MK Zest Limbs vs MK MX Limbs

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Meow123456

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Hi all.

I've broke my MK Veracity Limbs few days ago (upset). I'm planning to get a new replacement for my MK bow.
Can anyone compare between Zest and MX limbs please?
Also, I'm feeling worried about getting my new bow limbs because I might break my new limbs again so would anyone help me? How to prevent that happen again?
 

Timid Toad

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How old were they when they broke, how did they break, how long were they, what is your draw length and what is your string material, for starters?
 

Meow123456

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I've got my veracity limbs in February 2019. When I make my full draw, bottom limb is snapped. My draw length is 31. My string is from podium bowstrings.

Is it because my bracing height is too high or I leave my bow strung for too long?
 

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Well, they are out of warranty. Were they long limbs on a 25" riser? I ask to see if you were overdrawing the. You don't say what type of bowstring you are using, just the manufacturer. I'm interested in if you were using one with an X-blend string. Some manufacturers don't recommend them, so if you have had issues in the past it's one variable you can avoid.
You don't say what your brace height was.
These days it usually isn't an issue to leave a bow strung unless the manufacturer says not.
You may have just had bad luck, but if you can eliminate a few problems it's for the best.
 

Stretch

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Less than 3 years is not great on top end limbs. I would not hold out much hope but I would still contact MK and ask them for the answers to your questions. They may (or may not) offer some support. (Send more details that you put in your post and include a few photos).

MK don’t have a great reputation for riser life span but you don’t hear about their limbs failing often (at least I haven’t) :geek:

Limbs from all manufacturers break (as we witnessed at the Olympics) - if your are not doing anything silly (see Timid’s questions) it’s just bad luck. If you have them braced over the manufacturers recommendation and leave the bow strung it does put more stress on them but not to failure - but it may make an issue show up sooner. I‘ve had my Velos limbs pretty much braced for 3 years (maybe I shouldn’t have tempted fate with that…) :rolleyes:

To the other part of the question - choosing between Zest and MX just comes down to whether you prefer foam or wood core. The difference is pretty narrow with current wood epoxy cores. The MX will be “a bit” snappier, the Zest will be less so. My preference would be the Zest as I generally prefer wood core (Bamboo is OK but I prefer the softer after shot feel of wood). Performance wise … “same same” as coach Kim would say. You may find more comparisons on ArcheryTalk.

Sorry for your loss :poop:

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Meow123456

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Well, they are out of warranty. Were they long limbs on a 25" riser? I ask to see if you were overdrawing the. You don't say what type of bowstring you are using, just the manufacturer. I'm interested in if you were using one with an X-blend string. Some manufacturers don't recommend them, so if you have had issues in the past it's one variable you can avoid.
You don't say what your brace height was.
These days it usually isn't an issue to leave a bow strung unless the manufacturer says not.
You may have just had bad luck, but if you can eliminate a few problems it's for the best.
70/40, I'm pulling 42. BCY 8125 of my bowstring's material. My bracing height is 9.5 or 24cm.
 

Timid Toad

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Your brace height sounds quite high, but apart from that it probably was just bad luck. As Shirt suggests, it might not get you anywhere, but you could try contacting MK and see what they say.
 

Stretch

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I’m not sure about Veracity’s but MK are usually just under 9.5” as the max for a 70”. Something like 22.5 to 24cm. At a relatively modest draw weight and shooting 8125 you didn’t really do anything to kill them.

Even with a thin string (16st or less) and ACE you wouldn’t exactly be pounding them to bits. Was the bow quiet?

My concern for you is will you be confident in a new set of MK limbs? Archery is so much a confidence thing… breaking a set of limbs (or riser) can set your brain to be waiting for the next breakage. If you still feel confident in MK then go for it but there are also good alternatives.

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Meow123456

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I’m not sure about Veracity’s but MK are usually just under 9.5” as the max for a 70”. Something like 22.5 to 24cm. At a relatively modest draw weight and shooting 8125 you didn’t really do anything to kill them.

Even with a thin string (16st or less) and ACE you wouldn’t exactly be pounding them to bits. Was the bow quiet?

My concern for you is will you be confident in a new set of MK limbs? Archery is so much a confidence thing… breaking a set of limbs (or riser) can set your brain to be waiting for the next breakage. If you still feel confident in MK then go for it but there are also good alternatives.

Stretch
My bow is a bit quiet. I don't mind getting different limbs like hoyt velo's or uukha limbs.
 

Stretch

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Quiet is good, it means that there is not a ton of wasted energy going into nose and vibration. Noise and vibration can lead to failure.

I am not trying to put you off Zest limbs - I’m just pointing out that confidence is possibly the biggest deal in archery. I think you were just unlucky but that can mess with your head.

If you liked the Veracity limbs I’m not sure Velos or Uukha limbs would be the best choice. Something like a W&W NS Wood or NS-G Wood would be a closer match. Velos would feel very soft under the clicker by comparison (and I think most Uukhas too) - as would the W&W MXT/MXT-G.

I shoot Velos, I’m not trying to put you off them either, they are just a very different limb to the Veracity.

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