Limb cracks, should both be changed?

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  • August 27, 2013 at 9:19 pm #592296 Back to Top REPORT

    Creed27

    Joined: 7/22/2013
    For those that have seen and helped on my previous posts, my Creed is dialed in and shooting well. Thanks. The problem I was having was both bow and shooter. Idler was out and after vince tuning what a difference (bow.) Added new focus grip and that took me to even another level (shooter.)

    I noticed something this past weekend. Not sure you’ll be able to make this out from the picture but I was wondering if anyone else has run into this. The limb or at a minimum the finish is cracking where the draw stop hits the limb.

    A little history, shortly after purchasing the bow it derailed probably because of torque. Couldn’t explain it because I didn’t feel I was doing anything different than what I had been doing with my Switchback and form. Anyway the dealer inspected it and replaced the lower limbs. Now cracks are surfacing on the new limbs.

    I spoke with the dealer today and he said bring it in. What I’m wondering is should both the top and bottom limbs be replaced? Are they matched? Or can the bottoms only be replaced? Is this a sign of larger problems?

    Thanks again for the help to date and any additional guidance you can give.

    August 28, 2013 at 10:52 am #592383 Back to Top REPORT

    Creed27

    Joined: 7/22/2013
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    August 29, 2013 at 6:44 am #592517 Back to Top REPORT
    mathews-technical
    Mathews Technical


    Joined: 7/16/2013
    You only need to change the bottom ones.
    August 29, 2013 at 7:23 am #592518 Back to Top REPORT
    vince71969
    vince71969


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    I would check to see what type of press your dealer uses.
    August 29, 2013 at 1:57 pm #592584 Back to Top REPORT
    mathews-technical
    Mathews Technical


    Joined: 7/16/2013
    At first it looked like it was a dryfire and the draw stop  hit the limb. But when I looked at it closer it is the backside of the cam. I wonder if the limbs got flipped around after it derailed. Or like Vince asked, what type of press was used? Just thinking out loud{#emotions_dlg.eusa_think}

    August 29, 2013 at 6:36 pm #592627 Back to Top REPORT

    Creed27

    Joined: 7/22/2013
    Thanks guys. I happened to stop by a different dealer while out on a business trip. It is cracked on both sides of the limb and the cam bearing was pushed out. He stated the bearing had failed (probably stemming from the derail) and ended up separating the split limbs. He advised me NOT to shoot it. He offered to order the parts (top and bottom limbs & cam) and repair but advised me that I may want to get it serviced by my local dealer, where I purchased it, to save labor costs. He furthered opined that was likely the reason why I was having fits trying to tune. Great customer service all around. I’ll be visiting me local shop tomorrow.
    Thanks again.
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