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    There is a thread on another forum where the question has been asked about the mechanical integrity of the Shadowcat riser.

    I have two Cats and it is pretty obvious where the joints are on the three piece riser, but the bows shoot well and are as accurate as anything I have used in the past, so obviously the risers work.

    Have there been any genuine cases of Shadowcat riser failure? Or is this another 'I heard of a guy who knew someone....' situation base one one or two isolated incidents?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeilMac View Post
    There is a thread on another forum where the question has been asked about the mechanical integrity of the Shadowcat riser.
    Link? Found this but it might be the older model, posted June 29th, 2008 on AT.

    Quote Originally Posted by voxito
    first, an original shadowcat riser that broke under the grip. They used to drill out all the metal under the grip, I guess to make it lighter. I had too much backtension and not enough rotation.

    second, the exact same thing happened to the replacement riser

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    That's the one Hutch.

    It's the comment about the 2010 Shadowcat that has me scratching my head. I don't want to call anybody out, without good cause, but two broken risers with the same owner has me puzzled.
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    Not saying it isn't martins fault but not 100% it is. My Bengal is a 3 piece riser and it seems to be no different then a one piece. Now I treat my bow nice and keep it tuned No banging, dry fires etc. How does he treat his bow. Also how does he tune his bow. Another thing is the story true. I have seen some stories on AT that are not true. Just to cause trouble. A lot of info is missing.


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    My thoughts exactly.
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    I know it isn't a Shadowcat but I think I can see where the Onza is a 3 pieces riser and I haven't seen any shifting or felt any movement in it. With the camo dip jobs you would be able to see the slighest shift in the riser as the camo pattern would not line up anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharxfan View Post
    I know it isn't a Shadowcat but I think I can see where the Onza is a 3 pieces riser and I haven't seen any shifting or felt any movement in it. With the camo dip jobs you would be able to see the slighest shift in the riser as the camo pattern would not line up anymore.
    Yep, same with my Aliens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SonnyThomas View Post
    the dork was called out and the dork backed off.
    Different post I think Sonny, arrowcrester was the one with the problem not eric schmaus.

    Quote Originally Posted by arrowcrester
    I have a 2010 Shadowcat. The riser is made of three pieces. I had a problem with the connection between the top two pieces collapsing. To make a long story short Martin sent me a new riser, but it is also collapsing in the same place - NOT Good!

    I wouldn't recomment buying one until Martin makes it with a one-piece solid riser.

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    if i'm not mistaken the fella that won the senior open class at ASA shot a shadowcat. he's a machinist and said he took his riser apart and welded the dog gone thing back together. i guess he wanted to be sure. i spoke to him about it. he also removed all the finish from the riser and it looked pretty cool, all shiny aluminum like.

    like i said, i could be mistaken...again.

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