I just purchased a Shadowcat since I was very content with the Cheetah -07 which I had previously and the added A2A-length.

I did consider all the information about cracking limbs and the TRG-system problems, but still chose it over the Hoyt Vantage elite and Alphaelite (also 350 dollar price difference was taken into consideration). Plus, it looks way better with the parallel limbs.

My questions for when I receive my bow in 2 weeks:

1. If I have the TRG-system mounted - should I remove it since Martin seems to have discontinued it on the Shadowcat?
2. If the cracking limbs is the result of a couple of bad batches from a sub supplier or something - can I see from a serial number if my bow can be affected?
3. Will Martin replace strings and limbs if I would get a problem bow and how fast will I receive replacement parts?

My setup:

2011 Shadowcat
70 pounds
27.5" Nitro 1.5

Still need to find a thumb release - any suggestions in the lower price range + where to buy?




Took a lot of time to find a decent price, since apparently you shouldn't be able to buy this bow over the internet according to some retailers, but here is what I put together:

Shopping Cart (Prices in British Pounds)
REFERENCE DESCRIPTION QUANTITY PRICE COST
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344 2011 Martin - Shadow Cat 1 £540.42 £540.42
- Colours: Black, Draw
Weight Range: 55-70 lbs, Draw
Length: 27.5 - 30.5",
Specify: Right Hand

204 Plano Protector BowCase 1 £42.51 £42.51
- Size: Standard (49" x
19-1/2" x 6-1/2)

21902 Petron G2 Sight 1 £29.74 £29.74
- Colour: Black

498 Cartel - X-Pert Scope 1 £19.95 £19.95
- Lens Power: 8x

25060 Easton - Wrist Sling 1 £4.96 £4.96
- Style: White Arrow

1284 Aurora Bugs Line - Top Quiver 1 £12.50 £12.50
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- Specify: RH - Red

21613 NAP Quicktune 1000 1 £22.94 £22.94
- Select: Right Hand

48000 Fletcher Tru Peep 1 £2.05 £2.05
- Size: 1/16" - (large)

21424 Super Armguard 1 £1.75 £1.75

95 Cartel Balkan Multi Long Rod 1 £31.08 £31.08
- Specify Length: 33"

23445 Cartel Pocket (kick) - Stand 1 £5.83 £5.83
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Subtotal: £713.73
Shipping (Courier): £40.00
VAT: £150.75
Total: £904.48