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The truth is, you can only Technologize a bow only so far. When you get right down to it hitting your target relies 50% on having a straight arrow, 30% is in the archer, and 20% is in the bow. Seems like the the only thing they have done this year is make the unafforable, but several comments have already mentioned that. My favorite is still the "naked recurve"!
LOL.......FREE Enterprise at it's finest!!! Congrats to the entire "archery focused" industry for putting archery in the main stream where it should be. Price is relative to whomever you are selling to. No one has to spend a copper penny on one of these HOT new bows to "thwack" an animal in the vitals.
How about a bow review with bows that most of us can afford without sponsors and taking a mortgage out on the house.
I like my Hoyt but $1500 for a new bow is insane. Period!
With prices like that, no wonder we can't get new people into the sport.
Ya know, archery isnt just compounds and crossbows. They do maked traditonial bows. It would be nice to see what is new out there in the world of traditonial archery. Just saying.
Darn, I thought I was about to go the whole gallery without seeing something for the bone-head collector. I should have known better. Hey Mike read state hunting regulations before venturing out. In some states crossbows are illegal during archery seasons just like the cases of deer attractant that were taken from your camp a couple years back.
Rose, someone has to pay these prices to support multipage ads that show up all the archery mags talking about how all the "paid" shooters are doing with their products. In my experience as a pro shooter years back most of the "flagship bows" are to hot to handle for the average joe thanks to high speeds gained by low brace heights which magnify errors in form. There are good bows out there for less money which don't come with all the bells and whistles and will put an arrow into the vitals just the same as a thousand dollar bow. Look at all the stuff Mr Bear killed, with a recurve decades past.
Going to shoot the Carbon Element, and Invasion this week.
@DivineStrake, buying used models is great and I have in the past but sometimes you have to support your local mom and pop proshop to keep them in business. Especially since Elite Archery (I shoot a Z28) is the only company I know of who has a lifetime transferable warranty.
Compound bow technology has made incredible leaps and bounds in the last few years. But as you can see in this gallery, innovation is expensive (a lot of these bow companies have MIT grads working in their engineering departments). This is a look at the newest and most advanced bows that were at the ATA show, but there are definitely good bows that are less expensive.
As DivineStrake says, just buy an older model.
Buy an older model. New products, be they bows or cars or televisions, tend to cost more than the models that came before them.
There's also the option of buying a used bow.
Why does everyone always feel compelled to complain about the price of things?
what happens to the guy who wants to spend 3 or 4 hundred bucks on a bow. 800 bucks and up...that's ridiculous.
The Archery Trade Association show is an annual event where the biggest names in the archery industry come together to roll out their latest and greatest products.
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