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Old 04-27-2013, 07:13 PM   #706
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Interesting result:

Note how the ZX curve starts off with much steeper slope than the poly in the first hour of the stretch. But after 5 hours, the ZX starts to level off faster than the poly (Prince Tournament Poly 16). The poly keeps on creeping (the creep rate slows, but really never hits a plateau). In contrast, the ZX starts to hold once it reaches its plateau (similar to kevlar, except that kevlar reaches its plateau much faster at a given tensile load).

It's noteworthy that the ZX loses a lot more tension initially than the poly, consistent with my finding that it seems to require a higher tension than poly.
BLX Blade 98. 26.75". 13.195 oz., 12.55", 357 SW. 16x20 (outer mains skipped)
Pre-Stretched Ashaway Kevlar 16g/ZX Monogut Natural 16g, 90/40 lbs

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