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Money Man
03-12-2011, 12:13 PM
I was out shooting this afternoon, and when I was done I put the bow away and a few minutes later heard a loud noise in the basement, so I go to find out what happened, and the bow string had snapped. How do I figure out if I have any damage to the bow. I would imagine it can't be good for the string to let loose like that, or is it OK? The cable was still intact, just the string had snapped.

03-12-2011, 12:21 PM
That's strange, how old was the string?

Money Man
03-12-2011, 12:24 PM
I don't know. I got the bow from a friend in September, when he upgraded to a TR2. For all I know it could be the original.

03-12-2011, 02:07 PM
One way you can check the limbs for damage is to run a cotton ball all over the front and back surface. If there are any splinters or cracks starting or have developed they will tend to snag small strands of cotton, making them more easily visible. You can also do the same thing over the riser. From what I've seen and read the limbs are more likely to have been damaged than the riser, if there is any damage to any part of the bow.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
03-12-2011, 02:33 PM
Also you can check the limbs by using a magnifying glass and a good light. This is the way we have gone over ours. And have found any issues.


03-12-2011, 03:29 PM
The cams and/or the axles could be damaged,too. I see you're in Knox, bring the bow up to Brown's Archery in Schenectady for a look. Bob's a great guy, been selling Martins along time; probably sold that bow to your friend.

03-12-2011, 03:57 PM
Have you disassemble it yet ???
you will need to as said check everything...thank your lucky stars it went after you were DONE shooting..:eek:

If your close to where JJ is talking about..would definitely take the drive...:cool:

03-12-2011, 04:30 PM
I've had this happend twice. One was a Golden Eagle some years back and the other a Hoyt UltraTec. No problems. This is not like a real dry fire, but on the order of.

Money Man
03-12-2011, 04:41 PM
Well I have been looking over everything, and have found a few issues. 1. when the string let loose and the limbs flexed out, the cam hit a metal rack in 2 places. The first spot appears to be a paint smudge from the metal rack on the outside of the cam. The second spot actually dented the top of the string groove and it bowed the ridge of the cam inwards. 2. at the end of the limb where the axle of the cam passes through, there is a chip just on the very end of the limb that is right near the clip that holds the axle in.
CaptJJ, I am near Schenectady, but I believe my friend bought it from Joe out at Point Blank Range in Esperance. Thank you for the tip.
As I shot today, it sounded a little louder than normal. Is that due to the string starting to fail? I was blaming the pendulum sight I have on it.

Money Man
03-12-2011, 04:44 PM
ES, I have not taken it apart yet. I did remove the remnants of the string and the cable though. Hopefully I will have some time tomorrow to really get into it. Aside from cracks in the riser or limbs, are there any other places to pay attention to? Someone mentioned the axles already.

Money Man
03-12-2011, 05:01 PM
an attempt to show pics of the damage. I am keeping the pics large to show detail.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
03-12-2011, 05:11 PM
The limb looks like it would be ok. But it is hard to tell from that pic on how deep the damage is. I personally would bring it to a martin dealer and have him to look at it. This will give you an idea on what you have to fix and what not.


03-13-2011, 07:07 AM
All said , looks like u lucked out fer sure .had mine let loose at full draw , what a exciting experience fer sure , hope it never happens again , heard a noise and BAM!!!! stuff wacked me in the head { that prob was a good thing i think better now lol } even though the string wasn't even a year old yet, . i look at it regularly now and have plans on changing out yearly :eek: as for the damage dont second chance it take it to a bow shop , or send it back to martin that might be your best bet it might be warrantied

03-13-2011, 12:03 PM
Well :( looks like your in a bit of delima.....
As you can see the red arrow looks like that limb has stated a splinter / crack.. looks like it may need replaced :confused: have it check out.. an then YOU decide if you want to risk it if they say its fine.

Red circle shows your cam dent.:confused:...this is another tuff one...I have seen and fixed, dents like this but never that bad.... it takes alot of carefull filing with jewelers file, and some very fine sand paper. to remove the lump in string grove.. no not try to bend it back, you will mostlikely just break it off..

befor you even try to fix that dent be sure cam is still stright...may have tweaked it a bit


Simple Life
03-13-2011, 02:53 PM
Hey MM,if you can't fix your Cam,PM me.I have a 01 and all I ask is you pay S|H.Sucks what happened to your bow:o


03-13-2011, 05:26 PM
mighty nice of ya SL...got any nitros C's....lol:D:D;):cool: