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  • July 4, 2009 at 1:51 pm #524700 Back to Top REPORT
    minndroptine
    MinnDropTine

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    [font=tahoma]A Bow Tuned and Spec’ed is like having your CB Radio Tweaked and Peaked. They don’t work unless it’s done properly.
    Every bow I see that has an issue was just purchased or string replaced and not spec’ed out correctly. Or needs to be returned after the strings settle. It shot good and then I replaced the strings and… I hear it a lot. They say these strings don’t need the be shot in I disagree. They are made under tension then sit in the shop a day then a UPS box for another couple of days then at the dealer for how long. The string is now relaxed. And if you buy new one off the shelf it still needs to be shot. Don’t be in a hurry question everything it’s your money don’t leave till it’s right. Tune it shoot it re tune it put in my peep and never ever had a problem. Unfortunately for the price we pay this sport is not very exact. Also I have seen the last 10 years is this sport has grown immensely and I think the production has dropped. When is was just a few of us word of mouth and no one would buy the product. Now so many people are buying I don’t think anyone cares unless they make a buck it’s truly sad…[/size:3ldnolbo][/font]
    July 4, 2009 at 1:52 pm #524701 Back to Top REPORT
    minndroptine
    MinnDropTine

    Joined: 3/2/2007
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    [font=tahoma]A Bow Tuned and Spec’ed is like having your CB Radio Tweaked and Peaked. They don’t work unless it’s done properly.
    Every bow I see that has an issue was just purchased or string replaced and not spec’ed out correctly. Or needs to be returned after the strings settle. It shot good and then I replaced the strings and… I hear it a lot. They say these strings don’t need the be shot in I disagree. They are made under tension then sit in the shop a day then a UPS box for another couple of days then at the dealer for how long. The string is now relaxed. And if you buy new one off the shelf it still needs to be shot. Don’t be in a hurry question everything it’s your money don’t leave till it’s right. Tune it shoot it re tune it put in my peep and never ever had a problem. Unfortunately for the price we pay this sport is not very exact. Also I have seen the last 10 years is this sport has grown immensely and I think the production has dropped. When is was just a few of us word of mouth and no one would buy the product. Now so many people are buying I don’t think anyone cares unless they make a buck it’s truly sad…[/size:2yz9njs1][/font]
    July 20, 2009 at 6:33 pm #524702 Back to Top REPORT
    clint738
    clint738

    Joined: 7/7/2009
    Does that problem only apply to the Reezen 6.5 or am I just lucky..?

    My father-in-law and I both purchased the Reezen 7.0 about 2 weeks apart from each other and neither of us has seen this problem. Or maybe since we got our bows about 4-6 weeks ago this has been resolved with the new bows coming from Mathews?

    My father-in-law has his 70lbs 29″ DL bow set at 62lbs and I have my 70lbs 29″ DL all the way up at about 71.5lbs and after about 400-600 shots we have not seen this.

    If I add a Mathews dead stop is this something that might start occuring due to a bow string frequency change?

    Hope you can all find a solution :thumbup , I know I would be sad… this being my first Mathews and all.

    July 24, 2009 at 3:50 pm #524703 Back to Top REPORT
    bowhuntermike
    BowhunterMike

    Joined: 7/9/2009
    Guys, Seems like I get one thing fixed and now it’s this. L.O.S.T got me squared away with tuning and the plucking noise on every draw of my new Reezen 6.5. She’s shooting sweet now. Now after about 200 shots I started to notice my top string suppressor is starting to shred as well. I’ve even installed a Dead End String Stop (set about 1/8″ from the string). Does anyone know if this covered by Mathews warranty to replace them with the newer harder compound suppressors or do I have to suck it up and purchase them? My way of thinkin is that with as much as I’ve spent on this bow, it’d shoulda been right outta the box #-o Shoot em straight…BowhunterMike
    July 24, 2009 at 4:20 pm #524704 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta
    Guys, Seems like I get one thing fixed and now it’s this. L.O.S.T got me squared away with tuning and the plucking noise on every draw of my new Reezen 6.5. She’s shooting sweet now. Now after about 200 shots I started to notice my top string suppressor is starting to shred as well. I’ve even installed a Dead End String Stop (set about 1/8″ from the string). Does anyone know if this covered by Mathews warranty to replace them with the newer harder compound suppressors or do I have to suck it up and purchase them? My way of thinkin is that with as much as I’ve spent on this bow, it’d shoulda been right outta the box #-o Shoot em straight…BowhunterMike

    :D Mike.. suppressor are considered wear items like tires on a vehicle…however discuss your concerns with your dealer..

    .String whiskers will minimise damage to suppressors also as well as prevent jumping the suppressor and a bonus quieten the bow substantially
    :thumbup
    Neil

    July 24, 2009 at 4:53 pm #524705 Back to Top REPORT
    bowhuntermike
    BowhunterMike

    Joined: 7/9/2009
    Neil, once again you save the day! I saw where you posted that a little earlier in this string and was going to try it anyway. I’ll put a set on tonight and give em a try. It’s just frustrating, you spend this kind of money on a product and you have to spend so much time fiddling with it to get it right. Guess that’s half the fun of Archery!! :) I still love the way the bow shoots! Thanks again, shoot em straight. Later…Mike
    July 24, 2009 at 5:00 pm #524706 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta
    Neil, once again you save the day! I saw where you posted that a little earlier in this string and was going to try it anyway. I’ll put a set on tonight and give em a try. It’s just frustrating, you spend this kind of money on a product and you have to spend so much time fiddling with it to get it right. Guess that’s half the fun of Archery!! :) I still love the way the bow shoots! Thanks again, shoot em straight. Later…Mike

