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Pretty disappointed in their new lineup. They are basically taking technology they've had for 8 years now and renaming their bows. I think most of these bow manufacturers are just hitting a wall as far as technology. My 6 year old DXT is not worth getting rid of any time soon.
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Agreed! I was looking forward to getting a new Mathews this year, but I think I'm going to switch to Elite this year if their bows turn out to be as shootable as they claim.

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I've drawn the new Elites and shot the Bowtech Experience. If I was buying a bow today I'd probably go with the Experience.
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Pretty disappointed in their new lineup. They are basically taking technology they've had for 8 years now and renaming their bows. I think most of these bow manufacturers are just hitting a wall as far as technology. My 6 year old DXT is not worth getting rid of any time soon.
Agreed. I couldn't be happier with my DXT. Just compare the Creed XS to the DXT. There doesn't appear that there is much to be gained by going with the XS. Both are short axle-axle bows with the XS being 1.75 inches shorter. The DXT is lighter and faster and available used for roughly $350!
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I purchased a new ZXT this year after shooting a Switchback XT for 9 years. I love the ZXT,, I couldnt see spending another $200 for the creed. The zxt is basically a Z7 extreme with some enhancements.
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I purchased a new ZXT this year after shooting a Switchback XT for 9 years. I love the ZXT,, I couldnt see spending another $200 for the creed. The zxt is basically a Z7 extreme with some enhancements.
Completely agree Duckman. Went to buy my new bow this past summer (considered the Mathews Creed, Hoyt Spider 30 & Carbon Matrix, Bowtech Experience, Elite Hunter)but decided to shoot the other new Mathew bows as well while I was in the shop. Much preferred the ZXT to the other Mathews. Absolutely love my ZXT. For me it wasn't about the $200, a I was prepared to spend more on any of the other bows I mentioned.

Always been a Hoyt or Bowtech owner, until I made a deal with a friend to shoot the new Mathews if he would shoot the new Hoyts and Bowtech with me this past July. Told him I would never "turn to the dark side" and buy a Mathews. After shooting them all I was shocked how much I preferred the ZXT over all the others. It took me three or four days, and two trips to shoot it again, to make the purchase after all my jokes about his Mathews coming in handy for a waffle iron on slow mornings. Think he was more surprised than I was bout my purchase.

I typically last two years with a bow and then get a new one. Think I might be shooting this one for a good bit longer than that.
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Pretty disappointed in their new lineup. They are basically taking technology they've had for 8 years now and renaming their bows. I think most of these bow manufacturers are just hitting a wall as far as technology. My 6 year old DXT is not worth getting rid of any time soon.
Meet the new boss....same as the old boss.

Kinda stuck on my '06 LX. Fast, quiet, super smooth draw, and has an axle to axle that you don't need to measure with a set of calipers.

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Matthews wonders why all their Pro shooters are leaving. I think they are tired of shooting 10 year old technology.

With Prime, Hoyt, Elite & PSE making some nice new technology bows for these guys to shoot, it's no wonder they are leaving Matthews.
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I purchased a new ZXT this year after shooting a Switchback XT for 9 years. I love the ZXT,, I couldnt see spending another $200 for the creed. The zxt is basically a Z7 extreme with some enhancements.
Completely agree Duckman. Went to buy my new bow this past summer (considered the Mathews Creed, Hoyt Spider 30 & Carbon Matrix, Bowtech Experience, Elite Hunter)but decided to shoot the other new Mathew bows as well while I was in the shop. Much preferred the ZXT to the other Mathews. Absolutely love my ZXT. For me it wasn't about the $200, a I was prepared to spend more on any of the other bows I mentioned.

Always been a Hoyt or Bowtech owner, until I made a deal with a friend to shoot the new Mathews if he would shoot the new Hoyts and Bowtech with me this past July. Told him I would never "turn to the dark side" and buy a Mathews. After shooting them all I was shocked how much I preferred the ZXT over all the others. It took me three or four days, and two trips to shoot it again, to make the purchase after all my jokes about his Mathews coming in handy for a waffle iron on slow mornings. Think he was more surprised than I was bout my purchase.

I typically last two years with a bow and then get a new one. Think I might be shooting this one for a good bit longer than that.
Wouldn,t that get pretty expensive?Do you trade up or sell outright?Seems like you would be takin a pretty big hit.
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I purchased a new ZXT this year after shooting a Switchback XT for 9 years. I love the ZXT,, I couldnt see spending another $200 for the creed. The zxt is basically a Z7 extreme with some enhancements.
Completely agree Duckman. Went to buy my new bow this past summer (considered the Mathews Creed, Hoyt Spider 30 & Carbon Matrix, Bowtech Experience, Elite Hunter)but decided to shoot the other new Mathew bows as well while I was in the shop. Much preferred the ZXT to the other Mathews. Absolutely love my ZXT. For me it wasn't about the $200, a I was prepared to spend more on any of the other bows I mentioned.

Always been a Hoyt or Bowtech owner, until I made a deal with a friend to shoot the new Mathews if he would shoot the new Hoyts and Bowtech with me this past July. Told him I would never "turn to the dark side" and buy a Mathews. After shooting them all I was shocked how much I preferred the ZXT over all the others. It took me three or four days, and two trips to shoot it again, to make the purchase after all my jokes about his Mathews coming in handy for a waffle iron on slow mornings. Think he was more surprised than I was bout my purchase.

I typically last two years with a bow and then get a new one. Think I might be shooting this one for a good bit longer than that.
Wouldn,t that get pretty expensive?Do you trade up or sell outright?Seems like you would be takin a pretty big hit.
I have traded bows in before, but this time sold a Bowtech for $600 to put towards the new bow. Guess it depends on what you enjoy and how much you spend on your hobbies. After spending 17 years in PA, I moved to northern NY eight years ago. Our gun season opens in october and runs through december. After just one year of that I decided my annual trip back to PA was my rifle season and I use the bow during the gun season up here. I love to bowhunt and I love bows.
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