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Offline bentpole

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Re: Robertson vision takedown, broke down
« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2007, 09:37:00 PM »
Just my two cents.For this reason I would never own a two piece takedown bow that is broken down in the middle of the riser where the strongest part of the bow is supposed to be . When i saw this design on anybow just didn't seem right.Risers crack under stress from weak wood let alone a hindge,etc etc, at the middle of the riser.

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Re: Robertson vision takedown, broke down
« Reply #21 on: April 10, 2007, 10:28:00 PM »
Bummer...   :(  

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Re: Robertson vision takedown, broke down
« Reply #22 on: April 11, 2007, 04:01:00 AM »
whats his email everyone should email him with our concerns and opinons maybe he will issue a recall if enough people get after him . this I bad buisness and he should fix this for free and be happy hes not in a law suit .
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Re: Robertson vision takedown, broke down
« Reply #23 on: July 28, 2007, 11:12:00 PM »
BEWARE OF THE ROBERTSON HINGE, I think, Robertson must of used sheet rock screws on this one!!!!!!!  

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Re: Robertson vision takedown, broke down
« Reply #24 on: July 29, 2007, 12:35:00 AM »
put your two hundred dollars down on a Pronghorn...no more problem....

Offline texbow2

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Re: Robertson vision takedown, broke down
« Reply #25 on: July 31, 2007, 11:32:00 PM »
I have a vison takedown made in 2003, maybe i need to check under the leather. I like the bow but have not shot lots of arrows. Mine is 54 @27. What weight was yours?

Offline Raven's Hero

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Re: Robertson vision takedown, broke down
« Reply #26 on: August 05, 2007, 09:42:00 PM »
maybe it's not so much the size of the screws but the quality of them. Ive noticed over the years that screws just seem to be getting weaker

Offline ghost rob

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Re: Robertson vision takedown, broke down
« Reply #27 on: September 03, 2007, 11:29:00 AM »
throw it away and find a different bowyer to deal with.

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Re: Robertson vision takedown, broke down
« Reply #28 on: September 12, 2007, 12:20:00 AM »
Centaur used this design and Liberty.They both do an excellant job with the hinge.Centaur liked to use diamonwood with the hinge he told me and Liberty longbows reinforces the back of riser with Black glass and I believe offers titanium screws on them now.Allen told me he has no failures with his 2 piece bows.

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Re: Robertson vision takedown, broke down
« Reply #29 on: September 17, 2007, 02:29:00 PM »
The Hinge is fine. The screws are the concern. I would recommend bigger screws or knurled pin, which I think they are using now. Robertson basically admitted to using #8 sheet rock screws on only a few bows, but will not warranty his stupidity.

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Re: Robertson vision takedown, broke down
« Reply #30 on: September 18, 2007, 01:02:00 PM »
I can't believe someone would use a #8 Sheet rock Screw...

Very surprised your problem was not resolved, makes a guy wonder????

Offline ssoden

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Re: Robertson vision takedown, broke down
« Reply #31 on: August 18, 2010, 07:56:00 AM »
Glad I seen this post .. was just going to order a new bow from Robertson .. not anymore. There are plently of Boywers that would have fitted it with out isues.

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Re: Robertson vision takedown, broke down
« Reply #32 on: August 18, 2010, 04:44:00 PM »
just glad no serious injury..
I can honestly say I never cared for 2 piece bows...

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Re: Robertson vision takedown, broke down
« Reply #33 on: August 19, 2010, 04:19:00 PM »
He knew there was a problem, and did nothing???  Not good business.

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Offline bentpole

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Re: Robertson vision takedown, broke down
« Reply #34 on: August 23, 2010, 06:23:00 PM »
TTT

Offline Ragnarok Forge

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Re: Robertson vision takedown, broke down
« Reply #35 on: August 31, 2010, 06:53:00 PM »
Spend your money elsewhere. Simple solution to a non simple problem.
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Offline Pandaros

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Re: Robertson vision takedown, broke down
« Reply #36 on: February 06, 2011, 02:52:00 PM »
That's a real shame all around.  I'm glad you weren't injured.

Offline greyhawk39

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Re: Robertson vision takedown, broke down
« Reply #37 on: February 18, 2011, 09:00:00 PM »
That should of been on his dime!!! Regardless if you were the second hand owner.His name is on it,and knew there was a flaw.He should honour the craftmanship.Or was there any!!!

Offline Crotalus

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Re: Robertson vision takedown, broke down
« Reply #38 on: February 19, 2011, 02:38:00 AM »
Hi guys,
This is my first post but I have lurked for awhile. This is a great site with many fine folks.

Sorry to hear about your misfortune 7 eyes. Glad you were not badly hurt.

I have one of the early bows that are assembled with the #8 screws. They are not sheet rock screws. The screws are stainless steel machine screws. This is not my primary bow and I have not shot it a lot. I have loaned it out some though. Specs are 64” 59# @ 28, fast flight string. A conservative shot count would be about 10-12K arrows.

 I am very confident in saying that if all that was necessary to fix this bow was labor Then Dick would do all he could to repair it. As with all custom made items, “Guns, knives, bows, cars” etc when it breaks one cannot go down to the store and pick up a new one. I can only think of two ways to fix this bow and the cheapest of the two would be to replace it. If that is the case $200.00 does not seem out of line.

JMHO
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Re: Robertson vision takedown, broke down
« Reply #39 on: February 21, 2011, 10:20:00 AM »
I had a $1,000 Robertson 3pc recurve where the Macassar Ebony cracked in the riser. I said to him since he'd have the riser already and refinishing it due to the repair what it would cost to refinsh the limbs also. I was told $250 for a complete bow refinish since he was only spot refinishing the riser. Needless to say I won't buy another Robertson.
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