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Item Number: 8624X
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Price: $9.75
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BCY B55 Polyester Bowstring Material
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (11)
  • Easy to handle (6)
  • Easy to draw (5)
  • Accurate (3)
  • Easy to adjust (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hunting (9)
    • Practice (7)
    • All weather (6)
    • Competition (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (13)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Would buy more but it came with too much

    I love this as bowstring material. I am an amateur bow-maker, so one spool will probably last me a couple years(unless I decide to go crazy).

    The first twenty...Read complete review

    I love this as bowstring material. I am an amateur bow-maker, so one spool will probably last me a couple years(unless I decide to go crazy).

    The first twenty shots on my freshly painted bow stretched the string a little bit, but after five additional twists(flemish style), it stopped stretching all together. I've never used Dacron B50 before, but I imagine this is much like it.

    The price is right, but doesn't make a very good serving string. The serving used to hold the arrows in place without a string nock, but now the arrow nock slides up and down because the serving had elongated, making it too thin to hold an arrow.

    Also: It doesn't seem very waxed, but that shouldn't matter when you twist your bowstring regardless. Whatever amount of wax is there will hold it if you z-twist it a good amount.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Inconsistent

    I ordered a spool of black several months ago: was great!
    This time I ordered a spool of brown (tan?) and a spool of black.
    The tan/brown was...Read complete review

    I ordered a spool of black several months ago: was great!
    This time I ordered a spool of brown (tan?) and a spool of black.
    The tan/brown was great!

    The black was not waxed :(

    Still works but a little hassle.

    Reviewed by 13 customers

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    4.0

    B55 performance is fantastic!

    By Graham the string maker.

    from Calgary, Canada

    About Me Recreational Archer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Adjust
    • Easy To Draw
    • Easy To Handle
    • Highly Stable
    • Very Easy To Work

    Cons

    • Needs A Lot Of Waxing
    • Rapid Initial Stretching

    Best Uses

    • All Weather
    • Great For Trad Bows
    • Hunting
    • Makes Excellent Strings
    • Practice

    Comments about BCY B55 Polyester Bowstring Material:

    B55 product has considerably less stretch than B50 Dacron. B55 rapidly stretches in 1st hour of being strung and stabilizes quickly. Excellent handling properties for Flemish twist construction; highly recommended. String is forgiving to wooden limbs and considerably faster than B50. Worthwhile product for trad string makers.

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    • No

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    4.0

    I will be buying more

    By Midnight Featherstick Shooter

    from Burleson, TX

    About Me Recreational Archer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to work with
    • Tough

    Cons

    • Needs More Wax

    Best Uses

    • Hunting
    • Practice

    Comments about BCY B55 Polyester Bowstring Material:

    I have made strings for my recurve, longbow and I have been trying my hand at making pvc bows. this string material hasn't shown any signs of wear and has very little stretch. The colors have not faded any. I ordered the bright green and blue, they have made for some nice looking strings.
    I do however wish there was a little more wax on it, but that is what they make string wax for I guess.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Works Well

    By Germanic Archer

    from Oostburg, WI

    About Me Beginner

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Competition
      • Hunting
      • Practice
      • Reenactment
      • Shooting

      Comments about BCY B55 Polyester Bowstring Material:

      I've only just begun making strings and this is the first stuff I've used. It works well on the primitive bows I make, I'm satisfied.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Would buy more but it came with too much

      By Mercalyn

      from Orem, UT

      About Me Beginner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Low-stretch
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Not Great For Serving

      Best Uses

        Comments about BCY B55 Polyester Bowstring Material:

        I love this as bowstring material. I am an amateur bow-maker, so one spool will probably last me a couple years(unless I decide to go crazy).

        The first twenty shots on my freshly painted bow stretched the string a little bit, but after five additional twists(flemish style), it stopped stretching all together. I've never used Dacron B50 before, but I imagine this is much like it.

        The price is right, but doesn't make a very good serving string. The serving used to hold the arrows in place without a string nock, but now the arrow nock slides up and down because the serving had elongated, making it too thin to hold an arrow.

        Also: It doesn't seem very waxed, but that shouldn't matter when you twist your bowstring regardless. Whatever amount of wax is there will hold it if you z-twist it a good amount.

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        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        flemish b55 strings

        By iron mike

        from ojai california

        About Me Expert Archer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Durable
        • Easy To Adjust
        • Easy To Draw
        • Easy To Handle
        • Powerful
        • Top Shelf Material

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about BCY B55 Polyester Bowstring Material:

            this makes a nice flemish string,quiet and smooth.i have it on a 60# osage self bow,and it is silent.i also use it on my 60# 52"brush bow/horsebow,and again smooth and silent..

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            • No

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            5.0

            BCY B-55

            By Mossytop

            from Oregon

            About Me Recreational Archer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Draw
            • Easy To Handle

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Weather
              • Competition
              • Good Weather
              • Hunting
              • Practice

              Comments about BCY B55 Polyester Bowstring Material:

              B-55 adds a little less stretch than B-50, but is still safe on most every traditional bow.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Delivery was fast! Like always with 3Rivers.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              3.0

              Inconsistent

              By The dreamer

              from Happiness

              About Me Recreational Archer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about BCY B55 Polyester Bowstring Material:

                    I ordered a spool of black several months ago: was great!
                    This time I ordered a spool of brown (tan?) and a spool of black.
                    The tan/brown was great!

                    The black was not waxed :(

                    Still works but a little hassle.

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    B55 material

                    By Jeff D

                    from Colorado

                    About Me Competitive Archer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Draw
                    • Easy To Handle

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • All Weather
                      • Competition
                      • Hunting
                      • Practice
                      • Reenactment

                      Comments about BCY B55 Polyester Bowstring Material:

                      GoT B55 to learn how to makes strings economically without paying a lot for the low stretch material. Very easy to work an learn with. The performance on my bows fast been outstanding. Can't tell the difference between this and D97.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great product

                      By Grizzly

                      from Pocatello, Idaho

                      About Me Recreational Archer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Hunting

                        Comments about BCY B55 Polyester Bowstring Material:

                        Make string for my recurve and long bow

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        I luv the new B55 for strings

                        By Lefty

                        from Eau Claire Wisconsin

                        About Me Competitive Archer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • B55 Is Awesome
                        • Durable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • All Weather
                          • Competition
                          • Good Weather
                          • Hunting

                          Comments about BCY B55 Polyester Bowstring Material:

                          B55 is an awesome string material. I build quite a few strings and have been making strings since 1983
                          And I even had a traditional shop out of my home for 4 years but then it was cutting into my hunting time. But I still make flemish and endless strings.
                          And enjoy using B55

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