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Old 07-24-2020, 02:35 AM
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Hi, is B55 the fastest + lowest stretch
dacron material?

Or there is something better in the dacron category?

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Old 07-24-2020, 04:45 AM
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B50 & B55 are the only DACRONs I have heard/read of.
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Old 07-24-2020, 08:16 AM
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Kent, there is a long protracted argument on this over on ArcheryTalk from 2014 which included a couple of string makers (Chad and Rick Barbee). It is an interesting read.

https://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=2173110
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Old 07-24-2020, 09:23 AM
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Thanks all for info~
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Old 07-27-2020, 05:14 AM
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The bearpaw board finally arrives ~~

After 3 strings, the 4th one comes out nicely, will leave the string untrimmed, looks cool.

B55 14 strands 62" actual length on a 64" amo bow, the slightly longer actual length is for low BH n 8 inches long end flemish to cover Max6 curve
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Old 07-27-2020, 05:25 AM
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Kent, I'm always curious when someone goes against conventional wisdom - what their reasoning is.......so, when most people run FF strings, except on the older bows, what makes you run the B55?
What are you looking to improve, I guess is my question?
Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-27-2020, 05:54 AM
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Hi Steve

The only main reason is...B55 material is cheaper to buy so I can practice making strings in a bunch....

I normally use 8125 string indeed.

Although to my surprise, I do really like the softer feel of B55 on finger..with the let off /easy backend feel of Max6...the whole package is a joy to draw back n hold.
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Old 07-27-2020, 06:00 AM
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yeh that does make good sense, use less expensive string material for practice, thanks.
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Old 07-27-2020, 06:00 AM
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Its really to my surprise when using B55 string....I can hold longer at about 25sec when practising.

So it is slower for sure, but this "old" material enables me to have a higher level of shot control.

But I will mostly switch back to 8125 after a few more strings
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Old 07-27-2020, 06:59 AM
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I bought some B55 to use when I was first learning to build continuous loop strings. I started by making the shortest strings my jig would support. The material was also an ugly purple which was probably all my local store had left. They were probably happy to see that spool of purple go.
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Old 07-27-2020, 07:24 AM
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haha, yes

I also pick the cheapest material n color
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Old 07-27-2020, 08:30 AM
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I had a string maker tell me the only real difference between the two was weight. He said B-55 was actually heavier. Personally I don’t know, just know his string gave new life to my old Bear Super Kodiak.
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Old 07-27-2020, 10:04 AM
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I had a string maker tell me the only real difference between the two was weight. He said B-55 was actually heavier. Personally I donít know, just know his string gave new life to my old Bear Super Kodiak.
That's what it is like when I change my guitar strings. Suddenly, it sounds like I have a new guitar. Funny how that works.
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Old 07-28-2020, 06:51 PM
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Kent, I'm always curious when someone goes against conventional wisdom - what their reasoning is.......so, when most people run FF strings, except on the older bows, what makes you run the B55?
What are you looking to improve, I guess is my question?
Thanks in advance.
The question can be easily turned around by asking why do you think you have to use FF strings on any bow. I think Iíd favor sound over speed any day. Worst strings Iíve ever had were
EL made from BCY 8125. I know itís a favorite of target archers. Targets donít care about noise.
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Old 07-28-2020, 07:49 PM
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I’m a Dacron fan . Don’t care for the feel of fast flight .
Didn’t care for it on compound bows and don’t feel it’s necessary on a traditional bow .
An extra 5-10fps isn’t going to make that big of difference in performance. You can have that much of a variance in not having a consistent draw .
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