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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Cable Slides

Cable SlidesHow many times have you changed a set of strings and neglected to replace the cable slides?

In today’s market a lot of bows have rollers in place of the traditional cable slide. For those of you who don’t. Ask your self this question: What part of my bow creates the most friction? The cable slide is a good answer. Each time you draw your bow and release the string the slide moves on the cable guard and the cables run through the slide. Probably one of the most overlooked parts on a bow is the cable slide. We spend hundreds of dollars each year maintaining and enjoying the sport of archery and sell ourselves short of optimum tuning and shoot ability for less than $10. A worn out slide will create extra friction on the cable guard-causing reduced speed, be more likely to chatter on those cold and wet mornings in the woods, and cause cables to wear out quicker. Do your self a favor and change your slide on a regular basis.