This year I purchased my first new string from VaporTrails. Cost for the string and Y cables was about $80. I had them installed at Gander Mountain, a guy I know who works in the archery shop shoots competitvely and I trust my equipment with him. He charged me $28 to install the string and Y cables, reinstall my peep and string dampeners/silencers and drop away rest. All in all, I invested a little over $100. I'm really pleased.