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11-12-2009, 02:55 PM
just picked up a slayer x....has 09 limbs and cams...was wondering about specs....right now its 5 7/8 BH......36 1/2 ata.....what should it measure......Thanks...

flytier17
11-12-2009, 03:41 PM
You need to twist up your rigging. You are too long, with a BH that is too short. Aim for 6 1/4" BH and 36" A2A.

Alec

scepterman30x
11-12-2009, 05:48 PM
If those are 13" limbs, 36" would probably be deflected to much reguardless of the BH. 36.5" would be too much in my opinion.
For instance a Slayer and Scepter with the 14" mag limbs should be 37.75" to 38" A/A. The 2010 Scepter with the 13" limbs are 37.25" so a Slayer with the 13" limb ideally should be perfectly deflected at that A/A. Another case in point is the 2008 Slayer with the NOS cam and the M-Pro cam; one has an A/A of 36 5/8" and the other has an A/A of 37.75" for no apparent reason. It is just my opinion but I think an A/A of 37.75" is pretty much ideal with the 14 inch limb and I feel that Martin finally realized that the 13" limb with the amount that it is deflected on the 2010 S4 is ideal for it.

flytier17
11-13-2009, 06:44 AM
I think specs for the 08 Slayer with CAT cams are 36" A2a, not 37 7/8" like my Slayer with the Nitrous system. The CAT cammed Slayer has a 36" A2A.

Here is where I got the 08 Slayer specs: http://www.martinarchery.com/z2008Website/slayer.php

Not sure if you are getting the Specs for the old and new Slayer mixed up here Scott. I know I did at first. I was telling people 38" for their 08 Slayers at first too. In the event you are not getting the specs confused, why would you want to overlengthen the bow by 1 3/4" - 2"? Isn't that a bit much to stretch the A2A by? Seems to me like a 5.5" or less BH would result, not to mention a lot less draw weight.

Alec

scepterman30x
11-13-2009, 07:37 AM
I'm not saying the specs are wrong. 37.75" are for 14" limbs and 36.5 or so are for the 13" limb. All I am saying is I think the 13" limb at 36" to 36.5" are deflected a little too much for my comfort. I think Martin techs brought the 13" limbs closer to where they need to be as to not over flex them at draw by making the A/A 37.25" on the 2010 S4 which idealy would be deflected the same on a Slayer riser with the same string, cable and cam system. However I feel that 37.25ish inches with any cam system is ideal for the 13" limb on the Slayer riser or S4, S3 or S2 risers.
If I remember correctly Martin was issuing some shims/spacers to put under the limbs where the limb bolts go to achieve the same thing without having to put new longer strings on the bow...basicly what they did was decrease the deflection by loosening the limb bolts which is basicly bottoming the limbs out and just putting longer strings on it.

flytier17
11-13-2009, 01:03 PM
I see. I saw the washers under the limb bolts. Now I understand. thanks for the explanation!

Alec

motley
11-15-2009, 06:12 PM
now i'm really confused.....so where should the ata be set and the brace height....:eek:

SFTL-1
12-07-2009, 09:31 AM
Not trying to hijack this, but I have a related ?. I'm looking at a 08' Slayer X with an M-Pro cam and 14" Magnum limbs, can anyone tell me what the brace height should be with this configration. The web site seems to provide specs using the C.A.T. cams...

Spiker
12-07-2009, 09:49 AM
Not trying to hijack this, but I have a related ?. I'm looking at a 08' Slayer X with an M-Pro cam and 14" Magnum limbs, can anyone tell me what the brace height should be with this configration. The web site seems to provide specs using the C.A.T. cams...

It is my understanding that the M-Pro's will have about 1/8"-1/4" more BH than the same bow with the C.A.T. cams.