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Old 08-31-2012, 02:48 AM   #1
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I keep seeing the new mathews Helims for sell on the TBH classifieds and AT's classifieds. Why are so many people trying to get rid of a brand new bow? Is there something wrong with them?
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:56 AM   #2
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nothing wrong with mine so i don't know why people would be selling them.
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:57 AM   #3
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yup.. the brand name..












































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Old 08-31-2012, 03:19 AM   #4
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lol i understand some like one brand more than others but why would you buy a new bow then turn around a few months later and sell it? If ur going to drop $800-$900 on a bow wouldn't you do your research first and try one out first?
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Old 08-31-2012, 05:33 AM   #5
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There is no way to research a newly released bow. And there are a lot of people who think they have to have the newest thing as soon as it becomes available. Then they realize they don't like it for whatever reason, and sell it. Happens every year, and it is about to get crazy since new models are going to be released in a couple of months.
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Old 08-31-2012, 05:33 AM   #6
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WHen I bought a new bow last December, I shot just about everything out there. THe Helim wasn't even in my top five, and was my least favortie of the Mathews line up. I know 3 people who have bought them, 1 has sold theirs, 1 uses it as their back up, and 1 likes it. With Mathews fans you could make a bow out of poop and slap a mathews logo on it and people would buy it. I know because I was that way until last year.
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Old 08-31-2012, 06:30 AM   #7
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Old 08-31-2012, 06:51 AM   #8
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I did my research for about a year when I got in the market for a new bow. There wasnt any way I was gonna drop $2000+ on my setup without knowing it was exactly what I wanted all the way down to the bow case. Some people have that impulse buy complex and have to have the new bow every year. I'd hate to have to get use to a new bow every year!
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:12 AM   #9
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I just bought one and I have the z7extreme. Since I got it I havent picked up my z7x. It's light and the solid backstop makes for a true lock point and amazing accuracy. If I wanted I could robinhood arrow after arrow!
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:26 AM   #10
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I love mine. I got it a few months ago, and although haven't had much time to shoot it, when I do it's very accurate. Light as all get out, and easy to shoot. As some stated, some folks just have to have the new hot item on the market. After they shoot it a little bit, they get bored or don't like it and sell it. Happens all the time.
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:55 AM   #11
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Still with my Z7 and see no reason to go to a Heli-M...
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:00 AM   #12
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My Dad bought one a month ago and loves it. (Doug.Murray on here)
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:09 AM   #13
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I tried the Helim last year and tried a DXT a couple of years before that and always wanted the DXT, it just felt good. I wanted a bow lighter than my S2. I compared all the specs. on the DXT vs the Helim and the DXT won out in the $ column. I liked the Helim and think it may be just a "tad" bit better, smoother, faster but could not justify spending that much money for a minimal bit of gain. Just my $.02. I will be anxiously awaiting this years releases from Mathews, Bowtech, etc.
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:18 AM   #14
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Love my switchback xt....lol. One day I might get a new bow...doubt it though
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:19 AM   #15
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Well when I was getting a new bow I shot them all just about. My bowtech was just not what I wanted not saying it was bad it was just not for me. I shot the MR7 and it is the smoothest speed bow I have ever shot by far. I love my MR7, but I have been hearing Elite makes one sweet bow that is one I did not shot in my quest last year.
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:26 AM   #16
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I love mine. I'd even go as far to say that it's one of the best bows Mathews has ever made.
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Old 08-31-2012, 09:11 AM   #17
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Love my switchback xt....lol. One day I might get a new bow...doubt it though
I'm with you on this. I won't even pick up friends' Z7's or Helim's because I don't want to get 'bow' envy and start finding faults with my 'old' bow.
My XT seems to kill stuff pretty dead. Why spend another $1K?
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Old 08-31-2012, 09:13 AM   #18
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I just bought one and I have the z7extreme. Since I got it I havent picked up my z7x. It's light and the solid backstop makes for a true lock point and amazing accuracy. If I wanted I could robinhood arrow after arrow!
You'll never pick up that rotten, old Z7X again. I'll PM you my address so you can get rid of that depreciating piece of junk. BTW, I'll gladly pay for the shipping.
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Old 08-31-2012, 09:16 AM   #19
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I love my heli'm and ready to kill with it
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:43 AM   #20
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it's also because they sell a few more then the other bow brands
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:59 AM   #21
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Too many people buy bows based on adds, recommendations and hype and do not shoot the bow they buy and end up not likeing it, no matter what brand. Impulse sales also with having to buy the latest, greatest they think. This is what keeps bow companies in business. There is not a bad bow on the market that I know of, it is just that some bows and some people do not fit together and it is not necessarily the mfg's of the bows. For me, I have never liked single cams so I do not look at single cams if I am looking for a new bow. Not to say single cams are bad, they aren't, just not my cup of tea.
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:21 AM   #22
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Just got my helim about a month ago and I love it!
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:26 PM   #23
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No bias here. I've never owned a bowtech or mathews until recently. I was bow shopping and really leaning toward the bear anarchy. Then I shot about 4 different mathews and they where OK. Shot the same amount of bowtechs and hands down my pick was the bowtech insanity cpxl. It felt better than cpx wich is 2"s shorter.
I love it. Bow away by how quiet and shock free it is.
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:16 PM   #24
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Love my switchback xt....lol. One day I might get a new bow...doubt it though

