Minimum peak wt. on Drenalin

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  • July 16, 2013 at 8:39 am #584374 Back to Top REPORT

    Starpost9

    Joined: 2/18/2010
    I bought my 60-70# Drenalin five years ago, and have loved it all that while.

    But we all get older. I now find myself not holding as steady at the lowest prescribed poundage (60#), and would like to decrease it even more, but am not sure if that is advisable.

    What prompted this question was my watching a video of a guy with a Z7 he said he’d dialed down to about 35-40#, which is well under the stated weight range for that bow.

    July 16, 2013 at 10:21 am #584379 Back to Top REPORT
    blackdog
    BlackDog

    Age: 63
    Joined: 7/21/2004
    “But we all get older.” I don’t know where you get that nonsense LOL! I’m fighting it every day – but I don’t see me winning – unless I die first LOL.

    To answer your question: either buy new limbs for your bow (60# limbs – will give you range of 50-60#) or buy a new bow with 60# limbs.

    I called Mathews a couple of weeks back and asked the same question about my Helim. They don’t advise drawing below 10# of max weight of the limbs on any bow.
    I’m sure you can squeak a couple of #’s less but IMO, it’s not worth it.

    I bought my Helm at 60# and then had shoulder surgery (3 actually – left side and twice on right since Dec 2012). As of a couple of weeks ago I still couldn’t draw with it set at 50#. A dealer said I could safely take it down to 48# but I decided to call Mathews anyway.

    The guy with the Z7 would have to be using a 50# max limb to turn it down that low IMO. Not that much threading on those bolts I would think.

    IMO – if you like yourself and your bow – don’t chance it.

    July 16, 2013 at 9:59 pm #584530 Back to Top REPORT
    bootheel-boy
    bootheel boy

    Joined: 7/21/2006
    Location: S.E. Missouri
    You can turn it 10 pounds down from maximum poundage.  I’m sure you could play with how many twists you have in your string and cable and get an even lower poundage.  That would result in you voiding your warranty, and possibly hurting yourself.   If you love your bow and plan on keeping it for a while a 50-60 pound set of limbs would be cheapest and you would get warranty with the new limbs.  Another thing to think about is you might be able to sell your bow and purchase a newer used one with the poundage you want within the price difference of the new limbs.   A monster series bow in 50 pounds would give you about the same performance as your drenaline does at 60 pounds and would be way easier to draw.   {#emotions_dlg.mathews_peace}
    July 18, 2013 at 12:54 pm #584691 Back to Top REPORT
    mathews-technical
    Mathews Technical


    Joined: 7/16/2013
    Actually it is a maximum of five turns out on the drenalin. Which in turn equals about ten pounds. The 60# or 50# limb option is the best option for you.{#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}
    July 18, 2013 at 3:21 pm #584706 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
    Bow Drawn

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    Actually it is a maximum of five turns out on the drenalin. Which in turn equals about ten pounds. The 60# or 50# limb option is the best option for you.{#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}

    Thanks! Hope you can hang out here — seems there is a few things you can help with. {#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}

    July 19, 2013 at 7:05 am #584764 Back to Top REPORT
    mathews-technical
    Mathews Technical


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    Actually it is a maximum of five turns out on the drenalin. Which in turn equals about ten pounds. The 60# or 50# limb option is the best option for you.{#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}

    Thanks! Hope you can hang out here — seems there is a few things you can help with.{#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}

    I will do my best {#emotions_dlg.mathews_big_smile}

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