Re: [SCA-Archery] Digest Number 1509
> Message: 12(no longer available), FastFlite, and similar materials. Most bows made
> Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2004 21:25:38 GMT
> From: eulenhorst@...
> Subject: Re: Weighted Strings
> Not urban legend. I've seen it happen with bows not designed for Kevlar
since the mid
'70's have been designed for these high efficiency string materials,
however so there
shouldn't be much danger in using them. For self bows, non-fibreglas or
or other home builts stay with Dacron.
>Interestingly enough, after building my hickory-backed laminated yew bow
> In Service to the dream
> Carolus von Eulenhorst
in a class given by relatively famous bowyer, he provided a string for
it made from Vectran. About 12 threads of the stuff, makes it a very
thin string. It just flat won't ever stretch.
I asked him about this, because it goes against everything I've learned
and heard, and he just said "been putting these on my bows for 5 years
now, without a problem".
I'm guessing the fact that it's laminated that allows the string to be
used. I wouldn't use it on a selfbow.