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Matrix string length?

Post by CarlV » Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:04 pm

Looking for how long the string on my Matrix 350 is? All I can find is that it's a "Matrix" length.

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Re: Matrix string length?

Post by CarlV » Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:53 pm

And I did pull it and measure it at 31 3/8"

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Re: Matrix string length?

Post by nchunterkw » Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:38 pm

Sounds about right.
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Re: Matrix string length?

Post by CarlV » Sat Feb 20, 2016 6:40 am

nchunterkw wrote:Sounds about right.
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Re: Matrix string length?

Post by vixenmaster » Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:32 am

The strings vary from maker to maker, mine on the servin jig are 30 3/4 from inside hook to hook n jus twist them to yer brace ht.
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Re: Matrix string length?

Post by 8ptbuk » Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:53 am

I measure mine on the stretcher from the outer most ends of the loops . 31 3/4" will give you about a 5/8" brace height , 31 5/8" will give you a 3/4" brace height . Brace height measurements are taken from the Riser/Rail seam . I want my finished Strings to have 8/12 twist in them when I achieve these length's and brace heights . Every builder has his own formulas and methods this is mine :D
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Re: Matrix string length?

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Re: Matrix string length?

Post by hankenhunter » Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:03 pm

Other than being long enough, the next most important thing is loop size. To big a loop size could cause a spontaneous and unintended string removal. My string guru makes them nice and tight so that with stretching they are still tight. My question is (if I've asked this before, my apologies) if you have oversized loops is it possible to tighten them up by serving them tighter or will that cause problems? Thanks,
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Re: Matrix string length?

Post by vixenmaster » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:49 pm

Hank some of my loops were abit long. Yup i jus served the loops some. I even put a few clinch knots in my some, no ill effects
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Re: Matrix string length?

Post by hankenhunter » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:10 pm

vixenmaster wrote:Hank some of my loops were abit long. Yup i jus served the loops some. I even put a few clinch knots in my some, no ill effects
No Mike. Your loops were perfect. I was referring to a string that a newbie made me when I first hooked up with the forum. I never used it because the the loops gave me that tingling feeling in my guts that says here lies danger. So it's been hangin in the man closest ever since. If I serve it tighter I can give it to my brother whom I consider to be far more expendable than me. :lol: I haven't found any flaws in your strings nor do I expect to. Cheers,
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Re: Matrix string length?

Post by jefrohio » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:46 am

What's the consensus on the ideal loop size? Also for you string twisters if you were making a string specifically for a matrix grizzly/Cub would you alter the length a little to achieve a 1 1/2" brace ht. ?? Jeff
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Re: Matrix string length?

Post by vixenmaster » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:04 pm

No need to alter jus twist up or down to suit yerself n the speed yer tryin to achive.Loop size on Matrix/Micro's i prefer 14 twists plus the barrel splice run
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Re: Matrix string length?

Post by xcaliber » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:41 pm

Jeff, i have only made a few for that model, and was told by Excalibur that all Matrix Strings are made to the same length. After i take the tension off mine they measure 31" after relaxing overnight. This works well for my two bows, and no complaints from any Matrix owners I make strings for. As for the tag ends, I go 16 twists after forming my loops, then snip the tags when the string is stretched.
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