INDIANAPOLIS —The Indiana Convention Center was once again home to the Archery Trade Association’s annual show last week. The show fills 300,000 square feet of exhibit space with 500 exhibitors, 3,000 buyers and 300 media representatives.
Here are some of the new bows unveiled at this year’s show:
1. High Country Iron Mace
This bow’s Trinary cam is advertised as the fastest cam in the industry. Combined with six-layer Barnsdale Limbs, the Iron Mace boasts an IBO speed of 335-345 feet-per-second.
Use Speed Pro Max carbon arrows and attain a blistering 370-390 feet-per-second! MSRP not yet available.
For more information, call (866) 903-8841 or visit highcountryarchery.com.
The HPS is a completely redesigned bow that benefits from parent company G5’s legendary engineering, but costs less than most other bows on the market.
Pivoting and locking limb pockets and a unique I-glide Cable System are just two of the innovations that make this bow a sweet shooter. MSRP: $675.
For more information, call (866) 456-8836 or visit questbowhunting.com.
3. Elite Archery Z28
The new Z28 has the smoothest draw cycle in its class, and a Patent Pending Dual Track Binary System.
It pushes arrows at an IBO speed of 336 feet-per-second, and has a double draw stop for positive wall and adjustable let-off. MSRP: $799.
For more information, call (877) 503-5483 or visit elitearchery.com.
4. TradTech Titan
The Titan 17-inch riser can be matched with several different sets of limbs to create a customized recurve bow. The riser can be purchased in either black or camouflage.
It accepts dozens of grips to allow perfect fit, and has threaded holes for sight, quiver, stabilizer and elevated rest. MSRP for entire bow: $ 1000.
For more information, call (800) 829-7408 or visit TradTechArchery.com.
5. Alpine Archery Ventura
This bow is built with a solid one-piece riser to maximize its rigidity for unparalleled shooting. It achieves an IBO speed of 324 feet-per-second.
The Ventura also includes two small carbon rods to facilitate easy string and buss cable adjustments. This eliminates the need for a bow press to install a peep or change the string. MSRP: $749.
For more information, call (208) 746-4717 or visit alpinearchery.com.
6. Hoyt Alphamax
With the new XTR Cam & ½ Performance System, you get user-friendly modular draw length adjustments without sacrificing speed and kinetic energy.
A new Zero Tolerance Locking Pocket System directly links the limbs to the riser – resulting in Hoyt’s most durable pocket design ever. MSRP: $849.99.
For more information, call (801) 363-2990 or visit hoyt.com.
7. PSE Omen
This year’s winner of the speed war, the Omen boasts a ridiculous IBO speed of 366 feet-per-second! Like past PSE speed demons, the Omen has past vertical limbs and radical new Ultra Fast cams.
This bow will not be available until July, 15 2009. MSRP: $1000.
For more information, visit pse-archery.com.
8. Bear Truth 2 Young Gun
The new youth bow features a draw length range from 14 – 27 inches, and a peak weight of 50 pounds. Weighing only 3.2 pounds, this short bow also has a 70 percent let-off.
It also has Bear’s unique cam, which offers 14 draw lengths. That allows the bow to grow with the young archer. MSRP: $399 for a complete package.
For more information, call (800) 694-9494 or visit BearArcheryProducts.com.
The Admiral has a shorter axle-to-axle length than last year’s model, and still achieves an IBO speed of 320 feet-per-second.
With BowTech’s famous Center Pivot design, it also has a Center Trac Binary Cam System. MSRP: $829.
For more information, call (877) 447-0293 or visit BowTechArchery.com.
10. Falco handmade longbows
As much a piece of art as they are a weapon, each Falco is handmade in Estonia using several different types of exotic woods. The limbs incorporate Exel Archery laminates, which are made in Finland.
Artisan Siim Talmar makes the bows, and each one is quite unique. MSRP varies depending on the size of the bow and the materials used, but start around $500.
For more information, call (372) 505-7872 or visit falco.ee.
11. Horton Vista
Best known for their crossbows, Horton introduced a new Vista compound this year that they say is extremely forgiving.
They redesigned the cam, built a new pivoting limb pocket and made tuning equipment standard on all Vista bows. Even with a forgiving brace height of 8.25 inches, it still breaks the 300 feet-per-second barrier. MSRP: $699.
For more information, call (800) 291-3649 or visit www.verticalbyhorton.com