FF V DACRON

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FF V DACRON

#1 Post by Ian Turner » Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:42 pm

Hi all how does one figure ot if a string is FF or Dacron?
Also what are the benefits of FF over Dacron and does it make a real difference in the average 40# longbow or recurve?
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Re: FF V DACRON

#2 Post by little arrows » Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:02 pm

HI Ian,

The main difference is FF / Astroflight / Dyneema / dyna etc etc is slightly thinner than Dacron. If the string came with a new bow the manufacturer will probably be the best bet to check the website for info or ask the question directly, and same would apply of a private purchase, unless said person doesn't know then I would suggest refer to manufacturer......
clear as mud really ;)

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Re: FF V DACRON

#3 Post by greybeard » Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:00 pm

Hi Ian,

For what it is worth have a read of the following document.

Daryl.
Strings Materials.doc
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"And you must not stick for a groat or twelvepence more than another man would give, if it be a good bow.
For a good bow twice paid for, is better than an ill bow once broken.
[Ascham]

“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” [Einstein]

I am old enough to make my own decisions....Just not young enough to remember what I decided!....

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Re: FF V DACRON

#4 Post by Ian Turner » Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:21 pm

Thanks Daryl.
By the by are you still making bows?
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Re: FF V DACRON

#5 Post by Stickbow Hunter » Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:54 pm

Ian, one way to check the difference is to try and cut an end strand with scissors; the FF won't cut, or be very difficult to cut, but the Dacron can be cut relatively easy. I found with my glass composite longbows DynaFlight 97 gave an increase in arrow speed equal to a bow with a five pound heavier draw weight.

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Re: FF V DACRON

#6 Post by greybeard » Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:12 pm

Ian Turner wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:21 pm

By the by are you still making bows?
Hi Ian,

I am making some basic shoot off the knuckle longbows and Danish flat bows for the re-enactors.

Realistically I could get a better hourly pay rate working the checkout at my local supermarket.

Daryl.
"And you must not stick for a groat or twelvepence more than another man would give, if it be a good bow.
For a good bow twice paid for, is better than an ill bow once broken.
[Ascham]

“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” [Einstein]

I am old enough to make my own decisions....Just not young enough to remember what I decided!....

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Re: FF V DACRON

#7 Post by Ian Turner » Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:53 pm

Hi Jeff wow thats quite a difference.
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