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  • March 6, 2007 at 3:32 pm #495440 Back to Top REPORT
    bigeves34
    BigEves34

    Joined: 8/29/2005
    I’ve got a question for everyone…

    If a proshop offered you a “Shop Shooter” position from Hoyt (meaning you’d have to give up your Mathews bows and get discounted Hoyt products… read: partial sponsorship) would you take it?

    Another question… does Mathews offer anything like this in terms of sponsorship?

    March 6, 2007 at 3:34 pm #510519 Back to Top REPORT
    jrmsoccer32
    jrmsoccer32

    Joined: 2/25/2007
    thats a tough one
    March 6, 2007 at 3:35 pm #510520 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004

    I’ve got a question for everyone…

    If a proshop offered you a “Shop Shooter” position from Hoyt (meaning you’d have to give up your Mathews bows and get discounted Hoyt products… read: partial sponsorship) would you take it?[/color:1fgqx73q]Another question… does Mathews offer anything like this in terms of sponsorship?[/quote:1fgqx73q]

    NO! [=}=]

    March 6, 2007 at 3:58 pm #510521 Back to Top REPORT
    javi
    JAVI

    Joined: 7/5/2006

    I’ve got a question for everyone…

    If a proshop offered you a “Shop Shooter” position from Hoyt (meaning you’d have to give up your Mathews bows and get discounted Hoyt products… read: partial sponsorship) would you take it?

    Another question… does Mathews offer anything like this in terms of sponsorship?[/quote:3q1lss00]

    As someone who has been there and done that… The real decision should be.. Am I ready for the responsibility of being sponsored, can I shoot well with the equipment and can I look at myself in the mirror while telling someone that it is the best equipment on the planet…

    Being sponsored at any level is about being professional in action and deed, while promoting the sponsors product. Can you do this and feel good about it…

    March 6, 2007 at 4:08 pm #510522 Back to Top REPORT
    blood-bath2006
    Blood Bath2006

    Joined: 10/14/2006
    I am there right now. I told them there was no way I would give up the bow that got me where I am. So they sponsored me any way. They also now sale Mathews =D/>” title=”Applause” />  <img src=
    March 6, 2007 at 4:15 pm #510523 Back to Top REPORT
    machinegun74
    machinegun74

    Joined: 7/26/2005
    No, theyd have to pay my bills or atleast give me free bows to consider it. Hoyt makes a nice enough bow so it wouldnt be hard for me to recommend them so long as no one asks me about how they look. :D
    March 6, 2007 at 4:32 pm #510524 Back to Top REPORT
    preacher
    Preacher

    Joined: 6/2/2005

    I’ve got a question for everyone…

    If a proshop offered you a “Shop Shooter” position from Hoyt (meaning you’d have to give up your Mathews bows and get discounted Hoyt products… read: partial sponsorship) would you take it?

    Another question… does Mathews offer anything like this in terms of sponsorship?[/quote:37n3rku1]

    As someone who has been there and done that… The real decision should be.. Am I ready for the responsibility of being sponsored, can I shoot well with the equipment and can I look at myself in the mirror while telling someone that it is the best equipment on the planet…

    Being sponsored at any level is about being professional in action and deed, while promoting the sponsors product. Can you do this and feel good about it…[/quote:37n3rku1]

    Javi is right about what he said and as for Mathews having a Shop Shooter program, yes they do. It’s not as good, as for as discounts on bows, as Hoyt is but they do have a Shop Shooter Co-Op Program. I try not to be brand loyal and try to shoot the bow that will shoots the best for me and my particular style of shooting and in my case, that is Mathews. I went to another company year before last as a sponsored Factory Staff shooter and although the bow was very nice and shot good for some people, I didn’t care for it personally and came back to Mathews.

    If you are serious about Archery, you need to shoot the bow that fits your personal needs and shoots the best for you personally. Just shooting a bow because you can get it cheaper is not always the best choice. That being said, Hoyt does make a top notch bow and you may find that it fits your needs perfectly. Only you can answer that question.

    March 6, 2007 at 4:40 pm #510525 Back to Top REPORT
    bigeves34
    BigEves34

    Joined: 8/29/2005

    I’ve got a question for everyone…

    If a proshop offered you a “Shop Shooter” position from Hoyt (meaning you’d have to give up your Mathews bows and get discounted Hoyt products… read: partial sponsorship) would you take it?

