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    Happy with it!

    I figured, with all the negative threads and badmouthing of the Maitland brand, I'd attempt to offset it a bit. I'm the PROUD owner of a "like new" Halo 31 bought from a fellow AT'er. And, while I must admit to having a bit of an obsession with trying a little bit of everything, I do NOT regret buying the Halo without having ever shot a Maitland, or for that matter, ever having even seen one in person. NOW... is it ALL THAT and a bag o'chips? I'd say... no. But, hold the phone... before you all (or, most of you) go off half-cocked, remember this. Why did you buy a new bow last year? Or, the year before? Or, are waiting for the next big release from your favorite brand? I know MY answer... it's because NO BOW IS PERFECT! I LOVE the Halo for what I'm going to use it for (Hunting). Just like, I LOVE my CHILLR for what I'll be using it for (3D). And, I love my Prime for what I use it for (Target/Spot). So, while the bows may not be perfect... they are an AWESOME testament to what ONE little guy with an awesome design can do when he sets his mind to it. MY OPINION on the matter is this... If you thought a "little guy" or a "boutique builder" was going to be around long enough to honor warranty issues 3,4 or more years down the road, you were either delusional, or were willing to roll the dice and hope for the best. Looks like you bet on red, and the wheel landed on black. Who ya gonna sue in Vegas when your gamble doesn't pay off? I just get tired of seeing all the negativity. If u have something positive to contribute in the MAITLAND section, I'd LOVE to see and read it. If all you spew is negativity and "woe is me" talk... I wish you'd post somewhere else so I don't have to read through your ****E to get to someone's comments who have something worthwhile to say.

    THESE COMMENTS ARE MY OPINION, AND MINE ALONE!

    THANK YOU ROB MAITLAND FOR A FANTASTIC BOW!



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    Ok.

    It's your opinion but no make mistake ... It's not mine, and I can wrote my opinión wherever I want.
    I have a Zeus, which I had to change the limbs because of it's splintering, and a session, which I bought after the splintering issue. So you don't have to talk me about the quality of the Maitland bows. Anyway ... the splintering issue is responsability of Rob, so he is responsible of a bad product (even you think so or not)

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    Quote Originally Posted by juanjo_vcia View Post
    Ok.

    It's your opinion but no make mistake ... It's not mine, and I can wrote my opinión wherever I want.
    I have a Zeus, which I had to change the limbs because of it's splintering, and a session, which I bought after the splintering issue. So you don't have to talk me about the quality of the Maitland bows. Anyway ... the splintering issue is responsability of Rob, so he is responsible of a bad product (even you think so or not)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarbonWarrior View Post
    I figured, with all the negative threads and badmouthing of the Maitland brand, I'd attempt to offset it a bit. I'm the PROUD owner of a "like new" Halo 31 bought from a fellow AT'er. And, while I must admit to having a bit of an obsession with trying a little bit of everything, I do NOT regret buying the Halo without having ever shot a Maitland, or for that matter, ever having even seen one in person. NOW... is it ALL THAT and a bag o'chips? I'd say... no. But, hold the phone... before you all (or, most of you) go off half-cocked, remember this. Why did you buy a new bow last year? Or, the year before? Or, are waiting for the next big release from your favorite brand? I know MY answer... it's because NO BOW IS PERFECT! I LOVE the Halo for what I'm going to use it for (Hunting). Just like, I LOVE my CHILLR for what I'll be using it for (3D). And, I love my Prime for what I use it for (Target/Spot). So, while the bows may not be perfect... they are an AWESOME testament to what ONE little guy with an awesome design can do when he sets his mind to it. MY OPINION on the matter is this... If you thought a "little guy" or a "boutique builder" was going to be around long enough to honor warranty issues 3,4 or more years down the road, you were either delusional, or were willing to roll the dice and hope for the best. Looks like you bet on red, and the wheel landed on black. Who ya gonna sue in Vegas when your gamble doesn't pay off? I just get tired of seeing all the negativity. If u have something positive to contribute in the MAITLAND section, I'd LOVE to see and read it. If all you spew is negativity and "woe is me" talk... I wish you'd post somewhere else so I don't have to read through your ****E to get to someone's comments who have something worthwhile to say.

