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2016 Hoyt Bow Pressing ???
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Contributors to this thread:
Bou'bound 12-Oct-16
Ermine 12-Oct-16
Bowfreak 12-Oct-16
smarba 12-Oct-16
midwest 12-Oct-16
stick33 12-Oct-16
sticksender 12-Oct-16
huntinelk 12-Oct-16
huntinelk 12-Oct-16
smarba 12-Oct-16
Ermine 12-Oct-16
midwest 12-Oct-16
midwest 12-Oct-16
Purdue 12-Oct-16
Devilfan 12-Oct-16
Bou'bound 12-Oct-16
carcus 12-Oct-16
Bou'bound 04-Nov-17
Matt 04-Nov-17
Bou'bound 04-Nov-17
Trial153 04-Nov-17
Bou'bound 19-Nov-17
ELKMAN 20-Nov-17
From: Bou'bound
12-Oct-16
I know Hoyt says not to press the new past parallel bows, like the Defiant in all but a few special presses. My question is is this requirement purely a safety issue or will doing it, very carefully with say a portable Bowmaster system, actually break the bow.

I really don't want to have to spend hundreds on a special press to do the occasional tweak to a bow and the Bowmaster is perfect for that type of once or twice a year adjustments. If it is a safety issue I am confident being very careful and slow will prevent the unit from slipping. No worries there. I'd take my chances.

If it is, on the other hand, an issue where the limbs will actually break if a Bowmaster is used that is a totally different issue.

Has anyone out there on the Bowsite used a Bowmaster portable press on the newest Hoyt's and what did you find?

From: Ermine
12-Oct-16
I think the issue is that the limbs are past parallel so the risk is the bow shooting out of the press. If that makes sense.

From: Bowfreak
12-Oct-16
Ermine is correct.

From: smarba
12-Oct-16
concur with Ermine: I think it's more a matter of the press grip fingers potentially sliding off the ends of the limbs, since the limbs are past parallel

From: midwest
12-Oct-16
So what is required to press them?

From: stick33
12-Oct-16
I used the Bowmaster portable press w/ G2 bracket on my Carbon Defiant. Worked great.

From: sticksender
12-Oct-16
Just me personally, but I wouldn't use a Bowmaster press with L-brackets on the Defiant. The limb tips are past parallel. Bowmaster website states they currently have no press or adapters for any bow with past-parallel limbs. I believe it's a safety issue as well as a hazard to the bow itself if the press pops off while a cable or string is off.

From: huntinelk
12-Oct-16

huntinelk's embedded Photo
huntinelk's embedded Photo
Bowmaster G2 limb adapters pressing Defiant Turbo

From: huntinelk
12-Oct-16

huntinelk's embedded Photo
huntinelk's embedded Photo

From: smarba
12-Oct-16
huntinelk's photos illustrate the situation perfectly. Appears to work; however, the limb tips are angled such that only the friction of rubber on the press fingers keeps the press from slipping off.

Looks like a big gamble to me...

From: Ermine
12-Oct-16
I use a bowtimemachine press. It has the fingers to fit and also a bar that stabilizing the bow so that it can't squirt out of the press

From: midwest
12-Oct-16
huntinelk....yikes!

From: midwest
12-Oct-16

midwest's embedded Photo
midwest's embedded Photo
That Bow Time Machine is slick.

From: Purdue
12-Oct-16
Bou, After your Bowmaster is loosely in place, from the string side of the bow, take about a 24"-36" length of rope and pull the Bowmaster, at about its midpoint, in towards the riser. Be careful to avoid capturing the bow's string and cables with this rope. Pull it in just enough so that the Bowmaster becomes perpendicular to both limbs. Now tie the rope in a knot, in the grip area, to keep the Bowmaster in this position. Continue to press the bow as usual.

From: Devilfan
12-Oct-16
The synunm press is supposed to be ok on the 2016 Hoyt's. I have no experience with it though. The press is $180 from Lancaster and you need the adapter for it that runs another $100.

From: Bou'bound
12-Oct-16
Yes I am sure one could spend 250.00-400.00 for a press that would work like a charm. The point is will something already possessed be sufficient for a couple presses a year. It seems like it will be.

I would not want to find out I spent $1,000 on a bow and I need a $400 press to put the darn $5 peep sight in!

From: carcus
12-Oct-16
I press my rpm 360 in my ez green with no problem, I believe the rpm is even more past parallel

From: Bou'bound
04-Nov-17
any other experience on the 2016 or 17 hoyts with the portable press?

From: Matt
04-Nov-17
What are you trying to do? If it was only to twist/untwist things a bit, I'd do the old screwdriver through the cam trick before I'd use a Bowmaster.

From: Bou'bound
04-Nov-17
That may be a good idea. Just not wanted to have to buy a new press with a new bow to do simple things like peeps, string/cable changes, silencer replacements, drop away rest cord work, etc.

From: Trial153
04-Nov-17
I know of two reliable cases where the 2016s came out the bottom of the press without the adapters. I am sure user error can't be ruled out however it seems the adapters being used would be prudent. hard pill to swallow having to buy 200 fingers after dumping 1600 on a bow.

From: Bou'bound
19-Nov-17

From: ELKMAN
20-Nov-17
NOTHING is going out the bottom of my X-Press Pro.

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