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rongcp
12-28-2009, 11:49 AM
Well talked to Joel today about the cracked limbs on my Firecat and asked about upgrading to the 2010 limbs and he said no problem. I mentioned about Bfishers post about needing the new rotocups and cams and he told me no problem and no charge to do it. So I took my bow to the dealer and explained to him what I wanted to do and he could'nt believe there would be no charge to upgrade to 2010 limbs, rotocups, and cams. Now that is customer service. How many other bow manufactures would do all that at no charge. I'm not going to lie, after my limb failure I started to second guess myself for not going with a Hoyt or Mathews but after speaking with Joel and receiving this kind of customer service I know without a doubt I made the right choice and I will be a Martin archer for the rest of my life. ThanK You Martin for your customer service.

RobD
12-28-2009, 12:08 PM
Well talked to Joel today about the cracked limbs on my Firecat and asked about upgrading to the 2010 limbs and he said no problem. I mentioned about Bfishers post about needing the new rotocups and cams and he told me no problem and no charge to do it. So I took my bow to the dealer and explained to him what I wanted to do and he could'nt believe there would be no charge to upgrade to 2010 limbs, rotocups, and cams. Now that is customer service. How many other bow manufactures would do all that at no charge. I'm not going to lie, after my limb failure I started to second guess myself for not going with a Hoyt or Mathews but after speaking with Joel and receiving this kind of customer service I know without a doubt I made the right choice and I will be a Martin archer for the rest of my life. ThanK You Martin for your customer service.
Your right they have great costumer service,Have to say i can't think of any business, that backs there product as well as Martin,There great all you have to do is buy the Bow and Martin takes care of expense after..

ezbite
12-28-2009, 12:14 PM
great service indeed, i just talked to jeremy about my froze module screws and he said to send it in, its covered.:D

bfisher
12-28-2009, 01:53 PM
This is all good news. Now I kow I wasn't getting special treatment. Martin considers all their customers "special".

jb24333
12-28-2009, 02:08 PM
Well talked to Joel today about the cracked limbs on my Firecat and asked about upgrading to the 2010 limbs and he said no problem. I mentioned about Bfishers post about needing the new rotocups and cams and he told me no problem and no charge to do it. So I took my bow to the dealer and explained to him what I wanted to do and he could'nt believe there would be no charge to upgrade to 2010 limbs, rotocups, and cams. Now that is customer service. How many other bow manufactures would do all that at no charge. I'm not going to lie, after my limb failure I started to second guess myself for not going with a Hoyt or Mathews but after speaking with Joel and receiving this kind of customer service I know without a doubt I made the right choice and I will be a Martin archer for the rest of my life. ThanK You Martin for your customer service.
I have got an 09 bengal that i bought in april and the first day of bow season in Va i shot a doe in the morning, came back home and took a couple practice shots for the evening hunt and my cable snapped in the slider.
i had to stay home that evening. I set up my older bow for the rest of the season. But there is no martin dealer around me. I called martin and they said to take it to the nearest bow dealer that it didnt need to be a martin dealer as long as the bow dealer i took it too would do it. Well i found a pse dealer right up the road and he said he could do it. I had 60/70 # limbs and i was wondering if u could get an up to 70/80# cause i shoot 3d also and could not get but 278 with the bow maxed on every angle from arrow weight to draw length and pounds. Cause i have a 30 1/2 in DL and weigh around 250# im about 6'2. Any help?

jb24333
12-30-2009, 12:37 PM
never mind already got my limbs just waiting for a string now. idk what kind to get thogh i want one that wont were quick. i dont care if it makes my bow slower any more as long as i got a nice thick heavy duty string that will take alot of shots.:cool:

bfisher
12-30-2009, 01:19 PM
never mind already got my limbs just waiting for a string now. idk what kind to get thogh i want one that wont were quick. i dont care if it makes my bow slower any more as long as i got a nice thick heavy duty string that will take alot of shots.:cool:

Your string breaking where it did was not due to it being too thin or not enough strands. Most strings have 18 to 24 strands of fiber, depending on the particular material. Each strand will have a tensile strength of 90-110 pounds.

Either the string got damaged somehow (broadhead?) or it was just a freak accident. Strings do not last longer just because they have a larger diameter. In fact, too large and it won't fit into the cam grooves properly and will wear out even quicker.

You can contact any string maker you'd like and they will tell you the same thing. Try Prostrings or Vapor Trail for starters. You tell them the make and model of the bow and they'll know just what to do. About the only thing you have to do is pick the colors you want.

jb24333
12-31-2009, 05:03 PM
well i dont know about the strings but the strings that it came with cut 1/4" slot into the cable slider and broke on the sharp edge it cut. Cause i didnt notice it in time but when it busted at full draw it was the first thing i looked at.i figured a thicker string would be hard to cut a notch in it.i got my bow back together now i got to pick it up next friday. i think they put zebra strings or prostrings i cant remember. is there anything wrong with either?

Montalaar
01-01-2010, 05:14 AM
Well... Zebra strings are not the thing you want to get.. It is just some kind of worst case string scenario for your bow. VERY thin strings in most cases.

jb24333
01-01-2010, 08:49 AM
well what is it exactly that is so bad with zebra strings that no one likes that u could not hunt with them? i have shot two different sets and they have worked great on my hoyt. not much string rotation mabe a little.:rolleyes:

Montalaar
01-01-2010, 10:10 AM
It is just my own experience. They use less strands than any other string maker (beside Vapor Trail, but they use a 'special' string yarn). many people experience that their bow will be some fps faster but also a lot louder. Further you will put more stress on all parts of your bow as a stronger string will eat up more vibrations than a thinner one.

Those strings even tend to stretch out around half an inch..

Jake-the-snake
01-01-2010, 10:32 AM
ok so if Vapor Trail uses less strands too, then why do they get such great reviews? i have not heard one complaint about them and i am planning on buying Vapor Trails, but why dont they get bad complaints like Zebra?

Montalaar
01-01-2010, 12:35 PM
Because VaporTrail uses some other string materials. There is one called VTX or so which is thicker than the normally used material so there are less strands neccessary. If you order a string set made out of BCY52x you will get the same amount of strands that any other stringmaker will use.

Oh, and VaporTrail strings are made with much more effort (prestretching, etc..)

jb24333
01-01-2010, 02:29 PM
i found out that i got zebra strings put on mine. when i get bad results ill change but they gotta be better than the spagetty noodles that it came with.:D

bfisher
01-01-2010, 04:23 PM
If your strings were cutting a groove in the cable slide then it was the fault of the cable slide, not the strings. Further more if you shoot a bow fairly often it's something you should have noticed and replaced prior to the bow flying to pieces.


If you want some education on string material you can log onto Brwonell or BCY's websites. They give very good detail about how string material is made, what the different ones are made of, how many strands should be used with each different material, etc.

jb24333
01-05-2010, 05:23 PM
idk. but mabe these zebra strings will last longer than the last ones. i got the muzzy zero effect with the cable slide that it comes with. its made better anyways. the factory strings is alright but they frayed alot over the idler wheel and at my modules on the bottom cam and were it comes of the cam next too the limb.

davydtune
01-12-2010, 05:02 AM
Sounds like you could have had some major cam lean or the cables where excessively pulled over at the cable guard. That extra tension could cut like that. Is you cable guard straight or does it have a bend in it? I believe some went out with straight when they should have been bent.