I am about 99% sure I am taking my TRG/SOS system off of my new Ridge Hunter....I have about 200 shots on my bow and my string (in the TRG area) looks like it has over 1000 shots on it I'm told. I would stay away from that setup for now.
a opinion taken well
thanks guys just what i needed to hear the old is in the new is out , i guess i am stayin with the old rod thingy
I would avoid it like I would avoid a girl with herpes. Seriously only get the trg if you want to replace your string and cables in a month. The sos does quiet it down noticeably. But you cant use a kisser with the sos, and my sos tore in a month of shooting, maybe 300 arrows? And it tore where it mounts not where the string hits. I would honestly stay away, your cable guard works fine now, stick with it, if you want a string supressor I've read good things about the sims, and they have one that mounts to your stabilizer bushing in the front of the bow if you dont have a hole in the back of the riser. My exile doesnt have a hole in the back of the riser for a string supressor like previous years. Wish it was an option, I think it looks cleaner. by the way, I bought a sims string supressor for 40, martin will charge twenty something for the sos and 10 for shipping. Pay 10 more and get the sims.
Just my two cents. (from personal experience)
As a side note, just so you know I'm not bashing anyone. I love the idea, and the science behind the trg system. I think its smart forward thinking, and I like seeing companys take a risk now and again to advance the sport. Thats why I paid 100 dollars more to get the 2011 with these new features, which I now regret. If I would have bought the 2010 model I would have saved money, not had these issues and would sing martins praise from the roof top. Just after my personal experience I think its executed poorly, and doesnt work. I dont like the placement of the sos either from the previously mentioned reasons.
Martin makes great bows, very adjustable, easy to tune. My only complaint is the trg and sos system. otherwise there great. Please dont repeat my mistakes.