Dry firing any bow is a sure way to destroy it.
There are a few things you certainly never do with any bow. Why is Hoyt dry firing bows 1,500 times?
This dry firing torture test is downright cringeworthy.
Watch the video below:
The cringe-worthy behind-the-scenes look at the 1,500 dry-fire riser test that everyone is talking about. See how Hoyt's rigorous engineering standards stand in stark contrast to lackluster industry norms. Watch the rest of Hoyt President Randy Walk's #IAMDEFIANT video at http://bit.ly/HoytStandard. #GetSeriousGetHoyt #CarbonDoneRight
Posted by Hoyt Archery on Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Number one on that list of things you should NOT do is dry firing a bow without an arrow inserted in the weapon. Failure to heed this warning may cause the bow to literally explode and cause personal harm.
Why is the great bow maker Hoyt dry firing this compound bow in this video? Well, it is part of a torture test devised by Hoyt company president Randy Waker. This machine does this 1,500 times to prove a bow design is safe. The bows are also tested with a million draw cycles.