Originally Posted by joelc
there wont be a significant market for any size compound bows if statistics are correct that the average age of hunters keep getting older. manufacturers can do their part by creating market demand and ignite some interest in archery by keeping products out there that interest/intrigue or fill the size requirements of the younger generation. its a strategy that has apparently worked for the computer gaming manufacturers, see madden '98-'2012,etc.
The fury cam is one of the most adjustable cams out this year,my boy is 9 and shooting 23" I am thinking next year he will be able to shoot 24" then he can shoot the fury cam he loves the new bengal.I think martin hit a homerun this year and look forward to shooting there new bows in the future.
I bit the bullet and bought my wife a 2012 diamond razors edge. Waiting for it to arrive. I am aware of the draw weight/ draw length issue. Hopefully if she can't pull it back with minimum draw weight while it is set at her draw length, I can shorten the draw to allow her to pull back and if shes like most of us, after a couple weeks of shooting she should be able to go up in poundage. It is surprising how fast your back mucles develope when you use them.
Which is why my hubby & I have had to convert each of our youngest daughters & my own Martin bows. Every time we bought something in the Martin range, right back to Tigress's & the original Tiger's, it was either too slow, weighed more than specs said barebow, too long in the draw, too high in poundage which involved changing limbs> then new strings > new cams & mods with all the bushings etc...ughh. The amount of $ we've paid with conversions could've gotten us bows from another company which I will admit that I do actually shoot a different company bow on a usual basis now (shamefully known as a traitor but I still wear my Martin hat!!). Anything for youth or ladies under the 25.5" draw is out the window barr the Leopard atm - which we've now had to convert for the daughter to nitrous C cams coz she's grown to 27" draw @ 13yrs old. We aren't aware of anyone else thats done this conversion with a Leopard shoot though (providing we can get the x-mods) but our daughter is itching for her Leopard to be just like my hubby & I's multiple Martin set-ups. We already have the custom string & cables, just waiting for mods to surface somewhere. Wouldn't go to this much hassle with the Leopard we didn't have a custom powdercoat job done on it. We've always shot Martins because of the draw length adjustments, they're damn good bows, fast & accurate, good value for money & we can work on our bows without needing a bow press, alot of the parts used to be interchangeable - plus the company usually looks after us if we require anything. Things change, Martin generally no longer send from the factory now apparently, maybe something will come along again that suits youths & ladies doing long range WAF that we can try in the Martin range, but that's archery huh - $, $ & more $.
I stopped & wondered the other day what I'd be doing if not shooting archery, after paying off the mortgage, I'd be covered in tatts - just as addictive as archery!!
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