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Chistof C.





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PostPosted: Thu 13 Mar, 2008 3:02 pm    Post subject: Dacron vs. Sinew         Reply with quote

Hey, me again with another question about my handmade AFB. I was wondering If there are any advantages that Dacron bowstring give you over Sinew bowstring or vise-versa (I think that's how you spell it)[/list]
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Joel Minturn





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PostPosted: Thu 13 Mar, 2008 4:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Not an expert on bowstrings by any means but in reading the Bowyers Bible they say that Sinew is not a good bow string material. It has many other uses but being a bowstring really isn't the best use for it. It'll work its just not optimal.
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Lafayette C Curtis




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PostPosted: Fri 14 Mar, 2008 1:10 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Dacron lasts longer with less maintenance--it's a lot less prone to damp and rot. So, unless you're reproducing an antique bow specifically said to have used a sinew bowstring, you could do a lot worse than use Dacron.
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