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wscywabbit
02-24-2012, 07:54 PM
My brother in law left Martin bows behind after he went through 2 sets of limbs on his 2008 Firecat... Said it'd be a long time before he ever looked at another Martin, and bought a Mathews Reezen.

He has seen how well my Onza has treated me, and we've had several conversations about the changes Martin has made in their technology, and debated whether or not Martin has turned the page on their past onto a better chapter.

Yesterday his Reezen derailed and blew up into a bunch of pieces! Both limbs are cracked, the cam is bent and the riser is slightly twisted. Today he and I went to a local archery shop so he could try a Hoyt, and he came home with a Cougar FC with the Fury cam. ;)

Welcome home brother!

Hutch~n~Son Archery
02-25-2012, 03:24 AM
Now that was a great read!!!!!
And the best part of the whole story was the ending!!!!
Great job wscywabbit!!
Keep up the good work!!!






Hutch:cool:

dzsmith
02-25-2012, 03:52 AM
oddly enough. out of all the people i know that bowhunt, i have never seen or known anybody with any bow to blow up a bow like that. and thats with any brand. I know it happens because i hear the stories, but i guess ive been lucky. My dad has a super old martin cougar, hes never even changed the strings and he still hunts with it to this day. My dad doesnt shoot continuosly though, he goes out a month before bow season and shoots about 20 times at a pie plate on a hay bail and simply says "im good". He has the original fred bear whitetail and it also has the original strings, we are talking like a 30+ year old bow. my dad is 56, hes been bowhunting 30 years and hes never tore up a bow. I hope im not jinxing myself. That is a great story, return of the prodical son ha. Smarten up and Martin up.

WileyJ
02-25-2012, 06:08 AM
Reading things like this is exactly why I jioned this site! I have been a Bear, bowtech, hoyt owner, had been on the band wagon per say. I bought the onza, love the bow, but it is not what I went in to buy, have had the thought that I settled on a bow in the back of my mind. I like reading about the confident stories from others!

Double S
02-25-2012, 06:25 AM
Well done wscywabbit!. Preaching the Gospel of Martin to the masses!. Preach on. looks like you B.I.L has seen the light...and the light reads....MARTIN! :cool:;)


My brother in law left Martin bows behind after he went through 2 sets of limbs on his 2008 Firecat... Said it'd be a long time before he ever looked at another Martin, and bought a Mathews Reezen.

He has seen how well my Onza has treated me, and we've had several conversations about the changes Martin has made in their technology, and debated whether or not Martin has turned the page on their past onto a better chapter.

Yesterday his Reezen derailed and blew up into a bunch of pieces! Both limbs are cracked, the cam is bent and the riser is slightly twisted. Today he and I went to a local archery shop so he could try a Hoyt, and he came home with a Cougar FC with the Fury cam. ;)

Welcome home brother!

Thermodude
02-25-2012, 06:40 AM
oddly enough. out of all the people i know that bowhunt, i have never seen or known anybody with any bow to blow up a bow like that. and thats with any brand. I know it happens because i hear the stories, but i guess ive been lucky. My dad has a super old martin cougar, hes never even changed the strings and he still hunts with it to this day. My dad doesnt shoot continuosly though, he goes out a month before bow season and shoots about 20 times at a pie plate on a hay bail and simply says "im good". He has the original fred bear whitetail and it also has the original strings, we are talking like a 30+ year old bow. my dad is 56, hes been bowhunting 30 years and hes never tore up a bow. I hope im not jinxing myself. That is a great story, return of the prodical son ha. Smarten up and Martin up.


Years ago I was shooting indoors and the guy beside me was shooting a Browning bow, not sure which model. Anyway his top limb snaped off just abouve the riser at full draw and about took both of us out! His arrow actually came at me sideways and bounched off the side of my head.....he was all wrapped up in cables and string.........what ah mess!

MLN1963
02-25-2012, 10:28 AM
Years ago I was shooting indoors and the guy beside me was shooting a Browning bow, not sure which model. Anyway his top limb snaped off just abouve the riser at full draw and about took both of us out! His arrow actually came at me sideways and bounched off the side of my head.....he was all wrapped up in cables and string.........what ah mess!

I'm glad to hear there were no injuries. Not to sound morbid or anything but I would have loved to seen that. I can only imagine the look on everyone's faces.

I had a cable derail while testing a bow once and wish I had that on video because it scared the crap out of all of us.

wscywabbit
02-27-2012, 07:47 PM
I'm glad to hear there were no injuries. Not to sound morbid or anything but I would have loved to seen that. I can only imagine the look on everyone's faces.

I had a cable derail while testing a bow once and wish I had that on video because it scared the crap out of all of us.

Luckily no one was hurt bad, just skinned his wrist pretty good. The implosion was so violent it even broke the arm on his sight and sent the harmonic dampeners across the room.

