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- Great if you can deal with cutting the foam yourself Review by Stephen Pruitt
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I like the relatively small size of the case, and it's build. For $50, it's solid enough and I was looking for something compact for traveling, since I only have a small set up. "Customizable Foam Interior" however, means just one big piece of 2" foam that will not cut smoothly, even with a very sharp knife, making it difficult to make the cutouts a good fit, and leaving it looking pretty sad, and I say that as someone who has done quite a bit of foam carving for stage design.
Having spent an hour of time drawing out the cuts I wanted to make (taping off the edges of my riser and limbs, so that I didn't get sharpy marks on them as I drew), and another half hour roughly cutting the first limb, I'm thinking it would have been worth the additional $80 for the airline approved Cartel case that was a bit larger, but didn't demand the added labor. I'm going to go borrow a hot knife to do the remaining cuts, in the hopes that will let me get a neater, and more accurate cut for the other components.
It would be nice if EXE would include 4 pieces of .5" foam, rather than the one 2" thick piece that's in there. That would make it easy to cut shapes with scissors, let you really customize the cut outs to your bow and limbs, and make it easy to leave protection all around your bow, rather than figure out how not to have it resting against the bottom of the case after you cut all the way through the 2" block. That change would make this a far better case, even if it added a bit to the cost.
(Posted on 2/24/14)
- Pretty good - not very deep Review by williamskg6
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This case is a good, budget friendly way to protect one recurve bow with limbs. There is sufficient space for a riser, limbs, and even a sight. The foam arrow holders in the lid have room for at least a dozen arrows, an the top-most slots (which could not hold arrows because of the handle cutout) work great for holding my string and stringer. This case is very long, and I am actually storing my 33" long stabilizer in one set of the arrow slots! The plastic is pretty solid and will protect well.
My few complaints: The case is not deep enough to leave my quick disconnect v-bar mount attached (Doinker adjustable v-bar mount). If you have arrows in the lid and have a plunger installed on the riser you may not be able to close the lid if you aren't careful cutting the foam for the riser. You need to strategically cut the foam for the riser in such a fashion that the plunger misses the arrow shafts. I would also have preferred that the foam be in two layers instead of one, so that cutting out pockets for small items that don't need to have a full-depth pocket (like a sight) don't have to sit in a 2 inch deep hole.
Having said this, I think this case is a great solution if you can live with the few limitations.
(Posted on 3/5/13)