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- Nice Fit / Finish, Options To Add & Upgrade Review by Xero
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Bought this setup out of curiosity. SF, carbon. I have an SF Pro Forged 25" riser, long Axiom+ and SF Premium limbs, 30# and 40#. Intermediate archer, shooting 20 yd. in the "Archery Barn" -- at paper plates. Archery is a hobby, not a competition for me.
Fit, finish, features are nice. V-Bar 45 degree attaches to forward stab, slides fore/aft to adjust, locks down (cinches) on a well designed polymer ferrule. Design is not going to scar finish.
Standard fittings, this set can will accept standard weights, extensions, V Bars, dampers. All and all a functional setup for intermediate archers, offering options to upgrade, fine tune w/ accessories.
(Posted on 8/3/13)
- Looks the business, but don't add weight. Review by Cam
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Added an ounce to the long rod and about 10 shots later the ferrule, damper and weights were on the floor. Turns out it is inserted at most 5mm into the tube and fixed with what looks like epoxy.
(Posted on 4/23/13)
- great buy for complete set up Review by charlie
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I was very satisfied with this purchase. I thought the product was well made, especially for the price. I had no problems with the threads. Everything fit my SF premium riser nicely. I like how you can add or subtract the weights or dampers based on your preferences. The v bar can be removed if you unthread the damper mount at the front end of the long rod. The first poster may not have realized that this was removable. I can feel the difference in my ability to hold the sight pin steadier and my scores improved.
(Posted on 4/15/13)
- Great Beginner Setup Review by Todd
Price Value Quality
I bought this setup for my 10 year old daughter who has been shooting with a local JOAD club for a few months. She loves the setup. She says it makes her feel like a real Olympic archer. That alone justifies the expenditure for me. Her confidence level was instantly raised before she ever even loosed an arrow with it installed!
Price, the whole setup costs less than most long rods by themselves.
Finish, well finished. Looks like I spent more than I did...
Adjustment, the v-bar can be adjusted infinitely fore and aft along the long rod. This gives a tremendous amount of adjustment! We started with the V-bar at it's rearmost position and moved it forward incrementally until we found the sweet spot for my daughter. I was a little skeptical about this arrangement until we tried it and got it dialed in.
Dampers, they work. We tried no dampers then added the front then rears. There was a substantial difference in feel and we settled on using all three. My daughter tells me her bow feels like butter now. Again adding to her confidence.
The first set we ordered had two defects. First the threaded ferrule on the far end of the long rod was installed slightly crooked. The short rods were very difficult to thread into the V-bar. It felt like either the side rods or V-bar were not threaded correctly. LANCASTER EXCHANGED THIS WITH NO QUESTIONS ASKED! The replacement set was flawless.
The V-bar set up is a little non traditional. It doesn't screw into the riser or a separate extension and it cannot be removed from the long rod. The negative to this is if you experiment with just the long rod the V-bar will still be attached. Not a real big deal if you want to use the whole system but worth noting. Like I said above it does offer tremendous tuning ability.
Overall For the money if you don't like it you won't be out much and should be able to sell it or donate it to your local club. I think the range of tuning offered by this setup greatly offsets the quirkieness of the design.
This may actually be the sleeper product of the year for beginner/intermediate archers looking for that extra little bit of fine tuning.
(Posted on 3/4/13)