    Another question… does Mathews offer anything like this in terms of sponsorship?[/quote:10sqaa7l]

    As someone who has been there and done that… The real decision should be.. Am I ready for the responsibility of being sponsored, can I shoot well with the equipment and can I look at myself in the mirror while telling someone that it is the best equipment on the planet…

    Being sponsored at any level is about being professional in action and deed, while promoting the sponsors product. Can you do this and feel good about it…[/quote:10sqaa7l]

    Javi is right about what he said and as for Mathews having a Shop Shooter program, yes they do. It’s not as good, as for as discounts on bows, as Hoyt is but they do have a Shop Shooter Co-Op Program. I try not to be brand loyal and try to shoot the bow that will shoots the best for me and my particular style of shooting and in my case, that is Mathews. I went to another company year before last as a sponsored Factory Staff shooter and although the bow was very nice and shot good for some people, I didn’t care for it personally and came back to Mathews.

    If you are serious about Archery, you need to shoot the bow that fits your personal needs and shoots the best for you personally. Just shooting a bow because you can get it cheaper is not always the best choice. That being said, Hoyt does make a top notch bow and you may find that it fits your needs perfectly. Only you can answer that question.[/quote:10sqaa7l]

    Thanks for the responses Javi and Preacher, I value both of your opinions greatly. I guess my problem is that I don’t really know how well I can shoot a Hoyt, because I’ve never shot them for any length of time. I’ll have to go see if I can shoot one of his bows for a while now. :-S :-S

    Can you give me a little more info on how the Mathews Co-op program works? [-o| :)

    March 6, 2007 at 4:41 pm #510526 Back to Top REPORT
    vince71969
    vince71969


    Joined: 7/5/2004
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    Without question, I would stay with Mathews. [=}=]
    March 6, 2007 at 4:42 pm #510527 Back to Top REPORT
    bigeves34
    BigEves34

    Joined: 8/29/2005
    I am there right now. I told them there was no way I would give up the bow that got me where I am. So they sponsored me any way. They also now sale Mathews =D/>” title=”Applause” />  <img src=

    I know, that was my first thought as well… but then I thought “Self — you haven’t even really given Hoyt a shot” :oops: :oops:

    March 6, 2007 at 4:44 pm #510528 Back to Top REPORT
    bigeves34
    BigEves34

    Joined: 8/29/2005
    No, theyd have to pay my bills or atleast give me free bows to consider it. Hoyt makes a nice enough bow so it wouldnt be hard for me to recommend them so long as no one asks me about how they look. :D

    I do like the way Mathews looks when compared to Hoyt… but that doesn’t really matter to me in the long run. The problem is that I don’t know how well I can really shoot a Hoyt. [=}=]

    March 6, 2007 at 4:53 pm #510529 Back to Top REPORT
    danf
    DanF

    Joined: 1/23/2007
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    I am there right now. I told them there was no way I would give up the bow that got me where I am. So they sponsored me any way. They also now sale Mathews =D/>” title=”Applause” />  <img src=

    =D/>” title=”Applause” />  <img src=

    March 6, 2007 at 4:59 pm #510530 Back to Top REPORT
    machinegun74
    machinegun74

    Joined: 7/26/2005

    No, theyd have to pay my bills or atleast give me free bows to consider it. Hoyt makes a nice enough bow so it wouldnt be hard for me to recommend them so long as no one asks me about how they look. :D

    I do like the way Mathews looks when compared to Hoyt… but that doesn’t really matter to me in the long run. The problem is that I don’t know how well I can really shoot a Hoyt. [=}=][/quote:29o1urpx]

    I was just throwing a little humor into my response. But all Im saying is if your going to shoot a Hoyt make sure you like it. I prefer Mathews and thats about it, Id have a hard time selling myself out for a measley discount, and if you dont truly believe in the product your promoting it would unfortunately make you a sellout. Sorry but thats the cold hard truth. Tell the shop you want to borrow a shop bow for a couple weeks, you may just like it. Its a whole different matter if theyre going to sponser you to a level to advance in archery to where you might make a living of it one day. Heck you could end up preferring the Hoyt.

    Heres my example of why I might sound bitter. The original proshop I started shopping at pushed Hoyt when the owner was on Hoyts Shooting Staff, then that changed when the whole family was on with Mathews then guess what they pushed as the greatest since sliced bread thing. Finally not so long ago I was told that Pearson is what I should be shooting by one of them. #-o

    March 6, 2007 at 5:00 pm #510531 Back to Top REPORT
    bigeves34
    BigEves34

    Joined: 8/29/2005

    I am there right now. I told them there was no way I would give up the bow that got me where I am. So they sponsored me any way. They also now sale Mathews =D/>” title=”Applause” />  <img src=

    =D/>” title=”Applause” />  <img src=[/quote:3cnirs7i]

    This shop also sells Mathews bows, but has been trying to convince me to go with Hoyt since I got there (just friendly ribbing of course). But now it kind of got a little bit more serious! :^O

    March 6, 2007 at 5:05 pm #510532 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    I’d take the position with a hoyt even though i have never shot one. Probably a ignorant decision huh!
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