No reason for me to change. The new bows are nice but they won't kill
them any deader! Love my XT!
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Old 08-31-2012, 03:12 PM   #25
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There is no way to research a newly released bow. And there are a lot of people who think they have to have the newest thing as soon as it becomes available. Then they realize they don't like it for whatever reason, and sell it. Happens every year, and it is about to get crazy since new models are going to be released in a couple of months.
Been there done that.

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Old 08-31-2012, 03:53 PM   #26
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I did a lot of research before I got my bow this year. I love the draw cycle on the helim but I love the speed on the new bowtech. I'm a speed freak and with the cpx technology, I figured I would like a little more speed and more accuracy with the invasion. I still think the helim is a great bow however.
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Old 08-31-2012, 03:59 PM   #27
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Just my opinion, but the HeliM is too light and too short....at least for me.
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Old 08-31-2012, 05:35 PM   #28
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I tried the Helim last year and tried a DXT a couple of years before that and always wanted the DXT, it just felt good. I wanted a bow lighter than my S2. I compared all the specs. on the DXT vs the Helim and the DXT won out in the $ column. I liked the Helim and think it may be just a "tad" bit better, smoother, faster but could not justify spending that much money for a minimal bit of gain. Just my $.02. I will be anxiously awaiting this years releases from Mathews, Bowtech, etc.
I'm still trying to find a compound bow thats better than my DXT!I shoot all the new ones every year and haven't found it yet.
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Old 08-31-2012, 05:47 PM   #29
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I keep seeing the new mathews Helims for sell on the TBH classifieds and AT's classifieds. Why are so many people trying to get rid of a brand new bow? Is there something wrong with them?
Lot of corvette's for sale right now as well.
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:22 PM   #30
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Out of the couple hundred I've sold so far, everyone seems to be real happy with theirs.
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:11 AM   #31
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I shoot an Insanity, don't see many for sale, maybe not as many out there as the Heli-M though?
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you can actually see the riser torque
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:46 AM   #33
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you can actually see the riser torque
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:14 AM   #34
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Sometimes, it's just not as good in the field as it was in the shop...
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:33 AM   #35
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I shoot a HeliM, wouldn't trade it for anything else. A busy of mine and I went the other day to get him a new bow and he's a bowtech/diamond guy and he shot the new insanity and then the HeliM, He walked out with a new Mathews instead of a new bowtech......it's all about personal preference, I think if you wanted to you could find something wrong with any bow out there
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:10 AM   #36
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The Helim is nice. Perfect probably for a tree stand set up or stalking since its so short and light. However so is my Z7. I personally prefer a bow with a little more weight to it so I put on a heavy stabilizer. It's all in what you like best.
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:21 PM   #37
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Just my opinion, but the HeliM is too light and too short....at least for me.
how can a bow be too light? just means more flexibility on how much and where you place the additional weight of accessories.

