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Old 11-30-2013, 10:24 AM   #1
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If ya got a $1,000 bucks cash what Hoyt would you buy? Have a friend who is finally getting into bowhunting looking to buy a new bow. Been reading good things about Hoyt. Can you suggest a good smooth bow. He is 6ft 3' thanks!!
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:28 AM   #2
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Does it have to be Hoyt? Why Hoyt?

It's all about preference in my opinion and I personally like Mathews, my hunting buddy prefers Mathews, and another buddy of mine swears by bowtech.. Let him try em all out, that's how you find out what's best for him..
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:34 AM   #3
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Does it have to be Hoyt? Why Hoyt?

It's all about preference in my opinion and I personally like Mathews, my hunting buddy prefers Mathews, and another buddy of mine swears by bowtech.. Let him try em all out, that's how you find out what's best for him..
Because Hoyt is a great bow. I have a Z-7 Mathews. Good bow. The question is about Hoyt. And of course he will try it out. Im inquiring regarding engineering aspect. Starting with Hoyt. Mathews is a good bow but have heard really good things about Hoyt thus the question posed. Some of the top guys from Mathews went over to Hoyt for a reason. thanks!
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:39 AM   #4
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I would recommend the alphamax 35, but that is also my personal preference Definitely get a larger axle-to-axle with his height.
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:40 AM   #5
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Hoyt carbon spyder 34. It's a bad bow. The only other thing to take into consideration is if he like a smaller axel to axel or shorter brace ht. The spyder family is awesome. I have shot a lot of big name bows and I'll only shoot hoyt, but to each his own of course. Good luck
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:41 AM   #6
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thanks Cody….looks like a sweet bow.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kojVG9leVgM#t=17
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:41 AM   #7
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Is he wanting a whole setup for that price? I would look at the new faktor. It's a nice bow and handles and shoots well. At his height I would look at the 34 inch ata.
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:45 AM   #8
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Faktor is a sweet ride or spyder.
Or id get a charger. Dang good bow. And use the left over money to rig it out.
Or use it for a hunt.
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:45 AM   #9
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If that was the budget I would go with the Spyder. The Carbon Spyder is my dream bow!
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:46 AM   #10
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Have him check Cinnamon Creek. I saw they were having a sell on some of the Hoyt's this weekend
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:50 AM   #11
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Because Hoyt is a great bow. I have a Z-7 Mathews. Good bow. The question is about Hoyt. And of course he will try it out. Im inquiring regarding engineering aspect. Starting with Hoyt. Mathews is a good bow but have heard really good things about Hoyt thus the question posed. Some of the top guys from Mathews went over to Hoyt for a reason. thanks!
Sorry, I hunt with a mans bow. Carry on about hoyt. Thanks!
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:52 AM   #12
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I'm 6'3" and shoot an Alpha Max 35. With the longer draw lengths our height requires I wouldn't go with a short axel to axel.
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:53 AM   #13
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thanks y'all. He is in Bryan. So think he will go talk to Eddie. Been trying to get him to buy a bow for a few years. Hadn't bought a new bow in a few years didn't know what was out there. I think that Spyder sure looks like a really good match and one he should shoot and try out. $1,000 budget is for the bow only. thanks!!
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:53 AM   #14
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Sorry, I hunt with a mans bow. Carry on about hoyt. Thanks!
and i bet your truck is bigger too, and your dad is stronger, and your football team is better....
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:55 AM   #15
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Carbon Spyder all the way...although I think they're well over $1000.
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:55 AM   #16
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and i bet your truck is bigger too, and your dad is stronger, and your football team is better....
Probably, probably, and probably not lol..

