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    Fast flight prod string on steel prod

    African Archer
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    Post by African Archer Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:15 am

    Hi everyone hope this finds you well. Its been a while since iv posted, new job keeping me very busy. Has anyone used fast flight for steel prod strings. I'm just wondering if it could damage the prod with the lack of stretch or would it be ok.
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    Post by Geezer Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:26 am

    African: Fast flite bowstrings do tend to fatigue bows faster than other, stretchier materials, like B50. However, steel bows are about the toughest springs you're liable to find, and fast-flite Will give you superior performance. I say try it and see. You aren't likely to do any real harm in the short term anyway. Geezer
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    Post by African Archer Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:38 am

    Hi Geezer
    Thanks , I no nothing really about spring steel and my first concern with using a less stretchy material was in causing a fracture in the steel. I'm going to have a go tho, I'm building a 250 lb prod and will try it with that.

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