While I find it rather intriguing I will echo Dpms--I DO NOT like the idea of a proprietary nock. Also the rest out front-I am kind of wondering about tuning issues. For me I currently like as little to go wrong as possible. I will also agree with the price. Some of the flag ship vertical, and crossbows are at a point many I speak with quickly shy away from bows in general in this price range due to cost. They simply cannot afford, or other obligations in their life prevents them from spending this kind of money.
I'll stick with my trusty Excalibur,, and wait to hear some feed back on the Ravin R9 as it enters into the market, and guys start to shoot it. I fully admit that the width, and the way the string rotates on the cams to give it-it's power stroke is pretty cool. I just can't get past the nock, and rest issue out front just yet. I'll be waiting to hear some feed back on this beast. Most definitely a niche bow at this point.