Speed, speed, and yes more speed seem to be the greatest trends in compound bows at this year's, 2009, ATA show. But with almost every bow manufacturer now offering a model that breaks, or even shatters, the 300 fps IBO rating, manufacturers are having to find other ways to lure us bow using consumers.
First, the people at PSE have improved it's already popular X-Force line. A new GX Hybrid cam, which is on all the new X-Force models, produces an even faster arrow speed than its predecessor. Last year's X-Force line had problems with it's over-specked draw lengths. For 2009, PSE has corrected the issue and now has the correct draw length with the same speeds (in fact, slightly faster). The X-Force line will also utilize high quality America's Best strings and harnesses.
2009 PSE X-Force GX
Drury Outdoors has teamed up with PSE to make a new line of bows (3 of them) so aptly named Bow Madness. With prices ranging from $499 through $699, the value for one of these bows is unreal. These high performance single-cam bows with fully machined risers are practically molded off the famous X-Force line, including PSE's trademark past parallel limb design and the narrow grip which helped make the original X-Force line so popular. If that's not enough, all 3 Bow Madness bows produce six inches of draw length adjustment without the usage of a bow press!
2009 PSE Bowmadness
* Highly preloaded 10 ½" split limbs
* Madness high efficiency single cam system
* Extremely smooth draw cycle
* Ultralight mass weight cam for increased performance
* 6" of draw length adjustment without a bowpress
* 80% letoff adjustable to 65%
* Asymmetric Idler Wheel for improved performance
* Vibracheck Backstop-Instantly terminates string vibration
* Biomechanically Ergonomic Slim Throat (B.E.S.T.) Grip
* Past parallel limb geometry
* New pivoting split limb pockets
* Stainless steel stabilizer bushing
* Tuning alignment marks
* Multiple sight mounting holes
* Ultra lightweight riser for a total bow weight of 3.5 lbs.
Brace Height: 7"
IBO Speed: 326-318
Let Off : 80% or 65% Adjustable
Mass Weight: 3.5 lbs
PSE has also given the Bow Madness series their newest cam, dubbed the Madness Cam (MC Cam for short), which is the fastest single cam ever offered by the company. This new cam helps propel IBO speeds on the Bow Madness series between 308-332 fps (depending on the Bow Madness model). The 3 models that will be offered are the 36" XL model, with a 6 1/2" brace height, the 36" Bow Madness with a 7" brace height, and the 28 1/2" XS with a 7 3/8" brace height.
Other notable 2009 lines from PSE include the Chaos SI at an unbelievable value price of around $250, and the PSE Brute LT (the same Brute from last year with less weight). The new Chaos SI, designed for youth and short draw adults, has practically all the same features of the X-Force models. However, at 32" with a 6 1/4" brace height, PSE's Chaos SI will stun you with IBO speeds around 280 fps.
2009 PSE Chaos SI
Past Parallel Bow Geometry
Tuning alignment marks
SI inner cam system
10" of draw length adjustment without a bowpress
Slim, Low Torque (SLT) Grip
Factory Installed Vibracheck? String Chubs
Multiple sight mounting holes
Brace Height: 6-1/4"
IBO Speed: 286-278
Let Off : 70% Effective 65%
Actual Mass Weight: 3.1 lbs
Whatever your poison, PSE surely has rediscovered it's once dominating ways within the archery industry. With the 2009 line-up hitting your favorite archery shop NOW!