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Offline david w.

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dacron flyline backing as a bow string material
« on: August 10, 2007, 02:01:58 pm »
i have a bunch of extra unused braided dacron flyline backing i have no use for,  but i think i might be able to make strings from it.

it's 20lb breaking strength so wouldn't 14 strands of it work in a string?

i will try to post a picture later
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Offline Justin Snyder

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Re: dacron flyline backing as a bow string material
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2007, 02:58:45 pm »
In our lakes and rivers, (puddles and ditches) I have never had mine all the way out to the backing.  I think mine is braided and would stretch to much. Justin
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Offline david w.

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Re: dacron flyline backing as a bow string material
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2007, 03:23:10 pm »
thanks justin.  I will probably stick to the stuff ment for string making.

i might try it though because its not doing any good sitting there
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Offline Pat B

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Re: dacron flyline backing as a bow string material
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2007, 09:44:13 pm »
David, You could use it for wrapping handles. I would probably make a good, non-slip, weather proof grip.     Pat
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Offline Badger

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Re: dacron flyline backing as a bow string material
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2007, 07:04:56 am »
I believe dacron is low stretch. I should work, Steve

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Re: dacron flyline backing as a bow string material
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2007, 02:20:48 am »
what pat said.  i've seen a handle wrapped like that  ;D.  absolutely beautiful.