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bluedunn0
11-30-2011, 06:57 AM
Just wondering which string set manufacturer people have had good luck with. I shoot a 2007 Diamond black ice

OTT2
11-30-2011, 02:23 PM
I don't think you can go wrong with Winners Choice, I know I have had good luck with them.

jjenness
11-30-2011, 03:14 PM
Like OTT2 said, Winners choice is a great option, also for a reasonable price. I just put a set on my Bowtech Gaurdian this last summer, and after getting my bow tuned up and sighted in I have not had to adjust anything. I have not had any string strech or string twist. I shot an antelope, deer and elk with it this fall, and it performed flawlessly.

OR Archer
11-30-2011, 10:34 PM
All we do at our shop is Winners Choice. Hands down the best in the industry.

sjsmallfield
12-01-2011, 01:12 PM
Winners Choice for me too!

RUTTIN
12-02-2011, 07:18 AM
Another vote for Winners Choice! I have used other custom strings, and nothing compares to Winners Choice, that I have tried.

Drhorsepower
12-02-2011, 07:29 AM
What is the biggest advantages over stocks strings? I see guys upgrade their string as the first mod they do to a brand new bow. Why is that?

OTT2
12-02-2011, 09:56 AM
Another vote for Winners Choice! I have used other custom strings, and nothing compares to Winners Choice, that I have tried.

Just curious, what other brands have you tried?

Since this topic came up I've been looking at other custom strings that appear to be well made, and a fair amount less costly.

Maxhunter
12-03-2011, 07:37 AM
I use Winners Choice and Bucknasty you can't go wrong with either. Bucknasty isn't quite as pricey as Winner's Choice.

http://www.odproshops.com/bucknasty.htm

birdhunter
12-03-2011, 12:03 PM
A lot of people around Wyoming especially NE WY shoot custom strings made by mikes custom strings. The strings rival any of the name brand strings out there plus they are about $40 for a complete set. Many of us have shot thousands of arrows through these strings before having to change them. I believe his website is mikes-archery.com. Give him a look and see what you think. Just another more affordable option for you.

Jon Boy
12-03-2011, 03:20 PM
What is the biggest advantages over stocks strings? I see guys upgrade their string as the first mod they do to a brand new bow. Why is that?

Ive always wondered the same thing?

bluedunn0
12-04-2011, 11:51 AM
Thanks for all of the help. I am still narrowing it down. Just seems that I am losing some draw weight and anchor point seems to be further back. Not sure if it is a string or cable stretch problem or not?

CrimsonArrow
12-04-2011, 12:40 PM
Thanks for all of the help. I am still narrowing it down. Just seems that I am losing some draw weight and anchor point seems to be further back. Not sure if it is a string or cable stretch problem or not?
Yeah, you've got a stretched string or cable. More than likely, it's stretching more at one end than the other, and you should see that when your arrow is nocked, the loop or nock point on the string has moved up or down. Also, measure your bow's axle to axle length. If you've got stretch, the bow will have gotten longer. Hope this helps.

RUTTIN
12-06-2011, 08:45 PM
Just curious, what other brands have you tried?

Since this topic came up I've been looking at other custom strings that appear to be well made, and a fair amount less costly.
A few I have tried are: Zebra, Tiger(made by Zebra but different materials) Vapor Trail. I think another big thing with strings is how you take care of them. Make sure you don't leave your bow in a hot vehicle or your string is sure to stretch, keep them clean and keep them waxed and they will last quite a few years.

ontarget7
01-14-2012, 09:39 PM
Vapor Trail makes a very good stable set of strings. Great guys to deal with as well

miller1
02-03-2012, 08:26 PM
I have been using Vaportrail for a few years and they are one of the best out there, i used to use WC but VT is every bit as good and much less expensive and they ship within 3 days.

H3Dad
02-03-2012, 11:08 PM
There are a lot custom string makers out there. Winners Choice is just the most popular and a good choice. Also Nealy custom string are great and more affordable. I would just suggest that you make sure the string material is 452 or452X. These string materials will not stretch. This will save you countless hours of retuning and sighting in.

gary5465
02-04-2012, 05:35 AM
I have a black ice as well and was referred to a guy called Mike's Custom Bowstrings:

http://www.mikescustombowstrings.com/

The pro shop that put them on said they were nice strings and asked how much they cost. When I told them they said that was a really good price. If I remember right, it was about 60 for my black ice and 70 for my son's Razor Edge.

ChadH
02-19-2012, 07:15 PM
I know this is an old thread, but thought I would trhow my .02 cents in. My opinion, if you pick the right string material there are a bunch of people making great string sets. I shoot 452X Halo served from Schmidty's Specialty Strings http://www.ssstrings.com