View Full Version : 06 slayer cable rod

01-25-2011, 05:04 PM
i would like to replace my cable rod where would i go to get a new one thanks bill

Hutch~n~Son Archery
01-25-2011, 05:09 PM
i would like to replace my cable rod where would i go to get a new one thanks bill

Call martin or go to the martin website. Unless you have a local martin dealer. If you are looking for a after market do a google search. Welcome to the forum.


01-25-2011, 06:08 PM
That's easy.

Throw it away, and install a set of X-mods.

01-25-2011, 06:53 PM
what exactly are x mods

01-25-2011, 07:09 PM
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01-25-2011, 07:10 PM
Make it a shoot-through. That's what the Nitrous cam was designed to be.

01-25-2011, 07:18 PM
ok coptrdoc i have c cams hl module, x mods would go on each side of my cams thus eliminating the need for a cable guard rod? what would this do for speed? again i am new to this thank you for your imput i really love this bow

01-25-2011, 07:25 PM
The speed won't change.

It will completely and totally eliminate lateral nock travel, and 3rd axis shift.

3rd axis shift, is what everybody calls "cable guard torque". It is the very real sensation of the riser twisting in your hand as you draw the bow.

It is the sole reason that we have to do things like paper, walk-back, French, or broadhead tuning.

It is the reason that your sight pins are to the left (for a RH shooter) of a nocked arrow, when you view it at brace (rest), after you have tuned and sighted in your bow.

01-25-2011, 07:33 PM
what is the cost of this shoot thru system and will i need new strings? will i notice a significate difference in my shooting?

01-25-2011, 07:46 PM
You will need to replace your cables. Your string will still work.

The hardest thing will be finding the X-mods. I would try Martin first. The Nitrous cam was discontinued in 2007, but they do still have them. It's just a matter of sweet talking them out of a set!

In addition to the mods, you will need longer screws. If you get the mods from Martin, they should come with the screws.

If I remember correctly, the X-mods cost $80.

The biggest difference with the conversion, is in ease of tuning, and accuracy with broadheads. You will be able to shoot a wider range of arrow spines, and with much smaller fletchings than you can imagine.

I can shoot a bare shaft at distances up to 60 yards, and it hits within 5" of my fletched shafts.

01-25-2011, 07:54 PM
wow you are a wealth of knowledge thank you if this is the way it was meant to be rigged why not from the factory in the first place?

01-25-2011, 08:02 PM
Because most people think that shoot-throughs are "weird", and bowhunters generally won't give them second glance.

I have killed over a dozen deer, and one coyote, with my NOS-X shoot-through bows.

They work just fine, if you give them a chance. Ironically, it is the bowhunter that benefits the most from a balanced shoot-through cam system.

They have never been marketed to hunters, just the target crowd.

01-26-2011, 08:39 AM
Copterdoc is correct, they do make great hunting bows, once you get over having to load an arrow from the front side. Something else he's right about is how easy an X system Nitrous camed bow tunes. As an example, last Oct I was riding my mountain bike on timber company logging roads, after a large bear that I'd seen 2nd day of deer season, when I had a small brain cramp while crossing a water bar ( diagonal shallow ditch ) and didn't keep my pedals level, pushed one down, which dug the petal into the mud and tossed me off. When the bike went down it hit cam first with just enough force to un string my bow. After I got home, took it all apart, examined the cam with magnifing glass for flaws, fixed a tiny ding, and reassembled the bow, peep was off a tad, so I decided that since I was going to mess the peep, I'd go ahead and swap out rests with my 04 Cougar, From the time I got home until I was shooting 2" 20yd groups, and cutting blazers off my field pointed arrows with the Muzzy tipped arrows was a total of 35 minutes. Yeah real easy to tune!

01-26-2011, 02:41 PM
this bow is pretty accurate just the way it is. Joel at martin says he has no x mods anywhere. so it will be easier to find a new rod then x mods alot less money also. thanks though bill

01-26-2011, 03:40 PM
any help on finding a rod for my slayer?

01-26-2011, 09:41 PM
now you see thats just not right...lol they are out here, just need to know where to look. ;) Just posted in your other thread..:D

02-04-2011, 02:38 PM
after all these postings im still looking for a cable guard rod ANY HELP!!!!!!!

Arrow Splitter
02-04-2011, 03:34 PM
after all these postings im still looking for a cable guard rod ANY HELP!!!!!!!

I'm not sure if your cable guard is threaded or not, so the first link is for the threaded version, and the second link is for the non-threaded version.


I hope this helps you out.