The "hole" in the Mathews line-up

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  • March 10, 2006 at 12:57 pm #500101 Back to Top REPORT
    kill-em-all
    KILL EM ALL

    Joined: 1/18/2006

    As great as the short ATA, long riser bows from Mathews shoot, I don’t see a need for a long parallel limb bow. [=}=]

    :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup[/quote:1pd8waea]
    Why go longer if this is perfect already [=}=]

    March 10, 2006 at 1:57 pm #500102 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    You can make a parallel limb bow thats 35 and up because Ross and Bowtech and Hoyt are doing it to name a few. That said, I really can shoot my LD as well as I shot my Ovation (and thats coming from a die hard ATA guy). The difference is the Ovation had a 27 riser and the LD has a 25″ but the overall length is 40″ and 33″ because of the limb angle. The extra BH is what I think makes the LD so easy to shoot. So, If you make a bow that has a longer riser maybe 27 to 29 inches and reduce the BH to 8 (not 7 or 7.5 we have enough of those!) you should get a very stable and forgiving bow that shoots in the 310 FPS range. Who thinks that wouldn’t sell!!!! I bought the Bowtech Old Glory just for that reason. I loved the bow but it seemed I couldn’t get it as quiet as my Mathews. If it were as quiet I would be shooting Bowtech right now. I’ve only bought 5 Mathews bows so my switching won’t put them out of business for sure but the point is LOTS of us are looking at other bows because there is a hole in the line up. It’s crazy to throw away business in a sport thats so competitive. WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE MATHEWS HALF OF YOUR SHOOTERS ARE INTERESTED!!!!!!! #-o
    March 10, 2006 at 2:49 pm #500103 Back to Top REPORT
    gabe
    Gabe

    Age: 46
    Joined: 6/23/2004
    Location: Wisconsin
    I’d be on it in a heartbeat. [-o|

    :thumbup :thumbup

    March 10, 2006 at 3:08 pm #500104 Back to Top REPORT

    Bob Jenkins

    Joined: 6/2/2004
    we did have some of those

    I Con
    Q2XL
    MQ1

    out of those three bows the one that really ever sold was the MQ1.. [=}=]

    March 10, 2006 at 3:54 pm #500105 Back to Top REPORT
    pa_mathews_man
    PA_MATHEWS_MAN

    Joined: 2/22/2005
    As much as I groaned about it in the past, I now don’t see the need for one.The LD shoots 10 times better than my C3 did at 41″ ATA. [=}=]
    March 10, 2006 at 5:02 pm #500106 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    As great as the short ATA, long riser bows from Mathews shoot, I don’t see a need for a long parallel limb bow. [=}=]

    Lots of you guys are making this statement, but I’m not talking about the way they shoot, I’m talking about the way they feel[/i:thk7chup].
    I’m not saying that a longer ATA would out-shoot a Switchback or XT or LD (even though some might argue that). I’m saying that a 30-32″ ATA bow does not feel the same as a longer ATA bow.
    You know what I think? That if Mathews made a 35-36″ ATA parallel-limb bow next year, a lot of you guys saying no would buy one. Especially after you start reading the raves from us that say yes. :D

    March 10, 2006 at 5:18 pm #500107 Back to Top REPORT
    jeff-k-in-il
    Jeff K in IL

    Age: 26
    Joined: 11/1/2005

    As great as the short ATA, long riser bows from Mathews shoot, I don’t see a need for a long parallel limb bow. [=}=]

    Lots of you guys are making this statement, but I’m not talking about the way they shoot, I’m talking about the way they feel[/i:3e13jerq].
    I’m not saying that a longer ATA would out-shoot a Switchback or XT or LD (even though some might argue that). I’m saying that a 30-32″ ATA bow does not feel the same as a longer ATA bow.
    You know what I think? That if Mathews made a 35-36″ ATA parallel-limb bow next year, a lot of you guys saying no would buy one. Especially after you start reading the raves from us that say yes. :D[/quote:3e13jerq]

    The market right now is for short, forgiving and fast bows. Notice Tykron, Tribute, and Switchback XT all cam out this year.

    This is a common topic, and those who now shoot longer ATA bows are the minority. Shorter bows have taken over the hunting world, and there are many more who hunt than shoot in tournaments. In a tree stand my XT will be much nice than the LX was. Not everyone is going to be happy with what decisions made, as any company does, they manufacture products that will sell. Notice SB in 2005 was the hottest selling bow! Why adjust for the minority, when the majority is the one who counts?

