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wonderstar
12-07-2007, 09:39 AM
The side of the Elite limb says 9L.
What is this mean?

I have the following bow;
Martin Shadow Cat
Model = 05
Draw Length = 26-28.5
ATA = 40"
Brace Height = 8.50
Let off = 80%
Wheels = Nitrous A Cam
Limbs = Elite

I have another bow with 5H;
Martin Scepter4
Model = 07
Draw Length = 27-30
Left off = 65%
Wheels = Furious
Limbs = Elite

Is there a chart to calculate the draw weight?

Thanks.

bfisher
12-07-2007, 05:59 PM
The 9L is a code used by Martin to designate the limb deflection. These letter/numbers go from about 0L to whatever. They are used with different riser, limb, and cam configurations to determine the draw weight range of any bow.

On this site look into the bow/cam charts and you'll see what I mean. Should find your bows listed there, too.

wonderstar
12-07-2007, 06:44 PM
Thanks for you help.

Is this mean Shadow Cat of mine should have 75# DW as it was stated in Martin web page?
http://www.martinarchery.com/chart/2005chart/nitrous.php

Martin Shadow Cat
Model = 05
Draw Length = 26-28.5
ATA = 40"
Brace Height = 8.50
Let off = 80%
Wheels = Nitrous A Cam
Limbs = Elite

Thanks.

bfisher
12-08-2007, 07:12 AM
Yep, that's exactly what it means. And now we both know you have an idea of how to read the charts.

Just as a little more info:

H= High
M= Medium
L= Low

Each letter means a change of about 2#, so if you had 9M then your bow should peak at about 72-73#. Get the idea?