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    I just bought a new 2011 Martin Dream Catcher. My bow string broke prematurely, maybe due to something sharp cutting it, who knows. My question is what is the best type of bow string material for a flemish string for this recurve? Also can I shoot Fast Flight (Dyneema) out of this bow with out damaging the limbs? If I can shoot Fast Flight string how many stands should I used for the flemish string? Its a 55 lb draw and I am a 28 draw length. Thanks

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    Welcome to the forum, Here is a link that describes each material for Bcy string material.
    http://www.bcyfibers.com/Bowstring.php The other place I would look is Brownell string materials.


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    I have question along this line as well. I have never used a Flemish style string. What are the pro's and con's versus a continous string. I make my own strings and the continous string is quick and easy where as the Flemish looks a little tougher to make to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaverd View Post
    What are the pro's and con's versus a continous string.

    • Flemish Pro's: Looks great, can be made without a jig, some find it relaxing making them, some think they are more 'traditional' (rubbish).
    • Flemish Cons: Noisier (imo), can fall apart more easily, pain in the *** to make (imo lol!), trendy, only used by 'traditional archers', no target archers that I know.
    • Continuous loop Pro's: Stronger, very reliable, quiet.
    • Continuous loop Cons: Needs a jig to make, not very trendy so some will will say WTF if you use one.


    Quote Originally Posted by shaverd View Post
    I make my own strings and the continous string is quick and easy where as the Flemish looks a little tougher to make to me.
    Monotonous would be the word I would use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guiffrida9584 View Post
    Also can I shoot Fast Flight (Dyneema) out of this bow with out damaging the limbs?
    Yep, and 18 strands will do fine. How many stands in the original string?

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