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RoscoeP
01-26-2011, 04:40 PM
Well I got my new 2010 Firecat TR-1 at the beginning of Dec. I was stoked about it, got a great deal and the bow looked great. Well before I got to fire a shot I noticed a major fray on the string near the idler wheel.(I had pulled it back a few times to measure arrows, line up sights etc.) I then noticed that the idler wheel had a real sharp edge and was very rough with no round edge.

I was pissed, big high to big low. Oh well I called Martin and got a RA# and sent the bow back. Took awhile shipping, customs, Xmas etc. but I finally got the bow back and am really happy. Martin upgraded the string to the new green and black one on the 2011 bows. They also put on a new idler wheel. So that eased the pain of being bowless for awhile. Thanks Martin. Cheers Roscoe:)

Hutch~n~Son Archery
01-26-2011, 04:44 PM
Good for you! I am glad you hung in there. You have a great bow. I am sure you will be wearing the arm out soon.

Hutch

ElkSlayer
01-26-2011, 05:04 PM
sorry to here you got a idler that sliped thru QC. Good thing you caught it befor... well dont even want to type that.:(
Gald they took care of you. the CS is top notch. Enjoy that new firecat. let us know how it shoots for you..:D

Arrow Splitter
01-26-2011, 05:14 PM
Since the the others forgot,:D
Welcome to the Martin Tech Forum, Roscoe.:cool:

RoscoeP
01-26-2011, 06:03 PM
Since the the others forgot,:D
Welcome to the Martin Tech Forum, Roscoe.:cool:

Yea, I guess that was my first post on here, thanks for the welcome and other comments. Seems like a bunch of great people on this forum. Cheers Roscoe:)

elkslayer4x5
01-26-2011, 06:45 PM
Yeah, they are pretty ok bunch of guys, and from every where. Lot of know how here. Thanks Arrow Splitter for reminding us of our manners. Welcome Roscoe ! Tell us how you've set it up if you would. :)

RoscoeP
01-26-2011, 07:58 PM
Yeah, they are pretty ok bunch of guys, and from every where. Lot of know how here. Thanks Arrow Splitter for reminding us of our manners. Welcome Roscoe ! Tell us how you've set it up if you would. :)

Well before I sent it back I had a G5 optix 5 pin sight, Fuse Axium stabilizer and an APA twister rest on it, that is all going on another bow now.
The Martin Firecat TR-1 now has a Cobra Viper 5 pin sight, Martin whisker bisquit rest and a Vibracheck isolator G2 stablizer. Both bows will have G5 peep sights and D-loops. My release is a Tru ball "short and sweet" I think it's called. Arrows are Carbon Force radial X-weave with blazer vanes. Hope this helps. Cheers Roscoe

ElkSlayer
01-26-2011, 08:29 PM
oh buy all means welcome :cool: was stuned buy your post :eek:
Great place good folks willing to help, or just give you a hard time ..lol pull up a keyboard and stick around...:D

elkslayer4x5
01-26-2011, 08:41 PM
Well before I sent it back I had a G5 optix 5 pin sight, Fuse Axium stabilizer and an APA twister rest on it, that is all going on another bow now.
The Martin Firecat TR-1 now has a Cobra Viper 5 pin sight, Martin whisker bisquit rest and a Vibracheck isolator G2 stablizer. Both bows will have G5 peep sights and D-loops. My release is a Tru ball "short and sweet" I think it's called. Arrows are Carbon Force radial X-weave with blazer vanes. Hope this helps. Cheers Roscoe

It all helps, but what I really meant was What weight are you shooting and how long are your CFX weaves?

RoscoeP
01-27-2011, 09:00 AM
It all helps, but what I really meant was What weight are you shooting and how long are your CFX weaves?

Oh, the bow is 60# max and that is where I will be shooting, the arrows are 28.5" long and are the 200's (red dot) on there chart I believe.

laut
02-04-2011, 10:30 AM
Well I got my new 2010 Firecat TR-1 at the beginning of Dec. I was stoked about it, got a great deal and the bow looked great. Well before I got to fire a shot I noticed a major fray on the string near the idler wheel.(I had pulled it back a few times to measure arrows, line up sights etc.) I then noticed that the idler wheel had a real sharp edge and was very rough with no round edge.

I was pissed, big high to big low. Oh well I called Martin and got a RA# and sent the bow back. Took awhile shipping, customs, Xmas etc. but I finally got the bow back and am really happy. Martin upgraded the string to the new green and black one on the 2011 bows. They also put on a new idler wheel. So that eased the pain of being bowless for awhile. Thanks Martin. Cheers Roscoe:)

My friend bought a Firecat last year and he has the same issue. He took it back to the Martin dealership and they fix the problem in no time. The cam had a very sharp edge and lead to one side. I hope Martin will improve their quality control and stopping these type of human error on their products.

bfisher
02-04-2011, 03:21 PM
Welcome to the Tech Forum, Roscoe. It's nice to hear that CS took care of you. It's also nice of you to post nice comments about it, too, rather than pissing and moaning about a design or manufacturing flaw.

You can ask around the boards here. The guys will tell you. I'll be keeping an eye on you.

Right fellows?

Barry