skybuster20ga wrote:ive shot everything almost. pse, hoyt, alpine, pearson, jennings, highcountry, point blank, ar, darton, mathews and now shoot bowtech. ide shoot all of those bow ACCEPT the mathews. probably one of the worst now but they have such a good marketing gimmic ppl are blinded.
I'm not about the brand really. I'm about the performance, fit, feel, and the consistent groups. When I shot the 05 Mat switchback I was currently shootinng an 04 Hoyt X-Tec. The only thing I liked better about the Hoyt was the grip. I like the way it cradles compared to mathews. I am sold on the Mathews I shoot. I am curious to know what led you to the conclusion that Mathews is so God-awful? I dropped from open freestyle and started shooting Bowhunter Freestyle b/c I was shooting better x-counts w/ the Mat. @ 70lbs than my Ultra-Elite 50lb. Freestyle Bow. I was consistently 53X w/ it, before I was barely breaking 40X. Was it just one bad bow or a multitude? I tried the trykon when it was released after I bought the Mat, and hated the way it nearly tore my shoulder out of socket when it broke over. The Bowtechs felt the same to me and loud. The bow really didn't have much in the way of stretch or break-in, surprisingly enough. Never experienced that before. I had a bad deal w/ a couple bowtechs when the patriot first came out, riser machinig issues. They denied it but I mic'd the bows and it was wrong. Maybe they've worked it allout, but I'll never shoot another one. Not bashing anyone just my exprience. I'd be interested to know what's got you so set against Mat. Maybe it's not the horse, might be the jockey... j/k