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Unregistered
12-27-2010, 05:34 AM
I was shooting targets and when I released. The string slide broke causing the string to hit the arrow. When the arrow went sideways hitting the site and broke it completely off! The bow is not even a month old. I already installed a new pendulum site and aluminum speed slide. Will Martin warrantee it? If anyone has any info can you ease email me Brian.Gustavson@yahoo.com

alex
12-27-2010, 07:59 AM
I'm afraid that most likely this is your fault - you have gripped the bow firmly causing torque and the string went out of the cam breaking the slide,etc. You must visit your dealer and he'll say what can be done. If you're lucky the whole thing may be covered by the warranty, but i doubt it that the dealer will be so kind. You can watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJoxJJjcQFU

Spiker
12-27-2010, 09:30 PM
I'm still baffled about the part when all this disaster happened and then you "installed a new pendulum site and aluminum speed slide".
And - I know I'm old and out dated but - aluminum slides are new to me. Unless you mean a carbon rod broke and you replaced that with aluminum...?...

... still just baffled...

Montalaar
12-28-2010, 12:28 AM
I know that there are alloy slides out there. But they are dangerous, slow and not good for bow and cables.

I also am not that sure if your bow derailed. But i am pretty sure that it is caused by misuse.

If you could try to register you would be able to answer our questions and post more information. This includes the use of pictures and more detailed information about your bow and your experience with bows.

Oh. Based on your email-address: Are you from Scandinavia? Or a child of an immigrant?

elkslayer4x5
12-28-2010, 06:42 AM
I was shooting targets and when I released. The string slide broke causing the string to hit the arrow. When the arrow went sideways hitting the site and broke it completely off! The bow is not even a month old. I already installed a new pendulum site and aluminum speed slide. Will Martin warrantee it? If anyone has any info can you ease email me Brian.Gustavson@yahoo.com

Excuse me Fellas, but where do you get that he was "misusing" his bow? As I read what he wrote, when he released, the cable slide broke. No where does he say that he was gripping the bow really hard, just says that the cableslide broke, and THEN the arrow went sidewise, hitting the sight, So, again I ask what mis use? :confused: Oh yeah, he can't register right now, but he could post pics on another site and add them to his posts.

alex
12-28-2010, 07:52 AM
ElkSlayer4x5, i may be wrong, but if it was only the slider most likely the arrow would have gone left(hit by the cables), not up hitting the sight. Nevermind that's not so important, the problem is that he'll have to pay for the fixing of the bow, because he has used another slider, not the factory one.

elkslayer4x5
12-28-2010, 09:44 AM
because he has used another slider, not the factory one.

Must be the language differnce, I read that the factory slider was the one that broke, not the one he put on after the accident. :confused:

Montalaar
12-28-2010, 09:54 AM
That is right, Alex.

THe bow accident happened with the original slide. Should be no problem at all.

alex
12-28-2010, 11:41 AM
Well , may be i got confused because i've read this also:
"I first want to ask what it matters where I am from. I am I. Fact from Florida born and raised in the USA! Iwas not over gripping the bow! I have plenty of experience shooting! This is however the first Martin bow I have owned. I put on an aluminum speed slide and pendulum sight because it was Christmas eve and I was goin hunting the next morning! No stores were open to get what I needed to have it ready for the next morning. Those were extras I had! Why is it that everyone assumes the worst? Could it have just been a defective part! The bow had only been shot maybe 50 times at targets and at two deer! I appreciate all of the info!"
"first Martin">"aluminium speed slide">my wrong conclusion :D

SonnyThomas
12-28-2010, 12:08 PM
I am in contact with Brian. By our conversation the factory cable guide slide broke, not the rod, and that is why he went to the speed guide. There was no derailing. I can see that the cables would come over and his arrow would hit them. So, yes, the guide would be a warranty issue, but as for the arrow hitting the sight and breaking it is something the factory will have to deal with.

SonnyThomas
12-29-2010, 08:38 AM
Brian has been taken care of. All parts were replaced and given a better sight. Real nice dealer he has.....

alex
12-29-2010, 11:52 AM
Glad to hear this. He's really lucky.

elkslayer4x5
12-30-2010, 07:18 AM
Brian has been taken care of. All parts were replaced and given a better sight. Real nice dealer he has.....

Was that your shop Sonny? :)

SonnyThomas
12-30-2010, 09:54 AM
Brian lives in Florida. The shop I work at is in Banner, Illlinois.

justin
12-30-2010, 02:58 PM
i got my cheetah at a sportsman's warehouse.... everytime i go in and ask if they have something, and its not on the shelf they imediatly go to there spare parts box looking for parts. they give the stuff outta there away. and the guys are nice too. i do wish they had a better selection though.