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  • December 14, 2013 at 11:26 am #610954 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
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    I’m surprised there is no info from the Mathews’ Dealer show about the new Zebra Trophy Strings. The Zebra Trophy strings now replace the Mathews Genuine strings. Both the Zebra Trophy strings and Hybrid strings are now guaranteed to virtually eliminate peep rotation and serving separation, although I can’t find on the website what the warranty terms/period is.

    Also the Zebra Strings website is back up. Check it out … I don’t believe there is an upcharge for custom string colors.

    http://www.zebrastrings.com/product/zebra-trophy/

    December 14, 2013 at 11:35 am #610958 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
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    Thanks – I saw this on FB and forgot to look at it closer. I’m hoping this is what is on the new bows or custom order for string and cables when you order a bow.
    December 14, 2013 at 12:13 pm #610962 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
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    The Mission bows come with the Zebra Hybrid strings, and the Mathews bows came with the Mathews Genuine strings, so most likely they’d now have the Trophy strings, but good question.

    All I can find online is the standard press release on the Zebra Trophy strings, which doesn’t give any details on how the Trophy strings differ from the Hybrid strings … presumably the Trophy series uses the latest BCY fiber blend, like the 17% Vectran X-string ????? {#emotions_dlg.typotux}

    I just built a 2-cam string and cables set for my old Browning 6T6 Heat out of Brownell Astro-Flight (100% HMPE). With BCY 452x, 35% Vectran blend,  the bow sounded like a .30-.30 going off, but with the Astro-Flight the shot is much softer and only sounds like a .22, even after I raised the limb pivots to increase preloading and strung the bow to 80# peak DW instead of the original 70# … but shooting at about 73#. I didn’t gain any speed, which just about every string manufacturer claims but never seems to work out, but the shootability is much better.

    I haven’t had a chance to try the new BCY X-fiber, but considering the 8190x material made my Monster much less ‘twangy’, I’m interested in how the Zebra Trophy strings compare. I might just put the Zebra Trophy strings on the Z7 Mag instead of the Winners Choice … first, I’m waiting on Zebra Strings to respond to my question about warranty.

    December 14, 2013 at 2:46 pm #610991 Back to Top REPORT
    jeeper
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    Brian, you always seem to be up-to-date with this stuff, so please let us know (if and when you find out) if the Zebra Trophy strings come with new orders. Sounds like they would be nice on the Heli-m I’ve ordered. Thanks.
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    December 14, 2013 at 3:12 pm #610993 Back to Top REPORT
    99fatboy
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    there was a bunch of activity at the booth but, our rep never said a word about it and I never took the time to stop by and get the scoop. sorry
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    December 14, 2013 at 6:35 pm #611006 Back to Top REPORT
    vince71969
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    The new Mathews bows come standard with the Zebra Trophy strings ;)
    December 14, 2013 at 7:38 pm #611024 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
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    {#emotions_dlg.mathews_cool} …
    December 14, 2013 at 7:52 pm #611034 Back to Top REPORT
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    So will my Creed come with the Zebra Trophy strings? Or the Mathews Genuine Bow String? I just ordered the Creed, thats why Im asking.. That would be cool if my Creed came with the new strings so I could compare to my Helim and Monster
    December 14, 2013 at 8:06 pm #611036 Back to Top REPORT

    MX9799

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    Anybody know if/when we’ll be able to get a replacement Zebra Trophy String for an older bow, or will replacements for older models just be the Mathews Genuine Strings?
    December 14, 2013 at 8:25 pm #611038 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
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    You can order the Trophy strings from your Mathews dealer now …  use the String Builder to select your colors and serving color.
    December 14, 2013 at 8:34 pm #611042 Back to Top REPORT
    bowcrazy30-2
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    You can order the Trophy strings from your Mathews dealer now … use the String Builder to select your colors and serving color.

    Thank you gjarcher, I didnt even think about that! Thanks again buddy!! {#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}

    December 15, 2013 at 6:44 am #611100 Back to Top REPORT
    tedd3
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    I’m reading some great reviews from string makers over on AT who are using the new BCY X.  I’ll be interested to learn more about the Zebra Trophy strings.
    December 17, 2013 at 11:30 am #611335 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
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    I talked with Zebra Strings:
    - The BCY material used is not BCY X. Zebra Strings explained the BCY X material is very new and they have not done enough testing to be assured of its performance.
    - The Trophy and Hybrid strings use the same BCY material.
    - The difference between the Trophy and Hybrid string is the string making process. The Trophy strings use a much more labor intensive, proprietary layup and better in process QC then the Hybrid strings.
    - The Trophy Strings come on all new Mathews Bows. The Mission line uses the Hybrid strings.
    - Zebra Strings’ policy on Trophy Strings is similar to Mathews’ Customer Service policy, in that Zebra Strings intends to provide customer satisfaction as long as wear and tear is reasonable, and the product doesn’t show abuse, etc. There is no stated warranty period. If there is a problem, you can take the string to your Mathews Dealer or Contact Zebra Strings direct.

    Zebra Strings
    919 River Road, P.O. Box 367
    Sparta, WI 54656

    Phone: (608) 269-1235

    Email: support@zebrastrings.com (Note: The website is only a week old and the email contact may not be working. I received a Mail Delivery Failure notice from my ISP)

    December 17, 2013 at 12:02 pm #611340 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
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    Thanks again for sharing all that information and it sounds like an improved process with these string and cables.
    December 17, 2013 at 2:49 pm #611363 Back to Top REPORT
    fasted22
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    Hello all, could someone please tell me the names of the colors for the strings that come on a Heli-m? The standard brown and tan or yellow, what are the names of the colors, speckled brown?? Don’t know, please help. Thanks for your reply!
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