60X Custom Strings is quickly becoming well known for the quality our of longbow & recurve bow string replacements. By offering 10 bowstring materials from BCY and Brownell you are sure to find a new bow string that will get your longbow or recurve shooting like new again. At this time we only offer endless loop bowstrings and do not make flemish or ‘skinny’ bowstrings. We also are not able to build the English or Mongolian longbow strings that require the extra large end loops. If your longbow or recurve is not Fast Flight compatible we recommend using the Dacron bowstring material. If your bow is Fast Flight compatible we recommend either BCY X, 8125G or Brownell Fury. These 3 bowstring materials are super popular with our customers and have proven to give the best performance and results with our longbow and recurve bow strings. All replacement bowstrings will work with both traditional and olympic style shooting. The strand count will vary as each material has a different diameter. All of our traditional strings will have a black center serving with the exception of Dacron & Fast Flight. Those two materials will have a color matched center. With over 600 national and 150 world championships it's no wonder why 60X is the industry leader in recurve & longbow strings. By combining a proprietary process and our state of the art production facility we are able to build the best bow strings in the industry that exceed customer expectations.
As a general rule of thumb the actual length of the string needed for a recurve or longbow will be 3″ shorter than AMO length of the bow. The AMO length is often stamped on the bow along with the poundage and draw length. With that said the AMO standards aren’t always followed. If your bow does not have a string or you want to double check the measurement by measuring the bow unstrung. To do so measure from string groove to string groove following the curve of the limbs and along the belly of the bow.
Bowstrings are measured at the industry standard of 100lbs of tension so please order accordingly. If measuring hand tight the bowstring will measure up to 1″ shorter depending on bow string material. Returns are not accepted on custom colors if incorrect length is ordered. Please contact us with any questions prior to ordering.