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    I had the Impulse, then the Legend, and then the Legend XL, and also the Flatliner! Killed my share with each! Good bows for back then.

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    The XI bows were very popular in this area for a while since I am very close to where they were made, but they lost popularity very quickly due to lack of durability and several QC issues.

    If they had been all that they'd still be around. I owned an Impulse, Legacy, and a Flatliner.

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    I had an XI Velocity Vmax, and it was terrible. The cams on it were about the same size and shape as pork chops, and it wouldn't stay in time long at all.

    Maybe with modern strings it would be better. I will never know, though, because I got rid of it within six months of buying it.

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    I have my Flatliner hanging from a hook in my archery room. Killed quite a few deer with it back in the day.

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    think about it, if xi wasnt such a good bow then why did myles keller shoot them? lol
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    Default Still have mine

    Even though i shoot Elite bows now,i still have my Flatliner,it was and still is a great bow.I`am getting ready to put some vaportrail string and cables on it and start shooting it again.

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    Default f31 mods for flatliner

    I have f31 draw mods for sale for the flatliner,$20.00,PM,me.

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    Talking A little known fact !

    I just got into archery more when those XI Flatliners were the top speed bow plus those High Country bows . I've owned overdraws and use aluminum arrows !

    I brought one of those early Jenny's buckmaster one cam bows and still own it today !

    I think that those old XIs just were too much vibration on them and of course the trend of buying new all the time put the end to XI bows when they thought they would sell directly to the archer , really killed them !

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    Default Need an Xi Flatliner limb pivot insert.

    I was a local and regional sponsored 3D pro and dealer for these guys; (Xi) from '91 - '97. We sold lots of Xis' to very satisfied customers. The Flatliner was king in these parts back in the day. Many 3D victories and dispatched whitetails & feral hogs with mine; ("The Predator"): 80#, 29", Predator Grey Camo, Star Hunter rest, and loaded with original Beman Carbon Camo Hunters and 100gr. Muzzys, in a Fine-Line Pro Quiver...awesome looking, fast, accurate and devasting! The entire unit is still in great shape except for needing some modern cables/string and the missing pivot piece.
    The string (original fastflight) let go in my closet years ago and I think the wife lost or likely threw away the lower (limb pivot insert) as it fell out of the riser pocket and just looked like "junk" on the floor to her. All I need is a replacement and I would revive my 'Frankenstien' with new cables and a string. That would be soo sweet to me!
    Can anyone help me locate the missing link to this.....?
    I would pay a fair price and shipping to get one...you would be added to my Hero List!
    Hey...heres a novel idea...lets start a new rage and follow the example like the old motocross guys started years ago; racing vintage dirt bikes; restored and brought back to compete again. We could make a 'Vintage', shoot what ya brung class, as long as it was 20+ years old, cranked up to the max and lobbing xx75s'. We could call it the "Loaded-Goats Class" Harr-har! Just another way for an old 'grey hair' like me to have some more fun before the-end-comes....heh....LOL.
    But seriously folks...I AM actually looking for this part.

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    Talking Here's what I think !

    Shocktrooper , I'd just buy a completely used XI and either use it for parts or the one you already have for parts !

    Just my two-cents !

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    Now you've done it: you've got me lamenting parting ways with my old flatliner.

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    I remember Kim Zehr shot for them....and WOW was she ""BLESSED""

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    Default Xi Compound Bows "Putting the odds in your favor"

