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tood s
01-12-2010, 08:49 AM
I wish i could upgrade my 09 firecat with the cat 2 cams.. my limb split back in Sept and has since been taken care of by Martin but i wish i could get cat 2 cams so this doesn't happen again and not have to pay an arm and a leg for them

01-12-2010, 11:27 AM
You should be able to...
My 09 came with them.

tood s
01-12-2010, 11:10 PM
how??? mine came with the original cat camswhich cause limb twist and undo stress on the limbs. the cat 2 cam is designed to not cause cam lean. i gotta get a video of the cam lean of my firecat

01-13-2010, 06:00 AM
Spiker has what we refer to as a Frankenbow. Late 2009 with 2010 cams. It just happens that he got his when Martin was making the transition to 2010 bows so that's what cams were available at the time.

If you wish to upgrade to the new cam you probably need to discuss it with your dealer. He, in turn, can talk with Martin customer service and give you some ideas of what your options are. If the cam lean is severe you might be able to do something under warranty protection.

01-13-2010, 07:47 AM
What Barry said is true. When I ordered the bow I had to wait an xtra couple weeks to get it because Martin was waiting to get the new cams in from the anodizers...

01-14-2010, 12:13 AM
My new 2009 warthog has cat 2 cams. Are they the same as the cat 2 cams on the 2010 bows?

01-14-2010, 05:06 AM
I would say yes. The older cams were not marked as Cat 2 like the 2010 cams are. Essentially the only difference between 2009 and 2010 is the cam design. Also notice that the groove the cable rides in is angled more toward the center as the cable wraps up while drawing the bow. This allows the cable to pull more toward the center of the cam as the bow is drawn, helping eliminate cam lean. A very simple but effective modification from last year's cams.

tood s
01-14-2010, 05:43 AM
my bow was ordered in March of 09 so i have the older cams and had a split limb after less than 50 shots through the bow which i bet ocurred due to limb twist from cam lean and im afraid it may happen again to me in the spring when i get the bow out again.......! if it happens this year i am goin to ask about being upgraded with cat2 cams.