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Old 03-03-2009, 11:43 AM
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Well after 18 years out of archery I picked it up again this past fall and harvested the largest deer I have ever taken (gun or bow).This was with equipment dated just a few years after the caveman went extinct. So I immediately ponied up the money for a new Hoyt PowerHawk and have been giddy ever since.

Since that time my wife has dropped some hint here and there about shooting.She is looking for a hobby.I catch her looking through my archery catalogs. I think she is open to the idea of archery. Sheeven went to the range with me willingly the other day.We happened to run into a father/mother/daughter combo all practicing as a group.I think that scored some big points. Anyhow the lady allowed Sandy to shoot her Browning MicroMidas. It was her first time ever flinging a few arrows. Softball size groups at 20 yards with a bow not fit or tuned to her kinda got her excited. She drew a few other bows at the shop. At the end of the day she had more catalogs from PSE,Browning and Matthews and told me with a smile that it was a tolerable experience.

Anyhow, this might be my opportunity. Not sure if hunting would be of interest to her or not. Anyhow the Browning MM was a 29 lb pull, which she had absolutely no problem with, but pulling 40 this early was too much (she could get it back but struggled). So I am thinking of a 30-40 lbs bow. she will most likely be a 20-25 in draw. I know I can look at catalog specs all day, but what have you guys had a chance to experience in womens bows. After my selection process, I am partial to Hoyts (Kobalt or Trykon for her), but would like imput on other makes that she should look into.

Thanks for help in our search for her "New Passion"
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Old 03-03-2009, 12:06 PM
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I worked a show the other weekend and the Kobalt was a huge seller for the ladies.

The Kobalt is 28" ATA with a 7" BH and has an adjustable DW from 20-60lbs with an adjustable DL of 21.5" to 28". The Trykon Sport is 30" ATA with 6.5" BH an adjustable DW of 20-50lbs with an adjustable DL of 23"-28.5".

The Kobalt has the XT 500 limbs, which are the same limbs that are on the Katera and the Katera XL, which I really like. Both bows have the Cam 1/2 Plus, which is very smooth and should do her well. With the Trykon Sport having an extra 1/2" of DL, it might be easier to sell this bow if she ends up not getting into is as much as you expect (hope).

I would think either of these bows would be great for here. If it were me purchasing one for my wife, I would get the Kobalt as I like the longer BH and the limbs it has more than the Trykon Sport.

Good luck, I hope your wife jumps into this head first and really enjoys herself!
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Old 03-03-2009, 01:35 PM
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Full Force archeryis making a bow just for the ladies, It is the Droptine Divas bow it has some pink cams and strings and is a heck of a shooter. If you go to www.droptinedivas.com you can get a sneackpeak at it.. Walt
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Old 03-03-2009, 01:43 PM
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My wife shoots a Hoyt Vectrix. Loves it, now she wants an AlphaMax 32. No need anymore to go with a woman's bow IMO. Best short draw/low poundage bow ever produced is the Bowtech Equalizer. You won't finda faster bow at short draws or low poundage.
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Old 03-03-2009, 01:57 PM
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mathews mustang is always a good fit for the ladies
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Old 03-03-2009, 03:48 PM
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My wife shoots a Bear Lights Out in 40-50 Lbs 27'' Draw. Awsome bow for a woman. Huge brace height makes it forgiving as all get out, and the spped is very good for a 40-50 lb bow. Shes shoots 46lbs and a 375 gr GT at 234 FPS! Thats way fast for a 46lb bow. You can get into one for around $260-$300 Bucks too.
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Old 03-03-2009, 06:49 PM
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Take look at the diamond Razor edge. It looks like a nice bow youth/womens bow. I know a few people who have the edge (last years model) thay they like it very much.
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