    Quote Originally Posted by bullfiddle View Post
    How many here remember shooting XI bows? I just sold my XI XRG a couple of months ago. I killed alot of deer with that bow. I used to shoot 3D with it too. Back when we could shoot 90lbs with no arrow weight restriction. I personally got to see more than a couple bows blow up in them days......
    Reflecting on the very first post in this thread as quoted above.....
    My first Xi was a 1990 model Myles Keller Legend Magnum. I traded in a Barnett Sidewinder for it at the late Dan Quillian's Archery Traditions shop in Athens, GA. Got a part time job there on weekends and got my first coaching and pro advice there. Started out shooting "dots" there and eventually hooked up w/ a 3D guy that showed me the ropes. By the time I moved back to NC in '92 I had that legend set at 29" and 80 lbs. with a 4" overdraw, lobbing XX75 2512 Autum Hunters (the solid orange shafts). Dey sure looked purdee in the Xi quiver and Xi bow in Oak Grey camo., gorgeous!
    With a then magnesium riser (very light wt), she popped in half one day on the 3D course and just barely drew the blood from my chin! I started shooting full length Beman carbons after that in my 'new' Legend Magnum that Xi sent me...no hassles, just sent them the pieces and they sent me a brand new bow. The Legend Mags. were upgraded to aluminum risers and Predator Grey or Predator Brown camo. by the time I broke mine and it was a PG 60-80 pounder and I hate the day I sold it. Saw one on e bay last fall that was mint for about $225 but lost the bid and missed out. RATS! Talk about a sweet driller...not blazing fast but with carbons and Muzzys, very, very smooth and powerful. I once slayed four out of six wild feral hogs under my deer stand with it in less than a full minute I would guess. We had a serious problem with hogs on that lease and put the hurt on 'em every chance we got. I was launching Beman Camo Hunters as fast as I could nock 'em on the string. Me and my buddies dressed and butchered hogs till about 3a.m. 4 large hogs (3 males, 1 female) between the three of us and it was a 'pigfest'! HA! We had a 1975 AMC Gremlin for our camp/hunt truck and had HOG all over it...inside and out. The little 258 c.i. inline six pulled the load just fine but the suspension was SCAH-REE-MIN! It was a sight to see HA! Those were the days.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by shocktrooper1984 View Post
    I was a local and regional sponsored 3D pro and dealer for these guys; (Xi) from '91 - '97. We sold lots of Xis' to very satisfied customers. The Flatliner was king in these parts back in the day. Many 3D victories and dispatched whitetails & feral hogs with mine; ("The Predator"): 80#, 29", Predator Grey Camo, Star Hunter rest, and loaded with original Beman Carbon Camo Hunters and 100gr. Muzzys, in a Fine-Line Pro Quiver...awesome looking, fast, accurate and devasting! The entire unit is still in great shape except for needing some modern cables/string and the missing pivot piece.
    The string (original fastflight) let go in my closet years ago and I think the wife lost or likely threw away the lower (limb pivot insert) as it fell out of the riser pocket and just looked like "junk" on the floor to her. All I need is a replacement and I would revive my 'Frankenstien' with new cables and a string. That would be soo sweet to me!
    Can anyone help me locate the missing link to this.....?
    I would pay a fair price and shipping to get one...you would be added to my Hero List!
    Hey...heres a novel idea...lets start a new rage and follow the example like the old motocross guys started years ago; racing vintage dirt bikes; restored and brought back to compete again. We could make a 'Vintage', shoot what ya brung class, as long as it was 20+ years old, cranked up to the max and lobbing xx75s'. We could call it the "Loaded-Goats Class" Harr-har! Just another way for an old 'grey hair' like me to have some more fun before the-end-comes....heh....LOL.
    But seriously folks...I AM actually looking for this part.
    Would an Impact help you?

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    Default 'its' alive!'

    Hey thanks for the offer! I actually tracked down an old friend that I had given my final sponsorship bow to as a gift years ago. It was made the last year I shot for Xi and it was an Xi Extreme XS. It used the same limb pivots and cams as the previous Flatliner. The riser was upgraded from cast to machined aluminum and bit shorter, and the limbs were just a bit longer to offset and match the Flatliner's axle to axle length.
    Long story short; I used the cams, limb pivots, and 4" Xi machined overdraw from the Extreme XS to rebuild the Flatliner with original cast riser and 65-80# limbs and installed new Zebra-Twist string and cables in original blk/wht stripe and the bow just looks and shoots fabulous!
    I even managed to refletch (in blk/wht) the remaining Predator Camo XX78s' that I still had, and the total package (decked out in original 'Predator Grey' camo) has come together quite nicely. I cant comfortably shoot 80# anymore but, even with the bow set at only 65# and 29" and the XX78s' weighing a hefty 498 grains total; the "Predator" is ripping 'em out at 248 fps!! That's 7.6 grains per pound! That's plenty of ratio to keep the limbs and riser still working after I am long gone. I could not be happier with the project and I'll post some pics ASAP, maybe this week if possible. I intend to shoot the final local 3D match with it in ASA Bowhunter Class, and drill a whitetail or two this coming season. Now I know how the classic hot-rod restoration guys feel when "their baby" finally rolls down the highway again! MAGIC!
    Hang on to that Impulse dude, get some zebra cables and modern carbons and let 'er rip again. Happy Memorial Day everyone and pray for the helicopter crew and foot soldier that "paid the ultimate price" today in Afganistan for our FREEDOM.

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    COOL! Can't wait to see pics!

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    Default Pics of my Xi Flatliner that lives again!

    Ain't she a beauty?
    Challenge issued here guys...get those old Xis' out and get 'em up and running again...this was one of the best bows ever designed and still can hold it's own in the speed and power department...even though you could tie a line to it and anchor a small boat with it when you were'nt slaying whitetails, etc.! LOL!
    What are you waiting for????

    As pictured and restored:
    * 1992 / 1993 Xi Flatliner in original 'Predator Grey' camo and optional wood grips
    * 65# - 80# limbs
    * 29" draw modules
    * 1995 4" Xi Extreme XS machined alum. overdraw w/ dual prong rest
    * 1995 Xi Extreme XS cams and limb pivots
    * 1991 Fine Line arrow quiver
    * Vintage Easton XX78 arrows in original 'Predator' camo w/ blk & wht vanes
    * Muzzy 125 grain 3 blade broadheads and/or 125 grn. 11/32 screw-in points
    * New Zebra-Twist string and cables (beats the tar outta the old 'Fastflight'!)
    * New (Bone Collector) Tru-Glo PRO TUNE XS stabilizer
    * New Extreme Archery Products; Rubicon 5 pin sight
    ...65 pounds, 29 inches and a 498 grain, 27.5"/2413 aluminum arrow=248 fps!
    Even by "today's standards, the Flatliner is still a King among Kings!
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    Nice looking bow!

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    back in 94-95 i had a legecy with the red metalic paint. the bow shot great for 3d and spots. kinda wish i didnt put it on ebay getting almost nothing for it.

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    Does anyone know where to find 26" cam modules for a flatliner?

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