I have been in Alabama on a business trip this week. I found time today to go to the Mathews dealer in Anniston. I shot both the CreedXS and the Chill R. first off I do love a short ATA bow for hunting. However, after reading all the reviews I had predetermined I would not like the CreedXS. After shooting bow throws several shots I can tell you I freaking LOVE the XS. It had incredible smooth draw. I loved the draw stop and no vibration. It was a dream to shoot. The Chill had a great draw cycle and smooth shooting but had a little more noise then the XS. I hunt animals pure and simple. I don’t shoot competition seriously. I think this XS is going to be a killing machine!