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Old 11-21-2019, 08:36 PM   #51
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Old 11-21-2019, 08:51 PM   #52
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RazorTEC is my favorite

Followed by an Alphamax 35 and Mathews HTR

**never owned or shot a switchback for all those lovers.


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Old 11-21-2019, 08:56 PM   #53
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Old 11-21-2019, 08:59 PM   #54
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Kind of a hard question to answer because bows get out dated so quickly. I’ll name a few of the “oh wow” bows that I’ve shot.

Martin Jaguar, Mathews Outback, Hoyt Carbon Element, Elite Ritual 33
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Old 11-21-2019, 09:04 PM   #55
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**never owned or shot a switchback for all those lovers.


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Me either but man I want to now! Been looking for info on them for the last hour
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Old 11-21-2019, 09:09 PM   #56
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Another vote for Alphamax and I'll add Elite Energy
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Old 11-21-2019, 09:09 PM   #57
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Old 11-21-2019, 09:12 PM   #58
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Old 11-21-2019, 09:14 PM   #59
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Old 11-21-2019, 09:29 PM   #60
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Old 11-21-2019, 09:44 PM   #61
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Before I shot these I would have said Mathews Triax.
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Old 11-21-2019, 09:46 PM   #62
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No doubt the destroyer 350 for me. At one point I owned 4 at a time. Wish they wouldn't have had a limb issue.

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Old 11-21-2019, 10:11 PM   #63
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Mathews MQ1 - kick myself for getting rid of it years ago
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Old 11-21-2019, 10:17 PM   #64
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DXT and Heli-m in that order
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Old 11-21-2019, 10:31 PM   #65
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Mathews Legacy: Father of the SB, OB and all that followed
Thank You! I bought a Switchback to retire my Legacy, nope! Bought the Drenalin to retire my Legacy, nope! The Creed retired my Legacy, only because my shoulder couldn't handle the 68# and the Creed is just as fast as my Legacy and very accurate. Still have my old Legacy.

So I guess now my Creed is the G.O.A.T.
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Old 11-21-2019, 10:46 PM   #66
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Iíll put my 2011 Bowtech Assassin up against any of them
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Old 11-21-2019, 10:48 PM   #67
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Iíll put my 2011 Bowtech Assassin up against any of them
Ok, terms please.
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Old 11-21-2019, 10:48 PM   #68
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Old 11-21-2019, 10:56 PM   #69
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Ok, terms please.
Mostly talking crap but I love shooting next to everyone in my archery club with the newest bows on the market. Still faster, more accurate then anything they bring out. Love my setup and I’ve put that bow through hell with a lot of success over the years. Tried the new elites, prime and I always go back to my assassin.
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Old 11-22-2019, 12:17 AM   #70
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Never had one but at the time the Switchback was the bow.
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Old 11-22-2019, 12:23 AM   #71
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Old 11-22-2019, 12:26 AM   #72
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This is said in fun, so don't take it the wrong way :-)

You are either deluded, lying to yourself, or haven't shot many new flagship bows. :-)

This whole thread is comical, bows get outdated just like cars. People get caught up in nostalgia and like to think an old car or bow was better than it was, but old cars and bows alike just cannot realistically compare to today's products. That is not saying older bows don't work, but anyone who shoots a 5 to 10 year old bow beside a new one and says the older one is better is basing their judgment off of emotions and not facts.
There hasn't been a MEANINGFUL change in bows in 10 years, maybe more... All marketing and hype for fan boys
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Old 11-22-2019, 12:29 AM   #73
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Old 11-22-2019, 01:00 AM   #74
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Was a big fan of my Elite Answer a few years ago.
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Old 11-22-2019, 01:55 AM   #75
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Old 11-22-2019, 01:57 AM   #76
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Old 11-22-2019, 04:09 AM   #77
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Of the ones I've owned the Destroyer 340 was my favorite. Fast, forgiving, smooth. Moved onto a insanity cpx, and now shoot the rpm360.

I shot a friends z7x years ago and loved it, but didnt have the funds to pick it up. My BIL still has a 06 SBXT with the original strings on it and it's a dream to shoot.

I will be looking for a new slinger in the next year or so and will take a serious look at the vertix, halon, ritual 30, kure.

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Old 11-22-2019, 06:25 AM   #78
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There hasn't been a MEANINGFUL change in bows in 10 years, maybe more... All marketing and hype for fan boys
As long as you don't consider being as fast or faster with a smoother draw cycle, quieter at higher speeds, considerably more dead in the hand, better backwalls, more mechanical accuracy, and a more forgiving bow (i know this last part has some subjectivity in it, but is is culmination of the other improvements) an improvement, then you would be correct. But, all those improvements, especially when added together make for a much better overall bow across all bow brands, regardless of which brand you are a fanboy of :-)
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Old 11-22-2019, 06:31 AM   #79
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The Hoyt Ultratec was the most versatile bow ever made. My 2005 is still hanging in the man cave. Can't make myself get rid of it.
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Old 11-22-2019, 06:55 AM   #80
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Old 11-22-2019, 06:59 AM   #81
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Anything with the "old" Bowtech wooden grips 😂
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Old 11-22-2019, 07:11 AM   #82
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Old 11-22-2019, 07:16 AM   #83
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For me, it's the Mathews Drenalin
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Old 11-22-2019, 07:20 AM   #84
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Old 11-22-2019, 07:22 AM   #85
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I have a switchback left hand 2 sets of limbs. Loaded out. It has 50 lbs limbs I believe that I have a set of 70 lb limbs too. I believe it is a 29 or 30 in draw.


