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    Quote Originally Posted by Hutch~n~Son Archery View Post
    Hey Guys, it could be the colors of the strings. I noticed flo green and flo orange and flo pink are different in texture and have less wax on them. The other colors aren't the same. I have been working with a lot of flo colors lately and they are dyed differently as far as I can see. Not exactly sure of what you guys are running into but I haven't run in to it yet. Post a pic and let me see it. May be I can talk to BCY and find out for you.
    One last thing the process of building a string makes a difference. Hammerhead might build differently then I.

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    Well guys I talked with other string builders. They all say that they have not had the problem with fuzzing.



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    Hutch, give me a day or two and I'll put up a pic of what I'm talking about. Just re-waxed my strings before I made this thread. lol Even if they just hang and don't get shot, they seem to fuzz within a week or so. Shooting, they fuzz after 2-3 days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ehunter View Post
    Hutch, give me a day or two and I'll put up a pic of what I'm talking about. Just re-waxed my strings before I made this thread. lol Even if they just hang and don't get shot, they seem to fuzz within a week or so. Shooting, they fuzz after 2-3 days.
    One color over the other? or do they both fuzz.



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    The flo green seems to be the worst, but both are fuzzing. I have an '08 Bullet X still on it's original strings and they are in better shape than the new HH strings. Same for my '09 Moab with Stone Mt. strings.
    2006 Rytera Bullet X 60#---2008 Moab 70#
    2008/12 Firecat 60#--- 2010 Warthog 70#
    2009 Warthog 70#
    2010 Strother SR-71 65# & 2012 Strother Rush 65#
    2012 Strother SX Rush 60# & 2011 Strother Infinity 70#
    BSD strings and cables

    Yeah, I know I'm grumpy and opinionated.

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    It is looking like the process that H&H is building them. They might be burnishing them too much.



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    Remeber, I'm a pool guy not a photographer. lol Waxed the string 2 days ago, shot it for the first time since waxing tonight. This is the result of 45 arrows: 100_0668.JPG100_0669.JPG
    2006 Rytera Bullet X 60#---2008 Moab 70#
    2008/12 Firecat 60#--- 2010 Warthog 70#
    2009 Warthog 70#
    2010 Strother SR-71 65# & 2012 Strother Rush 65#
    2012 Strother SX Rush 60# & 2011 Strother Infinity 70#
    BSD strings and cables

    Yeah, I know I'm grumpy and opinionated.

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    Hard to see in the pic. But my guess is that the gore fiber is not woven in the string material well enough.




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    I don't know about the heat treating. But there is one technique, it is burnishing. It is to take off the excess color wax on the string before you twist it. This is to give the string a good appearance and so that it bundles together well. In my first stages of learning I did this process too much and the string looked dry.
    My guess is this is what they are doing. You have to remember these strings are being produced a 400 to 600 a day. Not a good way to make a string. Unless this is told to Martin, Hammerhead strings won't even know they are having a problem.



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    I have a guess in my Pea Brain so have to ask this Hutch. String material is made from may many tiny fibers, correct? Is it pissible that the strings are over stretched and some of those tiny fibers are actually being torn apart?
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