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I love my Flemish twist strings! So far I have used B-50, D-97, 8190, and 450+! The 450+ is by far my favorite, it's soft , easy to make, and whisper quiet! Best I've use so far. Black and red favorite colors.
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Used many different materials. But as of now prefer Astro Flite.
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What are the advantages to Astro Flite?? I've heard people say that they like it, but have yet to hear a reason. Could you please enlighten me on it. It seems I'm always looking for something a little better. lol
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My Last Couple of Strings have been made out of Brownell Rhino material.  I like it a lot so far.  Stretches a hair at first but then it looks in tight. 
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I use B-50 on my longbows.  One is an old bow and is not fastflight compatible.  Anybody out there using B-55?  I've heard that it has less stretch than B-50, so I'm thinking about trying that next time I need a string.  
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Been using D10 for the past six months or so.  My 50# range Hill bows seem to like a straight 14 strand over a 10 strand with loops padded to 16.  I serve with .024 Halo.
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Magnus and I got into a discussion over the weekend and he got some input from Nate about the "forgiveness" of B50 regarding shooting characteristics.  Point being that some of the FF string materials are way too touchy.  That said, I placed an order for some B55 over the weekend and hope to find out for myself that Nate's opinion holds true.  I'll gladly give up a few fps for a quieter and more forgiving string.
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After Raging Water and I got done with out No Hogs Seen excursion today, I came home and decided to build a couple of 12 strand B55 strings.  First string I used my normal length measurements that I'd use for FF material for twisting the loops......ended up having to put too many twists in the string for my liking.  With the second string I measured that length for the second loop 1/2" shorter and the string came out perfect. 

I only had to add twists twice to this string and those were as it stretched on the bow before I served it.  Through 60-70 arrows.....no further twisting.  I shot about 40 arrows with no silencers.  I'm pretty impressed by both the reduced noise and by the performance.  The quiet I expected, the FF type performance I was not.  

I then put a pair of 1" wool puffs in the string at the 14" point on a 66" Wesley.  Stealth was achieved and I am very happy with the performance using 10gpp woodies. 

A 12 strand string ended up at .090 so I served with .024 62xs and my Bohning nocks fit the string as they should.

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I started building 9 strand Ultra Cam skinny strings padded to 18 in the loops.  Very impressed with this string.  It ups the performance of any bow I have tried it on.  I had to go up 10# in spine for my 60# Sovereign Ballistik with the skinny string over a Fast Flight string. No stretch,  no vibration and usually quieter.  However I heard they are not going to make it any longer.
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I like TS1-+, reason being I got it on discount an have enough material to last 10 years. [smile] I also a two spools of FF + that I like
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I have been using TS1 Plus ever since Larry Hatfield recommended it to me when it first came out. I have enough to last a few years so I'll have to wait and see what is available then. I have B-50 too but rarely use it.

I tried skinny strings but could not see any advantages. I made a few combining TS1 and B-50 and they held up well and were pretty quiet.

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B-55 definitely superior to B-50. Less stretch & creep. Also significantly reduces that feeling of having strung your bow with a rubber band that B-50 gives,
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D97 and 8125 both good strings.
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Who builds with 452x?  Looking for a recommended strand count for 50# longbows.  Data published by BCY shows recommendations for Cbows only.  Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Rob, I'm using 14 strand with 450plus, is 452X a smaller diameter string?
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Yes, quite a bit smaller.  Thanks anyway Darren.
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