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    I'm sure it's been discussed many a time before, but I've been gone, busy for quite a while and I just checked this site and it seems as if all he!! has broke loose!? I've read around a little bit and I know I'd be quite upset if Martin went under. Been almost the only name and is now, in my family's archery arsenal.

    I guess it's one of those things I've looked at it and come to the conclusion that it's not so much I'm gonna miss Martin bows, because there will always be other bows out there to choose from, but that this site, and many other memories have been tied around so much to this company it would kind of leave a sinking feeling in stomach. I see Joel is gone, but it's probably for the best for him. Wish him nothing but the absolute best. In the mean time all I suppose we can do is sit here and hope the company picks back up, and keeps producing bows.

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    i used to play amateur league paintball back in its prime, i got to live though many of the founding companies of the sport go under during the 08 recession or whatever you want to call it. i got to see my local field go under after 20 years in the business, its just a product of time. nothing last forever
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    Hey Jake. Yeah, things have been going a little crazy lately in here. lol Looks like it might all be settling back down though. Good to have you back.
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    I mean I know they've been going through some tougher times. It would just be nice to see them pull through.

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    No worries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Double S View Post
    No worries.
    is that "no worries" like you know something we don't know?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kylecurtis04 View Post
    is that "no worries" like you know something we don't know?
    remember ol' sgt. schultz on hogan's heroes?

    I know nothing...nothing.

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    the fact that their biggest sellers like cabelas, dicks, academy, bass pro dropped them this year doesnt really make it sound like a sign of financial recovery. take it for what its worth. they may just have to get smaller than what they already are like ben pearson and companies like that keep a few of there bigger older school series bows like the cougar and bengal
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    Quote Originally Posted by dzsmith2 View Post
    the fact that their biggest sellers like cabelas, dicks, academy, bass pro dropped them this year doesnt really make it sound like a sign of financial recovery. take it for what its worth. they may just have to get smaller than what they already are like ben pearson and companies like that keep a few of there bigger older school series bows like the cougar and bengal
    Possibly, but it's just my opinion that they had/have too many bows with very similar specs. I can't see why they need like 5 bows all around the 30" to 32" A2A range. And they could certainly come up with a decent youth/women's bow like Darton's Ranger X with a price to match. To do this they need to hire better engineers and bow designers and be more aggressive with their marketing.

    When I was with Pearson back in 2000 thru 2003 I noticed the same thing, as did others. They made some really nice bows, but marketing was and still is lacking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dzsmith2 View Post
    the fact that their biggest sellers like cabelas, dicks, academy, bass pro dropped them this year doesnt really make it sound like a sign of financial recovery. take it for what its worth. they may just have to get smaller than what they already are like ben pearson and companies like that keep a few of there bigger older school series bows like the cougar and bengal
    I once did a evaluation thing as in what bows should go and what bows should stay. This for I believe 3 companies. Martin has some outstanding bows and then I'm partial to something of a target bow in the line up. The Bengal was my number 1 choice. Of course the Shadowcat and now I would replace it with the Scepter V. My other included the Pantera, and the Onza III. The Exile I threw in because it's short draw length would take in some youth and women. The Prowler just doesn't appeal to me.
    So 5 of the line up of 10.

    Pearson; 2008 was a whole new line up for Pearson - none of the old bows remained. Each year since Pearson has added improvements and for 2013 almost a whole new line up through revisions and that of a new bow (3 in 2 years).
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