I didn't see any mention of the draw weight of the bow. Today's bows impart a lot more energy to the arrow than those of the past so it's possible that your arrows are underspined for the bow. I'm not familiar with your arrows, but suffice it to say that possibly 55-70 is not stiff enough if you are shooting over 65#. Also how long are the arrows and how heavy of a tip?
Originally Posted by NewNYBowhunter
It's possible that the cable slide came apart and caused the incident. Afterall, they are part of a mechanical system and as such can fail. It's rare, but it does happen. Did you take the bow back to the dealer? This might be the wise choice. Without seeing the bow it might be possible that all that's needed is a new cable slide and a good looking over then shoot the bow at the shop to make sure everything is OK.
Yeah, I might agree with you that if the cable slide broke during the shot then the cables could have come flying toward the arrow and caused a bunch of nasty things to happen. Without having been there I'll give your assessment the benefit of the doubt.
As for the goose-egg on the arm? The bow's draw length might be OK. Just guessing, but height often correlates to the wingspan and yours sounds about right. If you have a loop this stretches you out a little more. Do you grip the bow? You shouldn't. Gripping the bow turns the forearm in toward the string which can cause some nasty string slap. I suggest you get on www.archerytalk and do a search on "GRIP". Nut&Bolts is a real guru on bow setups and shooting form and has lots of postings on how to "not" grip a bow. I hate to say grip because grip is not what you should be doing. Let's call it "hand position" to be more accurate. You can do this while waiting for your bow.
Hope everything comes out alright. Keep us posted.
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