Joined: 9/8/2009The time has come to “give it a rest”; yes, I’m talking to you in that very small segment of our forum who constantly have nothing but negative things to say about the 2009 Mathews Monster bow.
You know who you are; the ones always whining about how “awful” the draw cycle is, how unforgiving it overall, and always…always trying to “spin” the idea that current owners are so terribly unhappy with their bows that they would give them away…if only they could find a dealer willing to take it off their hands for free.
What planet did you buy your Monster on? As a first time compound bow buyer, I tried every major brand and model for 18 months and couldn’t find one worth buying; not one…until I was able to shoot a 60lb. Monster, for which I ponied up the bucks the same day…Ah, The Monster… the perfection of technology, feel, and art.
I’ve now shot it every day for 3 months and wouldn’t trade if for any other…it’s the dream ship of bows, hands down; especially when compared to it’s wannabe milque-toast, single-cam “distant” cousins.
So, the time has come to “give it a rest”…WE GET IT; for whatever reason, you don’t like the Monster and you want everyone else to feel the same way. Ain’t gonna happen.
Would like to see what the rest of the folks have to say on this issue.
Joined: 11/6/2009Good to hear some good feed back i just ordered my black monster 7
Joined: 2/18/2005I really like mine, but obviously not as much as you.
Joined: 12/22/2008FTW thank you!! I think the people who whine about the draw cycle are insane! I thought it’s pretty darn smooth? And i shot the r7 300 times about and not just one day several days. yes the r7 is smoother but i’d be shooting like 40fps less, and when you release the r7 it feels like it jumps out of your hands. I don’t know the monster was last year but I just ordered a monster over the r7 because it feels better to me shoots faster, and comes in 80 pounds.
Joined: 8/29/2005I must not have noticed the Monster whiners as you did…. I don’t remember anyone whining about the monsters on this forum…
FWIW, I have to get this off my chest. There is a difference between a “smooth” draw cycle (DC) and a “stiff” DC or a DC that “stacks quickly”. A “stiff” DC is one that just pulls its max weight for a good portion of the draw cycle.
A “smooth” DC is one that transisions through the different draw weights very easily.
Joined: 9/8/2009BigEves34: Thanks for the explanation. I understand draw cycle theory. The point is, that if someone wants a progressive loading cycle why not just use a recurve? The advantage of “the stiff” draw, as you put it, is the consistancy of the pull through the majority of the cycle curve. How much “smoother” could a pull be?
Joined: 11/3/2009I love my Monster can’t imagine hunting with anything else. Now I’m looking too get a all black Monster. The ones I find that cry about it cant handle it either there too weak or one of those people that shoots a few times a year. Either man up or shoot something else. Hands down the best bow I’ve shoot I love the speed and no I don’t miss check my freezer. I’d like too see it shorter and lighter then I’d buy one regardless of cost. Please stop complaining I don’t talk bad about the bows you shoot. There is a reezon there are diff models we all like different things.Don’t discourage the Whiners … they are unhappy enough, already. Its therapeutic for them … and on the 3D course when they are whining, its music to old ears …
Besides, if it were all then where would the fun be in that?
I like my Monster, but I’m not taking it to a NFAA Field tournament … that’s for sure, or packing it all day covering almost 10 miles in the Rocky Mountains, done that once and not to be repeated … its about 1 lb short of being a drift boat anchor
Joined: 8/24/2009I did get rid of my monster to get the Z7 I think I got lucky I only lost about 150 on my bow not bad. But I did love my monster I can pul 70 lbs but after I shoot it hurts my back as I have had back problems should have got 50- 60. Tryed Z7 at 65 is like pulling 50 to me just looking out for my back and I do think its a sweet bow.
Location: OhioI LOVE my Monster, I think “most” of negative comments were from people who “OVER BOWED” themselves.People who always shot a 70 # bow and no matter what couldnt bring themselves to lower the draw wt or buy a 60# bow and with the Monster you dont need to do that.I know all my friends ( and me included) have ALWAYS bought 70# bows for the extra speed and KE shooting “Hunting Weight” arrows but with my 60# Monster Im shooting faster and have more KE than my 70# DXT with the same 404 gr Axis, and the 60# Monster is easier to pull.I love BOTH of these bows and each has there high and low points( very few low’s though)and there is a market for them both.I havent shot any of the model 2010′s yet but I cant see myself parting with either my Monster or DXT for a while.Creed 28/70 "BLACKOUT", QAD HDX, Ktech5 twin, HHA DS XL5519, T5 quiver, Goldtip XT 75/95, Rage 2 blade Hypo's
Joined: 7/19/2009without a doubt the best shooting bow I have ever owned. I am amazed how accurate I am with the monster. I can shoot out to 60 with amazing consistancy. The only bow that looks intresting is the monster 7 but will most likely wait one more year to see if the 7 comes in at the same speed or faster than the 6. I love everything about this bow including the draw cycle!!!!
Joined: 3/15/2009Don’t get on them too much. It just gave me the perfect opportunity to pick up a used Monster for a very good price. Basically you get rid of one whiner owner, and gain a satisfied owner.
Joined: 5/24/2009I am a VERY satisifed monster owner. I can’t tell you how many people have asked me if it has blown up yet. WHAT!? This thing shoots circles around my LX and does so in amazing fashion. The only problem I got is finding a target that will stop the arrows.
Joined: 10/20/2009Couple weeks ago i got mine monster “6bh, “30dl and 80lbs,camo. I have shot it everyday since i got it and ilove that bow. its everythink what i waiting for bow. its true that 80lbs its little harder to draw that mine same poundage katera xl but i dont care, whinig is for weak! I made target bag usin cheep hair pushing hard to bag and its really good but sometimes arrows go trough. I think that regular monster looks better than 7.0 but 7.0 could better, i´dont know,anyway keeping my monster long time..
Joined: 10/18/2008I was one of those guys that purchased 70 lb. limbs for my Monster and found that I was “overbowed”. After putting 60 lb. limbs on it I am finding it is one of the most accurate I have shot. It does tell me however, very quickly, when my form gets a bit sloppy. I might be looking for a Z7 for carrying next year Elk hunting, but for the stand or the blind, the Monster does the trick for me.2013 Hoyt Carbon Matrix G3 ... on order 2013 Mathews Creed Tactical 2012 Hoyt Vector Turbo 2011 Hoyt Carbon Matrix Plus
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