SBD strings - Tine Tickler

Bought a Couple SBD strings, and had to retune my bows, and go too stiffer spined arrow. Any increase in speed was negated by having to shoot heavier arrows? not that that's a bad thing!!I guess I consider it a plus. Just wondering what others have experienced with them! getting 160 ft/ps with 490 gr. carbon out of my old 90's MAB 45lb @ 29in. had to go too 5575's cut 30"and 175gr point. instead of 3555's that I've been using! Is that pretty much what others have experienced??

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Dave Lay
March 17th, 2014 06:03:49pm
I have one on each of my PSA's and 2 spares ! Im a firm believer in them, just in how quiet my bows are with them, I did notice some increase in spine needed but it wasn't enough to re tune for. im shooting a 2020 xx75 @620 grains out of a 60 lb PSA I have no idea of what fps im at

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Willie
March 17th, 2014 06:03:13pm
i had them on 4 bows and shot them a lot but i finally took them off.the reason is from my experience: they felt to small for me and i had the 10 strand.i didnt like the feeling of pulling what felt like wire. i like the spungy feeling on a string when i pull it and with sbd it felt like no give (wire).i did have to retune just a little.i noticed at full draw it seemed to stack more (no forgiveness).the BW is a little more forgiving with the D97 string IMO.

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DennyK
March 19th, 2014 07:03:32pm

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X2 with what Dave Said.

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Big Dog
March 20th, 2014 08:03:41am
When I tried it all I did was adjust my brace height a little. I think it all depends whether you are on the border of being in tolerane for spine. I did not notice a big gain in speed but talk about quiet...man! I did eventually go back to the Black Widow string though....just seems a little more stable forgiving....jmo. Regards.

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Paul M
March 20th, 2014 09:03:56pm

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I had a sbd string on my psa and my bow was slower and did not think it was loud to begin with. I switched back to the widow string. my bow is 55# and it can handle the widow string may try one one my 43# PSR though its louder but ok w limb savers

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DennyK
March 21st, 2014 10:03:04am

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I'm curious to find out what type of silencers you are using on your strings? Also do you have the recurve wraps on them? Thanks! Denny

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Tine Tickler
March 21st, 2014 11:03:29am

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I use cat wiskers at nine and fourteen in. all my bows are wisper quiet.I shoot a little over 10lb per pound of bow weight that helps! This last fall I put the Styk Tamers on my main hunting bow, and just love them. They help with any noise, and work as great brush buttons, but best of all when hanging your bow when your on stand the hanger doesn't get between your limb and string. I will be putting them on my other Widows as well, they are a little spendy though!!

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DennyK
March 21st, 2014 01:03:03pm

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Same here-top limb 9 & 15 inches from string loop-bottom limb 10 & 16. Along with recureve wraps, no issues with noise-Also arrows about 11 gpp of bow weight.

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Wannaarcher
March 22nd, 2014 02:03:48pm

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I tried SBD 8 strand. Yes I too had to go to stiffer 5575 instead of m 3555s, primarily to quiet the bow though. Still, just could not get it as quiet as with the Black Widow strings. Testing on the chrono, there was not much difference in FPS. Keeping a relatively high brace height of 8.75" gets my BW string quiet. Not so on the SBD. Thanks for sharing your experience. I know so many guys swear by the SBD strings and Pierre is a great guy to deal with. So I was disappointed. Scott

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Andy Man
March 22nd, 2014 02:03:24pm

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Shooting a Rick Barbee string on one of my BW recurves (10 strand I think) changed the tone some but not sure its really any quieter, minimal if any speed change; did weaken spine of arrow slightly, but not enough to have to change arrows Using the standard 14 strand (BW) string on my PL and does just fine Put a Rick Barbee string on a FOX maverick recurve: definately improved performance in speed and quietness, there was no doubt there with this bow
Milan Liesener

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