too short, i got nothing.
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:06 PM   #38
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:01 PM   #39
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i got mine a few months ago and have yet to have any problems or regrets about it, i think some ppl just have the tendency to buy and sell things quickly.
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:44 AM   #40
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Mathews makes exceptional bows! if you're looking into one, dont be discouraged by the ammound of used ones on the market. Go shoot one and see if you like it!
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:51 AM   #41
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Some people buy them to sell them. If you do a search, there were a lot of Z7s up for sale too right after they came out. It has little to do with the bow's performance. I like my Heli-M and I got it last spring. I love how light weight it is and highly manuverable.
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:24 AM   #42
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Some complaints on some forums of vanes hitting the roller guard guide. Esp tall blazer vanes. Mathews knew about it but fixed the few that got out i heard. my buddies blazer vanes hit also but had it fixed by using 4 inch shorter vanes. Just what ive heard.
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:28 AM   #43
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I went to a bow shop in garland and i wont say which one... but the cocky kid hanging at the counter steered me away from it by saying that the bow shop thinks its the worst bow on the shelf and the owner was close enough to hear him. I shot it and was impressed but this was at a different shop. I ended up with the Hoyt vector, but still to this day I wonder why some people hang at bow shops and rip products to customers. I think they would of had a sell if there was some sort of muzzle on his mouth. Or maybe he did me a favor..who knows.
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:32 AM   #44
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I bought a heli just cause it was the new thing out.. Wish I had done research it had so much hand shock I couldn't believe it.. I went and bought the z7x yesterday and it's SO much better in my opinion.. Heli would be good for taking elk hunting or something in the mountains but I just deer hunt with mine in a tree stand so not a lot of walking..
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:51 AM   #45
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Too many people buy bows based on adds, recommendations and hype and do not shoot the bow they buy and end up not likeing it, no matter what brand. Impulse sales also with having to buy the latest, greatest they think. This is what keeps bow companies in business. There is not a bad bow on the market that I know of, it is just that some bows and some people do not fit together and it is not necessarily the mfg's of the bows. For me, I have never liked single cams so I do not look at single cams if I am looking for a new bow. Not to say single cams are bad, they aren't, just not my cup of tea.
Very well said. Folks see EVERYONE on TV shooting the latest and greatest and just go buy one. I switched brands this year but only after shooting a lot of new bows making sure I was liking what I was getting. The Coolaid can be bad for you.
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:15 PM   #46
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Recent shoulder problem lead me to trade in my Reezen 6.5. I ended up with a Helim. I like it so far. I miss the speed of the Reezen but the Helim is so smooooth. Shoulder does not bark after a few rounds of practice.

I will say that there is more hand shock (duhh it's lighter) but I put a axion 5in stab on it and that fixed the shock. It is also louder than my Reezen. Still working on making it quite.

If Mathews would make a Helim with a 6.5 brace that would help get the speed back up some
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Where are you guys finding all of these used bows?
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:53 PM   #48
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Where are you guys finding all of these used bows?
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Old 09-07-2012, 06:10 PM   #49
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I am getting ready to get a new bow myself and picked the heli up and feels nice in the hand now I just need to get some range time on one and see if it fits.
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I have a Mathews LX ('05) and Z7X ('11).... I picked up a friends Helim the other day, and I fell in love, and I'd love to find one for a nice price. If i fine one, I'll have the Z7x and LX sitting on the shelf. Or sell something. Love my older backup bows, which is my LX right now.
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