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Anyone tried one of the new Elite Energy bows? I recently won one at the Rinehart 100. All I can say is the thing is unbelievably quiet and smooth. And the hold at full draw is so nice. If your in the market to get a bow I highly suggest trying one. Ive always been a diehard hoyt fan. But now I own an elite and have a target version of the same bow on order..
See how they perform this fall
 

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I believe Morses sells them. And I guess S&S does also. I definitely suggest trying one out. Im glad I did.
 

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I really like the Elite line. When I start looking for a new bow, I will definitely be checking them out. The only complaint I have seen over the years about Elite, is that they aren't usually smoking fast. The Hunter last season was slow by modern standards, the Energy you got has a bit more pep and the listed IBO isn't too bad.
 

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I shoot an 07 Elite Synergy and love it. Not much of a bow guy, but I haven't even thought about a new bow....
 

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I am shooting and Energy 35 for outdoor target and field archery right now. My wife just got one for target shooting and my buddy just picked one up for hunting. It will be my hunting bow this fall. I have had the bow for 2 months or so. Probably have ~3000 shots or so through it. I have been very impressed with the way this bow aims and shoots. I have found the cams to be very forgiving. This bow does not like a real strong or aggressive shot as the limbs stops will cause the bow to bounce a lot if you pull into them too hard (all limb stop bows are like this though). The bow is dead in the hand. A lot of people are running the draw stops all the way out, giving over 80% letoff. I suggest you run them about 1/2 way out. Letoff around 70% or so. When you get to the 80+% letoff it is very hard to control the bow on a let down and more importantly it is very easy to put torque into the bow at full draw.
 

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I've had an Elite Fire for 4 or 5 years now. Was praised as one of the best short draw bows available at the time, for guys like me with short draws. I have no plans to change anytime soon!
 

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Went and checked out an Elite (don't remember the model) earlier this year when I thought I was getting a new bow; unbelievably smooth draw and I swear it sits there and holds itself at full draw - almost have to force it forward to let down
 

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Went and checked out an Elite (don't remember the model) earlier this year when I thought I was getting a new bow; unbelievably smooth draw and I swear it sits there and holds itself at full draw - almost have to force it forward to let down

This is the feeling I was talking about earlier...as "nice" as it feels, leaving a bow this way will hinder an archers accuracy. It becomes way too easy to induce torque and get the good push pull feeling that an archery shot should have. But boy it sure feels like you could hold the thing at full draw all day waiting for a deer to step out from behind that last tree and into your shooting lane.
 

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So far i am really liking the let off. If I start having issues with torque though I will take your advice and set the let off less. Someone had asked me what is shoots speed wise. Well with my hunting set up im getting 290 out of it. Which isn't record breaking for all the speed freaks but perfect for me on a hunting set up. That's at 28 inch draw and 70 pounds with a easton axis 400 and 100 grain tip.
First 3d shoot with it this coming Sunday we'll see how I do.
 

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Hope I'm not derailing but since we are talking Elite bows here; I picked up my bow from Tepee last night (new Viscosity strings) and learned that Brian Visco (Viscosity bowstrings) switched to Elite this year too. For those who don't know he was a longtime shooter on team Hoyt.
 

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Hope I'm not derailing but since we are talking Elite bows here; I picked up my bow from Tepee last night (new Viscosity strings) and learned that Brian Visco (Viscosity bowstrings) switched to Elite this year too. For those who don't know he was a longtime shooter on team Hoyt.

:) and he is happy with the switch
 

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I dunno - just was making small talk at the shop while waiting for my bow. They sell Elite now so got to talking and they were saying that he switched - they gave the impression that he's really liking the Elites.
 

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That wasnt a question...it was a fact. Brian is a very good friend of mine, he made the switch after a lot of thought and deliberation. Anyone who knows him, knows that 1) he isn't going to use or sell something he doesn't believe in. and 2) he is very loyal and thankful for his sponsors. The decision to switch didn't come easy
 

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Just went down to Brian's Sat evening for a set of viscosity strings for my Hoyt. He knows his stuff! Great workmanship and service!
 




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