Oh, sorry you misunderstood me, I made 20-30 flemisch twisted strings for a couple of selfbows.
But I doubt flemisch style to be a good string suitable for a short 400lbs crossbow prod, especially with 2 loops correctly twisted.
a- because it seems to me impossible to let this amount of strands run out tidy in that short amount of space
b- flemish twisting is really good in lets say up to 30 strands,but when its getting thicker i just dont believe it to be practicable
c- compared to a endless string there are several more weakpoints, especially when there is not enought twisted material to hold strands together
That is why I want to see a picture, I just do not believe in its proper use...
By the way, there is a reason why flemisch strings were not used in historical made, or I would assume strong crossbows.
Simple: it just wont work well.
There are several more Ways to compensate the reinforcing of the edges (knotted strings for example).
Endless looping is just state of art, easiest and most durable.
For bows and crossbows.
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