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gravedigger
02-25-2011, 04:10 PM
well a few weeks back i was talking about upgrading my string to some winnerschoice.first reson is ive been told to toss the stock string.second is winnerschoice is made in my home state of oregon.i like to keep it local ya know.the problem is i orded it about 3 or more weeks ago and the first time it came in the string was for a hoyt all jackd up so they sent it back and reorderd.second time it came in the string was a right fit but the rap around the string for the nocking point was off an inch or a bit more.now the shop has my bow because they want to put it on and make sure it fits befor i drive an hour there and a hour back.once againim waiting for string to come in.so has anyone else had problems with winnerschoice?. i really want my bow bak,i feel a bit naked with out it......your local neiborhood friendly gravedigger...i look forward to your input,answers and general insight

Spiker
02-25-2011, 06:15 PM
I would call a custom string maker rather than a mass produce place.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
02-25-2011, 06:22 PM
I second that!

Hutch:cool:

gravedigger
02-25-2011, 06:32 PM
i am giving them onemore chance.i did pay for it allready.if its wrong this time around then im getting my money back and going with somthing else.and it was 120 for the string

Spiker
02-25-2011, 06:33 PM
$120 for a winners choice string ????

gravedigger
02-25-2011, 07:25 PM
string and cabel.120 is what the shop charged me.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
02-26-2011, 02:35 AM
Trendy brand name that is why it costs so much. Most string builders are $50.-$70 dollars of the same quality.


Hutch:cool:

bucknuts17
02-26-2011, 04:25 AM
gravediggermtv winners choice strings are some of the best in the industry. hands down! i think i spent 100+ over a year ago, amazing is the word i use over old factory strings, peep hasn't moved since, d loop hasn't moved since. fps went up, over 4ooo shots since no infamous tuning problems at all, dont get buyers remourse yet call winners choice if your not happy, they'll take care of you, you won't be sorry when it comes to performance.

bucknuts17
02-26-2011, 04:33 AM
winners choice phone no. is 541-575-0818

SonnyThomas
02-26-2011, 04:43 AM
Okay, this all your fault. You picked on another one of my dislikes of archery.
Buying something that is not needed.

Winner's Choice is fairly good at sending what is ordered so I wonder if some one else didn't screw up.

Next, so there was something wrong with the strings you had or just got conned into switching?

I don't switch out new strings, period. I've dealt with enough strings that the only ones that get pitch are the ones that keep on stretching. Just like right now, I know of 3 Martins, Bengal, Leopard, and Slayer, 2008 models, that still have the factory strings and still going strong. Yes, one took a bit of playing with, but the owner is happy to have had to invest in a new set of strings. And yes, some strings just take longer to settle down. Is it so terrible to go through a 1000 shots to settle down your strings, get 15,000 shots out of them and save a $120 and waiting period for installing new strings?

Me, I have a Hoyt UltraTec with the FUSE strings that are just about old enough to vote, no creep, no stretch, no peep twist. And what do I hear? FUSE strings are junk. Just this past summer I changed out a set of FUSE strings that had some 15,000 shots on them - Changed only because I got a new set to try.... M&R Strings. Won't tell you the price because you'll cry.

Winners' Choice has been around long enough it can demand a hefty price, but like some already said, there are other top quality string producers. I have 3 to chose from for the shop. M&R, Kent's and Chillicothe Custom Strings. Chillicothe is a bit higher, $10, but he builds within 24 hours of order and he guarantees me 48 hours delivery because we are so close - hand delivers, not postal.

parttimr
02-26-2011, 05:49 AM
What about Vapor Trails? They seem to get lots of good reviews and they seemed priced just right and heard nothing but good things on their customer service. Did check out the M & R site and they are in the same ball park though price wise.

elkslayer4x5
02-26-2011, 09:05 AM
"Trendy brand name that is why it costs so much. Most string builders are $50.-$70 dollars of the same quality."


Hutch
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http://s745.photobucket.com/albums/x...t=101_2268.mp4

Get that new jig set up yet, Hutch? :)

bfisher
02-26-2011, 09:43 AM
"Trendy brand name that is why it costs so much. Most string builders are $50.-$70 dollars of the same quality."


Hutch
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2010 Bengal Tru Ball Cyclone, GWS Pro Hunter Single Pin Sight, Bodoodle Zapper 300, S-Coil Stabilizer, STS, Grayling Four arrow quiver. Hutch~n~Son Archery custom built string. The Super Shooter! take a look!
http://s745.photobucket.com/albums/x...t=101_2268.mp4

Get that new jig set up yet, Hutch? :)

Agreed, I have WC's on an older bow. I also have had Bucknasty, Prostrings, and some by Mike Myers, a local guy here and frankly all three were nicer in appearance and just as stable as the WC's, but for about half the cost.

Not bashing WC as they average about $100 a set (retail) and if your shop charged you $20 to install them then that's a fair price for the labor. All some of us are saying is that many string makers have adopted the quality procedures of prestretching, twisting, and serving under tension that WC started doing years ago. They just aren't as expensive. You don't always have to pay a premium for quality.