    :thumbup Anytime Mike….We never had a single problem from day one…
    but shoot well my friend :thumbup

    Neil

    July 25, 2009 at 9:32 pm #524707 Back to Top REPORT
    medic727
    medic727

    Joined: 7/5/2009
    Ive had my hyperlite for approx. a month or so and about a week ago it started jumping the top suppresor and my dealer tried to tell me it was just a problem with my form! Really makes me angry to know that there must be a considerablly large group of us with form problems. Ha!! Seems to be a problem from the factory to me. When you spend that much on a bow to get the best you shouldnt have to start repairs immediately after opening the box!! :cry:
    July 29, 2009 at 4:35 pm #524708 Back to Top REPORT
    bowhuntermike
    BowhunterMike

    Joined: 7/9/2009
    Neil, I hadn’t had a problem with my bow string jumping the rubber suppressor on top until I put a set of cat whiskers on my string last night. Five shots in a row, and all five times it jumped the suppressor. It wasn’t doing it before I put them on. Only reason I put them on was to try and keep the string from tearing up the upper rubber suppressor. Any thoughts as to why this may be happening? Guess I’ll take them off to see if it goes back to the way it was. ](*,) Shoot em straight…Later, Mike
    August 2, 2009 at 1:53 am #524709 Back to Top REPORT
    reezengadawg
    reezenGAdawg

    Joined: 2/22/2009
    hi i had’nt read all the replies but if you loosen the two screws that hold the suppressor on and slide it to the right just a little it will fix the string jump. it has a little play in it. also I put two new supp. on my reezen and the rubber is very different in a good way. Ive shot it allmost everyday for two months since they been replaced and allmost no wear on them. Hope this helps thats what it’s all about archers helping archers. :thumbup
    August 17, 2009 at 3:39 pm #524710 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta
    Neil, I hadn’t had a problem with my bow string jumping the rubber suppressor on top until I put a set of cat whiskers on my string last night. Five shots in a row, and all five times it jumped the suppressor. It wasn’t doing it before I put them on. Only reason I put them on was to try and keep the string from tearing up the upper rubber suppressor. Any thoughts as to why this may be happening? Guess I’ll take them off to see if it goes back to the way it was. ](*,) Shoot em straight…Later, Mike

    Mike ..did it straighten out…I discussed the whiskers on string measurements with you did you try that?

    :D
    Neil

    August 17, 2009 at 5:26 pm #524711 Back to Top REPORT
    bowhuntermike
    BowhunterMike

    Joined: 7/9/2009
    Neil, yes, you did reply, but I took the whiskers off to see if that was what it was, and it shot fine for about ten shots, then it started jump the upper string suppressor again. Now it does it all the time. I’ve tried two different sizes and lengths of arrow (30 in and 29 in, Gold Tips) and both are now jumping the suppressor. The bow is still very accurate, but is still jumping the suppressor. I’ve looked at the camber on the idler wheel, and it appears to be straight up and down like it’s supposed to be as well. Heck if I know what’s causing it? Someone else on the forum had mentioned about sliding the suppressor bracket over a touch, I loosed the mounting screws on mine and it doesn’t move at all, it stays in one place. Do you think replacing the suppressors with the newer harder compounded rubber will work? Being a new bow you would think that this would be a warranty covered item by Mathews. I know you mentioned before that they are a wear and tear item. But when you spend this much on a bow, you want it to be right. Every time I take it to my dealer they charge me now. It’s starting to get even more expensive! ](*,) Not that I’m frustrated yet, but I’m not far from it. Appreciate your help. Shoot em straight…later, Mike
    August 17, 2009 at 7:25 pm #524712 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta
    Neil, yes, you did reply, but I took the whiskers off to see if that was what it was, and it shot fine for about ten shots, then it started jump the upper string suppressor again. Now it does it all the time. I’ve tried two different sizes and lengths of arrow (30 in and 29 in, Gold Tips) and both are now jumping the suppressor. The bow is still very accurate, but is still jumping the suppressor. I’ve looked at the camber on the idler wheel, and it appears to be straight up and down like it’s supposed to be as well. Heck if I know what’s causing it? Someone else on the forum had mentioned about sliding the suppressor bracket over a touch, I loosed the mounting screws on mine and it doesn’t move at all, it stays in one place. Do you think replacing the suppressors with the newer harder compounded rubber will work? Being a new bow you would think that this would be a warranty covered item by Mathews. I know you mentioned before that they are a wear and tear item. But when you spend this much on a bow, you want it to be right. Every time I take it to my dealer they charge me now. It’s starting to get even more expensive! ](*,) Not that I’m frustrated yet, but I’m not far from it. Appreciate your help. Shoot em straight…later, Mike

    :D Mike …most think thats caused by string bounce of the suppressors ..meaning the string hits the suppressors on the shot and bounces a couple of times off the suppressors and works its way off the suppressor….thats why the whiskers worked for most…

    have you tried them again at the 2″ top and 3 inch bottom measurements?

    Neil

    August 17, 2009 at 7:40 pm #524713 Back to Top REPORT
    bowhuntermike
    BowhunterMike

    Joined: 7/9/2009
    Neil, No not yet, but will give it a shot to see if it’ll works. Thanks again. Shoot em straight…later, Mike
    August 24, 2009 at 11:51 pm #524714 Back to Top REPORT

    mac1221

    Joined: 8/24/2009
    I have not yet noticed if I am having any trouble with the string suppressors – however I am trying to determine if it is generally BETTER to order the limbs WITHOUT them – I did get an answer to that question from one source – but I am not sure they actually responded in a way that helps me make a decision — the subject of this thread is now another angle to consider .
    So — string suppressors – YES or NO ?
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