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yononindo
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What do you think of this?

Brand new Bow after the twelfth shot!!!!

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Samick Lightning TD Recurve - Amo 60 - lbs 55 at 28

Drawlength was 28 -

NO Fastflight string was used.

Arrows: Easton 2117 with a 125 grain field tip.

Debt was a cavity in the wood!

Fortunately nobody was injured!

Daniel

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bretto
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Good deal that no one was hurt. Hope You kept the warranty card.
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turkey522
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Glad no one was hurt.Will they replace it,keep us updated.
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brill16hockey
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That makes me cringe....
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John Kennedy
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That would be scary,hope you didn't get anything in your eyes from that.
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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.

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leatherneck
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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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George D. Stout
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They will give you a new bow. Glad you are okay.
It can happen to the best made customs or simple home made models.

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Pegg
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Glad to hear you are ok . Hope they get you a new bow. Let us know the out come.

Sean

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Walt Francis
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"What do you think of this".

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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Running Buck
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I have had tips fail but never a riser, glad to see you are OK. Hopefully you won't have to wait long for your new one.

Denis

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yononindo
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Hi folks.

I did not want to start anything here……!!

As stated above, WOOD HAS NATURAL DEFECTS!

I totally agree with that.

I am not blaming the bowyers work here, only wanted to show what can happen.

I have Been Working with wood for many years as a flute maker and bowyer.

Thanks to their customer service, it will be replaced by the company.

Daniel

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Zbearclaw
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Glad u are ok, but u never said anything bad about the bowyer, just a good lesson that even the best makers out there have this happen to their bow.

Did u have to change your shorts after that? I would have has a mess if that happened to me.

Post up pics of the new one, and have fun with that one when it gets home.

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shadman
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Have had a limb delaminate, but never a riser coming apart like that. That looks nasty. Glad you're alright.
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soopernate
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Did you contact your underwear company about replacing your shorts as well?

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