I was kidding, don't get your panties in a wad.
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:55 AM   #17
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Sorry, I hunt with a mans bow. Carry on about hoyt. Thanks!
^^^ He said mans bow and hunts with a Mathews haha



Elk my choice would be the Faktor Turbo from the new models... They are sweet bows
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:56 AM   #18
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^^^ He said mans bow and hunts with a Mathews haha
Hey hey!! Easy!
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:57 AM   #19
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I've got a Tuned up hoyt spider 34 turbo. I'd sure make him a good deal on. ;-)
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Old 11-30-2013, 11:02 AM   #20
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Sorry, I hunt with a mans bow. Carry on about hoyt. Thanks!
Mans bow…ha! right. Have you seen this interview? interesting.

http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co....php?p=7923889
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Old 11-30-2013, 11:13 AM   #21
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Mans bow…ha! right. Have you seen this interview? interesting.

http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co....php?p=7923889
Good talk.
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Old 11-30-2013, 11:21 AM   #22
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I know you're asking about Hoyt, but those obsession bows are really getting my attention ...
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Old 11-30-2013, 11:21 AM   #23
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Good talk.

lol
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Old 11-30-2013, 11:23 AM   #24
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He couldn't go wrong with any of the Hoyt's that will draw 30-31". Great bows.
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Old 11-30-2013, 11:26 AM   #25
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thanks y'all! TBH sure is a good place to point ya in the right direction. Seems Hoyt has taken some good steps in design.
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Old 11-30-2013, 11:34 AM   #26
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buy my hoyt charger XL 31" !
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Old 11-30-2013, 12:17 PM   #27
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I love my carbon element but spyder is also a good choice.
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Old 11-30-2013, 01:32 PM   #28
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My two cents. Sponsorships shouldn't be used for decision making most times. Nothing against anyone involved but they are going to go where the checks are biggest. No different than any other pro athlete.

Having said that he definitely wants something that supports over 30" draw. Probably can't go wrong with Mathews, Hoyt, or a lot of others. He really should go somewhere with a selection and spend an hour shooting different ones.
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Old 11-30-2013, 04:01 PM   #29
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Fify.


Faktor Turbo.

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Old 11-30-2013, 04:41 PM   #30
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Looks like he has a 31.5 inch draw. Might want to buy a good used bow to start out.
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Old 11-30-2013, 07:58 PM   #31
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thanks y'all. He is in Bryan. So think he will go talk to Eddie. Been trying to get him to buy a bow for a few years. Hadn't bought a new bow in a few years didn't know what was out there. I think that Spyder sure looks like a really good match and one he should shoot and try out. $1,000 budget is for the bow only. thanks!!
come see me at Live Oak Archery. Eddie sold the shop, same tech staff though. I can make you a great deal on a 2013 spyder and show you the 2014 factors and carbon spyders.

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Old 11-30-2013, 08:12 PM   #32
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Recently switched from Mathews to Hoyt,own the Spyder 30,Carbon Spyder 30 and soon the Spyder Carbon Turbo. I couldn't be happier with the draw cycle,quality and most of all the accuracy. I have the Spyder 30 for sale if interested.
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Old 11-30-2013, 08:29 PM   #33
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Looks like it based on your avatar pic

I'm 6'5" and loved my Carbon Element. Still don't know why I sold it... Look at the classifieds and find a good used one.
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Old 11-30-2013, 08:42 PM   #34
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Yes sir Hoyt faktor
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:39 PM   #35
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Yes sir Hoyt faktor

^^^This...Hoyt Faktor 34 Long Draw (up to 32" I believe)
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:48 PM   #36
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Glad to see another join Team Hoyt!
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:43 PM   #37
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I have been bow hunting for 30 years. I bought a Hoyt 5 yrs ago. Its the best bow I have ever shot. Just my $.02
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Old 11-30-2013, 11:58 PM   #38
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Hahaha! "Catch us if you can"! Yeah, I'd have to slow my bow down just to fly side by side with a SoSlo cam!
Being 6'3" I'm sure he's also a long draw. Hoyt has a few that'll go to 32".
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Old 12-01-2013, 01:30 AM   #39
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Well, this doesn't seem to fit the waffle iron crowd.
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:53 AM   #40
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Because Hoyt is a great bow. I have a Z-7 Mathews. Good bow. The question is about Hoyt. And of course he will try it out. Im inquiring regarding engineering aspect. Starting with Hoyt. Mathews is a good bow but have heard really good things about Hoyt thus the question posed. Some of the top guys from Mathews went over to Hoyt for a reason. thanks!
The top Mathews shooter went to Elite . On Hoyt though I would look for a used last years spyder
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