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Bow String

Post by bowtime » Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:42 pm

I 've had my Phoenix about two years. I use the optional fast flight string.
Just for kicks I installed the standard Excalibur bow string.I wanted to see
how it performed versus FF string. Well I had trouble getting it on bow. I reduced the stringer length to put more bend in bow .....now it fits but the
string is below the reccomended brace height marks on riser. Will this string
stretch enough to acctually fit the bow? Anybody else have this problem? :?:

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Re: Bow String

Post by Boo » Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:00 pm

They are made that way because they are made from Dacron which creeps a whole lot. When the creeping slows down it will have more than a few twists in it. Put it on with a couple of twists. After a few days shoot it. If you want to accelerate the process put on some wax and get the string warm using the palm of your hand rubbing the length of the string fibers. This process does not get the string longer in a hurry but it helps.
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Re: Bow String

Post by shaftthrower » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:13 am

My Pheonix (only app. 100 shots) with stock string rides the high brace line with only afew twists in it. Still waiting for it to stretch so I can get more twists on string. I'll try what Boo stated.

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Re: Bow String

Post by casper » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:20 pm

I too can't get the excel. string to creep. I shot my bow till it needed a new serving and it did not move. I had another string in a strecher for 3 weeks, and made it two inches longer, but it went right back to the top line and just a few twists when I put it on the bow. This is my 3rd excel string, and there all the same. I'm stumped. :?

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Re: Bow String

Post by Boo » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:33 pm

Don't have an answer for you Casper. Danny Miller makes them, give him a shout.
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Re: Bow String

Post by RAMAMOE » Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:50 pm

I believe my string is a stock dacron string..I did not put the string on myself..
Should the string have some twists in it? Can any one educate me a little on this topic..and yes I do keep it waxed. It is a newer string because it is at the lower marker.. Any input is welcomed Scott :? :?
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Re: Bow String

Post by Dash » Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:05 am

Same problem here, New excel string fitted to my equinox, no twists at all, and still well above the heigh brace line . Had it on a few days now and fired it, no difference.

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Re: Bow String

Post by Dereck » Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:18 am

I had a Vortex with an Excal Excel string and after about 3 days then a few shots it settled in but still high in the brace marks.
I now shoot a Phoenix and have Boo string on it and will not use any other string but Boo's.

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Re: Bow String

Post by sumner4991 » Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:24 am

It's a common complaint. The problem is, the string stretches a lot. If it's made long enough to be between the lines prior to stretching, then it could get too long. Long enough to where twisting the string will make the string gather in a knot around the end loops.

Every one I own, I think I have six, were too short initially. They all stretched to where they needed to be. Some took longer than others.

The advantage to the dacron string is the smooth landing it makes after launching the arrow. The material stretches like a rubberband.

It will get there. Just keep shooting it.
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Re: Bow String

Post by TPM » Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:24 pm

I now shoot a Phoenix and have Boo string on it and will not use any other string but Boo's.
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Re: Bow String

Post by awshucks » Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:46 pm

I'd put some twists in them no matter the bheight. You can speed the stretching process up some by leaving the bow cocked overnight a time or two. When I was shooting the FFF's, I'd set the bheight about 3/8" above high mark [closest to trigger] and leaver it cocked [Emax] to save a few adjustments.

Somewhere along the line, I learned about using rope cocker w/ stringing aid which made the adjusting easier. Then came my Boo versions and it all went away, lol.

There's another explanation for these string lengths. According to Danny, there's several situations they need to cover, among which is the diff in straight or forward angled risers. What you're getting is a 'one size fit's all'.
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Re: Bow String

Post by one shot scott » Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:47 pm

I have had numerous string issues, that is until I switched to Boo's. Nothing but smooth sailing now!
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Re: Bow String

Post by VixChix » Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:47 pm

one shot scott wrote:I have had numerous string issues, that is until I switched to Boo's. Nothing but smooth sailing now!
Same here! :D
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Re: Bow String

Post by w8cop » Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:04 pm

Buy a string from Boo,and you won't have to worry about a thing. It is the ONLY string that my Pheonix will ever wear !!!

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Re: Bow String

Post by crazyfarmer » Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:19 pm

give boo a email or PM... he will get you something nice made up 8)

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