Well, the first day of the 2012 ATA show is well under way and as always there's a TON of new products to check out. Here's a few of the the highlights from the show so far, starting with last night's party hosted by Outtech. There was free food, drinks and a live music performance by Josh Kelley. You know, the guy who's married to Katherine Heigl. Yeah, him. I'll let the photos tell the story for today's events so far. Hope you all enjoy it! There's plenty more to come after this.
Last night's Outtech Innovations show was a blast. Not only was their food, beverages and entertainment, but we got to check out some of the great new products from companies like NAP, TruGlo, Flextone and ScentBlocker a day early.
Josh Kelley put on a great show for the crowd.
The morning crowd waiting to rush the show floor and start doing business.
My first stop of the day was to see Pat Hudak with Robinson Outdoor Products. Pat was kind enough to show me the new Tree Spider Micro Harnress, which weighs just 1.7 pounds! This great new addition to the Tree Spider line is sure to please a lot of bowhunters. I know I'll be wearing one this fall.
The boys at Pine Ridge Archery have come out with a great new line of stablizers called the "Nitro Stabilizers". They are available in several camo patterns as well as the black tactical seen here. Their solid core design and shock fins kill vibration and noise, while allowing you to customize the look of your bow.
One of the very simple, yet very cool, new products for 2012. The 3D Peep sight allows you to shoot distances well over 100 yards with the same sight you use to shoot 20 and 30 yards. Thanks to an innovative design that utilizes two peep holes and a 2nd string loop to change your anchor point this nifty device makes it possible to extend your accuracy far beyond normal equipment.
Of course one of the most talked about new products is the Bowtech Insanity bow. This new bow has a 6 inch brace height, measures 32 inches axle to axle, and produces speeds up to a whopping 355 fps. On the down side, the bow is a bit heavy at 4.3 lbs.
The heart of the Insanity is the Binary cam system.
The new Deep Six line of broadheads from NAP is also getting a lot of attention. The Big Nasty seems to be a "Big Hit". If you want to learn more about the Deep Six broadheads click here.
Also new from NAP is the Killzone. A 2 inch, 2 blade expandable broadhead that won't open in flight thanks to the unique spring-clip design. No more O-rings! The Killzone is available with a cut-on-contact razor tip, or a bone crunching Trophy Tip. Click here to learn more about the new Killzone.
Another trail camera has hit the market - this time from the folks at Big Game treestands. The Eyecon features a 5.0 megapixel camera and infrared "InvisiFlash". More info coming on all of the new trail cameras for this year very shortly.
The EZ-Aim II trail camera mount is a very useful for positioning your trail camera anywhere you want it, regardless of how straight the tree is, or isn't.
New for 2012 the EZ Aim has been revised to accomodate cameras with tripod mounting screws in the back, rather than on the bottom. A helpful improvement that will allow the EZ Aim to be used with just about any trail camera make or model.
G5 also has a 2 inch expandable broadhead for this year called the "Havoc". It too features a blade retention system without any o-rings.
G5 also has a new line of quivers called the Head-loc. At just $49 retail this quiver is a great value. It features a vibration absorbing Exo-Flex hood and an extra mounting bracket for your tree.
The Gorilla girls were proudly showing off the new safety harnesses from Gorilla.
Speaking of safety harnesses, Lone Wolf has released the Alpha-Tech harness. It features easy adjustments, a neoprene back and shoulders and neoprene-covered buckles for the ultimate in stealth.
The team over at Plano has developed a new line of high-end packs under the "Tenzing" name. These packs feature kevlar-reinforced stress areas to ensure they can withstand any abuse you may be able to throw at them. There are 10 packs available in the line all the way from small fanny backs to large full-frame packs.
I didn't have much of a chance to look at these, but they look sweet. How can you go wrong with any product that keeps your feet warm when it's cold? These insoles plus my HotMocs could be the greatest combination ever.
Stay tuned for more updates from tomorrow's show!