    THESE COMMENTS ARE MY OPINION, AND MINE ALONE!

    THANK YOU ROB MAITLAND FOR A FANTASTIC BOW!

    Kurt Mueller
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    Ft Lee, VA
    (406)788-0728


    well said, I have 3 Maitlands and even though 1 of them has a bad limb it is still one of the best bows I have ever owned...I might also add that of the 2 Hoyt Elite series bows both of them had the same limb issue and I loved them also and did not spend my extra time running them down either
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    Ok I love Maitlands too. I have 5. Yes 5. Promises made by the owner builder mean something even in today's world. But to tell a person directly three times and then the secretary said shipped three times speaks of consumer neglect. Now when the company gets a little heat they sell the assets. I am on Tribe's side in that I hope they are successful. But as one gent said I am whining. I only ask one thing. Be truthful. Do what you say you will and consumer and builder will be happy. If you come up short, make an attempt to right the wrong. If you can't even do that, do the responsible thing and TELL US that you can't. Most of us would understand. (a little side note, I had a NEW set of limbs that were too heavy for my wife who had a split limb on her Zeus. Rob said he would make us a new set of limbs free of charge. I offered to pay for them, but he declined payment. I mentioned I had the other set of new limbs and he said if you want, send them to him. So he got my new limbs, and I was told the story above and never received even an email response from them. Only way they would talk at all is if I called the Sales line, that is when I was told he was/ or already had made them and Jenn said they were shipped. Same address bow was shipped to. Never ever arrived. Now minimally shot Zeus that has sat since 2012 with a split limb is still sitting there looking pretty as a doorstop, that is all we can use it for.) So if you want the facts, I offered to pay. I don't ever want something for nothing. I was very patient, and he failed. But I like the risers so much dynamite couldn't blow them out of my hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juanjo_vcia View Post
    Ok.

    It's your opinion but no make mistake ... It's not mine, and I can wrote my opinión wherever I want.
    I have a Zeus, which I had to change the limbs because of it's splintering, and a session, which I bought after the splintering issue. So you don't have to talk me about the quality of the Maitland bows. Anyway ... the splintering issue is responsability of Rob, so he is responsible of a bad product (even you think so or not)
    You're EXACTLY right, Juanjo... You can express your opinion wherever you want, just as I may. I had simply hoped that, with all the threads in the Maitland section wrought with negativity, mine could be a thread where people with POSITIVE experiences voiced them. All the pessimists and pissed off customers have their shouting podiums in the negative threads... I simply stated that I wish they would keep that talk there.

    I always remind people that we all have the right to express our own opinions. And, I DAMN sure am going to say what I like... as I'm one of the <%1 defending the rights of the other %99 to say what the hell THEY like. I RESPECT ALL OPINIONS, and harbor NO ill feelings toward anyone expressing their own. It's what makes us who we are.

    Thanks for reading
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    I too think AT has gotten really negative. Long live Tribe. And for that matter, long live Rob Maitland. Let's all work together and build upon what AT was originally designed for, ARCHER'S HELPING ARCHERS! I enjoy this site and have learned much.

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    Tribe Maitland.jpg
    Looks promising... Should we change our "Brand Specific" Maitland area to a "Maitland/Tribe" area? LOL

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    Adding a Maitland Session to the mix. All red riser with red anodized cams. A special order from what I gather. Going to use it for my indoor season. Will let ya'all know how it fares. Hope to beat my personal best of 300/47X with it.
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    That isn't the Halo 31 you bought from me BTW FWIW yes I do miss that bow, a little.
    Quote Originally Posted by CarbonWarrior View Post
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    Looks promising... Should we change our "Brand Specific" Maitland area to a "Maitland/Tribe" area? LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by CarbonWarrior View Post
    Adding a Maitland Session to the mix. All red riser with red anodized cams. A special order from what I gather. Going to use it for my indoor season. Will let ya'all know how it fares. Hope to beat my personal best of 300/47X with it.
    With your red Zeus?

