FirstString Bow Strings



Our most popular performance focused string configuration.

Ready to shoot.

X-IT Wire


A special and unique blend of materials manufactured by BCY exclusively for FirstString®.

The #1 choice for target archers. 47 String Colors to choose from. 1129 Color Combinations.

Premium Custom

Customized Performance

Offers the most color and performance options with up to 1129 string color combinations and the extremely stable Formula X string material. Hand checked and built for you. 47 String Color to choose from. 1129 Color Combinations.



FirstString® continues to keep the heritage of our sport close. We understand the intent of the forefathers of our sport and strive to keep them alive.

Configurations in Dacron, DF97, 8125, 8190, Formula X and 452X



FirstString® builds strings within the standards of the crossbow industry while focusing on the parameters of each material. This allows you to have the most durable and longest lasting string in the industry.

Why buy FirstString bow strings?

FirstString bow strings are manufactured in the United States by the largest custom bow string manufacturer in the country. We manufacturer a wide variety of quality custom and replacement bow strings, as well as bow accessories. We pride ourselves on the quality of our products and the satisfaction of our customers. FirstString’s customers range from the beginner bow enthusiast to the Professional Hunters and target archers to Olympic bow target shooters and the Traditional enthusiast. If you have a bow and it needs strings we produce the products

Since we started, FirstString has sold more than 5 million strings and cables. We have produced strings and cables for some of the industry’s leading manufacturers of bows and crossbows. Your string and cables will be built by hand in Indiana utilizing all of our knowledge, skill, experience and care. If you are unsure about what replacement string or cables you need, please call us or send us an email. FirstString makes the process simple and easy…

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Dave Cousins

Dave Cousins

Dave Cousins

Dave Cousins (born April 16, 1977), is an American compound archer and former number one ranked compound archer in the world.

He held the FITA 720 world record with a score of 712 until it was broken by Canadian Dietmar Trillus. Dietmar’s record stood at 713 until it was beaten by Liam Grimwood in July 2011. He is considered one of the best archers to ever live, having shoot the most 1400 gents fitas recorded in history by one archer. He has competed several times at International Archery Federation (FITA) world championships in the men’s compound division. He finished 2nd in 2003 at the 42nd World Outdoor Target Championship, 18th in 2005 at the 43rd World Outdoor Target Archery Championships, 9th at the 9th Indoor Archery World Championship in 2007, and 33rd at the Archery World Championships in 2009, in 2010 he won the world field championships held in Visegrad Hungary. He was last ranked number 1 in the world by FITA on June 20, 2005.