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MartinMan
05-01-2012, 08:53 PM
I am wondering if anyone knows if Martin makes custom bow strings for other brands than Martin? I have a Quest Primal I am going to need new strings for soon. I would love to get a new set of their Hammer Head strings for a Quest, that would be cool! Thanks for any info you can offer.


Brian

bfisher
05-01-2012, 09:05 PM
I doubt that they'd make custom string lengths. A better option would be to contact Hutch here on this site and order from him. It'd be a little cheaper and with at least equal quality. Check his ad in the classifieds.

droppixel
05-01-2012, 10:18 PM
Definitely get a set from one of the builders. I'm not 100% sold on the Hammerheads just yet. They are nice, but I'm a little iffy about the servings.

Thermodude
05-02-2012, 05:05 AM
Definitely get a set from one of the builders. I'm not 100% sold on the Hammerheads just yet. They are nice, but I'm a little iffy about the servings.

X2 on that, Im gonna have to reserve the shooting string on my Pantera becuase of bad wear , where it goes over the idler wheel. Been shooting it since February.

mudpig
05-02-2012, 07:22 AM
+++ on what bfisher said. I just got a set from Hutch. They are made from the same material as the stock hammerhead strings (which mine have worn very well with thousands of shots thru them with very little wear) and you can get the Halo serving (a lot more durable) for a little extra money. The turnaround on the order was 3 days and the product was amazing!!!! Thanks Hutch ;)

justin
05-02-2012, 08:33 AM
Yeah, hutch makes some great strings....... i will be ordering a set for the az soon. My string is virtually brand new but his are just better.

Tosi
05-02-2012, 08:51 AM
Ck on what Droppixel said. Not sold as yet on hammerheads. Hammerheads are not a bad string and cable for a new bow purchase, but I think you can get a better quality. I just replaced my FC 400 from Hutch and already have several hundred shots and no issues with peep rotation, string wear and or serving. And the best part is you can pick and chose on colors and halos. Once I got dialed in with a little to no fine tuning (paper tune/broad head tune) the set from hutch is dead on.

droppixel
05-02-2012, 12:18 PM
Ck on what Droppixel said. Not sold as yet on hammerheads. Hammerheads are not a bad string and cable for a new bow purchase, but I think you can get a better quality. I just replaced my FC 400 from Hutch and already have several hundred shots and no issues with peep rotation, string wear and or serving. And the best part is you can pick and chose on colors and halos. Once I got dialed in with a little to no fine tuning (paper tune/broad head tune) the set from hutch is dead on.

I haven't had any twist or anything with mind, just seeing a little separation at the cable posts and just a touch of a friction/scratch whatever you want to call it on the serving where the module settles and a little over the top lobe of the cam. Nothing major, I like to buy custom sets anyway because I am a color nut (graphic designer/artist in me) and the Hammerheads are much better stock strings than in the past and will serve perfectly for a back-up/emergency set.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
05-02-2012, 02:12 PM
One of the biggest things with Hammerhead strings is the are built by machine. Which is a lot better then what they were a few years ago. That doesn't make them a bad string. It just puts them in the mass production mode. Which means some of them are going to be great strings and some might have some issues. The issues I have seen and heard are servings. Which a machine can not sense if it is tight enough or if it is too tight. Like I said this doesn't make it a bad string. The edge a custom string has is colors, servings, added extras and made one at a time.




Hutch:cool:

bfisher
05-02-2012, 05:31 PM
I want to throw something in here. The Hammerhead strings may be mass produced, but are a darn fine string considering that. From what I've seen they have gotten better since last year. For you guys talking about premature serving wear? In most cases this is not a product of poor serving or the serving material. It's because of sharp edges on the cams and/or poor cam alignment (can lean) or module design. Martin would be doing themselves and their consumers a huge favor to change the machining of the cams and modules and put a radius on all the edges like the Nitrous cams had. I haven't had any issues with serving separation so can't say one way or the other on that. Let's just say that Martin strings are far and away better than what comes on most production bows.

That being said, Hey Hutch, do you have Trophy in Mountain Berry. I think I want Mt. Berry for my new Crimson Red Nemisis. I gotta figur out the other color to go with it. How about clear halo serving material.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
05-02-2012, 05:46 PM
That being said, Hey Hutch, do you have Trophy in Mountain Berry. I think I want Mt. Berry for my new Crimson Red Nemisis. I gotta figur out the other color to go with it. How about clear halo serving material.
Sure do have mt berry and clear halo. I believe this is mt berry and silver if it isn't pretend it is. Lol

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Hutch:cool:

bigredhunter00
05-02-2012, 06:47 PM
As said to another post GO HUTCH OR GO HOME!

droppixel
05-02-2012, 08:43 PM
I want to throw something in here. The Hammerhead strings may be mass produced, but are a darn fine string considering that. From what I've seen they have gotten better since last year. For you guys talking about premature serving wear? In most cases this is not a product of poor serving or the serving material. It's because of sharp edges on the cams and/or poor cam alignment (can lean) or module design. Martin would be doing themselves and their consumers a huge favor to change the machining of the cams and modules and put a radius on all the edges like the Nitrous cams had. I haven't had any issues with serving separation so can't say one way or the other on that. Let's just say that Martin strings are far and away better than what comes on most production bows.

That being said, Hey Hutch, do you have Trophy in Mountain Berry. I think I want Mt. Berry for my new Crimson Red Nemisis. I gotta figur out the other color to go with it. How about clear halo serving material.

Two very good points. Like Hutch mentioned if these are done by machine, I noticed a goofy spot where my yoke is served. I'd have to get a picture of it, but the 2 colors have a funny separation in them, not major really. I noticed on my module there was a little bit of a lip, just smoothed it out, no problem. One thing I'm going to keep an eye on with mine is the tick for the 1 goes all the way to the edge, just keeping an eye that it doesn't create an sharp edge itself. Strings are strings and one way or another they are going to need to be replaced so really when you look at the big picture it's no big deal.

MartinMan
05-02-2012, 11:10 PM
As said to another post GO HUTCH OR GO HOME!

I have a set of his strings on a bow that I gave to my father for christmas. It is by far the best set I have had to date. :cool:

justin
05-03-2012, 08:12 AM
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Would this az look good with black and red strings i wonder?

droppixel
05-03-2012, 09:20 AM
Just my opinion, Aliens must always have some green :p

I have seen some black and red on guys bows and it looks pretty sweet if you can get a few other things to highlight it with.

deadeyeshot
05-07-2012, 02:26 AM
Hey there! been shooting my pantera magnum this morning and when i was going to store it i noticed the rubber X thing(string suppresor maybe?) on the bottom came off. I found it and it has been chopped in half presumably by my string. Should I be alarmed?

Thermodude
05-07-2012, 04:25 AM
Hey there! been shooting my pantera magnum this morning and when i was going to store it i noticed the rubber X thing(string suppresor maybe?) on the bottom came off. I found it and it has been chopped in half presumably by my string. Should I be alarmed?

Hello!..................I wouldnt be concerned about that , it happens. Its easy to be replaced by backing out your limb bolts to relaxe the cables or by putting it in a press.

bfisher
05-07-2012, 09:56 AM
If yors has been cut in half then it probably isn't going to be of much use. If you have an archery shop anywhere nearby you can get a replacement. Simms makes a good one and it's of softer rubber. It should slide right on without having to back off the limb bolts. Just pull the string to one side and slip it on the end of the rod. However if your rubber stopper is too close to the string it should be adjusted so that there is about 1/16" between the string and the bumper. There are two setscrews in the riser to loosen to make the adjustment.