http://www.bearpaw-blog.com/the-brandnew-bodnik-whisper-string/Especially for cheaper bows as well as for high end bows which can be shot with a Fast Flight string, we recommend the use of this incredibly high achieving string. It can prevent your bow from damage that might otherwise be inflicted by the much harder Fast Flight string.
So, is it possible that Bear Paw has a winning, professional blend, made by a company like BCY or Brownell or some such? Seems possible.Question: Are there any bowstring materials that do not creep?
Answer: Yes - 450 Plus, 452X and Trophy. These are blends of Dyneema® and Vectran. Vectran has no creep at the tension created by normal bows; therefore these materials are normally 100% stable.
peteward.com/2012pages/Test.BearpawRedman.htmlAll |Bearpaw bows now have a modern high performance string made at Bearpaw. These "Whisper Strings” as they are called are a big improvement over the old strings that were previously used. There is no need to upgrade the strings on Bodnik Bows anymore.
http://translate.google.com/transla...&u=http://www.bearpaw-blog.de/whisper-string/With our technical analysis it has been found interesting: A conventional Fast Flight string works in the 1-3 kHz range, which the human ear perceives as very loud and pushy.
Our Whisper string, however, the main noise in the lower frequency range of 50-600 Hz, which classifies the human ear as a much quieter and more subdued.
Could be. Don't see it making it any safer for an old bow, at least if lack of stretch is the culprit that damages old bows.It sounds like they are mixing B-50 with HMPE if you can use on older bows... :don't know.
Not the same process, not by a long shot. The type blending BCY does is like adding water and eggs to flour to make batter--the finished product is one product and insepearable. Putting 2 or 3 different string materials together in a string is like adding tomatoes and bell pepper to lettuce for a salad--still three separate ingredients.However, blending materials is done by major strand makers like BCY:
Not likely. The implication is they are using 3 different string materials in a string.So, is it possible that Bear Paw has a winning, professional blend, made by a company like BCY or Brownell or some such?
Well, that is the question, isn't it? Is this string made of strand manufacturer's blended strand, or is it just a string cobbled together out of three separate strand materials when each string is built? I haven't seen any links or specific claims by anyone to have actually seen one of these strings and determined that it is, in fact, three strand materials. Is that what it is? Have you pulled one of these apart and confirmed it? I can't tell by the description on the Bear Paw website. :dontknow:Not the same process, not by a long shot. The type blending BCY does is like adding water and eggs to flour to make batter--the finished product is one product and insepearable. Putting 2 or 3 different string materials together in a string is like adding tomatoes and bell pepper to lettuce for a salad--still three separate ingredients.
Pretty clear to me, and I have done my research, before and after giving my opinion. An opinion based on almost two decades of building and experimenting with strings and string materials; along with consulting with the top bowstring material manufacturer in the world, top archers, and the best bowstring makers I know. Still, it's just an opinion. Take it for what it's worth.The secret is the proprietary blend of three high performance string materials that, when used in combination, deliver unbelievable performance.
Currently that's pretty much the crop, along with their knock-offs and the are varying grades of Dyneema, and GORE fiber that is added to some materials for durability but it doesn't do much one way or the other for strength. These are fiberous yarns before being woven into string material.What do we have, 4 basic choices? Polyester, Dyneema, Vectran, and Spectra, and I think that's about it.