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    Hello All,
    Is there any feedback as of yet concerning the new, solid glass limbs being used on the new 2011 bows (and replacement limbs for the 2010 bows)? Are they standing up to higher use better, making the right speed etc?
    Thanks to all for any input. I'm thinking of buying yet another new bow, and like the Martins quite a bit, but I'm concerned about the limbs.

    Again, thanks.

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    I'm not hearing anything, but then there are very few 2011 bows in consumers' hands. Give it some time.
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    Maybe Ehunter can jump in he has had a 2011 Firecat 400 for a little while
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    As far as the durability, too early to tell as of yet, but my opinion is that they should be much better than last years laminated limbs. Solid glass limbs have been around for a very long time and have proven themselves to be quite durable, and looking at the way they have these designed with extra material left in the areas where a limb would normally fail, they shouldn't have many if any problems this year.

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    I have the solid 2011 limbs on 2009 bows and have shot many arrows with them and have had no problems in any area. I have heard that the performance (speed) is slightly below those constructed of laminations, however if it is, it's so slight, not worth worrying about. My bows are well tuned and through a chrono the speed is almost identical to when they had the old limbs.

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    Dave- Good to hear you've got the problems sorted out.!

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    I have over 1000 shots on a Firecat 400. So far, no problems at all. Limbs seem good and solid, speed is the same I was getting with my old "09 Firecat with laminated limbs. 386 gr. arrow, 68# draw@28.5 inches, 296 fps. The new strings are great. No peep rotation since shot #1, no stretch, nothing. If I had one thing I'd warn people about it is this. The new center serving is thicker than what's been used in the past (or a higher strand count in the string). Nock fit with my arrows was enough tighter that it was throwing my accuracy off. Once I got that taken care of, everything is shooting great. Sorry it took me a few days to respond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ehunter View Post
    I have over 1000 shots on a Firecat 400. So far, no problems at all. Limbs seem good and solid, speed is the same I was getting with my old "09 Firecat with laminated limbs. 386 gr. arrow, 68# draw@28.5 inches, 296 fps. The new strings are great. No peep rotation since shot #1, no stretch, nothing. If I had one thing I'd warn people about it is this. The new center serving is thicker than what's been used in the past (or a higher strand count in the string). Nock fit with my arrows was enough tighter that it was throwing my accuracy off. Once I got that taken care of, everything is shooting great. Sorry it took me a few days to respond.
    Thats good news! Thanks for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ehunter View Post
    Nock fit with my arrows was enough tighter that it was throwing my accuracy off. Once I got that taken care of, everything is shooting great. Sorry it took me a few days to respond.
    How do you take care of that, new nocks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MLN1963 View Post
    How do you take care of that, new nocks?
    Small dia center serving.

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