I fell into one this year for real cheap after I had problems with my Elite right before the season.
It doesn't feel as short as it really is. The huge cams, at full draw help mitigate the severe string angle.
It is fast, quiet, and almost no hand shock.
Having never even considered a short bow before, I did like its maneuverability in the tree. I hunt from a saddle and that ease of getting the bow over the bridge is nice.
Coming from a 33 inch bow, it is, well....short...obviously. I don't compete or anything, but I think I am a pretty good shot. I picked it up days before the season started and shot pretty well with it right from the start. Not great, but adequate. But I still don't think I shoot it as well as my Elite and I don't think I'll ever get there, it's just not as forgiving as a longer axle to axle bow, and never will be.
The draw cycle to me is a little harsh, BUT that's coming from my Elite that are regarded for having a butter smooth draw. I'm not great about back tension, and it is a little jumpy to me. I accidentally flung an arrow in the general direction of a buck this year due to that....
The stock Mathews grip as is reputed, is kinda polarizing. It felt weird at first, but I've grown to like it, actually.
I perceive the Triax feels heavy, at least more than it should for a bow that short anyway. How the actual weight stacks up vs. a bunch of comparable models, I have no clue.
Another thing I notice, I try to practice shooting when it's really windy out, as those are tough shooting conditions we encounter a lot. I notice my sight picture getting blown all over the place with it. I think it's just the riser and limbs having a larger profile.
Last edited by elk yinzer; 11-25-2019 at 01:25 PM.