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    What string material is safe for Alchem Steel prods

    Post by SAW3777 on Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:59 pm

    Hello everyone, I’ve got a steel prod from Alchem with a draw of #225 at 11.5 inch total draw from the prod and instead of using a roller nut I modified a wooden tiller with steel side plates for a Trigger tech trigger which has too small an opening in the teeth for the B50 bowstring supplied by Alchem. I’m looking to make a Flemish twist from a thinner, stronger material like Rhino or D97 but wanted to know if that type of string material is safe to use on steel prods.
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    Re: What string material is safe for Alchem Steel prods

    Post by Geezer on Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:08 pm

    Kevlar is very strong... you should be able to make a thin enough string from that.  It has positively no stretch, so works your prod a little harder, but it should still be good for thousands of shots.  Geezer.

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    Re: What string material is safe for Alchem Steel prods

    Post by SAW3777 on Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:15 pm

    So as I understand it Kevlar is one of the more stressful bow string materials, would fast flightish material like Rhino be alittle safer? I’m just worried about over stressing the prods but also breaking strings as I have braced this one with 28 strand endless loop D97 that fits the trigger but over a couple of weeks of being braced at 3 1/2 inch is now at a brace of about 1 inch it seems to like to stretch strings quickly.
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    Re: What string material is safe for Alchem Steel prods

    Post by Geezer Today at 4:11 pm

    Fastflite is made from Kevlar.  It shoulld do the trick.  Yes, Kevlar will stress your prod a bit more and will also give you a bit more power/velocity.  Or you could modify your lock to accept a thicker string.  Your choice.  Geezer.

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