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There is no doubt you have more experience with bows than I SBT ,and my only check comes from the Mechanical contractor I work for I assure you. I like my Reezen because I like it no one else. I shot about 6 bows before I chose it. The ibo speed wars have changed a lot of bows and not all for the better. Nothing personal but you do seem to critisize matthews quite a bit.By the way 2 years in my trade about qualifies you to get coffee for the journeyman.No offense
 

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Well in the archery industry, it takes about 6 months to really learn the ins and outs of compound bows, how they operate, and how to identify and fix a problem when it goes wrong, if you're a fast learner. But in two years, facing new problems with new bows everyday, you learn an awful lot. Especially when you work with the tech whos hip pocket I was in. I wont mention any names, but he has been called the best bow tech in the world, on more than one occasion, by some very very large outdoor publications. I no longer work at LAS, I left because I learned what I needed to know to work on just about any bow, and that allows me to work on my own equipment, and close friends as well. Its not that I dont like mathews as a company, because they are and have always been the best one in the industry. I critisize mathews more than some others because they spend too much on advertising, use too many tv stars to promote their products, and dont stick to the foundations they were built on. I understand you can only make so many modifications to the invention of the wheel, but dont advertise smooth single cams when theyre not. Not even close. Put some of that money back into technology. The technology is there to make smooth drawing fast bows, with brace heights larger than 7", that are quiet and well balanced. Several companies have proved that. Another reason I critisize them more than some others, is because they are talked about much more than the others, so there is much more to say. Mathews has made some of the greatest bows ever, for sure. But what I'm sick of, is guys who get stuck on that name, and no matter what the new mathews shoots like, they will spend 1000 plus on it just because of that name on the side. I'm not saying you're one of those guys, but let me be the first to say, there are SO many of them out there. Get out of the box, and shoot something you really like. You like your reezen, and I hate it. And thats just personal opinion. Everyone is entitled to one.
 

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alpabuck said:
It's funny how when mathews comes out a new bow people rush on here to bash it lol. Did blowtech, hoyt and the others come out with bows this year? I wouldnt know because on here has mentioned any of them other then the carbon matrix.
I heard that! same with rage broadheads!
 

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Dan, Ive spent two years as a bow technician at Lancaster Archery Supply working with the some of the best bow techinicans in the world, bar none. I'm not saying I'm nearly as good or as knowledgeable as they are, but I know enough. If you've been in, I've probably worked on your stuff. I shot every bow under the sun as they came in, multiple times, some before you even knew they were available. In the past 5 years I have shot every bow from every major bow manufacturer at least once, and can make some pretty good comparisons. Im not trying to toot my own horn by any means, thats not what I'm here to do. However, I have been shooting the IBO World Championships for the past two years, and have placed top ten both times. I have enough hunting and shooting experience to make some criticisms. And as far as changing my name, I would if I could. I dont hate mathews, as I mentioned I used to shoot a Mathews, back when they made better bows. I have owned bows from all sorts of manufacturers, mathews, hoyt, bowtech, elite, and pse. Name means nothing. Look at the thread for best Mathews bow ever...I dont see the monster or reezen or any of the new ones mentioned much if at all. I certainly see alot of votes for swtichbacks, and MQs, and the smooth drawing well balanced good hunting bows of a few years ago. Totally different bows now. When I make a post about any bow, I'll tell you pros and cons, when it comes to my opinion of what a hunting bow should be. You obviously have your own, and I'm not saying its wrong. But before you make any assumptions about how "informed" I may be, please believe that I have taken the time to gather the knowledge I need to make those posts. I know mathews pays you big bucks to defend them and all, but don't take it so personally.
so i guess what you are saying is that you a rookie









j/k
sorry had to say it
 

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let me say that first of all mathew's makes a great bow. but not as great as everybody believes. i shot mathew's and they are nice but i'll pass. my bow is the bowtech guardian and i'll never part with it. the only thing i may get is the new destroyer 350. but i have to say those of you who shoot mathew's are the touchiest people if ever seen. and say what you want about my bowtech but i know what i have . just my .02
 

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The design does look kinda ugly but i heard its very light. Mathews bows are well worth the money. As far as im concerned they are the smoothest single cam bows made.
 

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HAHA say what you want mathews didnt have a recall. HAHA im just kidding
. It all depends on what feels best to the person shooting the bow. If you like hoyt go with hoyt, if you like bowtech go with bowtech. etc.
 

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I shot the new Z7, the Reezen, and the Hoyt Alphamax 2 nights ago. I certainly wasn't impressed enough with any of them to make me spend $850 - $900. I actually thought my Switchback drew easier than any of them, to be honest. Looks like I'll be keeping my Switchback for at least another year.
 

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I am actually going to go check out the Reezen and the D7 along with the Bowtech Destoyer. I am tossing around the idea of selling my Outback to upgrade to a faster bow which I can hopefully shoot 1 pin to 40 yards. I am just not sure if I want to move to a dual cam Bowtech rather than sticking with the Mathews solocam. I have heard that the dual cams are less forgiving and need to be tuned more often.
 

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I looked our sample Z7 over a few days ago and thought it looked pretty cool. The shop owner said he toild the girl at mathews he didn't think the pics in the catalog did it justice and I agree it looks better in your hand than on a page in a book. Will it impress me enough to give up my LX? Only time will tell as I haven't shot it yet.
 

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alpabuck said:
It's funny how when mathews comes out a new bow people rush on here to bash it lol. Did blowtech, hoyt and the others come out with bows this year? I wouldnt know because on here has mentioned any of them other then the carbon matrix.
PSE's new line came out a month or so ago


the X-Force Treestand left and the X-Force Axe is the new one in the lineup
 
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