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    i picked up my alien x yesterday afternoon from the bowshop after they put new (powertuff) limbs on it. today i put all my stuff back on it and shot it back in (20yds, 30yds) when i came back into the house and started wiping off the condensation, didnt i find a sliver, about 1/2 inch long, in the middle of the bottom limb up towards the roto limb cup, where they put that martin sticker with all the info on it (bow weight, letoff %, draw length, etc). what should i do??? just glue it back down with a lil super Glue? (the sliver isnt that wide) and just keep shooting it?? or should i go back to the shop and demand another new set of limbs? i hate to be a pest, but i think that i would expect better QC from MARTIN ARCHERY. well so far all i can say is that im not a fan of these new "POWERTUFF" limbs. im really thinking of selling it and changing to a different brand, if MARTIN ARCHERY dosent get their s@%t straight.

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    I would bring it back. I had the same problem and they took care of me. My pro shop told me to keep shooting it till he new ones came in.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Hutch~n~Son Archery View Post
    I would bring it back. I had the same problem and they took care of me. My pro shop told me to keep shooting it till he new ones came in.




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    Martin's PowerTuff limbs are actually Gordan Glass Power Tuff blanks that Martin buys and finishes to their own specs. The Gordon blanks/limbs are utilized by a number of other bow/Xbow manufacturers as well and are considered the standard in solid glass limbs.

    The type of limb failure/splinter that you are describing isn't normally associated with a defect in the limb construction, but is caused by either the improper use of a press, using the wrong press for a parallel limb bow, or the limb was damaged in that particular area prior to, or during the limb install.

    Limb failure due to faulty construction is normally (not always) but normally seen as a crack at the fork or limb bolt area or a delamination on the outer flat portion of the limb where it flexs the most.

    Splinters at the limb edges can normally (not always) but normally can be traced back to the limb edge being damaged by some sort of impact or contact with a square edge, such as a tree stand, work bench etc... where a small indentation into the limb is made and the fibers that make up the limb are damaged which leads to the start of a splinter.

    Return the bow to the shop where the work was completed and ask for the limbs to be replaced, also ask that you be notified when the new ones arrive so you can be present when they install them. Also, ask them to inspect the limb rockers to ensure that they are fully seated into the riser itself and that they are not defective.

    I've sold well over 125 AX's since they were released and have only had 3 come back with any sort of limb issue, one was due to a dry fire, one was due to contact with a treestand at the shot and another was a delamination due to faulty construction. This model does have a pretty good rep for being very reliable.

    I'm not trying to make any excuses or cover for Martin, just laying out some facts from being in this industry for over 15 years. The shop I worked at up untill 04 was the largest shop in this county and carried Hoyt, PSE, Bowtech, Parker, Martin, Diamond,Clearwater, Blue Mountain and several others over the years. They all had some significant issues at one point or another.

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    im going to give martin another chance. i called the bowshop and i told them about the problem and they said that would order new limbs monday morn and to just keep on hunting with it. it will take 2 weeks for them to get them in and archery season here in pa is over in another 2 weeks anyhow. plus idk what martin does to their limbs, but the ones i got looked like the were sanded with 60 grit sand paper (the insides of the limbs, not the rytera sticker side) they had alot of sanding marks/grooves in the limbs, not smooth at all. i really wish they would go back to using barnsdale limbs. if barnsdale wernt good limbs alot of the other big name bow companys wouldnt be using them. thats just my .03.......

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    If it eases your mind any, a month after I got my FC400 I had a splinter pop out on one of the limbs. I've been shooting it that way for 7-8 months, and nothing more has happened to it. I just snipped it off, sanded it down smooth, and called it good.
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    Cool Problem with limb on Pantera

    I've had the same issue with the limbs on a 2010 pantera. 1st the bottom limb blew out in the middle of the limb, Martin's CS replaced but didn't even have 50 shots on the second set and a big splinter along the side of the bottom limb happened. Make thing worse I just got my FC 400 and it has a bad creek just before full-draw. I was disappointed that when the FC 400 was sent with the change out of the TRG and SOS for a slide and STS. Martin's CS thinks that the FC 400 is a limb pocket issue. Any input would help



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    Quote Originally Posted by Tosi View Post
    Make thing worse I just got my FC 400 and it has a bad creek just before full-draw.
    Almost every instance I have heard of this, mine included, has been due to a draw length module screw backing out. Tighten then up and see if that doesn't fix it.
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    Cool FC 400 Creek @ full-draw

    CK, been thier tryed that.. Martin's CS is sending new limbs and new pocket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tosi View Post
    I've had the same issue with the limbs on a 2010 pantera. 1st the bottom limb blew out in the middle of the limb, Martin's CS replaced but didn't even have 50 shots on the second set and a big splinter along the side of the bottom limb happened. Make thing worse I just got my FC 400 and it has a bad creek just before full-draw. I was disappointed that when the FC 400 was sent with the change out of the TRG and SOS for a slide and STS. Martin's CS thinks that the FC 400 is a limb pocket issue. Any input would help



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    I had the same issue with 2010 FIREHAWK. cs replaced the limbs and said it was a bad limb from contract provider. No problems since. CHARANDCAR

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