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    Question Bowtech limb flaking issues fixed in 2013????

    How many 2013 Bowtech bows are out there? Does anyone know if they have fixed the limb flaking/peeling issue for 2013? I have been tempted to try a Bowtech mostly to assess the binary cams for sometime, however every single one I have seen has what looks like paint chips or imperfections on the limbs. I have heard they are nice bows and the issue is merely cosmetic, however it seems to have a negative impact on re-sale value.

    Just wondering if some 2013 Bowtech owners would be able to comment. Not looking to start a bow-religion battle, merely seeking some honest feedback on the 2013 lineup from Bowtech.



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    I have a new Experience. Emphasis on new, so not alot of time to incur scratches etc.. But the new limb finish looks to be tougher, both in appearance and touch, than the last couple of years.
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    I am not too sure about the other models because they have different limbs but I believe it is a non issue with the Experience. From what I understand is that they are more durable and the limbs are painted too so if for whatever reason they did chip it won't be as visible as the white underneath like the other models. My Experiences limbs seem to be pretty durable so far.

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    I just spent the day shooting the Destroyer LE and the Insanity......they do in fact have a different limb finish. they are calling it. Rough finish.....The experience has the same rough finish............this finish is different than my 2011 Invasion....
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    Thanks for the FAST responses guys. You liking the Experience so far? Sure interested in seeing what the binary cam feels like compared to a single, hybrid or double.

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    The rough finish on the D350 and Insanity is not new for 2013 (It started sometime last year) and the limbs are different limbs than the Experience. I had a d350 LE and there was one tiny little spot or dot that the finish was off and it was white underneath and there have been reports of the d350 LE flaking like previous models did. Also the Insanity's rough finish has been reported to flake. I don't think the rough finish has as many cases though and some have not had any issues at all with theirs. I believe the Experience needs longer time to be absolutely sure but I would say it is fixed on the Carboncore limbs.

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    Their is no comparison, IMO....be warned.......If you shoot one, you'll buy one...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJBoss View Post
    Thanks for the FAST responses guys. You liking the Experience so far? Sure interested in seeing what the binary cam feels like compared to a single, hybrid or double.
    I love mine. Very nice bow.

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    Really looking forward to hunting with mine....
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    Just ask the dealer for the Bowtech touch up pen, aka "black sharpie". Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WldlfPopCntrlXp View Post
    Just ask the dealer for the Bowtech touch up pen, aka "black sharpie". Lol.
    Really?

    OP the limb finish on the Experience is totally different than past models and current models. IMO their will NOT be any finish issues with that bow. That said my brother bought a new 2013 Insanity CPX a few weeks ago and the first thing I did is started gouging at the limbs with my fingernail and an Allen wrench (I have new spare limbs in case LOL) and it did not scratch or flake or whatever so it appears as though it is a non issue this year.....plus I have yet to here anything about any new Insanity's having the issue. Good luck with your choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJBoss View Post
    Thanks for the FAST responses guys. You liking the Experience so far? Sure interested in seeing what the binary cam feels like compared to a single, hybrid or double.
    You are going to get to feel what an OD Binary feels like and shoots like...which is both dual and binary all in one!
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    Hey HNTMCH

    You nailed it dead nuts!! I shot a Heli-m at my local pro shop, then an Evo, then the 2012 Insanity - Nuff said!! Just look at my signature!!
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    The Experience is great, and the limbs are made of a different material and they are totally covered. The insanity limbs are the same as they have been. When you look at them from the side, you can see the layers, similar to, but not the same, as looking at the side of a piece of plywood. When deciding between the two, it was one of the factors that steered me to the Experience. I just didn't want to risk the flaking down the line.

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    Fauxfly, good luck with the bow, It is awesome when the bow picks you!
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    I believe they did fix it. I know the new Experience limbs are very durable...

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    I owned a Destroyer 340 for two+ years. I've owned my Insanity CPXL since November and hunted with it plenty. I've only had my Experience about a month. I've yet to see the first flake of paint chip off any of these bows. However, I will state a couple of things here. First, I don't treat any bow like a car jack, meaning I don't push my way through brush with them, throw them around, yank them up the tree banging into every limb on the way up, use a "bow pod", etc. etc. etc. Having said that, I also think that any BowTech "Hardcore" limb up to Experience is vulnerable to chipping as the corners of the limbs are not beveled, nor are they protected with a coating. They say that the new "rough coat" finish on the Insanity CPX and CPXL is less likely to chip and peal, and I believe that. However, if you bang that exposed limb edge on a tree or rock, it sure could chip - just like any other unprotected limb with a sharp edge. The Experience limbs are coated and therefore less likely to have this problem.

    Lastly, I know BowTech will stand behind their product if I do have a problem.
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    Its to early to tell really..

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    I have an Experience, the finish is different, they painted all the way around to avoid exposed edges. The limbs are also warrantied or covered, whatever you want to call it. This year if it happens, they replace it, plain and simple. Although it definitely looks as though it is no longer an issue, and the limbs are black underneath as others have stated.

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