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Old 11-13-2017, 07:54 PM   #1
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Default Just saw the 2018 Mathews flagship bow

I only saw a photo, but I can tell you that the cams look the same as the Halons. The riser is much different, with a very asymetric look and bridging at the top only. There's only one harmonic dampener, and it is at the bottom of the riser. The cables, cable roller, and string with monkey tails and speed buttons looks similar to the Halons. The limbs appear to be slightly shorter than Halon limbs, but I have nothing to assess the scale. The axle to axle dimension is tough to tell, but I'd guess 30-32". It appears to have the same flat backed grip. I don't see any earth-shattering technology, but I also don't have the specs.
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Old 11-13-2017, 08:04 PM   #2
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So tomorrow we will see how good your eye sight is. Lol!
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Old 11-13-2017, 08:17 PM   #3
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Will be watching for it....


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Old 11-13-2017, 08:32 PM   #4
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I知 getting real close to a new bow so if Mathews wants a sale they better step it up a notch. I値l try them all and let the chips fall.
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Old 11-13-2017, 09:03 PM   #5
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I've seen some supposed leaked photos of the triax. Looks like a super short compact bow.
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Old 11-13-2017, 09:50 PM   #6
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Old 11-13-2017, 09:53 PM   #7
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Mathews. If you're gonna shoot it, learn how to spell it.
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Old 11-13-2017, 09:57 PM   #8
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Default Just saw the 2018 Mathews flagship bow

Just saw a pic of it. Looks interesting but kinda similar to the last few years line ups


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Old 11-13-2017, 11:00 PM   #9
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Old 11-13-2017, 11:05 PM   #10
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Mathews Triax I Like it if it feels like the Halon which I'm sure it does I'll bee picking it up. I was hoping Bowtech would release something nice but not impressed.
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Old 11-13-2017, 11:08 PM   #11
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Mathews Triax I Like it if it feels like the Halon which I'm sure it does I'll bee picking it up. I was hoping Bowtech would release something nice but not impressed.
Bowtech and Mathews have released the new bows for 2018..
As far as each company, the new bows are the same,....only different.
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Old 11-13-2017, 11:11 PM   #12
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Eek. I値l stick with my Halon 32 till it falls apart. Perfect bow for me in my opinion.


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Old 11-13-2017, 11:29 PM   #13
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Yep, gonna be hard to top my Halon... I love it.
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Old 11-13-2017, 11:58 PM   #14
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Bowtech and Mathews have released the new bows for 2018..
As far as each company, the new bows are the same,....only different.
Mathews has only released there target bow, but looks as though someone let the hunting bow pic. slip. Tomorrow we will see, I hope that is not the bow they release.
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:20 AM   #15
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I love my Halon 6.
Best of both worlds and it's a killer.

ALL other companies are following the Halon with side split limbs


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Old 11-14-2017, 07:52 AM   #16
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Mathews Triax I Like it if it feels like the Halon which I'm sure it does I'll bee picking it up. I was hoping Bowtech would release something nice but not impressed.
Really?? Man I love their new bow and I知 just not a Bowtech guy. It will bring some loyal Bowtech folks out of their older bows.
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:38 AM   #17
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I’m liking the looks of the new bow. I’d like to shoot it
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:41 AM   #18
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Really?? Man I love their new bow and I知 just not a Bowtech guy. It will bring some loyal Bowtech folks out of their older bows.
Would you say it is significantly better than the reign 6? I went to the reign from a 101st airborne. I love everything about it except i do not feel that I shoot it as accurately as the 101st. I attribute that to the longer ATA of the 101st. I am 29" draw for reference. Honestly I would have stuck with the 101st but that bow just seems to have some inherent tuning issues. I never could get a perfect bullet hole or get fixed blades to fly same as FPs. But it put a lot of meat on the ground.
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:44 AM   #19
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The best ever, without a doubt!
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:45 AM   #20
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I'm going to shoot the Triax to see if it is as quiet as they claim, but my Halon is about as short as I can stand to shoot. I can't see a 28" bow having a tolerable string angle at my draw length. I'm gonna go out on a limb and predict that the 2019 flagship will be called the Triax XL. Mathews is very predictable. They come out with a new concept every other year. In between, they offer a longer or shorter version of the previous bow.

