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  • August 28, 2009 at 4:09 pm #524715 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta

    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 ?[/quote:4a71tm6l]

    :welcome to the forum…

    :D Firstly this isn’t a majority problem…but still a problem for many…

    IMO string suppressors are a huge asset to parallel limb bows…the solution may be a longer suppressor arm and redesigned rubber insert on the Reezen…

    The limbs if ordered with out string suppressors ….cannot be drilled out to receive string suppressors and shot without at least the suppressor arms or it will pose a hazard…the limbs would have to be ordered NOT pre-drilled…

    IMO there are a few simple solutions above to try before going that route
    :thumbup
    Neil

    August 31, 2009 at 4:47 pm #524716 Back to Top REPORT
    bowhuntermike
    BowhunterMike

    Joined: 7/9/2009
    Neil, just an update, I carried my Reezen back to the retailer after contacting the Mathews Tech folks, kudos to them in their fast response. Anyway, long story short…they replaced the old rubber suppressors with a harder compound suppressor. It fixed the top suppressor string jump only to have the bottom start to jump. Not on every shot but every so often. The Tech guys said they have an even newer harder compound suppressor on it’s way to the dealer this week and my local guys are going to replace them when they come in this week. My local guy took out three twist on my bow string to realign my idler wheel (to try and stop the pinging/popping noise on draw). It worked for about 10 or 15 shots, and it’s doing it again. Guess I’ll let em know when I take the bow in hopefully by this Friday for the new suppressors. I’ll keep ya posted on this hopefully to end soon saga!! [-o| Shootem straight…later, Mike
    August 31, 2009 at 8:32 pm #524717 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta
    Neil, just an update, I carried my Reezen back to the retailer after contacting the Mathews Tech folks, kudos to them in their fast response. Anyway, long story short…they replaced the old rubber suppressors with a harder compound suppressor. It fixed the top suppressor string jump only to have the bottom start to jump. Not on every shot but every so often. The Tech guys said they have an even newer harder compound suppressor on it’s way to the dealer this week and my local guys are going to replace them when they come in this week. My local guy took out three twist on my bow string to realign my idler wheel (to try and stop the pinging/popping noise on draw). It worked for about 10 or 15 shots, and it’s doing it again. Guess I’ll let em know when I take the bow in hopefully by this Friday for the new suppressors. I’ll keep ya posted on this hopefully to end soon saga!! [-o| Shootem straight…later, Mike

    :shock: Something does sound right there Mike…times a tickin…you may have to send that one in..?

    Neil

    September 1, 2009 at 9:07 am #524718 Back to Top REPORT
    t600
    T600

    Joined: 8/31/2009
    i got 2 problems, hope u can help

    1) i recieved some slightly larger/longer stoppers in different packaging and thought great these must be the new harder ones. 3 weeks of shooting approx 1500 arrows and the top one cut almost all the way through! old ones lasted about 2-3 months.

    2) top stopper has always worn more/quicker than the bottom one which hardly ever needs replacing. is this normal or do i need to take a little poundage off top limb?

    bow is a switchback @58lbs, is there any visual way i can tell the new harder stoppers from old? cheers

    September 1, 2009 at 10:11 am #524719 Back to Top REPORT
    bowhunter843
    bowhunter843

    Joined: 8/12/2007
    Its normally the top suppresor finger that wears the fastest but will wear faster if the bow is out of spec, specifically the Axle to Axle measurement. Also dunno what compound rubber you have but unfortunatly if the rubber finger is harder it will wear faster, because it doesnt have the give that the softer ones have. [=}=]

    But check your specs and see what you have. [=}=]

    September 1, 2009 at 12:51 pm #524720 Back to Top REPORT
    t600
    T600

    Joined: 8/31/2009
    thanks, regulary check bow spec its been spot on for over a year 15000+ shots through it. just got it for the 1st time ever paper tuned to bullet holes with bare and fletched shafts. don’t know if this will improve wear on stoppers, hopefully it will.

    for others, bow tuned at 8.9/16th C>Shot, middle of berger hole, 1/8th” above level nock, and decrease rest angle to about 30 degrees. was about 50! oops.