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    BNB... nope, here is a pic of the Halo I bought from you. LOVE shooting this bow. Dont even have a stab on it... that's how nice it shoots.
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    MXTuner... I posted the comments about the Session before I worked things through with you. The Red on Red Zeus will be more than sufficient to satisfy my Maitland Target bow needs. She'll be kept company by a Shoot-thru design Obsession... being built for me as I post this. Delivery anticipated mid October or so.
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    Tribe just posted pix of a new Kinetic and a new Halo Extreme on their FB page... I'm assuming this means they're nearing production.
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    Although I'm all about supporting Tribe in their endeavor to bring the compounds back out... I finally felt the need to let my thoughts known to them. They've been showing Halo compounds on their FB page for several weeks now, and this morning posted a pic of a young man (12ish) with one and the deer he shot with it. I told them that it's bad business to wave the bows in the faces of the customer that wants to buy, and still hold them back. Not sure they liked it... but, I told them they're missing out on the guys who want to have one in their tree-stand with them right now. Hunters wanted these in time to sight them in and get them in the woods... not have to wait till ATA, after seasons are all closed.

    So... I think I've caught up with Jim (MXTuner) for number of Maitlands owned. I now own the all red Zeus he sold... and, can say it's the best shooting bow I've ever held. I also bought an orange Session Pro I'm having Jim tune up for me, and a Black X-Factor that's going to get some pretty unique Kolorfusion after I Frankenbow the heck out of it. I'm at 4, and have 2 more in the mix as we speak. A Kinetic 7, and a Raptor 3D... Trying to make them mine. What do ya say, Jim?... you're slipping. LOL
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    I just bought a Kinetic 7 off AT for a bargain, and although I am still setting it up, I can see from the fit and finish that it is a very well-made bow. The grip is fantastic, and I know I am going to get a lot of enjoyment out of this bow.

    I buy my bows sight unseen off the internet, and I understand the risks involved with having no warranty.

    I have already purchased cam modules from Tribe, so I know that they have what I need if something goes wrong. If a limb splinters, my Kinetic 7 is turning into a Kinetic 6 with a call to Tribe and some $$. Everybody's happy.
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    Tialloydragon,

    Congrats on the purchase of the Kinetic. U may have gotten the one I was chasing... But, you're right. Fit and finish were always a strong point for Maitland, especially on his risers and cams. Yes, the limbs "can" be problematic. Knock on wood... none of mine have given me problems. Let us know how u feel about the Kinetic once you've gotten a chance to shoot it some. Welcome to the Maitland owners club! :-)
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    I've had a number of maitlands and have loved them all. My raptor had a splintered limb and got new ones luckily. I will never part with my zeus. Love going to shoots where no one has ever heard of or seen one. Always draws attention. Plus I've shot that bow the best out of every other competition bow I've owned. Just fits me perfect. Also look now at other bow companies adding extra stabilizer/weight mounting holes in their risers. Maitland has been doing that for years. I really hope Tribe will carry on the maitland line for years to come.
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    I feel the same about my Red on Red Zeus. I've tied my personal best with it... and, that was during the process of familiarizing with a new release, and a peep that wouldnt sit still. So, with those little quirks out of the way, and a new side stab mount all the way down the riser, near the limb pivot...(secret squirrel stuff) I'm hoping to break into the 50's. The rear lower stab mounts are a nice touch, and I've always been impressed that Maitland started offering it without even as much as a second thought. Combine that with his high alloy riser, ultra smooth VTR cams, and that smooth, swooping design to the riser... thing just points like it's got a Radar Lock built in. I'll post pix of the Custom tuned Session Pro/X-Factor hybrid I'm having Jim tune, once I get it back. He wont let me have it back till it's perfect... MXTuner... whatta stand up guy!
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    Will post pix of the Hybrid Session Pro/X-Factor when Jim is done with it.
    The Actual X-Factor is going to be the FrankenBow... You know it's gonna be crazy!
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    Is that a Davis sight on the Zeus?
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    My Zeus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MoNsTeR_7 View Post
    Is that a Davis sight on the Zeus?
    Monster... it sure IS :-) It appears YOU've got good taste as well... How about it folks? Any more pix of our beloved Maitlands? We know those of us who still shoot them do so because they shoot so damn well!
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    Jim? U wanna show off some of your stable?
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