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Old 11-22-2019, 07:33 AM   #86
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PSE Brute. It is the A-10 Wart Hog of bows and has stood the test of time.
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Old 11-22-2019, 07:38 AM   #87
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Old 11-22-2019, 07:49 AM   #88
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Some one mentioned the Bear Whitetail 2. I think this bow did more for the archery community than any other bow. It got a lot of people involved in this great passion.
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Don't know that I would call it the "GOAT" but the Pearson Spoiler was a game changer

I also had a Jennings Carbon Extreme, weighed a ton but was one of the bows I missed when I sold it because I shot it so good

Another of my favorites started life as a Hoyt Mako and was "Frankensteined" with Pearson Renegade wheels and home made set of strings and cables (trial and error lengths until we dialed it in).
Fast, quiet and a definite shooter. Downside to it was the molded aluminum handle. About like sticking your tongue to the flag pole on a COLD day
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Old 11-22-2019, 08:08 AM   #90
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I love my Switchback XT but having just shot a VXR the Switchback will be in retirement mode within the next few months.
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Old 11-22-2019, 08:33 AM   #91
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forgot about the z28---- loved that bow- killed my only ever drop tine with that bow
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Old 11-22-2019, 08:56 AM   #92
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Old 11-22-2019, 08:59 AM   #93
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HOYT Radian. Have shot other Hoyts and a couple Win&Wins but always seemed to go back to the Radian. Never shot a Gold Medalist but know people that say they were one of the best also. Staten ????
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Old 11-22-2019, 09:15 AM   #94
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Mostly talking crap but I love shooting next to everyone in my archery club with the newest bows on the market. Still faster, more accurate then anything they bring out. Love my setup and Iíve put that bow through hell with a lot of success over the years. Tried the new elites, prime and I always go back to my assassin.
That's the way I felt about my Legacy.
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Old 11-22-2019, 09:18 AM   #95
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There hasn't been a MEANINGFUL change in bows in 10 years, maybe more... All marketing and hype for fan boys
This seems to be true. My 2010 Mathews monster is rated just as fast as about anything out there now, (344) and shoots just as good. Maybe I'm not good enough to tell the difference,...lol. But I have a newer Hoyt that i like also, but the Hoyt doesn't do anything the older Mathews won't.
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Old 11-22-2019, 09:18 AM   #96
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As long as you don't consider being as fast or faster with a smoother draw cycle, quieter at higher speeds, considerably more dead in the hand, better backwalls, more mechanical accuracy, and a more forgiving bow (i know this last part has some subjectivity in it, but is is culmination of the other improvements) an improvement, then you would be correct. But, all those improvements, especially when added together make for a much better overall bow across all bow brands, regardless of which brand you are a fanboy of :-)
Im glad you answered his salvo. I had to read his statement twice.
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Old 11-22-2019, 09:27 AM   #97
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Don't know that I would call it the "GOAT" but the Pearson Spoiler was a game changer

I also had a Jennings Carbon Extreme, weighed a ton but was one of the bows I missed when I sold it because I shot it so good

Another of my favorites started life as a Hoyt Mako and was "Frankensteined" with Pearson Renegade wheels and home made set of strings and cables (trial and error lengths until we dialed it in).
Fast, quiet and a definite shooter. Downside to it was the molded aluminum handle. About like sticking your tongue to the flag pole on a COLD day
Dude! youre old!
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Old 11-22-2019, 09:31 AM   #98
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This. Iím still shooting mine. I have had 3 others since then, but none fit me better.
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Old 11-22-2019, 09:38 AM   #99
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As long as you don't consider being as fast or faster with a smoother draw cycle, quieter at higher speeds, considerably more dead in the hand, better backwalls, more mechanical accuracy, and a more forgiving bow (i know this last part has some subjectivity in it, but is is culmination of the other improvements) an improvement, then you would be correct. But, all those improvements, especially when added together make for a much better overall bow across all bow brands, regardless of which brand you are a fanboy of :-)
The improvement of these things in the last 10 years has been minuscule. The last 20 years improvements have been huge but not in the last 10.

You could take an Elite z28 from 2009 and whatever flagship bow from 2019 and shoot them side by side and the z28 would hold it's own.

Are the new bows better, yeah but not leaps and bounds.

Feel like I should add, I shoot an Athens. I'm not here to say whatever bow I own is the best. I don't care what people think about my bow. I'm just being realistic about the past 10 years of bow technology.

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