    September 1, 2009 at 3:17 pm #524721 Back to Top REPORT
    bowhuntermike
    BowhunterMike

    Joined: 7/9/2009
    Neil, I was thinkin the same thing, that it may have to go back for a look see by the factory guys. Will definitely have to see what my local dealer and the Tech Rep say. I think my local guy is getting tired of me bringing the bow in. To my credit, I’m tired of it too, especially after spending this much money on a bow that should’ve been good to go outta the box!! #-o Anyway, will definitely get it in after I get back from my Maine bear hunt (leaving this Saturday) week after next. I sure hope the pinging noise doesn’t spook a bear if I get a chance at one!! I’d really be ticked then!! :thumbdown Will let you know what they say. I’m keepin the faith that they’ll get it straight. [-o| Shootem straight…later, Mike
    September 2, 2009 at 3:23 pm #524722 Back to Top REPORT
    t600
    T600

    Joined: 8/31/2009
    Also dunno what compound rubber you have but unfortunatly if the rubber finger is harder it will wear faster, because it doesnt have the give that the softer ones have. [=}=]

    i must have the harder ones then, noticed more vibration as well, which would be consitant with harder rubber i think.

    using a band aid and electrical tape on them @ the moment as the tape splits fairly quickly. its a pain in the butt, but i’m not paying for new ones every 3 weeks. cost £9 over here with postage. anyone know when mathews r gonna release some decent stoppers again? love my bow hate this problem.

    September 2, 2009 at 5:49 pm #524723 Back to Top REPORT
    bowhuntermike
    BowhunterMike

    Joined: 7/9/2009
    T600, I’ll let you know. The temporary ones they put on last week aren’t showing any wear yet and I’ve shot a couple hundred shots through them since this past Friday. I’ve been shooting every night in prep for my Maine bear hunt and they haven’t shown any wear yet. I’m supposed to be getting the latest and greatest day after tomorrow. I’ll let you know how they turn out. But makes sense what you said about the vibration. I don’t think I’ve noticed any more vibration on my Reezen with the harder compound suppressors, then again I’ve got a Limb Saver X Coil stabilizer, Limb Saver Ultra Quads on the limbs a Dead End Stop, and the Limb Saver Insulator strip on the riser. They all quiet and dampen the vibrations pretty good. :thumbup Shootem straight…later, Mike
    September 7, 2009 at 6:48 pm #524724 Back to Top REPORT
    t600
    T600

    Joined: 8/31/2009
    first an apology, turns out my limbs were not set evenly, i even advised somene to check this on another thread! my bad. thought they were spot on.

    also a tip, a band aid (cloth cross weave type) does extend the life of the top stopper. but it does add some vibration/noise. cheers

    November 16, 2009 at 6:13 pm #524725 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta

    first an apology, turns out my limbs were not set evenly, i even advised somene to check this on another thread! my bad. thought they were spot on.

    also a tip, a band aid (cloth cross weave type) does extend the life of the top stopper. but it does add some vibration/noise. cheers[/quote:1shq94u1]

    :D Try the new ones :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup

    April 19, 2010 at 4:12 am #524726 Back to Top REPORT
    threedflyer
    THREEDFLYER

    Joined: 3/22/2010
    Have owned my Reezen 6.5 for a few weeks now and have started noticing similar issues.
    After reading all of your posts….I am curious if Mathews has come up with a solid solution to this problem???

    I am tempted to upgrade to the Z7……if this cannot be solved.

    Tom

    April 19, 2010 at 3:00 pm #524727 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta

    Have owned my Reezen 6.5 for a few weeks now and have started noticing similar issues.
    After reading all of your posts….I am curious if Mathews has come up with a solid solution to this problem???

    I am tempted to upgrade to the Z7……if this cannot be solved.

    Tom[/quote:h7waw786]

    :D …Howzit and :welcome to the forum…over all we havent much problems if any with the Reezens…after supressors were changed out…do you have the new supressors or the older ones?
    :thumbup
    Neil

    April 19, 2010 at 3:10 pm #524728 Back to Top REPORT
    threedflyer
    THREEDFLYER

    Joined: 3/22/2010
    I believe I have the older supressors…..my bow appears to be an OLD STOCK and the supressors are extremely soft.

    I am also noticing that my serving is separating on the cable where it takes the bend on the cam…..ideas?

    Tom

    April 19, 2010 at 3:32 pm #524729 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta

    I believe I have the older supressors…..my bow appears to be an OLD STOCK and the supressors are extremely soft.

    I am also noticing that my serving is separating on the cable where it takes the bend on the cam…..ideas?

    Tom[/quote:16y2eb33]

    :D Replace the suppressors first thing with the new ones…the new 8D colored ones are really holding up and working great…I believe this will solve your problem…the Reezen is an awesome bow

    have dealer re-tighten serving and perhaps use this method..

    http://forums.mathewsinc.com/viewtopic.php?t=58276

    easy fix works awesome for most…
    :thumbup
    Neil

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