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Old 11-14-2017, 09:00 AM   #21
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saw that picture of the Triax on AT yesterday. it is one ugly B.
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:09 AM   #22
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28" ATA, and everyone thought the original Halon was short with bad string angle. I love my H30 but the string angle is pushing the limits on my 30" draw. Anyone held one yet?
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:19 AM   #23
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All I can think is it is a bottom line bow? Meaning last year they built three bows... Stoke, Avail, Halon 32 for kids, women and men. This year they are building one bow that could "fit" everyone so it cuts production costs down and they end up with a better bottom line. That is the only way I can wrap my head around it.

Like mentioned the strangle will not be good if you are somewhat taller... that was the biggest complaint about the Halon 30.

No clue why someone over say 5'8" would even want to shoot this new bow. I can't believe they aren't bringing something out in the 32"-34" axle to axle range.

Bowtech is probably celebrating today.

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Old 11-14-2017, 09:29 AM   #24
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Their marketing is awesome cuz after watching a few videos I want to shoot it
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:34 AM   #25
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This one? http://www.mathewsinc.com/bows/triax
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:40 AM   #26
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Zero interest from a guy that's 6'3
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:40 AM   #27
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The last two 28” bows we had from them did not sell well.
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:53 AM   #28
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I知 not gonna lie. That probably the best looking bow I致e seen from Mathews in awhile.


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Old 11-14-2017, 09:54 AM   #29
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Hmm... another bow I won't be getting lol
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:02 AM   #30
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I am kinda interested in Halon 32. I'll wait till this new one catches on and folks start dumping last years greatest bow ever for this year's greatest bow ever. For now, I will stick with my Z7. As you can tell I am in no hurry for a change.
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:07 AM   #31
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I'm definitely interested in shooting one. If it's improved over the Halon then they have done something IMO. My Halon 6 is the nicest shooting bow I have had in my hand. I had a Z7 a while back as well and thought it shot great (for the time) and it was a short ATA as well. As with most consumers, brand loyalty will sell a lot of them. Those that complain or don't like it more than likely don't shoot a Mathews anyway. And if they did, they Halon/Halon 32 would definitely be something to look at as well. But like mentioned previously, I'm betting you see a 30-32" model next fall...
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:22 AM   #32
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The last two 28 bows we had from them did not sell well.
I'm going to take your word for it and try them both out. The Bowtech Realm and the Triax. Does the Triax feel the same as the Halon or did they really do something different to it?
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:28 AM   #33
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Short and heavy. Like a brick.
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:02 AM   #34
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The last two 28 bows we had from them did not sell well.
Makes sense. Not a whole lot of folks with much archery knowledge want a bow with that short of an ATA and that severe of a string angle.
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:20 AM   #35
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beauty is definitely in the eye of the beholder cause that thing is one ugly battle ax. lol
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Old 11-14-2017, 01:21 PM   #36
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Old 11-14-2017, 02:13 PM   #37
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great marketing. ugly *** bow.
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Old 11-14-2017, 04:25 PM   #38
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How can you decrease ata 4" and not be able to shave at least half a pound. Weight has been my biggest criticism about the Halon series. I'll still go try one out though....you never know til you shoot it. I remember when the DXT came out. I laughed and said that looks like a kids bow and I'm not interested. Then I shot it and have had one ever since.
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Old 11-14-2017, 04:34 PM   #39
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I’m gonna definitely shoot one!! I’ve always been a fan of short ata bows. I shoot my Creed XS better than any other bow I have. I like the way it looks to. Short & stocky.
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Old 11-14-2017, 05:14 PM   #40
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Ok I shot it and loved it for what it is. Mine is on its way. We need one around the shop that is loaded and ready to shoot anyways.

I’ll agree with the thought process if it’s a short Halon but even more quiet and more dead in the hand. I will kill **** with it and keep the 32 as back up.
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:55 PM   #41
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Ok I shot it and loved it for what it is. Mine is on its way. We need one around the shop that is loaded and ready to shoot anyways.

I値l agree with the thought process if it痴 a short Halon but even more quiet and more dead in the hand. I will kill **** with it and keep the 32 as back up.
You obviously liked it over the new bowtech then?

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Old 11-14-2017, 07:01 PM   #42
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:22 PM   #43
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Yes and I don稚 shoot for Bowtech
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:32 PM   #44
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Ok I shot it and loved it for what it is. Mine is on its way. We need one around the shop that is loaded and ready to shoot anyways.

I値l agree with the thought process if it痴 a short Halon but even more quiet and more dead in the hand. I will kill **** with it and keep the 32 as back up.


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