August 25th, 2014, 09:06 AM
Hey, does anyone own a PSE surge? And if so how do you like it. Thanks.
August 25th, 2014, 07:33 PM
I have a Surge, Skullworks,70# limbs, smooth draw, light no vibration, excellent entry level bow, the strings and cable were the only
issue, after a month and a half of fighting peep twist they started coming apart...now I have Vapor Trail, no peep rotation and bow
is a dream to shoot......I prefer single cam and Prophecy was out of budget, no other issues but VT string and cable made world of difference
August 25th, 2014, 09:11 PM
So you are saying your strings and cables started to come apart after a month and half? I thought the surge is a single cam, if im correct. Cause Im debating between this bow and the bear authority. Dont really want to put money into the bow right as i get it otherwise I will spend the extra money and get a much better bow.
August 26th, 2014, 07:03 AM
yes the string came apart, I bet if ya talk to enough people here you will find few bows come with good string and cable,
especially in mainline bows, they are better on Pro Line Bows ( Flagship Bows)
the string on all PSE and most others are not pre twisted, this will result in a lot of twist and issues, however I also know
some people are ok with them, hard to believe you could go wrong with a Bear or PSE, if YOU like the bow
it feels good, thats your bow, the Stinger is a super great buy now that it is discontinued, Like I said it was also
one of my choices as well.....
PSE Surge SW 70#....
August 26th, 2014, 09:11 AM
That's true about the strings and most people usually upgrade there strings after awhile and parts. So I guess it is normal on any bow that this might happen to the string then.
August 26th, 2014, 11:26 AM
I am perfectly happy with my '14 Surge. I wanted to get back into archery after 50+ years and was looking for a middle priced bow. My Local sells PSE and had the Surge RTS, now he doesn't, I do. I plan on a new custom string before this winter as they say to replace strings every year. So I will do it 6 mo early and have a spare/backup left over. One thing I did do was wrap the riser/grip with black para cord and I am happy I did. The grip is much more comfortable and I won't be gripping a cold bow this winter.
I think you will do just fine with a PSE Surge. I am having a time of my life shooting most every day in my yard. Getting better each time I shoot. The great thing about archery is it's QUIET.
Good arrows are not cheap, but they get cheaper each time you shoot them over and over.
My Surge is the 60# version set at 45lbs for now. I will move it up a little at a time as I get stronger with the draw. I am not a hunter, just a target shooter. The 3d ranges look interesting and fun.
Keep us informed and of your progress. Good Luck
Too Much Fun
WP aka Bill
PSE Surge 60# Compound 2014
Excalibur Matrix 330 Crossbow 2015
August 31st, 2014, 02:41 AM
I have shot the 2014 Surge as well as the Momentum when I considered selling my Vendetta XL. They both pulled smooth, very little vibration after the shot, and felt good in my hand. It was not enough to convince me to give up my Pro Line style bow for Mainline bow from PSE. If I wanted the 34-36" ATA, Prophecy gets my nod despise the fact it is a bit over budget.
Psalm 46:1 (ESV) : "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble."
2010 PSE Vendetta XL 62#, 29" DL, Beman ICS Hunter 400, QAD Pro LD, Stokerized Edge 6" stabilizer, Trophy Ridge Hitman 5-pin sight, WASP SST Hammer 100 grains