Mathews 2014 lineup

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  • November 4, 2013 at 3:49 pm #603373 Back to Top REPORT
    vince71969
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    A couple of points I’d like to share regarding the new bows this year…..

    For the past few years, I’ve made it a point to not pass judgment on any bow (regardless of who made it) without shooting it first. The last time I did was when the Z-xtreme was introduced. I wasn’t happy with the specs and ordered the Z-Mag instead. A great bow that I loved shooting, but a few months after my purchase I finally shot the xtreme and was blown away. To this day that bow is neck and neck with the Creed as the quietest I’ve ever tested from anyone, and possibly edges it slightly. I was also surprised at how accurate I was with it. That reminded me of another scenario I’ve shared with my forum brothers on numerous occasions.

    I’ve said a hundred times that the Drenalin (anyone here still remember why I named that bow “Potsie”) had my favorite draw cycle of all time. When the DXT came out it used a slightly more aggressive draw to bump up speed a notch and I didn’t like it as much. But on the range I was simply a better shot with the DXT than with the Dren. As much as I liked to shoot the Dren the simple truth was my groups were smaller with the DXT. Even at longer ranges.

    Will the Creed/XS follow suit for me? I won’t know for sure until I put it through its paces and I intend on doing just that. I’m done judging any bow on what’s written on a spec sheet. One thing I have noticed in all my years of sound level testing is that, all things being equal, a shorter bows tends to shoot quieter than a longer one. And NO archery company has been going backwards in bow design. Changes are usually incremental on a yearly basis but they do add up.

    November 4, 2013 at 6:49 pm #603410 Back to Top REPORT
    99fatboy
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    i certainly agree that one must shoot a bow before passing judgement on it. i know matt makes nothing but quality equipment using state of the art materials and technology.i know the marketing dep’t. knows what sells, but i think there are many that just can’t figure out why matt doesn’t take on the competition with comparable spec’ed bows. most top end companies are building a 30,32 and 34 or 35 inch bow with different speeds and draw cycles to please just about whatever you desire in a hunting/3d bow. speed, as we all know,sells, like it or not. they all are making between 330-350fps bows that are very shootable. to see a flagship bow go backwards 6 or 7 years in the speed department for the sake of “shootability” is just crazy. this repetition of making a bow,then make it 2 inches shorter the next year,and call it earth shattering, is very old. i think the chill r will be a good bow, the creed xs,not so much. the extreme was our worst selling  flagship bow in 10 yrs, we sold almost as many magnums, and i’m sure if it were advertised as the flagship,it would have far surpassed the extreme. now the xs may under sell that. i’m not writing this to complain, i am because what i hear from customers as to what they want in a bow, is not happening. we need a fast(340-350fps), long draw capable(at least 32″), single cam,33-35 inch bow, and we’ve needed it ever since the drenalin ld. there must be a bunch of people wanting the same or close to this out there that will have to go elsewhere, not because they want to, but because they need to.
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    November 7, 2013 at 5:21 pm #604007 Back to Top REPORT
    out-brew
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    It’s been a while since I have posted to the forum. I have gone through a lot of changes and have had to really cut back on internet time and with a career change that is not internet friendly It just isnt possible anymore. But on to the point, right?

    What the heck??? The neatest thing I found regarding the new bows this year was the option for the desert tan color option which I assume is a cerakote?
    A shorter bow again… I am not impressed. This years choices are just really boring and in my opinion not innovative. Hoyts line up this year is innovative.. Thats just my opinion but from what I am seeing as far as this year goes Mathews is way behind the curve. I will always be a fan and it looks like my Magnum will be the go to bow for 2014 again. I love that bow but I was really hoping for a somthing along the lines of a Creed Magnum or somthing.  I will look forward to November 2015….

    November 8, 2013 at 11:17 am #604146 Back to Top REPORT
    I am happy with this years lineup, but I am also new to Mathews! my first bow was a Helim and then I got a Monster MR7 as well. I love both and each are both different for obvious reasons one is a 30″ ATA solocam and the other is a 33″ ATA Double cam bow with quad limbs. I almost bought the creed but held out, because I wanted to see what they came out with for this year, and also I was about to get the Monster Safari which I am still thinking about getting as well..  so I am happy with improvement to the chill, I am glad they made it longer and I am very curious to see how the Creedxs shoots! so all in all I am happy!! just my two cents guys and gals.. Happy Hunting and shooting!!! {#emotions_dlg.mathews}
    November 8, 2013 at 11:33 am #604154 Back to Top REPORT
    hotshot
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    Well, I get what most are getting at….there is no hunting solo cam ATA more than 30″.
    I get that frustration as I like bows more than 30″ also. Get them in the range of 33″ and your in my wheel house then.
    But, I am not ready to get out the fire and stake for Mathews. Have any of you guys that like to buy a different bow every year tried the Chill R?
    Maybe this year you could go with a AVS Dynad cam Mathews?? No one likes solo cams more than me….and I am going to order a Chill R and use it as my hunting bow. This bow pulls “draws” right there with any of the solo cams which are in the 330 fps plus range…IMHO….and I think better actually.
    Give these other bows a shot….try something different this year….and not another company {#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}

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    November 8, 2013 at 11:55 am #604162 Back to Top REPORT

    Stringjumper

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    (at least 32″), single cam,33-35 inch bow, and we’ve needed it ever since the drenalin ld. there must be a bunch of people wanting the same or close to this out there that will have to go elsewhere, not because they want to, but because they need to.

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    I agree with this part!

    Well, I get what most are getting at….there is no hunting solo cam ATA more than 30″.
    I get that frustration as I like bows more than 30″ also. Get them in the range of 33″ and your in my wheel house then.

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    ……and this!

    It’s too bad that I DO have to look elsewhere, because I’ve enjoyed my Mathews for so many seasons….

    I wonder if Levi will get to have some input on the new bows at Elite? Would THAT be why he decided to part ways?

    November 8, 2013 at 1:32 pm #604168 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
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    I for one was also hoping for more of a selection this year when I read the bows that were being discontinued. In years past it been one bow only and in one year it was seven bows being released over the year. I didn’t buy all seven in one year but I have bought more than one in some years. 2010 was one year I bought two Mathews bows. I agree you need to shoot a bow first before making up your opinion about it qualities. I also think you can over think a bow’s qualities before shooting one and prejudge it. On the other hand when you have shot enough bows and you let the bow chooses you, you tend to realize what design of bow and qualities best choose you.

    I agree what Hot Shot said above and the Chill R is one heck of a bow. It really is different than the past Monster line up.

    After the initial sales report comes in to the office their in Sparta they will know how the market share is running this year.

    November 8, 2013 at 2:50 pm #604174 Back to Top REPORT
    turkey-tail
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    I’m pretty pumped about the XS… having a 27 1/2 draw and being a southern tree stand hunter,,, this bow should fit the bill nicely!
    November 8, 2013 at 3:38 pm #604176 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
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    I’m pretty pumped about the XS… having a 27 1/2 draw and being a southern tree stand hunter,,, this bow should fit the bill nicely!

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