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    Quote Originally Posted by Drhorsepower View Post
    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?

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    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluedunn0 View Post
    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.
    Live to hunt, hunt to live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OTT2 View Post
    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.
    Shoot STR8

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    Vapor Trail makes a very good stable set of strings. Great guys to deal with as well

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    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.
    Ill give up all my hunting in Michigan for 2 weeks in the high country

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    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.

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    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.

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    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

 

 

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