I can understand why some of you guys are thrilled with the forum back and Martin Archery being saved. As for myself, I was a fan of my bow because of the lightweight and price. I do not have the patience nor the brand attachment that some of you have. When I will upgrade my bow, it will be with a brand that is easily accessible from where I live and with parts that I do not have to wait 6 weeks for.
I truly enjoy my 2010 Bengal, but the Company, not so much. I tried my best to like Martin, but I do not need to support them. For example, some people like Chevy for no other reason than it's a Chevy. I'm not one of those.
I will support a company that offers great product and a service that equals it.
So, my suggestion to Martin will be this: Find a way to efficiently distribute parts to pro-shops or directly to your customers (in Canada, it is beyond ridiculous). Waiting 6weeks for a set of limbs - under warranty - hardly qualify as efficient in my book.
The good news for the new Martin management is I am telling you this. Many customers would just move on without saying a word. Most people here are fans of the name and will support you no matter what. But your market should cover more than that.
Finally, thanks to some of you here who constantly offer help to new archers, who can solve the most puzzling questions, who share their expertise to promote archery in general. Whenever I need information on my Bengal, I always come here and search for answers, which I often find without even posting. I will continue to do so, as I intend to keep this bow even after I upgrade.
Keep up the great work.