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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedykills View Post
    Now as you know i like my Martin bows,with such a great piece of equipment why the heck do they use those cheap cable slides!!!!!!!!!!!
    Im out shootin this evening and nailin the x like a pro then i look to admire my bow and what do i see,my string has strands tore up,brand new hammer heads too. I look closer and see it's the cable slide,never thought about it being a problem.Do a little search and see im not alone.Well anyway i had a hoyt slide it has rounded edges so its very smooth,just hope it;s not to late on the string.Ok im done...........
    Which slide are you talking about? The gray one or the white one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dugout View Post
    Which slide are you talking about? The gray one or the white one?
    The little dark grey one,feels like plastic..........If i had white one i wouldnt be venting.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedykills View Post
    The little dark grey one,feels like plastic..........If i had white one i wouldnt be venting.........
    I lost a set of strings to the gray teflon one on the Bengal, too, but I thought it was the better of the two slides and an upgrade from the white one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dugout View Post
    I lost a set of strings to the gray teflon one on the Bengal, too, but I thought it was the better of the two slides and an upgrade from the white one?
    Only bad thing about all this is i called dicks and they dont change strings,safety issue they say and i dont have any dealers close to me.The one i got my firehawk from dropped martin also.
    Dicks said send the bow back and they will send me a new one but im not going to do that.Im satisfied with the bow just need a string and teflon cable guide.
    Martin said i need to send parts in first then they will send new string back ,so i guess ill be shootin firehawk for awhile.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedykills View Post
    Only bad thing about all this is i called dicks and they dont change strings,safety issue they say and i dont have any dealers close to me.The one i got my firehawk from dropped martin also.
    Dicks said send it back and they will send me a new one but im not going to do that.Im satisfied with the bow just need a string and teflon cable guide.
    Martin said i need to send parts in first then they will send new string back ,so i guess ill be shootin firehawk for awhile.........
    Gotta look on the bright side of things in that they are going to send you the string and slide. Sucks for sure, but at least we get that.
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    Weird, I've been using my Scepter V with the original gray slide for months now and no wear and tear. Could there be some defects in some of them causing this?
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    I've never had a problem with any of Martins slides - black, white or grey.
    Actually a few months ago I ordered 4 of the new grey ones from Martin and put them on my other bows.

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    I got one off AT will see how it works out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedykills View Post
    I got one off AT will see how it works out.
    Ok So far im a likin this saunders slide,went out to dial my bow in and a swear i picked up speed.I also installed new QAD rest and i was hitting high rest was maybe a hair off were old one was.HAd to put new sight tape on and remark,so shes all dialed in,need to paper tune to get it perfect but all in all so far i would highly reccomend this cable slide...........Oh and its very quiet too.

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    I had one of the newer grey slides start roughing up a string as well, so I replaced all my slides with the old white teflon slides. 3 other bows had the grey/black slides, and no sign of string damage, but I figured better safe than sorry.
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    2012 Strother SX Rush 60# & 2011 Strother Infinity 70#
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