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BCR1985
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Hi Gang,

I recently picked up a Howatt Supper D and absolutely love it! The only thing I'd wish I could change is the size of the riser. It seems that the new models are sporting a much bulkier riser than the designs from the 90's. Next on the list is a Mamba. I've heard the earlier designs were also great shooters. Also a slimmer riser profile. Any thoughts on this? How do the two compare overall? I've been searching high and low for a Howatt Mamba #35@28 rh, but have had no luck in finding any. Why are they are so hard to find these days? Hunting season is getting close!

Ed

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DarrinG
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quote:
Originally posted by BCR1985:
Why are they are so hard to find these days? Hunting season is getting close!

Ed

Because they are fantastic shooters and nobody wants to get rid of them! [Big Grin]

I'm close to pulling the trigger on a Super Diablo. Its a newer model. Its gonna havta be shipped to me and I cannot find one local to feel the grip on. I like a slim grip and I'm a wee-bit worried the SD will have a thick grip. Any info on the grip styles on the newer martin/howatts?

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Sorry...didn't mean to hijack your thread.

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No worries. The newer grips on the SD seems to be more in line with the older hunter models. Also the finish seems to be smoother; making for a slightly less comfortable grip. The handle doesn't seem to be as "tacky for grip.
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I bought the 2013 Super Diablo I mentioned above. I got a string on it and hurriedly checked the nock point before dark and shot a few arrows through it. Not tuned yet, just to see how the grip felt initially. I think I'll be OK with the grip. Its a little thicker than I like but not too bad. The bow is 50# and I shot some XX75 2016's, 28.5" shafts, 175g points and ..wow! Its a pretty darn fast bow. I've got a good string on the way for it and really excited to see how she performs when tuned correctly.

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