Thank you for contacting us with your question. For a couple years now we have been using 452x from BCY. The difference between Zebra Barracuda and Zebra Hybrid is the Barracuda strings go through another very time consuming pre-stretching process here at our facility. Your DXT and Drenalin would be in 452x while your Switchback, if in solid black & white, would be 8125. We have had really good luck with the 452x material so we plan on keeping it awhile. Please email me any time with your questions. Thank you for being such a dedicated Mathews shooter--we really appreciate it.
Mathews Changed Their String Material
Posted 06 February 2008 - 03:40 PM
Posted 07 February 2008 - 10:03 AM
Some folks claim the Dyneemas (852x) strings never stop stretching. I think they eventually settle down. I'm very suspicious that if you don't tie the ends together right when winding the string you'll have issues.
I wind my own strings from Brownell TS+. So far it's been very stable.
Posted 07 February 2008 - 12:16 PM
Winner's Choice still builds in 8125 as their standard. (You can request 452X.) I'm not exactly a big fan of WC, but many I know have had good success and stability with them beyond the original Zebra strings made of the same material. I suspect, as Leo eluded to, a lot of it is in how the string is made/finished and to what degree the string is pre-stretched.
Regardless, Mathews/Zebra has definitely stepped up their string department over the last 3 years or so. IMO, their stability/durability is on par with anyone. Now, if they would just work on their end servings (namely served end loops and cam serving separation) they would really have something special.
PA IHEA & NBEF/IBEP Instructor
Posted 08 October 2008 - 10:07 PM
Shimano Reels/St.Croix Rods
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