One bow press to go, please!

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  • June 8, 2013 at 5:02 pm #580640 Back to Top REPORT
    indychris
    Indychris

    Joined: 6/22/2004
    Sitting in Central America right now. I’ve got a Hoyt Dorado sitting next to me which is very fun to shoot, but I decided that when I return in July for my 2 month stint, I want to bring my Z7 with me. here’s the catch. I’m going to have to break it down and pack the limbs and riser in something to protect it so that it will fit well in my Badlands rolling duffle.

    SOOOOOooooo… is there a dependable portable press that will pack well and can be brought with me to put my bow back together once I’m in the country? Bowmaster? Ram Press? Any thoughts on those or another packable press? Weight and space are definitely issues! {#emotions_dlg.typotux}

    June 9, 2013 at 5:58 am #580674 Back to Top REPORT
    sticks
    sticks

    Joined: 2/5/2005
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    Hey Buddy {#emotions_dlg.mathews_hugs}

    Why do you have to break it down??

    How are you living your Dash?
    June 9, 2013 at 8:41 am #580682 Back to Top REPORT
    indychris
    Indychris

    Joined: 6/22/2004

    Hey Buddy {#emotions_dlg.mathews_hugs} 

    Why do you have to break it down??

    Mornin’ sticks.

    There are several reasons:

    1) I really shouldn’t pay the extra money for a second ‘bag’ to bring it down,

    2) It won’t fit in my Rolling duffle fully assembled

    3) If it’s just in my suitcase, it won’t automatically raise the attention of customs down here.

    There’s nothing illegal about having a bow down here, but there are a lot of folks who don’t like hunting/weapons. Sometimes customs gives me no problems, and on other occasions they read me the riot act. Bringing down a bow case virtually guarantees the latter.

    June 9, 2013 at 7:56 pm #580728 Back to Top REPORT
    brian811
    Brian811

    Age: 41
    Joined: 4/29/2007
    Check out nitehawkarchery.com. I just got one and it is very easy to use
    Mathews Z7
    June 9, 2013 at 9:58 pm #580742 Back to Top REPORT
    caswell80
    caswell80

    Joined: 2/13/2008
    Location: Michigan
    Synunm press looks sweet!
    June 9, 2013 at 10:00 pm #580744 Back to Top REPORT
    caswell80
    caswell80

    Joined: 2/13/2008
    Location: Michigan
    June 10, 2013 at 9:12 pm #580814 Back to Top REPORT
    indychris
    Indychris

    Joined: 6/22/2004
    Gonna have to check out the nitehawk and the synunm. Unfortunately, my satellite connection doesn’t play nice with videos down here, so I’ll have to wait ’til I’m back in the states in order to watch how they work.

    Thanks guys. Looks like a couple of solid options. {#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}

    June 14, 2013 at 9:27 pm #581148 Back to Top REPORT
    indychris
    Indychris

    Joined: 6/22/2004

    Synunm press looks sweet!

    Gotta say, I really like the look of the Synunm after watching the video. It’s the simplest of the portable presses I’ve seen, and is likely the lightest and most packable. The only thing I’m having a hard time with is the price. Not only is it more than most others, but it seems like it would cost the least to make.

    Unfortunately, it really looks like the ideal answer to my problem, too.  

    June 15, 2013 at 9:45 pm #581222 Back to Top REPORT
    caswell80
    caswell80

    Joined: 2/13/2008
    Location: Michigan

    Synunm press looks sweet!

    Gotta say, I really like the look of the Synunm after watching the video. It’s the simplest of the portable presses I’ve seen, and is likely the lightest and most packable. The only thing I’m having a hard time with is the price. Not only is it more than most others, but it seems like it would cost the least to make.

    Unfortunately, it really looks like the ideal answer to my problem, too.

