VTX Bow Strings-Vapor Trail Archery by JoAnn Herbert

VP HeaderSo you’ve visited archery shops, talked to people about bows they would recommend, agonized over draw length, brace height, and sometimes the color of the bow. You’ve gotten advice about arrows and releases, and let’s not even get into the debate about mechanical or fixed blade broad heads. Now you’ve bought your bow. Here’s where some people might think they can go out back and shoot. Everything has been thought of and researched. What about the strings on your bow? What? Those? They came with the bow so their good, right? That might be a convenience assumption if things like peep sight rotation and creep didn’t live in the archery world. Some elasticity is good, but having to constantly re-tune your bow or turn your peep before drawing back is a waste of time, can affect your bows performance, and worse-the outcome of your hunt. Take for example a truck purchased for off-road use only. Then you put tires made for street use on that very same truck. Sure it might work sometimes, but I would bet good odds you are going to run into more problems and probably just give up on the whole “off-road” deal. It wasn’t the truck-you just didn’t have the right equipment. Same with bow strings. Peep sight rotation and creep are avoidable, but since most beginners in the archery world tend to not be confident about their shooting skills, they might blame themselves not realizing it’s a string issue.

No gaps-no frays! Love my VaporTrail VTX bowstrings! Photo Credit: JoAnn Herbert

No gaps-no frays! Love my VaporTrail VTX bow strings!
Photo Credit: JoAnn Herbert

So that brings around to Vapor Trail VTX Bow Strings, a product designed to eliminate these problems. Since more than one archery shop owner has commented to me on the quality of Vapor Trail’s VTX bow strings, I was pleasantly surprised when Ricky Brule, their bowstring manager, agreed to let me conduct a product review.

A close up shot of the Flo Green/Grey color combination of VTX strings. Photo credit: JoAnn Herbert

A close up shot of the Flo Green/Grey color combination of VTX strings.
Photo credit: JoAnn Herbert

Here are some facts: VTX is made with a blend of synthetic fibers that are proprietary to Vapor Trail.Vapor Trail offers a three-day ship guarantee as well as a thirty-day money back guarantee. If that wasn’t enough, they also offer a one year repair or replace against manufacturer defects. String & Cable defects include peep rotation, string creep and serving separation. That warranty tells me Vapor Trail believes in their product.

At present I am shooting a Bowtech Assassin with a Mossy Oak Treestand finish. My poundage is set on 50 pounds.  I choose a Flo Green and Grey combination with black for the servings and Flo Green bats. Choosing the colors is extremely easy and fun with Vapor Trail’s Bow String Customizer. What this customizer means is that as your order arrives at Vapor Trail, the strings are made, packaged, and sent out direct to you. There are no stacks of bow strings made in mass quantity sitting in a warehouse.This is your order-your colors-your combination-all you need to do is have the strings installed.

Here is a link to get you started on your custom bow string order: vaportrailarchery.com/product/bow-string/

A screen snapshot of the VTX Vapor Trail bowstring customizer. You can start building your strings at: http://www.vaportrailarchery.com/product/bow-string/ Photo credit: JoAnn Herbert

A screen snapshot of the VTX Vapor Trail bowstring customizer. You can start building your strings at: http://www.vaportrailarchery.com/product/bow-string/
Photo credit: JoAnn Herbert

Just choose from the drop down options of bow type; options are compound, traditional or crossbow. From there you can choose your string sets. Then choose VTX as the material type. The next step  is where the fun begins as you can pick your colors for a two color bow string, string bats, servings, and speed buttons. This might take a while as there are twenty-three separate colors to choose from. If I wasn’t so bad at math, I might be able to figure out how many possible color combinations a person could come up with. I’m fairly certain most of us could spend a day at their desk messing around with color combinations.

Step 3 of the Vapor Trail's VTX bowstring customizer. You could spend alot of time just deciding color combinations. Photo credit: JoAnn Herbert

Step 3 of the Vapor Trail’s VTX bowstring customizer. You could spend alot of time just deciding color combinations.
Photo credit: JoAnn Herbert

At the time the strings were installed, we played around with the peep and arrived at the correct position of the peep after about four shots. Yes, it was that quick-I didn’t have to spend half the day at the archery shop. Since then my peep has not moved. I have shot this bow approximately 600 times. I use this bow for target shooting and come hunting season it will be my choice as well. I rely upon products that consistently deliver and VTX strings has done just that. I know this because of those practice sessions out in the backyard or at an archery range. The strings delivered. From ordering to shipping to the knowledge that I can just pick up the phone, call Vapor Trail, and speak to a well-informed person that also enjoys the sport of archery is not the kind of service you can just get anywhere! The staff at Vapor Trail knows archery, are professional, friendly, and courteous.

A close up shot of Flo Green string bats installed on Vapor Trail VTX bowstrings. Photo credit: JoAnn Herbert

A close up shot of Flo Green string bats installed on Vapor Trail VTX bow strings.
Photo credit: JoAnn Herbert

My Bowtech Assassin with Flo Green/Grey color combination. Photo Credit: JoAnn Herbert

My Bowtech Assassin with Flo Green/Grey color combination.
Photo Credit: JoAnn Herbert

Read up on Vapor Trail and find out about VTZ Bow Strings, their staff and all of their products at http://www.vaportrailarchery.com/

Ladies In Camo always will state an MSRP on every products review, however, the strings reviewed are custom ordered-by YOU. MSRP will vary dependent upon your choices and the type of bow. VTX strings are available for compound, traditional or crossbows.

Vapor Trail VTX Bow Strings is the sole property of its rightful owner and used within this writing solely for the promotion of products herein as requested by the product’s manufacturer.
Endorsement Disclosure: Per the guidelines of the Federal Trade Commission, the products reviewed in these product reviews is an endorsement and the writer may have been compensated by “in-kind” payment to review the product.

 

 

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