Smackaduck, my first bow kill was with a Nova. I shot the hell out of that bow. I had cracking on the limbs, then traded it for a Golden Eagle System. That was one heavy bow, then I won my latest bow in a video archery league. I won a Renegade Tominator. Very small, very light, and very fast. I switched to Carbons four years ago, and now I'm shooting lightening fast. For the people who say that aluminum works just fine, they are correct, but if you switch to carbon, I can guarantee that you'll shoot nothing else. I used to shoot fingers, then switched to a release. I used to shoot instinctive, then i switched to pins. I used to shoot aluminum, then I switched to carbon, and I know that for every time I upgraded, it made my shooting accuracy increase that much more. I shoot Whitetails mostly, but am really considering trying to take my next turkey with one this spring. I was one of those guys who used to laugh at the guys who duck hunted, because I was so fixated on archery hunting. Well that was before I gave it a true go at it. Now bow hunting takes a back seat to duck hunting. I still bow hunt, but just don't do it nearly as much. Probably the main reason I'm still married. :laughing: Glad to see an archery forum!