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    Default 2008 Martin Firecat

    Here's the new Martin speed bow. Nice specs, but I'm not crazy about the limb pockets.
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    what limb pockets?
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    Limb bolts I think you mean.......
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    Yeah, PSE tried it a couple of years ago and had to change them out. We'll see how the Martin version does.

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    riser looks weak to me...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by J.C. View Post
    Yeah, PSE tried it a couple of years ago and had to change them out. We'll see how the Martin version does.
    I havent heard of problems w/the "limb pockets" on the Drenalin?
    I cut things up and split them down!

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    the limb pockets look almost like....somebody else has limb pockets like that, but I can't think...where...

    Oh well who cares with speeds like that, hopefully it's draw cycle isn't to harsh.

    Whats the price tag on this bow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUNNYMAN View Post
    I havent heard of problems w/the "limb pockets" on the Drenalin?
    Me, either. The Martins might be perfectly fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.C. View Post
    Yeah, PSE tried it a couple of years ago and had to change them out. We'll see how the Martin version does.
    the hyper light pockets you mean are still being used by pse and browning. They are very good pockets.. and alot of companies are using its design...
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    I hope thats not one of those two piece risers like on the Bengal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j3dGuam View Post
    I hope thats not one of those two piece risers like on the Bengal.
    Looks like it to me.

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    I think the bow looks pretty cool, has ajustable cams too

    And Martin Archery brought back the inlays in the riser

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    Quote Originally Posted by j3dGuam View Post
    I hope thats not one of those two piece risers like on the Bengal.
    Just like the Bengal and Pantera, it's a 3 pc riser; not two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bfisher View Post
    Just like the Bengal and Pantera, it's a 3 pc riser; not two.
    I dont see a 3 piece riser as a good idea......I dont know why......

    and who cares about the inlays?????
    I cut things up and split them down!

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    Guardian-esque?

    Great looking bow. 7" brace @ those speeds.

    Personally, I'd rather have cutouts than inlays.

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    and who cares about the inlays?????

    Just nostalga for the old timers

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUNNYMAN View Post
    I dont see a 3 piece riser as a good idea......I dont know why......

    and who cares about the inlays?????
    I have no idea if a 3 piece riser is a good idea or not, but the the ad that is posted on the thread pn AT seems misleading. It sure looks like the riser is a one piece riser in the little pictures to the right of the bow where it compares the Martin to its competitors.

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    3 piece risers are why this bow will retail for $599. My wifes Leopard is a 3-piece riser and cosmetically, you can not tell unless you look. Structurally...I've heard of no problems. It allows smaller raw material blocks and reduces waste and helps Martin sell outstanding bows for far less than the competition....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Holliday View Post
    Guardian-esque?

    Great looking bow. 7" brace @ those speeds.

    Personally, I'd rather have cutouts than inlays.

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    The thing weights 3.6lbs....... Why would you need more cut outs???
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcmorgan31 View Post
    The thing weights 3.6lbs....... Why would you need more cut outs???
    Hey, I'm an old guy and I resemble that. I still don't need an inlay. J.C., I wouldn't mind some more cutouts myself. Not that I like a light bow. It would allow me to use not only a stabilizer but maybe a counterweight on the left side to counter the weight of the sight and quiver. Of course, the quiver is not a problem as I always take it off anyway. Let's just say I could add what weight wher I want it to balance the bow.

    As for the 3 pc riser? There haven't been any problems with it so far. If you guys look at the top of the sight window there appears to be a disk (for lack of a better word. This is where the top and middle sections bolt together. The other joint that's bolted is right at the shelf. If you remove that rubber shelf guard you'll see the head of the bolts. On my Pantera you can't see either joint even when knowing it's there. I guess the riser is assembled and then dipped. Masterful job if you ask me.
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