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Old 07-26-2006, 08:38 PM   #1
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Talking Darton 2 1/2 cam system

I have shot this prototype system at factory visit to Darton on 7/24. It was very interesting to say the least. i may be the next notable change in cam technology. If you interested in the min review and experience I had that day use this link. http://www.archerydealer.com/forum/s...?threadid=1789
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Old 07-26-2006, 10:36 PM   #2
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I read this earlier. Sounds interesting. However, it doesn't seem to be a much faster than what's currently available. Maybe I'm missing something but I expected earth shattering new technology.
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Old 07-26-2006, 10:50 PM   #3
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I recently got an invitation to get a tour of the Darton Archery Manufacting facility after meeting Ted Harpham at Country Woods archery days in Michigan back in June. On July 24 th I made the 2 ½ hour drive. The people Ted introduced me to and the processing procedures are amazing. I met every one from Rex to the shipping dept. One common denominator I notice when talking to the employees was the pride of workman ship. The Gordon limb blanks to the finished product had two buildings alone. From one rectangular solid block of fiber glass to a finished recurve limb. The woman that does all the camouflage film dip was meticulous in every move. They do every thing but platting right there. One other thing I noticed it seems like they treat the employees well. All of them were courteous and had a definite pride when the describe what the do. I was grateful to meet them and came away with more confidence in the Darton product line. I even when out to lunch with Rex and Ted and had a great conversation on many topics of archery and family.
Here is the icing on the cake! I shot the newest bow that is going to be added to the Assault series this year. Rex has given us archers everything that we could ask for. The first thing I look at was the cable stops. They are long and when you reached full draw which was 29” on this bow it stopped dead. At 64# peak weight it had a holding weight of approx 10#. The solid straight limb designs are parallel at full draw. 33” ATA with a generous 7 ½” brace height. It also has ball bearing in both the top and bottom cams. I shot it with no stabilizer or sight and the bow hardly moved or made a noise. It’s a stiff draw cycle but most of the weight seems to be at the beginning of the draw cycle. After 6 arrows I was really getting excited. This bow was very comfortable for me to shoot and was barking that arrow down range fast. Then I took a closer look at the cam system... No split Y cable on the top limb. Then I look for cam lean at rest and at full draw. I was straight as could be. I ask how this could be. Ted pointed out the cable side of the limb is actually thicker than the string side. They beefed up the cable side of the limb to prevent the limb from loading up on one side pulling the cam over. I have shot some fast bows that have a noticeable amount of cam lean to them this Darton had none that I could see. According to Ted this model is getting 320 FPS IBO and it the Assault series. The Pro series which is coming out in 2007 is going to have speeds in the 330+ FPS !!!!! I have to say Rex has given us every thing that we could ask for. Parallel limbs, generous brace height, a stiff wall, quiet and yes it blazing fast. A sincere thank you to Darton for the experience from Tim Daniels
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Old 07-27-2006, 08:23 PM   #4
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Well its my understanding that the new cam system puts less pressures on the limb. It is also easer to draw and it has a nice drop off into the anchor point that doesn't jerk you into the wall when drawing the bow back. Perhaps its one of those things that is better tried than described.
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Old 07-28-2006, 09:37 AM   #5
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I sure hope I can find a dealer in my area, need to try this one.....does anyone have a pic????
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another hunting bow from Darton. if it comes in something around 37 ata, then i will give it a try.
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Old 07-28-2006, 09:31 PM   #7
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The Premier pro is going / should have a 37" ATA 6 1/2 brace that should produce 330 + FPS I posted more info back at the AD thread link .
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Old 07-29-2006, 08:07 AM   #8
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just a completely stupid question... but I understand singlecam /solocam, I understand Cam 1/2, I understand Wheel bows, I understand dual cam, I understand Binary Cam...

but unless I'm missing something there are only 2 spots to put a cam on a bow... so where does the extra 1/2 a cam come in? Or is this just a cool catchy name to show up hoyt? Hey if 1 1/2 cams are good then 2 1/2 cams are GREAT!
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Remember that old Bear Whittail 2 and those pulleys on the riser???? Ringing any bells????
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Old 07-29-2006, 07:04 PM   #10
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I think the idea behind the name is that it transfers more energy back into the arrow. As it seems to do more than any other cam system. I heard that the efficiency is up around 84% but I do not know what draw weight and arrow weight were involved with that number.
You only are going to see two cams on this bow. No extra pulleys or wheels.
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