UPDATED ON: May 1st, 2015
Last Updated 1/12/2015 3:00pm
Obsession Fusion 6
The Obsession line of bows has come on strong in recent years and has a fast-growing following of archers. Their new Fusion 6 bow caught a lot of attention at the ATA Show this year with its blazing speed and smooth handling. In fact, the crew at Obsession says it’s the fastest and most technologically advanced bow they’ve ever built. The Fusion 6 features a gracious valley and a rock solid wall. Features of the Fusion 6 include a 6” brace height, 32” axle to axle, draw weights of 40, 50, 60, 65, 70, and 80, draw lengths from 26 ½” – 30”, physical weight of 4.1 lbs, and 80% let-off.
New Breed Archery Blade
New Breed Archery is another fairly new bow company that has continued to produce some great product offerings each year. The company was proud to release their new Blade bow at this year’s ATA show. The Blade uses design innovation to achieve what New Breed considers one of the quietest, most powerful, and deadly accurate bows on the market today. The titanium bolt kit and stainless steel hardware, fluted riser and two-piece extended pocket design are at the forefront of new innovation for the Blade. The bow also features a new gusset brace riser design, a two-track rotating and adjustable modular cam system, and adjustable cable guard. Other specs on the Blade include, 6.5” brace height, 34” axle to axle, and speeds of up to 335 fps. MSRP: $979.00
Xpedition Archery Xcentric 7
The guys at Xpedition Archery have unleashed a new bow for 2015 with their Xcentric 7. The company says this bow is for the shooter that wants the unbridled horsepower and smooth shooting characteristics of their original Xcentric bow but prefers a more forgiving brace height. The Xcentric 7 utilizes the same patent pending XS hybrid cam and ATR cable guard technology, delivering what many will consider to be the best all-around bow available in 2015. With a 344 feet per second IBO speed rating and a 7″ brace height, the new Xcentric 7 will solidify this bow as a great choice for archers. Other specs include, draw weights of 40, 50, 60, 65, and 70 lbs, draw lengths of 28.5-31 inches, 32.5” axle to axle, and 80% let-off. MSRP: $949
The folks from Athens Archery made the short drive up the road to Indianapolis from their home base in Rochester, IN to be a part of this year’s ATA Show. I really like what I saw and heard from these guys on their Solace bow. Their Tetra Limb System and NSX Cam System result in a super-efficient shooting machine that launches arrows at speeds up to 335 fps. Their focus on vibration and noise dampening make this bow a joy to shoot and deadly quiet. Specs on the Solace include, 33” axle to axle, 6.75” brace height, draw lengths of 25”-30”, draw weight of 40-70 lbs, 65%-85% let-off, and weighs in at 4.1 lbs. MSRP: $849
Hoyt Nitrum 30
With the release of the NITRUM 30, HOYT has again pushed the possibilities of aluminum riser bows. The offset riser design allows decreased noise and vibration. The zero Torque Cable-Guard increases accuracy by decreasing lateral torque. The NITRUM 30 weighs only 3.9 lbs, shoots 332 feet/second and has a 6 3/4 inch brace height. It is available in Black Out, Harvest Brown, Realtree Xtra or MAX-1. MSRP $1049.00
What if you could have a bow with unmatched power, unrivaled speed or the smoothest draw cycle? Which of these bows would you pick for your particular application. How hard of a decision would that be? Luckily, BOWTECH has made that decision easy for us. The BOWTECH Prodigy comes standard with new Power-Shift Technology. With just moving a set screw located on the cam you can pick whichever performance option fits your needs best. The Prodigy weighs 4.2 lbs and is 32 inches axle to axle. Color options are: Realtree Xtra Green, Kryptek Highlander, BlackOps and Mossy Oak Break-Up Country. MSRP $1,099.00
Mathews Chill X Pro
Archers from around the world fell in love with the Monster Chill X last year when it hit the market. Now, Mathews has made a good thing even better with their new Chill X Pro bow. Based on the proven Chill X design, the Pro takes this hybrid bow a step further. Now featuring an integral grip that competitive shooters demand along with RockMods for a solid back wall and custom let-off, the Chill X Pro will be a powerful ally in any competitive shooting arena. Specs include: 25-31″ draw length, 50, 60, 70 lb. draw weight, 35” axle-to-axle, weighs in at 4.23 lbs., and shoots up to 336 fps. MSRP: $1,499
The new Tremor from Bear Archery is loaded with great features that would easily earn it a place among the top bows in the Bear lineup. But it also features a single cam that smoothness to this slick shooting bow. The bow is fast enough to get the job done and features a 6 3/4-inch brace height backed by a 33-inch axle-to-axle length for a feel that makes you question who, exactly, is pulling who. MSRP: $649.99
Elite designed their new ELITE Victory to dominate the completion on the range. The folks at Elite say the Victory delivers shootability like no other tournament bow they’ve ever created. With enhanced geometry and comprehensive anatomy the Victory’s machined integral grip (no side plates), dual straight and 10 degree down stabilizer mounts, two rear stabilizer mounting positions, new reinforced Riser Cage design and exclusive Victory Cam system with adjustable valley round its enhanced features. A praxis of forgiveness, the 39-inch axle-to-axle Victory is designed to aim like no other. The Victory features a 7″ brace height, weighs 4.5 pounds, and shoots up to 325 fps. Draw lengths are available in 26-32 inches and draw weights of 40, 50, 60, 65, and 70 lbs. MSRP: $1,249.99
