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Broke a string today

Postby onesharpbroadhead » Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:33 pm

I was shooting today and for the first time in my nearly 20 years of shooting I broke a string. The string was not quite 5 months old and it is a top of the line Angel Majesty string that I had custom made and shipped to me directly from Japan. They want me to send them the string so they can determine what went wrong. Thankfully I always save my old string and keep rotating them - so I have a back up - this is the first time I have needed one. I have a big 3D tournament this weekend in Coon Rapids, MN - I hope my old string doesn't break on me!

anyone else ever have this happen?
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Re: Broke a string today

Postby Feral Donkey » Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:35 pm

What was the material? I've never had one break. I've had limbs delam at full draw but never a string. String from Japan? Are you sure it's trad? :P
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Re: Broke a string today

Postby onesharpbroadhead » Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:20 am

Angel Majesty is made from Dyneema what is unique about it is that it has a plastic resin impregnated in the fibers so it never needs wax. Angel Majesty string is the string used by virtually all of the Olympic shooters - it should not have broken.

But...I did almost soil my buckskin britches when that string broke - for fear I destroyed my bow!
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Re: Broke a string today

Postby Feral Donkey » Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:21 am

onesharpbroadhead wrote:
But...I did almost soil my buckskin britches when that string broke - for fear I destroyed my bow!


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Re: Broke a string today

Postby trapperDave » Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:35 am

now thats trad ;)
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Re: Broke a string today

Postby Feral Donkey » Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:49 am

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Re: Broke a string today

Postby 4nolz » Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:10 am

Feral-I acknowledge your Deadwood quote and love your new avatar. :mrgreen:
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Re: Broke a string today

Postby LBB » Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:08 am

Who the fuck is that guy in your avitar Feral?
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Re: Broke a string today

Postby rwsbow » Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:18 pm

If it came from Japan, it prob'ly had too much radiation in it...you're damn lucky it didn't make a mushroom cloud.. :lol: :o

I think I'd find someone in the States to make it so you didn't have to pay all that postage for a string! :idea:
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Re: Broke a string today

Postby Jim Casto Jr » Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:10 pm

I’ve had three strings break on me; two were B-50, the other D-97. They were all well used and frayed. I was pushing it on all of them and should have thrown them away long before they blew. Yeah… I know… stupid.

Curious… how do they impregnate the string? Wonder if they use some sort of heat process?
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