Split Vs. Solid limbs

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by Slippy, May 12, 2008.

  1. Slippy

    Slippy Buckeyes #1

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    .......discuss please.....

    Biggest differences, advantage/disadvantage :noidea:
     
  2. dbdcougar

    dbdcougar He Who Drops His Bow Arm

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    :noidea: It matters not to me. Either the bow works for me or it doesn't.
     

  3. Jay Are

    Jay Are Junior Member

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    According to Hoyt:

    "Hoyt's patented 3/4" Split Limb Technology provides for an effective overall width of 2¼ inches, creating much more lateral and torsional stability than that of a traditional 1½ inch solid limb design. The 3/4" Split Limb design also eliminates the vulnerable v-groove and limb bolt groove or hole where failure most often occurs on traditional solid limbs. 3/4" Split Limbs are lighter, more efficient and provide increased arrow speeds, durability and accuracy"

    :noidea: :noidea: :noidea:
     
  4. Hook Em

    Hook Em Slippy for President

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    bowtech's limbs are both...solid at first, but usually split at some point :biggrin1:
     
  5. Slippy

    Slippy Buckeyes #1

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    aayyyyyye!!!!! :mad:

    Most bows are solid limbs for a reason, why? Inquiring minds want to know. Are they easier/cheaper to make?
     
  6. 'SIN'ERGY

    'SIN'ERGY Senior Member

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    :doh: :doh: :doh: Doesn't every limb have to split to fit the cam in??:doh: :doh:
     
  7. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

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    :gossip: I'm telling pink to cut you off for that comment.
     
  8. Hook Em

    Hook Em Slippy for President

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    dude....that is harsh! I am allowed to bash bowtech all I want....100% of my bows are bowtech and I love em!
     
  9. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

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    Ok, we'll let you off the hook :hug: since your a bowtechie.
     
  10. bullfiddle

    bullfiddle Movin on up!!!

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    Split limbs went against everything I had learned back in the 80's about limb twist. I broke down and bought a Hoyt Protec last year and I gotta say the bow can shoot. It made me a believer that split limbs are ok...:noidea:
     
  11. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

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    WHY??????????????????????:noidea:
     
  12. bullfiddle

    bullfiddle Movin on up!!!

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    Why what Hoosier?????:noidea:
     
  13. archer1983

    archer1983 New Member

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    I really dont think it matters.
     
  14. pred8er

    pred8er He who eats fuzzy animals

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    Long bows and recurves don't split to accomodate cams! :laugh:
     
  15. dbdcougar

    dbdcougar He Who Drops His Bow Arm

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    :laugh: :biggrin1: Now that wasn't called for.... :pound: :pound:
     
  16. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    tell me, how did that work out for you???:noidea: :tape:
     
  17. J.C.

    J.C. New Member

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    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
  18. OneMustFall

    OneMustFall Member

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    More forgiving

    I was told that split limbs were more forgiving than solid limb bows,hence the X-force,bear,very smooth bow, and others.............:wave:
     
  19. pred8er

    pred8er He who eats fuzzy animals

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    I'll preface this by saying that I've never tried them, but it would seem to me that if each side didn't have the EXACT same tension and flex that there would be some serious tuning issues.

    I guess that I have always been under the impression that the primary reason to have split limbs is to reduce limb weight/mass, and thus gain speed, but I honestly do not know that this is the case.:noidea:
     
  20. J.Blay

    J.Blay New Member

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    Amen! Any of today's quality bows shoot far beter than us humans can.