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String Material Differences

Dec 26, 2018 8:45:00 AM / by Nathan Brooks

After being in the string making business for many years, I can say with the utmost confidence that when it comes to color coordinating strings and bows, guys are much more particular than the gals.  Yes. It’s true. But I’ll admit that it does look really good when a bow and all of its accessories match.  For that reason, bowstring manufacturers offer an endless amount of color choices for you to outfit your rig. But does the color choice make a difference in the quality of the finished product?

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The color of dye used on the strand does not make a difference in breaking strength. It can, however, make a slight difference in the overall diameter when bundling all the strands together to make a complete string. For example, a 24 strand string made of entirely red strands might be slightly different in overall diameter compared to a 24 strand natural color string. But the overall breaking strength will be very similar. 

A single colored string is one strand of material wrapped to the desired number of strands. A multi-colored string is made up of 2 or more colors of different bundles of strands. Therefore, a single colored string has a higher breaking strength and usually makes for cleaner/smoother serving surfaces with a less “ropy” appearance. However, to put your mind at ease, I will note that a multi-colored string is still extremely capable of withstanding your bows working load pressure. So, when you are choosing your next colors you might keep this information in mind.  

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