G5 Prime ION
Bowhunters looking for a light and tight hunting bow will find it with the new G5 Prime ION. This bow has precision and maneuverability built in. The new Prime Ion is positively charged for a bow hunter to be deadly in a small ground blind or in a deep, thick forest tree stand. Adjustable let-off of up to 85% help keep you cool and calm at full draw. The Flexis-AR roller guard greatly reduces torque on the cables. The ION features include, 31″ axle-to-axle, 3.9 lb. weight, speeds of 330 fps, draw lengths of 26-30 inches, and 7 1/4″ brace height. MSRP: $999.99
APA King Cobra
To say you have created the fastest most adjustable dual cam bow is quite a claim. But the folks at APA have the goods to back it up with their APA King Cobra TF with blazing fast speeds of 370 fps+. The King Cobra TF is ready to strike with extreme levels of kinetic energy. The bow was designed to make life easier for the bowhunting archer with unique features not found on any other bow. Fang Riser, built in carry handle, riser integrated tool center, and new Soft Touch Armour are all standard on this slick new bow. Specs include, Brace Height 5″, Axle to Axle – 34 1/16″, Let Off 75%, Physical Weight 4.0 lbs., Draw Weights 50, 60, 70, and Draw Lengths 24″ – 30″. MSRP: $1,049
PSE Dream Season DECREE
With a Blazing fast 355 feet/second IBO speed the new inertia cam delivers outstanding performance on the new PSE Dream Season DECREE. PSE has packed the features in this 31 3/8 axle to axle killer. Aluminum riser, X- Technology, Third generation B.E.S.T. Grip, and dampening bands just to name a few. The 3.7 lbs, 6 inch brace height will allow for draw lengths of 24 1/2 – 30 inches. Comes in draw weights of 50, 60, 65 and 70 lbs. Available in Mossy Oak Breakup Country, PSA Skullworks and Black. MSRP $949.99.
Mathews NO CAM HTR
Matt McPherson set out to create the most accurate bow ever built when he began working on what would eventually become the Mathews NO CAM HTR. The end result in his efforts was an incredibly smooth and accurate bow that, as he says, “You just got to shoot it to believe it.” The NO CAM ST Technology uses two circular, concentric string tracks that allow the bowstring to travel at a constant distance from the center of rotation throughout the draw cycle. The HTR is a 32” axle-to-axle bow that weighs in at 4.3 pounds. Other specs include: draw lengths from 24-30 inches, brace height of 6 5/8-inch, draw weights of 65, 75, or 85 percent, and speeds up to 330 fps. MSRP: $1,099
Bear Arena 30
Speed and forgiveness in a light and tight package is what you’ll find with the new Bear Arena 30. The bow was built to give you performance no matter whether you’re in the stand or hunting from the ground. The Arena 30 features a 6 1/2” brace height, axle-to-axle of 30 ½ inches, draw lengths of 25 1/2 -30 inches, weighs 3.8 pounds, 75% let-off, and speeds of up to 340 fps. The Arena 30 weighs in at 4 pounds. MSRP: $899.99
The New Elite Synergy is defined by “Shootability.” The Synergy is being touted as a true hunter’s bow that leaves nothing to sacrifice. Its mid-sized measurements allow for a steady hold on the target range and extreme maneuverability for those tough shots in the treestand. The Synergy comes in between the Energy 32 and 35 with an axle-to-axle length of 33 ½ inches. The Synergy features a smooth draw cycle with its two track cam system. The bow weighs 4.4 pounds, has a 7 3/8” brace height, features draw lengths of 27-31 inches, and spits arrows out at speeds up to 325 fps. MSRP: $949.99
The new Prime Rival is a bow that does not skimp on flexibility. The PCXL Parallel Cam System allows the user to adjust the let off from 65% or go as high as 85%. This will allow you to adjust the feel of the bow for whatever set-up you may use it for. The Flexis-AR roller guard reduces torque on the cables, and the redesigned aluminum riser is one of the lightest and strongest around. The 35 inch axle to axle weighs in at only 4.3 lbs. The Rival has a 6 1/4 inch brace height and draw lengths from 26 -30 inches. MSRP $999.99.
Martin Lithium LTD
With a top speed of 345 IBO the Lithium LTD will be the fastest bow ever released by Martin Archery. This speed is made possible by the use of the new Ghost 2.0 Cam system. This 32 1/2 inch axle to axle bow weighs in at only 3.8 lbs. The 6 1/2 inch brace height and the seventh generation slit limb technology make this an outstanding performer. It is available in draw lengths of 26 – 30 1/2 inches, and from 50 – 70 lbs draw weight.
The all new Executive features a shoot-through riser that makes the most of the company’s patented Dual Cam System. No need to worry about ordering a right or left handed version with this ambidextrous model. Because of the way this bow is designed everything seems to be perfectly centered and balanced in your hand. This bow measures 33 1/2 inches axle to axle and, weighs in at 4.5 lbs. MSRP 1299.99
Hoyt Carbon Spyder
New for 2015, Hoyt improves its already popular Spyder line of bows. First the new Zero Torque Cable Guard System eliminates the lateral torque that can negatively affect accuracy. Second, all Spyder ZT models feature the Helical Flex Tune Carbon Riser and additional vibration dampening equipment. This 30 inch axle to axle, 3.6 lbs beast also boasts, Cam and 1/2, Pro Fit Custom Grip, XTS Pro Arc Limbs and Pro Lock Limb pockets. Draw length is 24 – 30 inches and has an IBO rating of 332 fps. MSRP is $1,499.00