View Full Version : FOBs dont seem to work with new martins

03-20-2011, 05:32 PM
i ordered up a set of the starrflight fobs and they whack the inner cable during release. they clear normally with the tester they send. but once in a while it makes a loud whack and kicks way out. i noticed that there looks like a impact in the cable. any one else use these things?

03-20-2011, 06:36 PM
Interesting. Have you contacted Paul Morris at http://www.starrflight.com ? He is the owner and very helpful from what I gather. Also join at http://www.teamstarrflight.com/ that is a site dedicated to FOBs.

03-20-2011, 07:06 PM
What rest are you using? If it is a QAD are you using the optional TL1 launcher that it comes with? Paul Morris at Starrflight told me to use that one with my QAD I have coming.

03-20-2011, 07:07 PM
i sent him an email. im wondering if it might be my face putting some torque on the arrow and pushing it into the cables

03-20-2011, 08:10 PM
When you use the tester how much space is there between the FOB tester and the cable in question? I have read that there needs to be 3/16 clearance or more. According to the Starrflight website Q&A.


03-20-2011, 08:22 PM
I use them with my firecat, although it's a 2008/2010 I use a qad-hd and have had 0 problems with mine. Not sure how much room there is but they aren't hitting anything.

03-20-2011, 08:56 PM
im using a rip cord. i have the clearance at the rests and the cables when the bow isnt pulled back but at full draw the tester doesnt clear. and i checked my rest its dropping plenty fast.

03-21-2011, 02:36 PM
Can you adjust your cable slide so the cables are pulled a little further away. Mine has a little kink in it. Turned it a little plus have a Saunders Hyper-Glide for the cable slide. Don't know if this is an option. Don't know what bow you have that might help us to come up with some more options for you to try.

03-21-2011, 04:22 PM
cant adjust them. i went back to regular fletchings. i found the fob was dragging the under side of the string stop. to hell with it ill use blazers. fobs seem to whistle at high speeds too.

03-21-2011, 07:13 PM

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03-23-2011, 08:22 PM
apparently my bow was strung wrong. they clear now but just barely

03-23-2011, 09:06 PM
how was it strung wrong?