Now, I don't jump in with the fads, but the skinny string thing is impressive. It makes a big difference.
So I was making my own D97 skinny strings with great performance results, but less than perfect construction. I finally decided to get a properly made string from Pierre if for no other reason than my own tend to creep too much.
I've been shooting this thing for a couple weeks and... WOW! Needless to say the combination of his skill and the new D10 made a string that doesn't creep. But the icing on the cake is that it is even quiter and faster than my skinny strings. I figured that once a man was in the 6 strand range, one string or the other couldn't make much difference. Wrong. I probably picked up as many fps by switching to a quality SBD as I did swtching to skinny strings to begin with. If you already have experienced the improvements of a skinny string and want to take it to the next level, I'll have to plug the SBD. If you're still in the 14-16 strand dark ages... commmmme to the liiiight.
The best way I have found to explain it to people is that it's like gaining several hundred dollars worth of bow quality for about $20. In many cases a proper string on an inexpensive bow will make that bow sweeter than any thousand dollar custom on the market.
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"just remember, you can't put the wood back on" Posts: 1627 | From: EAST Tennessee | Registered: Feb 2004
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A quality flemish string made my cheap Samick Sage recurve come alive. Faster, a whole lot quieter, and only stretched 1/4" after lots of shooting. I set the bh 1/4" higher and let it creep some, thinking it would have to be twisted up again to where I like it but once it stretched that little bit it has stayed there for lots and lots of arrow flinging.
The endless string that came with my bow was very poor quality. The ends of the serving kept unraveling so I had to superglue it to keep it from unwinding. Then the serving in the center started to go and I just decided to spend the $13 and get the flemish string. The original had stretched so much that I can't count how many times I unstrung the bow and reset the bh where I wanted it.
-------------------- "I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh to the father except by me." John 14:6 Posts: 228 | From: Washington State | Registered: May 2010
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I just recieved my 4 new SBD D10 strings from Pierre and couldn't be happier the delivery time shocked me along with the quality .I agree 100% with Bear on all the attributes of SBD strings.
-------------------- Quote from Howard Hill.( Whenever he taught someone to shoot) "Son make up your mind right now if you want to target shoot or hunt as theres a world of differance between the two" Posts: 2647 | From: Sask. Canada | Registered: Aug 2008
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Another Samick Sage shooter here (there must be a million of those bows around). I liked my cheap bow when I first got it, but after adding the 8-strand from SBD I really love it! I can't believe the difference! I was shooting some stiff arrows and was about to add some weight to the tip, but I'm glad I waited because the new string brought it all together! Amazing.