    Like Bob said they produced a couple of these types of bows before, and the only one that sold is the MQ1. I know many people have started switching to shorter ATA bows because they are a wonder to shoot just like the longer bows, with maybe a total of 5″ less of length! :thumbup

    March 10, 2006 at 5:22 pm #500108 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004

    we did have some of those

    I Con
    Q2XL
    MQ1

    out of those three bows the one that really ever sold was the MQ1.. [=}=][/quote:g9306g4x]
    No offense Bob, but those bows didn’t have the advanced features of today’s Mathews. The Q2XL used a cable slide instead of the roller guard. The Icon didn’t have dampeners in the roller guard (same with the LX). And they also didn’t have really parallel limbs, like an XT.
    Basically I’d like to see an XT stretched out to 35″+ :X [-o|
    I guess I’m looking for Mathews’ “answer” to these kinds of bows: Hoyt Trykon XL; BowTech Old Glory or the Ross CR 337. :-B

    March 10, 2006 at 5:22 pm #500109 Back to Top REPORT
    vol-cat
    Vol--Cat

    Joined: 1/9/2006
    i’;m far from 6’2″ but i’d like to see a longer bow. Yes, i’m still shooting a mq1 that i bought in 98. i haven’t seen anything mathews has made to make me want to switch. here’s something that i would like mathews to make. at least 7/1/2 bh—36ata— 314fps—40-80# if that looks familiar its the specs. on the hoyt trykon xl. no i don’t want a hoyt, if i did i wouldn’t be writing this. i don’t care for the split limbs. also keep it in the price range of the sb and xt. :thumbup
    March 10, 2006 at 5:55 pm #500110 Back to Top REPORT
    pa_mathews_man
    PA_MATHEWS_MAN

    Joined: 2/22/2005

    As great as the short ATA, long riser bows from Mathews shoot, I don’t see a need for a long parallel limb bow. [=}=]

    Lots of you guys are making this statement, but I’m not talking about the way they shoot, I’m talking about the way they feel[/i:14g5unb4].
    I’m not saying that a longer ATA would out-shoot a Switchback or XT or LD (even though some might argue that). I’m saying that a 30-32″ ATA bow does not feel the same as a longer ATA bow. [/color:14g5unb4]
    You know what I think? That if Mathews made a 35-36″ ATA parallel-limb bow next year, a lot of you guys saying no would buy one. Especially after you start reading the raves from us that say yes. :D[/quote:14g5unb4]Your right,, My LD feels much better than my C3 did

    March 10, 2006 at 6:16 pm #500111 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    No offense, but it’s like you guys are trying to convince me (or yourself) that there’s no need for longer ATA bows. It’s like, whatever bow YOU shoot is the pinnacle of excellence and there couldn’t possibly be a need for different (never mind longer) bows than what YOU shoot.
    Let me put this another way. A lot of you guys shooting short bows (30-32″ ATA) are like 5’8″-5’10″. I’m 6’2″, so to ME, shooting a 35-36″ bow, is like you guys with a shorter bow.
    Said yet ANOTHER way, me shooting a 30-32″ bow is like you guys (5’8″-5’10″) shooting a 26-28″ bow. :-B
    I don’t know, maybe I should just get whatever you guys tell me to, since you know what’s best for me better than I do… ](*,)
    March 10, 2006 at 6:19 pm #500112 Back to Top REPORT
    pa_mathews_man
    PA_MATHEWS_MAN

    Joined: 2/22/2005
    Not saying thats what was better for you.. That’s what was better for me…

    BTW… I’m 6’5″ shooting a 33″ATA ..Much better and more comfortable than I was shooting a 41″ ATA….

    OH.. And the bow convinced me ;)

    March 10, 2006 at 8:39 pm #500113 Back to Top REPORT
    chrud
    Chrud

    Joined: 7/12/2004

    As great as the short ATA, long riser bows from Mathews shoot, I don’t see a need for a long parallel limb bow. [=}=]

    Lots of you guys are making this statement, but I’m not talking about the way they shoot, I’m talking about the way they feel[/i:10myafxz].
    I’m not saying that a longer ATA would out-shoot a Switchback or XT or LD (even though some might argue that). I’m saying that a 30-32″ ATA bow does not feel the same as a longer ATA bow. [/color:10myafxz]
    You know what I think? That if Mathews made a 35-36″ ATA parallel-limb bow next year, a lot of you guys saying no would buy one. Especially after you start reading the raves from us that say yes. :D[/quote:10myafxz]Your right,, My LD feels much better than my C3 did[/quote:10myafxz]

    And my Switchback feels a ton better than my 36″ Hoyt XTEC did. Heck, even the 31 1/2″ Outback felt a lot better. [=}=]

    March 10, 2006 at 9:16 pm #500114 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    I would love one with a Hoyt/AR style grip :D
    March 10, 2006 at 9:18 pm #500115 Back to Top REPORT
    leg-man
    Leg Man

    Joined: 11/17/2004
    Some guys think the bows are perfect right now – I’m not one of them.

    The last line of my signature says it all. If Mathews doesn’t listen this year, they will lose a customer and Ross will have gained one.

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