Summit Treestands
Diamond Dead eye
Equipment
Contributors to this thread:
Wild in Wild out 06-Aug-21
JohnMC 06-Aug-21
fisherick 06-Aug-21
Nocturnal II 06-Aug-21
Wild in Wild out 06-Aug-21
LINK 06-Aug-21
Dale06 06-Aug-21
Shaft 06-Aug-21
keepemsharp 06-Aug-21
LFN 07-Aug-21
fubar racin 08-Aug-21
06-Aug-21

Wild in Wild out's embedded Photo
broken cam from bow
Wild in Wild out's embedded Photo
broken cam from bow
hey bow hunters I bought a Diamond bow about roughly 8 years ago and while practicing getting ready for a elk hunt the bow blew apart on me two weeks ago busting me in the face. The string was just over a year old and looked like it broke, but when I looked at the cam I feel the cam cut the string possibly because it busted the top of it out and string was wedged in the cam. Anyway I sent the Bow in to Bow tech/Diamond and they said they would replace everything but I would have to pay for it. I told them to keep the bow. Anyway be careful about their bows. P.S I had to ice down my cheek for two days.

From: JohnMC
06-Aug-21
Surprise that if you are the original owner they asked you to pay for it unless they concluded you caused the damage. I would think you would have noticed the cam like that before shooting it. I have seen similar issues with cams after being dry fired. I'd guess the damage to cam happened when the bow exploded.

From: fisherick
06-Aug-21
"After 8 years", somewhere along that time you must have dropped or impacted it.

Still better than when my 2 yo PSE bow snapped in half at the grip. PSE only gave me a new riser and no other components.

From: Nocturnal II
06-Aug-21
Thats why people call Bowtech, blowtech.

06-Aug-21

Wild in Wild out's embedded Photo
Wild in Wild out's embedded Photo
The bow to my knowledge by me anyway has never been dropped and put in a hard case. I am not positive why it happened, I was out shooting it two days prior with no issues at all. Most of the damage to the cam is when it blew up. But I feel that maybe the cam had a piece or cracked that cut my string then it blew up who knows? I have shot bows for 40 years and this is the first time anything like this has happened.

From: LINK
06-Aug-21
Get a Mathews or a mission. Mathews customer service is number 1. That comes from the couple of multiple brand dealers I have dealt with. I had hell getting Hoyt to give me a limb bolt when my daughters stripped out and blew up on me a few years ago. No I didn’t loosen it more than 8 turns and I was tightening it when it gave. It was over that Hoyt ordeal I had 2 dealers tell me Mathews is hands down the best in customer service and you can get parts for every bow they’ve made.

From: Dale06
06-Aug-21
I’ve recently had a major issue with my new Mathews. The issue was entirely my fault. Mathews service was stellar.

From: Shaft
06-Aug-21
25 years ago I had a PSE blow up on me at full draw, but I wasn't hurt. I mentioned it to a PSE rep a few months later at a archery show and he told me to take my pick of a bow off his display rack free of charge. I appreciated that, and thought it was very good customer service.

From: keepemsharp
06-Aug-21
Recurves work.

From: LFN
07-Aug-21
I'll never buy PSE, had a Browning Mirage that developed a vertical crack in the upper limb. sent it in under warranty thru the store I got it from, PSE argued the warranty was from date of manufacture not date of purchase. after months of back and forth they finally said the limbs were in for coating. thought that meant new limbs being dipped to match. but shortly after getting bow back noticed a crack in the identical spot. think they just dipped the old limb. I've had no issues with the diamond outlaw that replaced it or the 2 diamond edges I bought for my daughters. any bow can have a problem its how customer service handles it that makes the difference

From: fubar racin
08-Aug-21
There was a lot of problems with the dead eye cams and them blowing up if I remember correctly

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