ok, let me explain myself. I know you shouldn't do it. BUT, I live in Costa Rica, and ordered a new Bow (Diamond Rapture) from huntersfriend.com. I sent it to my brother's home, in OR. The bow arrived today, and I told him that if he wanted to open it and check everything before sending it to me, it was ok. I ALSO told him, to NOT DRY FIRE. He draw the bow, and when trying to release it smoothly, he couldn;t (or wasn't prepared), and the bow dry fired. The stabilizer BROKE (still no pictures). He called me and asked me what to do. The guys at hunterfriend, are sending me a new stabilizer, and as soon as I get it, my brother will drive to Eugene, OR, where Bowtech is located, to check if it's ok (he called, and they told him to leave it there, just in case) What can happen? Is the bow useless? Any ideas? I'm so worried, I know it's not a premium bow, but it's my first compound, and didn't even have the chance to hold it.