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Old 07-23-2019, 09:12 PM
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Default Hoyt Riser Bent - Anyone have experience?

I have a Hoyt Pro Defiant 34. This is the third season of use. I bought it from the original owner in January year. It was in great shape, it tuned up well and grouped really well. I noticed the serving of one of the cables began to wear and found on closer inspection that the cable itself was nicked as the arrow fletching was grazing it on each shot. Turns out the riser is bent and the arrow fletching will no longer clear the cable. I am quite confident this was not an issue when I bought it. I have never dropped it or banged it around. It lives in a hard case. Has anyone had experience with this? I'm guessing the bow is garbage now, and that Hoyt likely won't warranty being the second owner. Thoughts?

As i'll likely need a new bow, any thoughts on what to replace it with? I'm thinking the hoyt helix ultra but open to suggestions. I have a 31" draw, RH, 70lbs.
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Old 07-23-2019, 09:16 PM
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How did you determine it was a bent riser? You might have too much cam lean causing the contact. Take it to a Hoyt dealer to have it looked at.

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Old 07-23-2019, 10:03 PM
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Is this real? Iím not sure Iíve heard of a bent riser in my life..I believe Hoyt has a lifetime warranty or risers and limbs..is the bow center shot? Is their cam lean? How does it shoot through paper? If all is well have you thought of kist shooting cock fletch at an angle rather than up as to better clear the cable?
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Old 07-24-2019, 07:16 AM
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The bent riser has been verified by a Hoyt dealer with multiple people looking at it. The bow is (was) well tuned, cams were in sync, angle was great. It grouped really well. I have noticed it starting to shoot left consistently over the last few weeks and thought it was an anchor point issue. It was getting noticeably worse the last time I shot when I noticed the cable fraying so I assumed the cable was also stretching causing it to pull left. I've paper tuned it, although the flight path of the arrows also seems to have become somewhat more unstable lately so I was planning on paper tuning again to confirm, no need now.

Good point on the cock vane, that could be a good way to help clear the cable. I'm just not sure if the bow is worth "saving" as looking back in seems to be getting worse.

I'm going to contact Hoyt to see if they will do anything about it. I don't expect them to warranty, but maybe they'll help me out on a new bow.
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Old 07-24-2019, 10:54 AM
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The bent riser has been verified by a Hoyt dealer with multiple people looking at it. The bow is (was) well tuned, cams were in sync, angle was great. It grouped really well. I have noticed it starting to shoot left consistently over the last few weeks and thought it was an anchor point issue. It was getting noticeably worse the last time I shot when I noticed the cable fraying so I assumed the cable was also stretching causing it to pull left. I've paper tuned it, although the flight path of the arrows also seems to have become somewhat more unstable lately so I was planning on paper tuning again to confirm, no need now.

Good point on the cock vane, that could be a good way to help clear the cable. I'm just not sure if the bow is worth "saving" as looking back in seems to be getting worse.

I'm going to contact Hoyt to see if they will do anything about it. I don't expect them to warranty, but maybe they'll help me out on a new bow.

If Hoyt won't help you have nothing to loose by bending it back straight. It's already broke .

locate the center of the bend, block it up on each side of the bend, and press it back into alignment. What do you have to loose.

A big "C" clamp 8 or 10" will have lots of power to do it, or a good bench vice. There are many ways to jig it up and press it back . If it is a cast riser it may decide to break, but it's already broke, if its a machined riser there should be no problems tweeking it straight.
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Old 07-24-2019, 01:24 PM
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If Hoyt won't help you have nothing to loose by bending it back straight. It's already broke .

locate the center of the bend, block it up on each side of the bend, and press it back into alignment. What do you have to loose.

A big "C" clamp 8 or 10" will have lots of power to do it, or a good bench vice. There are many ways to jig it up and press it back . If it is a cast riser it may decide to break, but it's already broke, if its a machined riser there should be no problems tweeking it straight.
Thanks for the idea, that could definitely be an option. I am a bit nervous shooting this afterwards as bending it back would likely introduce further weakness/fatigue to the metal at the bent point. I would hate to have the bow blow up on me. Definitely going to look into this though, since I don't have much to lose in this case.

Has anyone had experience ordering just a riser only from Hoyt?
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