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    Insanity Limb ?

    I'm ready to pick up my BT Insanity CPX I'v had layed away since Febuary.
    My question is how will I be able to tell if the limbs are the new version or
    the first bach that might of had the flaking problem.



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    New version will have a rough texture. The issue limbs have the smooth texture
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    Like he said ^^

    But there has been quite a few people reporting peeling and chipping issues with the new finish as well.

    Good luck with yours.

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    Get your bow, enjoy your new toy-------you have a warranty.
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    The rough feeling limbs are said to hold up better. We will see..

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    Thanks guys I own an 2011 Invasion it has a little wear on the edges but not bad. I not looking for a deal breaker just curious what to look for.

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    I've had my CPXL about a month and it looks like this....already. Started as a few faint chips in the first hundred shots. Now the finish is literally starting to flake off. I am going to bring it to the dealer this week to see what they say. Bow has been well cared for, clean, dry, in the Bowtech soft case...ironically. You decide, I can only imagine what it will look like in a few months. It is a tack driver though @ 289fps with a 514 grain arrow.

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    Hate to say it but mine is doing the same as yours malavalley. It only has a couple of flakes missing, not as bad as yours but they are in the middle of the limb. Hopefully it does not get worse.....
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    I hae a 2011 Invasion without SERIOUS problems. On the edge in a few spots there are small "dingish" marks. I think it's from hanging it up at the local range. I think it's luck of the draw to be honest. You may get limb peel, you may not. But everyone gets a warranty!

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    Mine started as a few hairline marks on the edge of the limbs. I should add this bow has never seen a hanger of any sort. I have only fired it in my own yard...I place it in the case on my deck when I go retrieve arrows. Just an FYI for the others out there.

    I have the limbs nearly bottomed out at 71lbs...not that this should make a bit of a difference...

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    I have a cpxl in realtree apg riser with black limbs....my limbs look great so far....they have a sandpaperish feel to them....I think most of the ones with the flaking problem are the MOTS finish

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    My limbs are smooth to the touch but look matte/textured finish. If the black ones are better I would be all for Bowtech swapping them out for me. We will see....I'm pretty tempted to deny the charge on my credit card if not.

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    All I know if I see one spot that is flaked or messed up and it wasn't caused by me I'm not going to be to pleased....however I usually manage to put a stractch or something on my equipment before to long lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by malavalley View Post
    IMG_0688.JPG

    I've had my CPXL about a month and it looks like this....already. Started as a few faint chips in the first hundred shots. Now the finish is literally starting to flake off. I am going to bring it to the dealer this week to see what they say. Bow has been well cared for, clean, dry, in the Bowtech soft case...ironically. You decide, I can only imagine what it will look like in a few months. It is a tack driver though @ 289fps with a 514 grain arrow.
    This is unacceptable!!! But from what Bowtech told me.. They will take care of it!!!

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    I'll definitely keep you guys posted. I did buy the thing planning to hunt with it so no doubts it won't remain perfect forever.....I will say this, my previous bow (brand unnamed) in it six hard years showed no defects anywhere near this apparent and I even dropped it 30 ft out of a tree once!

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    Quote Originally Posted by malavalley View Post
    I'll definitely keep you guys posted. I did buy the thing planning to hunt with it so no doubts it won't remain perfect forever.....I will say this, my previous bow (brand unnamed) in it six hard years showed no defects anywhere near this apparent and I even dropped it 30 ft out of a tree once!
    My '04 Bowtech Pro40 dually finish doesn't look that bad!!!

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    The one I am purchasing is MOTS so hopefully the luck of the draw is in my favor. From what Im hearing Bowtech is stepping up and backing their product.

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    Bowtech will take care off it
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    Mine are fine so far but its still early...

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    Well, I talked to my Bowtech dealer this morning and he said that Bowtech has "re-done" their warranty department and will replace the limbs if they are subject to finish failure..."within the first year". He said the catch is that the bow will have to be stripped of accessories and shipped back to Oregon. Turnaround time is a few weeks. That happens to coincide with the beginning of turkey season so I am thinking I will wait until the season is over to ship it out. Hopefully they will ship the bow back to my house when it's done...it is about 180mi round trip to my closest dealer.

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    Man that cracks me up. Before the ATA release I posted that I bet the new bows would have the same limb finish issues, and got flamed relentlessly.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MIbowhunter49 View Post
    Man that cracks me up. Before the ATA release I posted that I bet the new bows would have the same limb finish issues, and got flamed relentlessly.


    Last laugh.
    I hear ya. This is my first Bowtech. I have a long draw and I like the way it shoots. The finish sucks period. I can't believe I actually believed the dealer when I said hey all the guys on Archery talk bash these things because of the limbs flaking and he assured me that problem was fixed. I honestly think Rustoleum would stick better than the factory finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malavalley View Post
    Well, I talked to my Bowtech dealer this morning and he said that Bowtech has "re-done" their warranty department and will replace the limbs if they are subject to finish failure..."within the first year". He said the catch is that the bow will have to be stripped of accessories and shipped back to Oregon. Turnaround time is a few weeks. That happens to coincide with the beginning of turkey season so I am thinking I will wait until the season is over to ship it out. Hopefully they will ship the bow back to my house when it's done...it is about 180mi round trip to my closest dealer.
    I find this kinda hard to believe. Gotta ship the whole bow just for limb replacement ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bull moose View Post
    I find this kinda hard to believe. Gotta ship the whole bow just for limb replacement ?
    That's what they told me? I wasn't about to drive 180mi to find out they weren't going to warranty it at all so I called....and it sounded like I wasn't the first one because they seemed quite aware of the process. In their exact words "unfortunately for any finish warranties the bow needs to go back to the factory in Oregon." They said they would strip the accessories and re-install when it came back free of charge...gee thanks? In all seriousness I was relieved they were going to cover it at all.

    I think in the interim I will post updates of the peeling process every couple days on Bowtech's Facebook page.

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