Wood has natural defects--I don't know if they could be spotted if you had an x-ray machine (and who x-rays bow wood?).
Hate to see that, but glad nobody was injured and hopefully you will get a new bow or a refund.
A friend of mine had that happen, except it happened the first time he pulled the bow to full draw. I don't know if he has all the splinters out yet, and he wasn't compensated for a bow that cost him near $1,000.
1st off, glad your OK. Chad said it right, wood has natural defects. The best bowyers out there can't detect all flaws. Thats why most of the bowyers out there have at least a 1-year warranty. This gives a bow time to "blow up" so to speak if there is a defect in the woods. I'm sure Samick wi;ll honor there warranty and get you a new one. I had a new bow (I won't say the bowyer) delaminate once after only a month. The glue came loose. Hey, it happens. When I called him to tell him about it, he didn't even let me finish my sentence when he stated" I'm starting on a new one for you immediately. Just use that one for firewood". Now thats customer service.
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Proud shareholder of MK,LLC Posts: 4439 | From: Bethesda, Ohio | Registered: Jan 2007
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This is what I think: 1. When shooting/making a bow with natural materials the chance of it blowing up is a risk you assume. 2. Every bowyer I know has had a bow fail at some time. S**t happens when you use natural materials. 3. Provided nothing has been done to the bow that would void the warranty (if there is one) The Bowyer should stand behind his product and replace the bow. 4. This matter should be handled in private before being made public. If the bowyer fails to honor his warranty then, if you feel it is warranted, make it public. However, he deserves the chance to make it right.
Like Leatherneck, I have had problems with a new bow and one that was a couple of years old (warranty had expired), both the bowyers took care of the problem immediately. Without the need to castigate the bowyer in public.
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