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    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.


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    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.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by droppixel View Post
    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.
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    +++ 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
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    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.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tosi View Post
    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.
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    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.




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    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.
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