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Old 10-23-2002, 03:19 PM
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Default Fat Strings, Thin Strings, etc......

What is your preferance, and why? Have you shot them head to head to see if there is any real differance in performance? Noise?

I haven't done it in a long time myself, as I had come to the conclusion that there is no real benefit to using a thin string(12 strand Dacron, 10 strand Dynaflight '97, 6-9 strand 450+). I did notice more stretch, creep, and noise with the smaller strings, and less durability. My thoughts are by the time you pad out your loops, pad out and/or double serve the nock area, and/or add silencers to compensate for the extra noise, you have pretty much added back the weight you took off by reducing strands (which ain't much at all to begin with--ever weighed a strand of string?).

There might be an advantage on a light weight target bow, where every little bit counts, and string noise is not an issue--I really don't know. Has anyone noticed if compound manufacturers, who really push the speed issue, have gone to the thin strings?

Just wondering what your thoughts/opinions/experiences are.

Chad

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Old 10-23-2002, 03:33 PM
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Default RE: Fat Strings, Thin Strings, etc......

Pretty much the same conclusion, unless you shoot really heavy arrows. Then I believe you gain a little with the thinner string. Thicker strings seem to come off my fat fingers a little smoother...
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Old 10-23-2002, 03:56 PM
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Default RE: Fat Strings, Thin Strings, etc......

Even with the compound, I've always shot 15 strand strings. My wheelchine came with a 12 strand string because Browning said it would be faster. I always put so much crap on my strings anyway to make it quiet and it didn't make any difference to me how fast it was with 600g arrows, lol. I do like the way a fatter string leaves my fingers though. Smooooooth!

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Old 10-23-2002, 04:38 PM
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I'm using 12 strand B-50 strings for one reason, they fit the nocks on my Gold Tips perfectly. Can't go thicker and don't trust thinner.
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