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    I'm here to tell you guys that I finally got my 30# Diablo TD bow that I ordered in February. First thing I had to do was put it together which turned out to be harder than doing a compound. Tolerances on the limbs were so tight that installing them was a chore. I should know better but installed the limbs backwards. Bottom to top is what I mean. Installed a Cavalier Free Flight rest from the junk drawer and eyeballed centershot. Nocking point 1/4" high.

    Took it out to shoot the next day without checking too much and in the first 10 shots the string popped off the top limb twice. Slapped my arm pretty good, too. So now I'm checking it out and the top limb was twisting badly. Got a call into Brandon right away, which tuned out to be lunch time Friday. They're closed so I gotta wait till today.

    In the meantime I did a thorough inspection. Swapped the limbs top to bottom and checked the brace height----6 1/4". Hmmmm. Supposed to be 7" so I start twisting the string. 30 twists later it measures exactly 7". Lo and behold the limb twist is gone and the string is laying in it's grooves. Added some puffs to dampen the string vibration and pull out some heavier arrows---ACC 3-28, 500 spine weighing 330 gr. They shot like crap but did group. Guess what? No arm slap and no limb twist. Seems I learn something new all the time. Just on a whim I yanked some old aluminum 2114 arrows out to give them a try. Only have 4 and they are of the glue-on nock variety so that tells you how old they are. Arrow flight greatly improved. I'm so used to compounds that the arch is like comparing a football to s golf ball. WOW, but I was shooting some decent groups out to 25 yards.

    I've still got some experimenting to do. Going to try my GT 22 series carbons or other arrows and need to paper and/or bare shaft tune. Need to work on form, too. It's been 38 years or so since I shot a recurve and fingers. Now to wait for that call back from Brandon so I can tell him the problem was all mine---dumb.

    Also, I haven't forgotten the rules. Pictures to be added as soon as I clear off all the other crap on my camera.
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    Congrats.!!! I really like the Diablo TD. My '13 Alien had a really tight fitment at the limb pocket/rotocups also, which caused some issues, but was easily cured.
    Couple questions; what type of string comes with it and will the wood 'Thermal' grip bolt right on?
    Also would really like to know what the centershot measurement ends up at once you have it tuned.
    Nice bow. Hope it works out well for you.!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spiker View Post
    Congrats.!!! I really like the Diablo TD. My '13 Alien had a really tight fitment at the limb pocket/rotocups also, which caused some issues, but was easily cured.
    Couple questions; what type of string comes with it and will the wood 'Thermal' grip bolt right on?
    Also would really like to know what the centershot measurement ends up at once you have it tuned.
    Nice bow. Hope it works out well for you.!
    I'll let you know on the centershot. I just got back from my club and gave my 22 Series arrows a try. 300 spine at 30# isn't supposed to work, but they didn't look all that bad considering. Without removing the rubber grip I'd say the wooden side plates should fit. There might not be a hole thru the grip to bolt them up, but I'm sure a drill would take care of that. The string is black Dacron so you can use that or B50 for a replacement. I'm not sure about the newer B500. Maybe Hutch can help with that.

    I know there have been a fair amount of complaints about the servings unraveling, but if that happens I'll just reserve it and get it right. So far no problems although it's only seen about 100 shots. Time will tell, but I never consider it a problem. I've been my own bow shop since day one some 40 years ago. I'm the only person who has ever worked on my bows.
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    For some reason when I try to upload my pics get kicked out. I've resized them as usual (800x600). Anybody help?
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    Congrats on the new bow Barry, Have you tried to post a pic through Photobucket? That's how I post most of mine seems to work well.

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    Barry, that bow have reinforced limb tips?
    What string material does it have on it?





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