MLN1963
02-26-2011, 10:03 AM
Trendy brand name that is why it costs so much. Most string builders are $50.-$70 dollars of the same quality.


Hutch:cool:

Don't some of the members on this forum that make strings? Is there a list of those members anywhere? :D

gravedigger
02-26-2011, 10:03 AM
from the get go i have had peep twist with the stock string,ive got well over 4000 shots on the stock string.and yes it was still in good shape.but i have herd great thing about wc and well i like to suport my local shops even if it does cost a bit more.im sure i will get my moneys worth if its corect this time around.if not im geting a refund and going someware else.the snow has came in and i want to go shoot the 3d corse.it too much fun in the snow.the shop i go through called wc infont of me the second time gave them all specs,told them what needs to be fixed,and are offering me a 6pk of muzzys and shipping my bow to my front door for free when its all corect.so the price will be at 83 dollars when all is said and done.and really the shop did not have to do that because it was not ther fault.wc better get it right this time or someone else is geting my money.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
02-26-2011, 10:23 AM
I build strings and I understand a lot of string builders have a hard time with specs. I know my own bow was not in normal specs. I have built a few strings for people and I had no problem, I had the bow in hand. But I have built strings for some customers 5 states over, with out the bow in hand. That gets a little more difficult. So I usually send them a form to fill out so I have the exact measurements. Thus solving the problem of remaking a string. So buying WC'S isn't a problem to me. It is the cost that is involved. But they have to make their overhead so who am I to say.

I hope it works out well for you gravediggermtv. And hopefully the next time you need a string I will have my shop at least half finished so I can build you a string at half the $120. And if you stay on here long enough we will show you how to do it yourself.;)

Hutch:cool:

MLN1963
02-26-2011, 10:27 AM
And hopefully the next time you need a string I will have my shop at least half finished so I can build you a string at half the $120. And if you stay on here long enough we will show you how to do it yourself.;)
Hutch:cool:

I will stay tuned for string building 101.

gravedigger
02-26-2011, 11:55 AM
I build strings and I understand a lot of string builders have a hard time with specs. I know my own bow was not in normal specs. I have built a few strings for people and I had no problem, I had the bow in hand. But I have built strings for some customers 5 states over, with out the bow in hand. That gets a little more difficult. So I usually send them a form to fill out so I have the exact measurements. Thus solving the problem of remaking a string. So buying WC'S isn't a problem to me. It is the cost that is involved. But they have to make their overhead so who am I to say.

I hope it works out well for you gravediggermtv. And hopefully the next time you need a string I will have my shop at least half finished so I can build you a string at half the $120. And if you stay on here long enough we will show you how to do it yourself.;)

Hutch:cool:

oh ya i will be on here for as long as i have internet.this place is a welth of knowladge.im allways lookng to learn and thats wht ive been doing.as far as wc,i really hope they get it right.i want to fling some arrows.only 6 months till elk seson.i would for sure have you build me a string for my nex bow.this wc should last me a bit.

gravedigger
03-02-2011, 03:30 PM
well i just got my bow back:D.i could not wait,so i called the shop just to see ware they were at on it,and well they just got done with the set up and were getting ready to call ther ups guy to come pick it up..i said NO im on my way.there is no way i could have waited another week.im not good at hurry up and wait.the set up is nice i like it alot now that i can shoot.also i got a good friend of mine to pic out a bow.in no way shape or form did i coax him on what to get.he shot a few differnt brands and went with the exile.100% pacage 450$.we have another member of the martin family:D

MLN1963
03-02-2011, 04:22 PM
.100% pacage 450$.we have another member of the martin family:D

What did he get in the package for $450? That is a good deal if it is everything.

gravedigger
03-02-2011, 04:41 PM
dropaway rest,relase,5 arrows,quiver,4 pin sight, he is 100% ready to rock.they were having a sale of some sort.regular package is 488.not the best of products but it will work great for him.i dont know what kind of arrows.i was more focused on my bow

RLW
03-03-2011, 08:12 AM
well a few weeks back i was talking about upgrading my string to some winnerschoice.first reson is ive been told to toss the stock string.second is winnerschoice is made in my home state of oregon.i like to keep it local ya know.the problem is i orded it about 3 or more weeks ago and the first time it came in the string was for a hoyt all jackd up so they sent it back and reorderd.second time it came in the string was a right fit but the rap around the string for the nocking point was off an inch or a bit more.now the shop has my bow because they want to put it on and make sure it fits befor i drive an hour there and a hour back.once againim waiting for string to come in.so has anyone else had problems with winnerschoice?. i really want my bow bak,i feel a bit naked with out it......your local neiborhood friendly gravedigger...i look forward to your input,answers and general insight

I did not like my Bengals stock string/cable and had my local Cabela's order and install a set of Winners Choice for me early last year. Little slow to get and did have some frustrating store install issues that I finally just corrected myself, but the string/cable themselves have been great.

CaptJJ
03-04-2011, 03:07 PM
I gave up on WC after having "issues" with every order. Last two sets have been Vapor Trail and I couldn't be happier; great quality, quick to ship and much better price; best of all: no problems.;)