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DeanRM
02-01-2013, 05:13 PM
I just got a 2013 Alien and I cannot read the sticker that has the String and Cable lengths on it.

Can someone please give me the spec lengths?

Thanks!
Dean

wscywabbit
02-01-2013, 06:47 PM
Congrats on the new bow, of course you know we require pics or it didn't happen. :)

As for the string lengths, unless someone on site has one in their hands, your best bet might be to give Martin's customer service a call for the quickest response... Good luck and good shooting!

Arrow Splitter
02-01-2013, 07:09 PM
You know Wabbit, we really gotta train these guys around here about photos. LOL

Congrats on the bow Dean!:cool:

A.S

Double S
02-01-2013, 11:33 PM
Congrats on the new bow.!. Pics please.

sinsayers
02-05-2013, 12:53 PM
That is interesting, we are a dealer and havent been able to get the Aliens in yet. I ordered 4 in different size and weight, call weekly for updates and its always "waiting on risers". How in the world do you have one if a dealer cannot even get them that were ordered in october? Pictures or die :)

wscywabbit
02-05-2013, 05:13 PM
You know Wabbit, we really gotta train these guys around here about photos. LOL
A.S

I don't know AS, you'd think that they'd learn... LOL :)

Arrow Splitter
02-05-2013, 08:23 PM
Pictures or die :)That should be in my signature. LOL :p

Ok, now I'm hijacking the thread...

ttt...back on topic:D

A.S

daiwateampenn
02-05-2013, 10:52 PM
PIC PIC PIC.

congratz...

DeanRM
02-07-2013, 07:34 AM
PIC PIC PIC.

congratz...

I don't know how to post pictures. Someone who does, give me your e-mail address and I will send pictures to you if you post them.

Thanks!
Dean

elkslayer4x5
02-07-2013, 09:13 AM
If you don't know how to post a pic, I'm guessing that you also don't know how to resize them, and it is better to resize a pic first, so I'll cover that quickly. Take photo ( LOL ), on your computer open your desired pic in Paint; click Image, click Strech/Skew, and a drop down box appears with two smaller boxes inside labled Strech and Skew, the horizontal box will be flashing (in blue ) 100 % in the Strech box. Just enter another value ( I use 30% because of the size of photo I have my camera set to ) click tab and enter the same number, click OK, then save as what ever name you want ( I save mine in My Pictures ) Now that you're resized, you can now post the pic. This part is easy, so Save this link

http://www.imagelinky.com/

Click imagelinky, browse for you pic, select it and click upload. When its uploaded 3 text bars will appear, I usually use the forum link, highlight it ( left click and drag the cursor across the text ), and copy. Return to where you want to post your pic, say whatever you want and hit enter ( to give your self some room ) and paste in you link, now click post

DeanRM
02-07-2013, 10:09 AM
If you don't know how to post a pic, I'm guessing that you also don't know how to resize them, and it is better to resize a pic first, so I'll cover that quickly. Take photo ( LOL ), on your computer open your desired pic in Paint; click Image, click Strech/Skew, and a drop down box appears with two smaller boxes inside labled Strech and Skew, the horizontal box will be flashing (in blue ) 100 % in the Strech box. Just enter another value ( I use 30% because of the size of photo I have my camera set to ) click tab and enter the same number, click OK, then save as what ever name you want ( I save mine in My Pictures ) Now that you're resized, you can now post the pic. This part is easy, so Save this link

http://www.imagelinky.com/

Click imagelinky, browse for you pic, select it and click upload. When its uploaded 3 text bars will appear, I usually use the forum link, highlight it ( left click and drag the cursor across the text ), and copy. Return to where you want to post your pic, say whatever you want and hit enter ( to give your self some room ) and paste in you link, now click post

Thanks for the great instructions! I will give it try this evening...hopefully I can get it to work!

Dean

DeanRM
02-07-2013, 04:55 PM
Here it is:

http://images.imagelinky.com/1360281023.JPG (http://images.imagelinky.com/1360281023.JPG)

droppixel
02-07-2013, 05:19 PM
Here it is:

http://images.imagelinky.com/1360281023.JPG (http://images.imagelinky.com/1360281023.JPG)

How does the grip compare to the 2011/2012 with the Saddleback as far as "thickness" is concerned? Meaning is it a slimmer profile than the original Rytera?

Hutch~n~Son Archery
02-07-2013, 06:04 PM
I like it! can I borrow it? Nice choice!




Hutch:cool:

DeanRM
02-07-2013, 06:08 PM
My other Rytera's have the straight grip.

I have a 2011 Martin Onza 3 and a 2012 Martin Pantera.

Here are the dimensions (width is measured looking from behind the bow, thickness is measured looking at the side of the bow):

2013 Alien: W=0.815" T=1.195" (leather on both sides)

2012 Pantera: W=0.815" T=1.165" (leather on one side)

2011 Onza 3: W=0.800" T=1.160" (leather on one side)

My guess is that the Onza 3 has a slimmer grip as the bridged riser gives the bow added ridgidity and the mass is not needed in the grip area.

Hope this helps!
Dean

DeanRM
02-07-2013, 06:17 PM
The bow draws smoother than my Alien-X's or Alien-Z's. It seems like it is the limbs that are contributing to the smoother draw, along with the bearings in the cams.

The bow is more compact as the twin limbs (11") are 2" shorter than Martin's single limb (13") design. This allows the riser to be designed with less deflex and still have a 7" brace height.

droppixel
02-07-2013, 06:35 PM
That helps, if the grip is matching up with the Pantera - then it most likely matches the Bengal which I have. The grip on the Rytera was something I didn't fully like after I got my hands on the Bengal. Excited to see more of these and hear what people thing about them. I really want to get another bow, but will have to wait it out a while I think.

DeanRM
02-07-2013, 06:43 PM
I am not fully on-board with the Saddleback grip yet. I love my Alien-X's and Alien-Z's and the way they feel. It is probably because I am so used to shooting that grip. With the Saddleback, it feels like my hand is getting forced up and into the arrow shelf.

Like I said, it is probably something that I have to get used to.

wscywabbit
02-08-2013, 11:15 AM
Nice bow, congrats! It is the bow I think I want next.... :) It'll have to wait though :(

I myself prefer the saddleback over the older Martin/Rytera grips. I think it is less torky and allows for a more natural hold.

droppixel
02-08-2013, 02:34 PM
Did you ever get the specs? I know we got off topic here. I don't know how different the geometry has on these but JRH60 (on AT) or Archerx7 (http://martinarchery.com/mtechforum/member.php?7555-archerx7) (Jim - same guy) is an Alien guru imo and would probably have that for you. Otherwise a call to Joel is your best bet.

sinsayers
02-11-2013, 01:40 PM
Shes a keeper, great looking bow and I can not wait for the 2 weeks to get here!

daiwateampenn
02-11-2013, 06:28 PM
nuce look8ng bow. just love the nice slim grip like the nemesis. the new design on the cam definately looks great.

DeanRM
02-12-2013, 09:15 AM
Yes, I did get the spec's from Joel.

I have been shooting it, and it really shoots nice! The valley seems steeper than my older Aliens with a solid back wall.

Definately a great bow, but there really is not a whole lot wrong with the older ones either!