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JNDEER

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My Hoyt needs new strings and my stock grip (soft rubber glued to hard rubber) is coming in glued. I email Hoyt as my dealer had to close his doors because business was too slow.

Hoyt cannot tell me what brand/make my string/cables are and told me to contact an authorized dealer.

The kicker..... I spend $1200 on this bow and they tell me that the grip is not covered under warranty!!!! Some $20 piece of equipment failing on their part (workmanship for sure) and they won't cover it!!!! Not what I wanted to hear on my Friday!!!!!

Just wanted to vent.
 

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Which Hoyt bow? One of the Carbons?

If they aren't going to take care of you maybe spend the money on a custom grip?
 

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It is a first generation Hoyt Carbon Element. I believe 2011. I baught it new, so I believe it was 2011 when I purchased it.
 

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Good suggestion Rock.... I had purchased a solid one piece wood grip, but did not care for it.

Surprisingly when I tested bows a Mathews grip felt the best in my hand, just cannot figure out how to put a Mathews grip on a Hoyt bow, lol
 

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No grip!

Hoyt strings, I think somebody on here gives TOFers good deals on strings.

A dealer may take care of you better than the factory.

Just a few thoughts for you.
 

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A new Mathews will have it mounted on it!! Buy the grip and the bow comes free! Just throwing a laugh out there. Hope you get it running well soon.
 

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I'm having new strings and cables put on my bow right now. I talked to the owner of Wilderness archery (Where we took the CBH measuring class) and he said that he doesn't recommend Winners Choice Strings, he said to stick with the manufacturers strings. I guess he's had quite a bit of trouble with the thickness and they don't fit the groove of the cam as well as the originals.
 

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Interesting Tuffy. I think WC may have grown a little to fast. 5 years ago they were #1 as aftermarket strings go. When Tom Nealy left, I used a set of strings he made and I was impressed. Unfortunately they couldn't continue.

Here is a tune chart for the 2011 CE.

The numbers you are looking for are the Contol, Buss and Sting length numbers for your DL.
 

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You know.... I might not be an equipment junkie but I know what works for me and I don't fix what ain't broken. I change strings every spring and have been using Winners Choice for at least 10 years. I believe my current strings are the best set I've ever put on. I don't buy that their quality went down. Call WC and they'll tell you exactly what strings you need for your bow. The biggest factor is the installation and tuning. Make sure you go to a shop that cares and knows what they are doing. I do all my own bow tweaking... I can't help you with the handle.... Super glue and epoxy will fix almost anything.... Ed F
 

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thanks for the tips and suggestions.


I wouldn't mind going to a pro shop, it is just a long ways away and I don't head up to Sac that often. I am leaning towards buying a cheap bow press (Bowmaster) and doing my own work from now on. Lots of info on AT and youtube....it can't be that hard :smiley-ugly-lol-bashing-sign:
 

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Let me look, I may have a working bowmaster you can have, just need the adapter for those split limbs.

As Ed said, two part epoxy will lock that grip on for sure. I will second Hunt Crazy's string building buddy, he makes an endless loop string for me that is awesome for this man's bow I shoot.

Good luck amigo, a good pro shop is worth its weight in gold.
 

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thanks BC...I Just placed my order from BPS for the bowmaster and got some split limb adapters on ebay....that is good to hear, I sent Hunt Crazy a pm, hoping to hear back from him about his buddy.

I agree...I really liked the pro shop I used...sad to see him go out of business.
 

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That's very disappointing that Hoyt isn't standing behind the grip failure!
 

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After emailing them back and forth and being very polite about it, they finally asked for a photo of the problem to see if they had any suggestions.

yesterday I got an email back with what they would recommend to fix the problem. I agree, it may be wear and tear, but for sure the grip not sticking is a failure on their part...despite what environments I hunt in.
 
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