The Flemish String
I recently had the
opportunity to test and review the Excalibur
Flemish string and, simply put I am amazed!
The Flemish string is an accessory that
Excalibur crossbow offers as a
replacement-upgrade for the standard Excel
String (the one that comes with your Excalibur
The Flemish string is a little more expensive
than the standard at $25 versus $20 MSRP, but it
delivers a lot more.
First off is is much better looking:
two tone grey-black twisted string is the
perfect accent for the classic looking Excalibur
recurve. Then on the performance side it really
Thanks to its extra-low stretch fast flight
construction the Excalibur Flemish String is
more performing then the standard Excel Dacron
string. How much faster? See the table below.
Easton Aluminum 2219
Weights in grains and speeds in feet
For this test we used the Excalibur Equinox
The speed increase is considerable especially
considering that it only needs a string
replacement and the new faster string costs just
$5 more than the standard.
You may have noted that we tested the Excalibur
arrow with a 100 grains point. This is due to
the fact that both the Excalibur Firebolt arrow
and the 100 grains field point are part of the
Accessory kit that Excalibur sells under the
name “the right stuff” therefore this setup may
be considered as the manufacturer recommended.
Note that the Flemish string is only available
as an upgrade to Excalibur Crossbows with MagTip
moulded limbs tip , using it on pre 2001
crossbows with carved tips may destroy you limbs
and cause serious injury , If you are not sure
contact the manufacturer o you local archery
shop, remember that safety is always rule #1!
To replace the string we used “the stringer” an
accessory specifically developed by Excalibur to
field replace your string.
As an added bonus the Flemish string is also
quieter, sound pressure, measured as usual 1
meter on the side is proved to be quieter than
the standard string. Using Aluminum arrow
(Easton 2219+125 grains field points) we
measured 93-94 DB with the standard Excel String
, with the faster Flemish string we measured
91.5-92 DB . It may not be a lot but, hey, it
comes for free…
The Excalibur Flemish string is a must have
accessory, not only it considerably upgrades the
performance of your Excalibur crossbow but it
also makes it quieter and better looking .