stretch one heck of a lot more, the consistent absolute zero peep twist is a very cool feature! When I make my next string however it will be 452X.
    If somebody has a secret to stop peep twist with the 452X material I would love to know. PM me if you don't want to broadcast it!

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    It's in the serving method.... But then again I have never gotten an 8125 string to stop creeping long enough to see if the peep quit turning...

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    It's all in the making of the string. I use both 8125 & 452 and have no peep rotation with either. I put a 8125 string and cable set on my Scepter 3 last week and nothing has moved since installation. My LX has a set of 452X that is about 6 months old and peep is still stable. And for the record, the 452 has held up quite well...
    Last edited by EPLC; February 26th, 2005 at 07:04 PM.
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    Well TS-1 might have been a little faster than 452X and we all know that 8125 (thin Dyneema) was/is fast as well... but TS-1 is a fleeting thing, soon to be gone from the market place as current stock dwindles to nothing...
    Javi don't tell me that. Hopefully my stringmaker has enough to last.

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