Split limb the future??

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  • May 11, 2013 at 10:10 am #577614 Back to Top REPORT

    chenoweth122

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    I was in my favorite bow shop the other day looking at the creed and the helium.  I love the helium size shape and weight.  As I was talking to the owner about the creed he stated that’s all bows in the next couple years will be split limb……  I didn’t really like that, although the creed shoots amazing I just like the look of the solid single limb bow. They look so sleek and nice, just my opinion but I always seen a split limb as a bow tech or something cheaper. People that like them more power to you, just hope we don’t loose the option and Mathews keeps making awesome bows without the split limb.
    May 11, 2013 at 3:32 pm #577621 Back to Top REPORT
    buckknife
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    I don’t like split limb bows,I never have and never will,I shot the creed ,and was much more impressed with the heli m so i ordered a new one.I sure hope they go back to the regular style of bows that got them where they are,there wasa certainly no advantage by going to a split limb design ,its slower .I found the creed a bit too oversized in the cam and idler dept,i’d have that snagged on everything in the woods.
    May 11, 2013 at 4:02 pm #577623 Back to Top REPORT
    vince71969
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    How is a split limb bow slower?
    May 11, 2013 at 6:50 pm #577631 Back to Top REPORT
    99fatboy
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    one of the reasons for the split limb design, other than efficiency, is the ability to use the large cam and idler as on the creed. there would be a very deep fork and long , thin ends on the single limb design which would be an engineering nightmare for sure. as far as “snagging ” on everything in the woods,…….really????????
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    May 11, 2013 at 8:34 pm #577645 Back to Top REPORT

    chenoweth122

    Joined: 10/5/2009
    I never thought of the cams getting larger. That would make sense,  if they can make single cam bows faster by going to a split limb that would be nice. just old fashioned I guess.
    May 11, 2013 at 10:35 pm #577655 Back to Top REPORT
    bigrobc
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    I never liked the looks of split limbs, until i seen that creed. I think its one of mathews best lookin bows they’ve made. I would get one, but will stick with the z7x and switchy xt for now. Done spent too much
    May 12, 2013 at 7:23 am #577669 Back to Top REPORT
    buckknife
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    How is a split limb bow slower?

    Isn’t the Heli-m faster than the new split limb creed?

    May 12, 2013 at 7:31 am #577671 Back to Top REPORT
    buckknife
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    one of the reasons for the split limb design, other than efficiency, is the ability to use the large cam and idler as on the creed. there would be a very deep fork and long , thin ends on the single limb design which would be an engineering nightmare for sure. as far as “snagging ” on everything in the woods,…….really????????

    Yes,really,over here in Nova Scotia you hunt in thick bush,there is very few spots to hunt open country with a bow.My bear stands are 12-20 yard shots,deer stands are inside 20 yards too.I would definately be hooking that bow on everything ,I get stuff hooked in my string suppressor arms all the time,and thats when i’m watching and trying not to.

    I have all the magazines with the mathews ads basically saying split limbs showed absolutely no advantage  in all their testing,over regular solid limbs,now in 2013 there is a advantage to split limbs?The creed is slower than the heli m ,and i don’t like the draw on the creed any better than the heli sorry.

    Everyone is different and have different tastes,if you guys like it ,by all means buy the creed and enjoy!

    May 12, 2013 at 8:09 am #577676 Back to Top REPORT
    paq2shooter
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    I hated split limbs myself, but when the new Creed came out, i went and shot it, and now this is my favorite bow, i’m more accurate with this bow then my other Mathews bows. It looks great, but look doesn;t have anything to do with how it shoots. I’m stll a fan of single limb bows, but i reall LOVE my Creed{#emotions_dlg.mathews_peace}
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    May 12, 2013 at 4:04 pm #577712 Back to Top REPORT
    vince71969
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    How is a split limb bow slower?

    Isn’t the Heli-m faster than the new split limb creed?

    yes but you’re not comparing apples to apples.  The cam profile of both bows are totally different from one another. The Helim is more aggressive and, as a result, stores more energy.  The Creed doesn’t build up to peak draw weight as quickly and stores less energy overall. That’s where the slight speed loss you see is from.

    May 12, 2013 at 7:01 pm #577746 Back to Top REPORT

    Jake

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    I personally don’t prefer split limb bows, especially in a Mathews.  To me, it was a step away from what sets them apart even if only aesthetically.  I have shot the Creed myself, and it is nothing less than a Mathews…nuff said.  But again for me I don’t like the look.

    My decision was made for me when I truly preferred the draw cycle of the HeliM opposed to the Creed.  I think Mathews has shown us with the 2013 lineup what 2014-on will be and I don’t see the split limb design going anywhere.  They may still offer a solid limb bow, that remains to be seen.

    Jake

    May 13, 2013 at 10:08 pm #577881 Back to Top REPORT
    bigrobc
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    May 14, 2013 at 9:52 am #577925 Back to Top REPORT
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    6 months from now we’ll see what the split limb solo cam bows have evolved into. For now they have not captured the market share as some of the solo cam bows have done in the past.
    May 14, 2013 at 9:28 pm #578008 Back to Top REPORT

    aebennett12345

    Joined: 9/29/2011
    I want a 32″ or 33″ bow with the helims draw cycle. I would like a nice wooden integral grip like the safari. Also I would make it 7″ brace height weighing about four pounds or just barely under four pounds. Basically I want my insanity and helim to mate and have a kid hahaha.
    May 14, 2013 at 10:24 pm #578010 Back to Top REPORT

    dirtmover1

    Joined: 5/15/2013
    I hope they keep solid limbs around, I’m old school.  I just can’t get past the looks of those  split limbs on single cam bows [creed] nor the big  idler wheel and cam.  I like all the weapons on the older mathews, like dual string suppressors with harmonic dampeners.  Also, I would like to see harmonic dampers on the reverse assist.  I think that’s what makes mathews so unique; they’re different from all the others.  I sure hope split limbs are not the future (at least for single cams).
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