I make my own strings too, both continuous loop and Flemish. To answer your question, I'm getting 10-15 fps faster with my 24 strand Flemish than the continuous stock string that came with the bow. And they are much faster to make. I can knock one out in about a half hour, serving included. I make a jigless string, so no multi-peg jig is needed. It's much simpler and the string ends all end at the same point. They fluff out when shot and form into a kind of string silencer. The process is the same, except rather than using tapered bundles one uses bundles whose stings are of equal length. There are lots of vidio's on the web explaining the process. Try searching 'making Flemish string' This one is good on how to weave, even though the maker uses a jig: http://www.geocities.com/salampsio/flemish1.htm,
Continuous loop the individual strands are just that continuous. Then the loops served as well as a portion of the string down from the end.
The Flemish string is made of skeins of string and the ends are woven. Serving only ion the middle.
strings since 1968. I always intended to learn how to make flemish but I've never had a problem with the continuous loops. I use Fast Flite materials and they are bullet -proof. I shoot them on Strykers on down to the slowest recurve crossbows. I admire flemish strings but most folks that make them say it takes longer to make flemish (I can knock out an endless loop in about 20 minutes including servings) than the continuous loops and they say the flemish is more of a hassle to keep the length right by twisting and untwisting. The little additional speed gained with the flemish is not that important to me so I guess I'll stick with what I've been doing all these years
I've been looking on the web for instructions on how to make a Flemish string for a crossbow, however all I have been able to find is info on bow strings.
Are there specific articles out there for making crossbow strings? or if not does any one on this site have advice for a newbie of how to work out just how many skeins are needed for a 150IB draw bow and how to actually start things up to make a Flemish string?