Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by newyork103, Sep 9, 2016.
Which do you prefer a solid limb or a split limb bow and why
I don't think you will find that there is any real meaningful difference with performance.
I prefer solid limbs simply for the way they look.
I prefer solid limbs I hate the look of split limbs they look jankey
I also prefer Solid limbs, over split. My reason is cause ive had brush and small branches get caught in between the limbs on a split limbed bow. Real thick where i hunt at spots.
I prefer solid limb although I do have both styles
I have both and to me this deciding factor comes down to how the bow fits in my hand and how consistently I can shoot it.
I don't look at the limbs when I shoot it.
I like solid limbs. You only have two to deal with, not four. Less to go wrong. Looks better, won't get as much crap stuck in it.
Tomato Tamato.. I have a solid limb compound and a split limb crossbow.. As long as its accurate no cares given.
Solid, for all the reasons listed above. Prefer the look but less aped to get caught lifting to stand. Also my first bow is a 1990 model and my current Bowtech is solid. Have not owned a split so I can not speak to the performance of split over the solid.
many of the new bows are now split limb however
I used to have a solid limb bow, but have a split (No Cam) now. I really haven't noticed a difference in anything related to the limbs.
I have to go against the majority in this thread. I prefer split (quad) limb bows. They give more stability to your cams if you don't have yokes. I've adjusted cam angles with shims on solid limb Martin's and Elite's and found that it's way easier to achieve on quad limb bows like Obsession. I have yet to have to swap limbs on a quad where I have had to do it on solids to get a bow to tune. To each they're own, but definitely quad limb bows for me.
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I shoot Prime bows....all they make is a solid limb design and are the most bomb-proof bow design I have owned. Some will feel different and that is OK too. If I found a really good bow that I wanted to try that was split limb, I might give it a go but the simplicity and reliability of two limbs is definitely appealing.
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