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Chip
01-06-2014, 07:03 PM
Just went live tonight.

http://www.martinarchery.com/2014/

NuttyNative
01-06-2014, 09:18 PM
I hope they have more than four compounds to offer.

Chip
01-06-2014, 10:19 PM
I hope they have more than four compounds to offer.

Hi NuttyNative, they have four in each line the premier line and the performance line. Personally I am a bit confused as some of the risers look like they may be module and I thought they were going to all one piece. Personally I don't have an issue, but there seems to be a more then a few that think the module risers are inferior.

NuttyNative
01-06-2014, 10:27 PM
I didn't see the second tab separating the bows. I see no point in having most of the line have the same ATA just different risers & cams. I also don't care for renaming old models and calling them new in any business. I think Martin is going in the right direction with the split limbs but realistically, the Xenon is the Pantera riser, the Eclyps is the Bengal, all with the NEW split limbs...... I understand R&D and tooling costs money but I think it's kinda lame.
Not bad mouthing, just giving my opinion.

Chip
01-06-2014, 11:08 PM
I have to admit I was hoping for a little more and I hope that next years line will bring it as they will not be picking up a business in flux at the end of the year. I think they took a step in the right direction, but they are going to need to walk if they are going to get there.

wscywabbit
01-08-2014, 11:13 AM
I love the new website, and am glad they have moved so quickly with the new management to implement changes. I did notice that they have not yet linked the media files to the media link, and the past tech specs is not working either. I hope they get that info soon as it was a great tool for helping find info for new users on the forum...

Chip
01-08-2014, 11:38 AM
I love the new website, and am glad they have moved so quickly with the new management to implement changes. I did notice that they have not yet linked the media files to the media link, and the past tech specs is not working either. I hope they get that info soon as it was a great tool for helping find info for new users on the forum...

I agree, it's great that they are up and moving forward. I really need to understand that they had limited time to come out this year as well. I don't know for sure but it does look like some of the risers are not single piece and if not that would be the only bit of disappointment to me. The only reason I would not like a module riser is because their competition is not doing them, so that puts them in a different light then the other manufactures.

wscywabbit
01-08-2014, 05:33 PM
Martin has been doing the modular riser thing for a long time, and it has created virtually no issues in the grand scheme of things; the rate of failure is miniscule. However, the website says that the Lithium (Onza) is a one piece, and the riser looks the same as it did last year... I don't think it takes much to tell a CNC machine to fabricate a whole riser out of one block versus part of a riser out of 3 blocks. However, part of the reason the modular design was implemented was to help save money on the cost of material, which was passed onto the consumer, so I wouldn't be surprised if the price of the one piece bows goes up from last year. FWIW.

Chip
01-09-2014, 07:07 AM
Your correct rabbit, I also have no problem with a module riser, but it would be nice if there was a little more info on the site about the new line up. I also noticed that the budget Threshold has been nixed, so it would be nice to see some prices. I wonder if they will be pricing a bow in the 300 hundred dollar range to compete with bows like the Stinger and Craze. I just think that if they are going to compete with the other manufactures the modular riser needs to be a thing of the past and they do not state solid riser construction on their web site for all the bows.

weldorj81
01-09-2014, 11:00 AM
So with the itch to get my hands on a lithium, my question is: does Martin still offer the buy back program?

MyHuntProfile.com
01-13-2014, 07:27 PM
The modular riser on my bow has shown no strain. I am not sure doing modular risers gives any edge other than a more affordable bow and riser possibilities perhaps. I have to figure though that the way to be different is not to do whatever your competitor does. Anybodies modular riser fly apart on them? I have heard of people talking about a case or so in which they have failed but as someone mentioned it has to be quite a small percentage I only assume.

As for the new website it looks great! I think who ever the new web developer is nailed a great look for them and its leaps and bounds better already. The new image for this company has really taken hold for me. I would also like to comment on some of the obvious things people have already mentioned such as 2014 bows essentially being another past design with different limbs and cams. My opinion is that they walked into this in October only in a financial standpoint of securing the possibility to bring Martin back. I am pretty impressed with what they accomplished in such a small amount of time. As well the Martin risers (Design) are highly sought after in my experience. It's the cam development people have questioned and 2011 was a rough year for cam issues in this company as well accurate machining specs. I've not held or been able to spend any time with a 2014 Martin but the appearance works for me. If you take the same riser and put new cams and limbs on then you really have a different bow. While not an innovative approach it was smart for this years line. The draw cycle changes, performance changes, weight changes, and among other aspects.

I think most of us can appreciate whats in the positive for this year and look for Martin to WoW you in 2015. In fact I hold this new management responsible to deliver on something we've not seen yet from Martin in 2015. Otherwise, they are just keeping a company alive rather than progressing and restoring it.

wscywabbit
01-13-2014, 07:48 PM
So with the itch to get my hands on a lithium, my question is: does Martin still offer the buy back program?

LOL I was wondering the same thing ;)

CLT Bluesman
01-19-2014, 11:35 PM
Which are solid riser and which are modular riser? That is important. Common sense says that solid is better.
Bluesman

wscywabbit
01-21-2014, 03:06 PM
I'm not sure, so don't quote me on this, but it kinda looks like the solid risers this year are the Scepter, Nemesis, Alien, and Lithium... unless someone has other info on the subject.

On a side note, the modular risers are perfectly fine. They are milled and pinned together and the fail rate is miniscule. Just saying. ;)