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Fast Flight Plus Equivalent?

Messages posted to thread:
SBC 12-Mar-23
B.T. 13-Mar-23
Wayne Hess 13-Mar-23
SBC 13-Mar-23
SBC 13-Mar-23
Karl S 13-Mar-23
HEXX 13-Mar-23
trad_bowhunter1965 13-Mar-23
Rick Barbee 13-Mar-23
Rick Barbee 13-Mar-23
George D. Stout 13-Mar-23
Rick Barbee 13-Mar-23
SteveBNY 13-Mar-23
Adam Howard 13-Mar-23
SteveD 13-Mar-23
B.T. 14-Mar-23
longbowguy 18-Mar-23
Bigdog 21 18-Mar-23
Jimmyjumpup 19-Mar-23
Rick Barbee 19-Mar-23
Wayne Hess 19-Mar-23
SBC 19-Mar-23
From: SBC
Date: 12-Mar-23




Anyone know what a good close equivalent is for Fast Flight Plus? The fella I normally get my strings from is out since it's no longer made, and my recurve really shoots well with it and I am in need of a new string.

From: B.T.
Date: 13-Mar-23




I would use D97

From: Wayne Hess
Date: 13-Mar-23




It still being made, Check out , Brownell Archery.com they will show you where to get it. If not . BCY fibers. 652 string.

From: SBC
Date: 13-Mar-23




I will look into that. It may be a case where their websote has not been updated. Thanks for the info.

From: SBC
Date: 13-Mar-23




I just heard from the fella who I get strings from. He confirmed FF+ is back in peoduction, but he will not be stocking it due to availability issues.

Does anyone know of a good source to purchase a FF+ flemished twist string, where I can specify stand count, color, and serving material?

From: Karl S
Date: 13-Mar-23




Shatterproof archery is excellent

From: HEXX
Date: 13-Mar-23




Rhino, used to be called Astro flight. Extreme bowstrings has it.

From: trad_bowhunter1965 Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Mar-23




I have used Fast Flight and plus for years and my bowyer turned me on to D97 I like it better.

From: Rick Barbee
Date: 13-Mar-23




[[[ "Rhino, used to be called Astro flight. Extreme bowstrings has it." ]]]

Bro, I hate to contradict you, but this is incorrect.

They are both made from SK78 grade hmpe, but the Rhino's fibers are spun up completely different, and is much stronger than Astroflight.

Rick

From: Rick Barbee
Date: 13-Mar-23




BCY's 625 Spectra is close to the same thing as Brownell's old FF+.

Close enough, that you won't be able to tell any difference.

Rick

From: George D. Stout
Date: 13-Mar-23




D-97 is not the same, nor does it react in the same way as fF+, at least not for me. Pretty sure it's also a thinner strand but stronger.

From: Rick Barbee
Date: 13-Mar-23




I meant 652 Spectra. Not 625. Sorry

From: SteveBNY
Date: 13-Mar-23




BCY's 652 is the same formula as the original FF. BCY owners working for Brownell developed the formula and held the rights to the process but not the name. When they left, they formed BCY and started marketing the formula as 652 Spectra. Brownell tweaked the formula slightly and renamed it FF2. Only an engineer could tell the difference. BCY went on to become the largest bowstring material manufacturer in the world having more than 90% of the current market. There is a noticeable difference between the 652 and D97 and the newer higher grades of Dyneema.

From: Adam Howard
Date: 13-Mar-23




Skinny Mercury’s for me , love em ….

From: SteveD Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Mar-23




Adam X1.

From: B.T.
Date: 14-Mar-23




I don't see any noticeable differences in Dyneema vs. Spectra.

From: longbowguy
Date: 18-Mar-23




Being very old school, I still use original Fast Flight but my supplies are running low. I thought I had bought a lifetime supply but it is getting close. How do 652 Spectra and newer Dyneema compare, in practical terms? - lbg

From: Bigdog 21
Date: 18-Mar-23




I went to D97 it's good but then I went and tried B-55 only lost a couple fps, but a lot quieter. Really liking it.

From: Jimmyjumpup Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 19-Mar-23




Wow too complicated. Does the string really matter?

From: Rick Barbee
Date: 19-Mar-23




[[[ "Wow too complicated. Does the string really matter?" ]]]

Jack, the string is the heart of the bow.

A good string can turn a crappy bow into a good shooter.

A crappy string can turn a good bow into a crappy shooter.

So, yes - the string does matter. :-)

Rick

From: Wayne Hess
Date: 19-Mar-23




Yes jumping Jimmy, with out a string you can’t shoot your bow.

From: SBC
Date: 19-Mar-23




Thanks for all the replies. I've found a source of FF+.





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