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Opinions on shoot-thru style bows or bows without cable guards?

Old 06-11-2006, 04:25 PM
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I was wondering what everyone's opinion was of bows that do not have cable guards, like the Martin X System and the BladeRunner Bow? Is this a good idea for a bow design? What are the problems with these type of bows?
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Old 06-11-2006, 04:33 PM
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Old 06-11-2006, 06:31 PM
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Old 06-12-2006, 10:06 AM
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Ok, can I ask the reason for all the [:'(][:'(][:'(][:'(]'s? LOL

I'm serious guys...I have an idea for a bow design, and am trying to do a little "market research" to see if anyone would even be interested. I don't want to waste a bunch of money on patents and prototypes for something no one would buy.

What don't you like about the design of these bows?

My design would have no cable guard, and only the string passing axel to axel...similar to the Bladerunner, but a whole lot simpler.
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Old 06-12-2006, 10:49 AM
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In my opinion a cable guard is just a necessary evil. If you could get rid of it without sacrificing anything else it would be great. I don't know how it could be done. But I keep looking at my bow and thinking that having those cables pushed out of the way causes problems like cam lean and friction from the cables having to be run on guides and such. Not to mention that the cable guard gets in the way sometimes. As far as the shoot through riser that seems to be more trouble than it's worth for a hunting bow. Loading arrows would be a pain. But I'm open to new ideas as long as they are a undeniable improvment.
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Old 06-12-2006, 05:10 PM
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i would like to see a pic of a shoot thru bow ive never seen one i dont think
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Old 06-12-2006, 05:59 PM
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heres a shoot through for you viewing pleaser
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Old 06-12-2006, 06:29 PM
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That pic is not what he is referring to. If you look at the mechanics of a bow, you would see that shoot thru cable designs actually do something very good, they eliminate torque on the shot that is caused by the cables being wrenched over to one side to make clearance. If you look at FITA, or spots competition where ultimate accuracy is key, you will see a lot of people shooting shoot thru cable systems. As a matter of fact, the majority of the guys that placed last year at the New York State FITA championship were shooting Martin's with an X system (at 90 meter targets). Some will even customize a system for a non shoot thru design bow (like dean pridgeon and his hoyt) because of these benefits.

Yes, they are a solid design worth looking at. They will produce a bit more hand shock than a non shoot thru design however the benefits are well forth if for a lot of people. That hand shock can be eliminated most of the time anyhow with modern dampening accessories like doinkers, sims,etc.


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Old 06-12-2006, 07:32 PM
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Here are pics of an X system on the new Rytera Bullet X.




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Old 06-12-2006, 07:47 PM
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Thank youRick James!

That is exactly what I meant by shoot thru and the X-system. I'm glad you put up the pics, because I'm running dial-up right now...and it just wasn't happening for me.

Here is a link to the BladeRunner as well...I'd put up the pic, but I'd still be here two days from now.

http://www.africasbowhunter.co.za/bladerunner.htm
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