Mathews Triax First Look

New for 2018 is the Mathews Triax – a compact hunting bow built to be ultra quiet and vibration-free.  The Triax sits on a 28″ axle-to-axle platform which makes it extremely maneuverable and nimble.  Whether you’re hunting from a ground blind, treestand or stalking the Triax feels right at home.

Powered by the Crosscentric AVS cam system, the Triax produces speeds of up to 343 fps while maintaining the same silky-smooth draw that shooters have come to love.  The Triax features a 6″ brace height and weighs in at 4.4 lbs.

Mathews Triax Cam

Powered by the Crosscentric Cam System, the Mathews Triax produces speeds of up to 343 fps.

The most notable change from previous Mathews offerings is the new Enhanced Harmonic Stabilizer.  Unlike Mathews bows of the past, which have featured a pair of either Harmonic Dampers or Harmonic Stabilizers in the top and bottom of the riser, the Triax features a single Harmonic Stabilizer that is set in front of the main portion of the bow’s riser.  Positioned low on the bow, the new Enhanced Harmonic Stabilizer not only helps eliminate noise and vibration but also provides a more balanced bow.

Mathews Triax Enhanced Harmonic Stabilizer

Thew new Enhanced Harmonic Stabilizer (EHS) provides 3D damping properties to create an ultra quiet and vibration-free bow.

The Triax is available seven different finishes: Optifade Subalpine, Optifade Elevated II, Ridge Reaper Barren, Ridge Reaper Forest, Lost Camo XD, Stone & Black.  Draw weights are available in 50, 60 & 70 lbs and draw lengths are available from 24.5″ to 30.5″ and let-off is 75%.

Mathews Triax limbs

2018 Mathews Triax in Stone finish

Mathews Triax Grip

The Triax features Mathews Flatback grip.

For more information you can check out the new Triax at your local Mathews retailer or visit them online at

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Justin has been bowhunting for more than 25 years, harvesting a number of P&Y whitetails in his home state of Illinois during that time.  He co-hosts the popular bowhunting show 'Bowhunt or Die' and is a frequent guest on numerous hunting podcast.  Justin lives in the NW suburbs of Chicago with his wife and 3 children.
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  1. Michael Lewis says:

    Justin Zarr,

    Do you really think it’s worth trading in the Halon 32 for the Triax? I always thought the 32 was just a little too heavy. It appears that they shoot at similar speeds.


    • Hey Michael – it really comes down to personal preference. I LOVE my Halon 32 and didn’t think I’d want to give it up. Definitely one of the best shooting bows I’ve ever owned. After a few weeks with the Triax I can say I really enjoy it’s compact size and maneuverability. Going back and forth from the 32 to the Triax is kind of like driving a pickup truck and then getting in a sports car. It’s just a different feeling. And it’s every bit as accurate, and definitely has less vibration. I think it’s a win-win either way you go, but if I had to pick a single bow for all of my bowhunting duties at this point the Triax would get the nod. The 32 is just a touch too big for my liking when I’m in a ground blind, which I seem to be doing more of these days. Just my 2 cents though! Go shoot both if you can and see what you think.

  2. I shoot a 30.5 Draw length, would you say the Triax or Halon? I shot both and love the Triax but not sure about the string angle

    • Go shoot the Triax for yourself and see what you think. I’ve talked with a few longer draw archers and none of them seem to mind the string angle of the Triax. It’s really all personal preference though. Can’t go wrong either way if you ask me.

  3. ojibwa.. curtis says:

    Was looking at a few bows the other have always shot PSE pro series and Martins (Nemesis Nitro).. The fella at the proshop had a fully rigged Triax and handed it to me, it had to be one of the heaviest and unbalanced bows I have ever held. Just holding the bow in the ready to draw position it wanted to tilt forward and to the left very odd.. I just can’t like them sorry.

    • I’ve always shot Hoyt, needed to pass my old bow down to my nephew despite how good I’ve shot with it. Anyway I bought a Triax with the understanding that I could return it and it felt strange at first, after shooting for three days I couldn’t be happier with the decision. I’m not sure what else was installed on the bow you sit but it’s definitely NOT heavy at all… if you can get the opportunity to try to adjust like any other change at requires adjustment I think you’ll at least appreciate it a little more. I wouldn’t say it felt normal to me right away as well but I haven’t missed in a while now, it’s accurate, maneuverable in the woods because of the size and I’m excited to hunt with it this year.


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