Worst part is, there's no number for Matthews cs, the web site just says to take it to a dealer for repairs.

He's chomping at the bit to shoot his new bow but he alsohas to get his sight repaired!

gravedigger
02-27-2012, 07:57 PM
happy to hear your B-I-L did not get jacked up.im going to have to tell my buddy who is thinking about gettinga M bow this story.might keep him in his exile.lol

droppixel
02-28-2012, 06:31 AM
Going to be doing the same soon. My dad has an older Martin Cheetah that I had been shooting prior to getting mine. He has been shooting an old Storm because it fit him a little better. Going to have him shoot my Cheetah this year and eventually "sell" (family loan with $) it to him.

deerchser
02-28-2012, 06:24 PM
My brother in law left Martin bows behind after he went through 2 sets of limbs on his 2008 Firecat... Said it'd be a long time before he ever looked at another Martin, and bought a Mathews Reezen.

He has seen how well my Onza has treated me, and we've had several conversations about the changes Martin has made in their technology, and debated whether or not Martin has turned the page on their past onto a better chapter.

Yesterday his Reezen derailed and blew up into a bunch of pieces! Both limbs are cracked, the cam is bent and the riser is slightly twisted. Today he and I went to a local archery shop so he could try a Hoyt, and he came home with a Cougar FC with the Fury cam. ;)

Welcome home brother!

Thanks Brother....but you forgot to mention that I got you into Martin to begin with LOL............and thanks for the help with the new gear....

Thanks for the wekcome back guys. Wabbit did a good deal of talking when I was trying to make a decission. I cant say he pressed for Martin, but he didnt turn me away either. He had all the answers to my questions. Good work Bro.


I'm glad to hear there were no injuries. Not to sound morbid or anything but I would have loved to seen that. I can only imagine the look on everyone's faces.

I had a cable derail while testing a bow once and wish I had that on video because it scared the crap out of all of us.

It happened so fast that I didnt have time to get scared. The only thing that worried me was that my 8 y.o. daughter was standing only a few feet to my right. I did loose some skin on my left wrist where the string hit me and a little bit of bruising. Noting too bad. I can tell you that I know nothing that matches the pain in the first few minutes after the string hits you that hard. I guess if you want to try it, hit your wrist with glancing blow from the sharp side of a roofing hammer. Pics to come soon.

elkslayer4x5
02-29-2012, 06:46 AM
Thanks Brother....but you forgot to mention that I got you into Martin to begin with LOL............and thanks for the help with the new gear....

Thanks for the wekcome back guys. Wabbit did a good deal of talking when I was trying to make a decission. I cant say he pressed for Martin, but he didnt turn me away either. He had all the answers to my questions. Good work Bro.



It happened so fast that I didnt have time to get scared. The only thing that worried me was that my 8 y.o. daughter was standing only a few feet to my right. I did loose some skin on my left wrist where the string hit me and a little bit of bruising. Noting too bad. I can tell you that I know nothing that matches the pain in the first few minutes after the string hits you that hard. I guess if you want to try it, hit your wrist with glancing blow from the sharp side of a roofing hammer. Pics to come soon.

Bent Bow or the wrist? In your AT thread about the bent Reezen, maybe you could quote post #13 and add a pic of the bent Reezen, then sit back and listen to them howl. LOL. :)

deerchser
02-29-2012, 05:36 PM
Bent Bow or the wrist? In your AT thread about the bent Reezen, maybe you could quote post #13 and add a pic of the bent Reezen, then sit back and listen to them howl. LOL. :)

That would be pretty funny. Ok, I will go take a few pics and post them up. I dont really have a good spot to show the bent riser tonight. I will get a pic of that tomorrow.

deerchser
02-29-2012, 06:35 PM
Ok guys, here is a few pics

Wrist, this has had a couple days to heal:
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm248/deerchser/stuff089.jpg

Reezen Cam:
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm248/deerchser/stuff090.jpg
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm248/deerchser/stuff091.jpg

deerchser
02-29-2012, 06:36 PM
My new baby, No the sight is still not on it:

Warning: BOW PORN

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm248/deerchser/stuff092.jpg
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm248/deerchser/stuff093.jpg
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm248/deerchser/stuff096.jpg
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm248/deerchser/stuff097.jpg

elkslayer4x5
03-01-2012, 07:16 AM
OUCH! HAd a string break once while shooting a Bear Tamerlane HC-30. A recurve. Broke at the lower loop and left a welt up my chin, on my lip and my nose. Still remember that moment like is was in the last 10 minutes! And that was in 1967.

deerchser
03-01-2012, 08:27 AM
OUCH! HAd a string break once while shooting a Bear Tamerlane HC-30. A recurve. Broke at the lower loop and left a welt up my chin, on my lip and my nose. Still remember that moment like is was in the last 10 minutes! And that was in 1967.

That happened before I was born and i can feel it. Ouch.