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Old 10-17-2017, 03:38 PM   #1
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I just noticed this spot on the bottom of the riser. This bow is new to me but a few years old. I can catch my fingernail on the crack in the epoxy. I have emailed the maker and am waiting on a response but just curious what yíall think. This is probably my favorite bow I have owned... Thanks!




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Old 10-17-2017, 04:48 PM   #2
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Thatís not good at all itís coming apart. Some cracks are ok but thatís on a lamination


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Old 10-17-2017, 05:22 PM   #3
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The date on the bow is 11-09


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Old 10-17-2017, 06:07 PM   #4
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I'd inject some two ton epoxy in there and tight wrap it with a bike inner tube overnight and let it eat. But that's me. A delam on the belly side of the riser on a three piece would be weird for sure. What's your arrow weight vs bow weight?
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Old 10-17-2017, 06:20 PM   #5
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Has to be flexing or something thatís a pretty significant crack. Loctite 420 will penetrate it but if thatís caused by flex or stress it might not hold


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Old 10-17-2017, 06:36 PM   #6
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Looks like flexing outward like light arrows or dry fire at one time. Not saying you dry fired it.
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Old 10-17-2017, 07:04 PM   #7
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Yep, she coming apart.
That's why I much prefer laminations running belly to back, instead of side to side.

You can glue it, and maybe it will hold, but being someone who has had risers blow up in my face, "I" would also wrap the snot out of it with something to help it hold.

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Old 10-18-2017, 08:58 AM   #8
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That's what I feared. I spoke with the maker and he said to send it in so he can take a look at it. Like I said, this is my favorite bow to date and they really aren't in production anymore so I have my fingers crossed. Thanks for the responses.
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Old 10-18-2017, 09:54 AM   #9
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If it is de-laminating the bow maker should make good on it. Most of them do anyway.
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Old 10-27-2017, 12:08 AM   #10
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I think you should consider getting a new one. It's a big crack
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Old 10-27-2017, 12:28 AM   #11
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I think you should consider getting a new one. It's a big crack
Mentioned that to a buddy once. Found out we have different opinions on female anatomy
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Old 10-27-2017, 07:17 AM   #12
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I have fixed problems like that in the past. It is really hard to get any glue into the crack, even with a fine needle on a syringe. My answer has been to inject as much glue as possible then to drill and countersink a hole above the crack in an area where there is enough wood to hold a screw. Flood the screw hole with locktite 420, wait a couple of minutes for it to wick, then put a wood screw in making sure that it bottoms out good and tight into the countersunk hole. I am not talking about countersinking with a beveled countersinking bit but actually overboring the hole with a bit the same size as the screw head so that the plug used to cover the screw head can be glued in. You can use a tiny piece of dowel or just tint some epoxy to cover the screw head then do a touch up to the bow finish. If that is a three piece bow you might be able to come in from the back side and not have to worry about messing up the finish on the riser.
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Old 10-27-2017, 08:33 AM   #13
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If it is de-laminating the bow maker should make good on it. Most of them do anyway.


I donít know about that! The bow is 8yrs old, and the OP is not the original owner. No way I would try to hold a bowyer liable on a bow that old!!!

JMHO!!!

OP, I hope it stays together for you!

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Old 10-29-2017, 07:33 PM   #14
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I donít know about that! The bow is 8yrs old, and the OP is not the original owner. No way I would try to hold a bowyer liable on a bow that old!!!

JMHO!!!

OP, I hope it stays together for you!

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I agree with you, and no I didn't try to hold the bowyer liable at all. I did however email him asking what he thought in which he replied to send it in and he'd take a look. Turns out he fixed it free of charge and I think it's sitting at the post office waiting for me to pick it up tomorrow. All of that done in about a week and a half and all I had to do was pay shipping! Tops in my books - not only are his bows some of my favorite I have shot, he also goes above and beyond what's asked.

Thanks everyone for the replies, I am glad I didn't have to go about trying to fix this myself.
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Old 10-29-2017, 08:27 PM   #15
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Good stuff.

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Old 10-30-2017, 07:09 AM   #16
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Congrats on getting your bow repaired. See Bisch I told you he would fix it Ha Ha !!.
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Old 10-30-2017, 07:33 AM   #17
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I missed who the maker was. Obviously a quality individual.

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Old 10-31-2017, 05:01 PM   #18
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I missed who the maker was. Obviously a quality individual.

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I didn't mention it out of respect for the maker as it was an 8 year old bow and I wasn't the original owner.
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Old 10-31-2017, 07:02 PM   #19
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I didn't mention it out of respect for the maker as it was an 8 year old bow and I wasn't the original owner.
I understood that I was just being polite. I was hoping to get you to tell now that the bowyer has done you so well. I expect that would give some confidence in doing business with them or at least buying the bows.

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Old 10-31-2017, 09:02 PM   #20
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I understood that I was just being polite. I was hoping to get you to tell now that the bowyer has done you so well. I expect that would give some confidence in doing business with them or at least buying the bows.

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Roger that, thanks!


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