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- So disappointed Review by Tim L.
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I'm one of those people who doesn't like to put a lot of weight on negative reviews. I like to try things out myself, and might have a good experience with the products. And if I have a bad experience like everyone else did, ok, lesson learned.
... Lesson learned...
The instructions were clear enough if you read through it very carefully. Figuring out how to set up the trainer was fairly straight forward, but there was quite a few caution and warning messages that could be easily missed if the instructions were just skimmed over.
After getting the trainer mocked up on my bow, I noticed the thing won't work with my target recurve bow. The bolt head for my clicker plate is contacting the rod that attaches to the string (and slides fore and back). OK, so I remove the clicker plate. Then I find that the rod now contacts the side of my (magnetic) recurve rest. So much for working with any bow with the rest still installed. So, I remove my stick on rest.
Here's the doozy though. With the rod attached to the string, squared it up with a bow square, and tightening the screw that keeps the rod attached to the string, one leg of the attachment cracks when i went to snug the screw. I haven't even gotten to snug yet, and it cracks. Just for reference, I'm using a ball end hex wrench, the L-shaped ones. I'm using the ball end to fit into the screw head, and I'm turning the short end of the L. That's not a lot of torque applied to the screw, estimating less than 1Nm. That's much less torque applied to the screw than it took to overcome that plastic string "protector" that it came with.
Anyways. After spending all that time to carefully set up the trainer, I can't even use it now, because I'm going to have flying metal on the first shot.
So disappointed. And I'm guessing I'm not going to get any help from the manufacturer like the other reviewers say... Lesson learned.
(Posted on 7/5/14)
- cant fix lack of..... Review by Marlene Roe
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bought some 10 years ago used on recurve bow for daughter and now going on to second daughter nothing better if it is set up correctly allows to shoot enough to build archery muscles .
(Posted on 2/21/14)
- had problems with Review by ric flair
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i bought this product from bernie himself and had problems with it from the start. the piston isnt really strong enough to withstand repeated shots from a hunting bow. i have his other productthe panic master and bow simulator and its much better.
(Posted on 9/22/13)
- Lots of $$$, doesn't really work. Review by JBoss
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The concept itself seems flawed and is incapable of absorbing the power of a modern compound bow. The first time I used this, I fired my bow, it ripped the serving off the string, relocated my d-loop about 8" and sent my bow flying almost through the window and that is with a wrist sling.
So that is the concept, the build quality and instructions is another story. After re-adjusting everything, calling and e-mailing Bernie for some setup assistance, I mustered up the courage to try it again. This time, I gripped the bow as if my life depended on it. I was able to break a few shots an the shock absorber tube started falling apart, called Bernie again and he said to crimp the end with a pliers. WHAT?!?!!? $160 Franklins and I am supposed to crimp the end with a pliers?
Needless to say, I shot this thing a total of 4 times, lived in fear each shot and it has been packed up sitting in the corner ever since.
(Posted on 7/26/13)
- Don't buy absolutely junk. Review by nhbowhunter443
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bought item, wore the serving right out after only a few shots. Contacted Bernie wife personaly,
wouldn't refund money, said I must of set of WRONG. Was my fault. Person I work with had same problem. Don't buy.
(Posted on 5/15/13)