View Poll Results: If you were to purchase a new Martin in 2013, would you pick a solid or split limb?

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    Default The split decision...

    So, just curious as to what the general consensus of the new quad limbs are. What are the pro's and con's in your opinion? I can't see Martin putting split limbs on the entire lineup of 2013 compounds, so the question is:

    IF you were to purchase a 2013 Martin, would you be more interested in a solid or split limb configuration and why?
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    I believe a solid limb works well. But a split limb is quieter and all that I have had in the shop seem to be very smooth.






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    I like the split limb design personally but also with a yoke cable system. You can tune out the cam lean better in my opinion.

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    One of Martins biggest draws is the ability to work on your bow without a bowpress and to actually get parts from the factory without driving 2 hrs to a bow shop that dosen't really want to work on or sell Martin Bows. KISS!!!!!!!
    Speed and Quiteness are Not the most important things, my 2011 Onza is plenty quiet with nothing more than some whiskers on it.

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    I am going to get a '13 AX4 so at some point will have an in-depth review on it. :-)
    I never have been much of a quad limb fan until about 6 months ago when I purchased
    a Strother SX RUSH.
    I have to admit that it is one of the best bows I've owned.
    Martin took the Alien X, added the Saddleback grip, cleaned up the Hybrix cams, and went to
    the split limb design which not only shaved a bit more weight off the bow but should eliminate
    any limb issues and give it an even smoother/more consistent draw.
    I think it's going to be really hard for anyone to top this in a hunting bow.

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    Not a fan of the split limb bows. If all of the line up is going to be split limb I will have to find an older bow. I like working on my own bow

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    I can't knock them til I've messed with them. Looking forward to shooting the Nemesis 35.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spiker View Post
    Martin took the Alien X, added the Saddleback grip, cleaned up the Hybrix cams, and went to
    the split limb design which not only shaved a bit more weight off the bow but should eliminate
    any limb issues and give it an even smoother/more consistent draw.
    I think it's going to be really hard for anyone to top this in a hunting bow.
    Didn't quite get it - which factor would give the smoother/more consistent draw? I don't see the split limbs having any effect on this. Has the cam shape been modified for 2013?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob cooly View Post
    One of Martins biggest draws is the ability to work on your bow without a bowpress and to actually get parts from the factory without driving 2 hrs to a bow shop that dosen't really want to work on or sell Martin Bows. KISS!!!!!!!
    Speed and Quiteness are Not the most important things, my 2011 Onza is plenty quiet with nothing more than some whiskers on it.
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    By the way I bet that the split limbs bow will stand alone in the Martin line for 2013.
    2008 Martin MOAB - 45-60#, set at about 51-53# / 55#" Perfect Line" compound/ 55# Mongol horsebow/ 45# "Perfect Line" takedown recurve/ 45# Bearpaw Grizzly hunter recurve/ 55# Samick Longbow Cheetah ... and several homemade bows

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