The Extreme VFT definitely had its strengths, however, or it wouldn't have landed near the top of this prestigious peer group. For starters, it is fast (only 2 feet per second slower than the Mathews, with the same brace height of 6 5/8 inches). I liked its grip, but some of the testers didn't, which held the bow's final score down. With its very radical limb angles, in which the limbs are almost parallel at full draw, the bow produced low vibration and recoil and was reasonably quiet for a fast bow--it was on par with the Mathews in this regard. The Extreme VFT had a very solid draw stop that could be adjusted to tweak the length of the letoff valley.