    I hear you on the price but love everything you mentioned about it also!  Plus looks very efficient to use!!  Sometimes I guess simple is best!  Let us know how you like it if you pull the trigger on it.
    {#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}

    June 21, 2013 at 5:46 am #581652 Back to Top REPORT
    jabber
    Jabber

    Joined: 8/2/2012
    Location: Ontario

    Synunm press looks sweet!

    Gotta say, I really like the look of the Synunm after watching the video. It’s the simplest of the portable presses I’ve seen, and is likely the lightest and most packable. The only thing I’m having a hard time with is the price. Not only is it more than most others, but it seems like it would cost the least to make.

    Unfortunately, it really looks like the ideal answer to my problem, too.

    I hear you on the price but love everything you mentioned about it also! Plus looks very efficient to use!! Sometimes I guess simple is best! Let us know how you like it if you pull the trigger on it.
    {#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}

    Looks tempting but … does it work on the Creed or Helim? I hear you have to remove the draw stop to make it fit.  Also, is it safe to put over the black metal brackets at the limb tips of these bows? I read somewhere that no pressure should be applied to these as it could damage the limb tips..

    June 21, 2013 at 6:45 am #581657 Back to Top REPORT
    mozartsmusic
    Mozartsmusic

    Age: 165
    Joined: 4/29/2005
    Location: Layton, Utah
    I think I’d check out this Bowmaster. The price is right and the strange thing is how simple it works!

    http://www.prototechind.com

    Scott {#emotions_dlg.mathews_nerd}

    That Crazy Old Mormon in Utah! My Bow: Prime Impact 50# @ 29" My Rest: Trophy Ridge "SmackDown" My Sight: Spott Hogg "Hunter"
    June 21, 2013 at 8:36 am #581670 Back to Top REPORT
    indychris
    Indychris

    Joined: 6/22/2004

    I think I’d check out this Bowmaster. The price is right and the strange thing is how simple it works!

    http://www.prototechind.com

    Scott{#emotions_dlg.mathews_nerd}

    Thanks, Scott. I like the Bowmaster and had one for years. Unless they’ve changed the design a bit, mine didn’t have enough travel in the threaded rod to let the tension all the way out in order to actually break down the bow. I had one of the very first generation models, so it’s quite possible that they made some changes. If someone could verify that that is no longer the case, it would be the perfect solution.

    June 21, 2013 at 9:31 am #581675 Back to Top REPORT
    vash
    vash

    Joined: 5/30/2010
    indy..i have the nitehawk.

    i am no bow tech, but i am not sure if you can pull the bow, remove the cables/strings, and still have enough slack in the press to release the bow all the way.  hmmm.?

    if you want to do a “dry run” i can mail it to you so you can try it before you plunk down the cold hard cash.  i’ll just need it back before the hunt season starts for me.  sometime, end of august.

    it is set up already for my Z7.

    June 21, 2013 at 10:28 am #581679 Back to Top REPORT
    indychris
    Indychris

    Joined: 6/22/2004

    indy..i have the nitehawk. 

    i am no bow tech, but i am not sure if you can pull the bow, remove the cables/strings, and still have enough slack in the press to release the bow all the way. hmmm.?

    if you want to do a “dry run” i can mail it to you so you can try it before you plunk down the cold hard cash. i’ll just need it back before the hunt season starts for me. sometime, end of august.

    it is set up already for my Z7.

    Very thoughtful of you, indeed, Vash! {#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}

    Let me do some more digging/reading. If I can’t decide I may well take you up on your offer. Thanks, buddy!

    June 21, 2013 at 5:54 pm #581714 Back to Top REPORT
    jabber
    Jabber

    Joined: 8/2/2012
    Location: Ontario

    Looks tempting but … does it work on the Creed or Helim? I hear you have to remove the draw stop to make it fit. Also, is it safe to put over the black metal brackets at the limb tips of these bows? I read somewhere that no pressure should be applied to these as it could damage the limb tips..

    I’ve seen a picture on another site of how the synunm press fits on a creed – not very impressed:

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