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wscywabbit
09-27-2011, 09:40 AM
I've tried my hardest to be an advocate for the new system, as I hadn't had any of the problems many of you have. But this last week at deer camp, I shot at my target for practice and to let off some steam... I MISSED at 40 yds. If I had shot at a deer, I would have missed or had avery bad gut shot depending on which direction it would have been facing! I looked over my bow to see if anything was loose or had moved, and couldn't find anything wrong at first glance. So i shot again to be sure it hadn't been me, and barely hit the target.

Upon inspection (again) I found that the SOS had slipped in the yoke, and moved forward on one side. I put it back into position, fired and was dead on. Fired again, and it was left, barely hitting the target; the SOS had moved again after the first shot.

Then, of course, my confidence was shaken and continually checked my SOS everytime I took my bow in hand. To say the least, I was frusterated. I did get a shot a deer this season, and misjudged the distance, going right over her back. But I gotta say, I was hesitant to even take the shot because I wasn't sure I could trust the SOS.

Needless to say, I have contacted CS and a rod/slide/sts is on its way... :( Even if I had just replaced the SOS because it was loose, I would second guess it, and continually worry.

elkslayer4x5
09-27-2011, 10:13 AM
Conifdence is key. I'd be constantly be 2nd quessing the SOS , you're right, it's time to go back to tried and true. Kinda the way I feel about my bows. :)

Hutch~n~Son Archery
09-27-2011, 12:26 PM
Cable guard and glide still work.


Hutch:cool:

wscywabbit
09-27-2011, 01:06 PM
I know that the rod/slide will work. Like elkslayer said, its tried and true ;).

I also hope that Martin is able to take what they've learned from the TRG/SOS setup and apply it to the next generation of guides. I do believe that the "torque reducing" type of guide setup will be important in the future of compound bows as we move forward; not only for accuracy's sake but for safety's sake as these bows continue to push the envelopes of speed and power.

Spiker
09-27-2011, 01:16 PM
I know that the rod/slide will work. Like elkslayer said, its tried and true ;).

I also hope that Martin is able to take what they've learned from the TRG/SOS setup and apply it to the next generation of guides. I do believe that the "torque reducing" type of guide setup will be important in the future of compound bows as we move forward; not only for accuracy's sake but for safety's sake as these bows continue to push the envelopes of speed and power.

With ya 100% on that.!

bowgramp59
10-02-2011, 11:39 AM
do they offer a longer cable rod than the one in the martin store ? i decided to change my onza over to the cable slide on my own the rod that they sent me was 7" and it is almost to short ,no room to spare at the end.

wscywabbit
10-02-2011, 02:40 PM
I don't know if they do or not, I just called CS, told Brandon what I wanted and they sent it out. I haven't even had a chance to do the conversion yet; my weekend was too busy and now I'm back at work... was pleased to see that it only took a few days to recieve the parts though!

wscywabbit
10-07-2011, 03:58 PM
Ok, so I finally changed the TRG/SOS out today. As previously stated, the specs didn't change much at all, and just had to add a twist to the bottom limb's cable to put back in sync. The draw is smooth, and impact was left. I had originally put string leeches in my cables to try and kill the vibe and noise of them slapping back into the bottom of the TRG, and I removed them as well. In the end I jumped up to 276 fps, probably more due to the leeches than the rod/slide combo. It also seems to be quieter, and I have no silencers on the strings at all!

bfisher
10-07-2011, 05:18 PM
do they offer a longer cable rod than the one in the martin store ? i decided to change my onza over to the cable slide on my own the rod that they sent me was 7" and it is almost to short ,no room to spare at the end.

Call Joel and ask. I believe they make the rods in several lengths. Afterall, it's just cut from a long 3/8" carbon rod. They could probably cut you a piece 12" if that's what you ask for.