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Old 10-11-2003, 08:22 PM
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This debate could go on forever!

Duhunt, what proof do you offer that Matthews is the best? What they spout about as all their IBO wins, I can name several manufacturers that win many tournaments each year in different organizations and classes, indoors or outdoors.

This is the best bow made...................the one that I currently shoot. Then the next bow I shoot will be the best ever
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Old 10-11-2003, 09:45 PM
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Someone said: " .. if they don' t have such a great advance on the others then why are they so expensive?"

Answer: Perhaps it is all the money they spend on advertising to convince everyone they are the best.
Ronald McDonald used to do the same thing but he got to be old hat. As many have said, I suspect the best bow is the one that works the best for you.
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Old 10-11-2003, 10:47 PM
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most are right one in saying that the best is the one that fits you. Not all the hype and advertising crap.

For me right now its my Darton Maverick

I love it.

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Old 10-12-2003, 12:04 AM
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Cougar Mag,
I agree with you bout this debate could go on forever...and yes i couldn' t agree more with all of you guys bout saying the best bow is the one that fits you...
the question at hand i was refering to is ,who makes the best bow?more forgiving,
dependable,silent,and accurate? Can anyone honestly say that mathews is not the smoothest shooting,quietest,bow staright out of the box? And once you get it set up very accurate,with consistency? i know depends on the person shooting blah blah blah...
but really can you? No.....If they are not the best on the market , then why is every bow manufacture out there trying to copy what they do? Think about it..seriously...who invented single cam? mathews....since have the other bow manufactures not tried to copy them? Mathews don' t copy other manufactures products, cause they don' t have too...
They also were the first to invent the cam and a half..but never brought it to market..why? because it did not meet expectations.....
i never said i personally had proof as to why they are the best.....The proof is out there if you really want to spend the time to find out...next time your in your local pro shop ask them if they have video(s) of bows that are compared to mathews, though they may not want to show them to you cause they are in the bussiness to sell bows, they do exist.....
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Old 10-12-2003, 07:29 AM
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I can' t figure why everyone says that mathews is the most expensive has anyone priced A Bowtech ? only at most A $50.00 differance. They could be the worst bow on the market but with their high price to match the market Mathews has people would buy it & even if they could' nt shoot it they would still say I got A (just say) Bowtech & it' s the best.
I admitt I love the MATHEWS commericles on tv & everyone shoots mathews on the hunting shows. High price sells just as much as quality if ABC bow company cam out with A $900.00 bow with in A couple of days people would be on here bragging about the price & how smooth it was.
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Old 10-12-2003, 08:25 AM
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I too would like to see this " proof" that DUHUNT is claiming proves Mathews is better than every other bow made! I' m sure all we will find is someone elses opinion. With the competition the way it is now, I believe all the bow companies are making good products. Like others have said it boils down to what the shooter feels comfortable with.
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Old 10-12-2003, 09:33 AM
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Think about it..seriously...who invented single cam? mathews
Nope. A fella named Graham in the 70' s put a single cam on the GrahamDynabow. Here' s a pic of a fella shooting Martin' s prototype version in 1976.



Mathews developed a different rigging system for the single cam, they did not invent it.

If they are not the best on the market , then why is every bow manufacture out there trying to copy what they do?
When the industry is hit with a fad, all the manufacturers have to follow the fad or lose market share. If they don' t produce what people want, their sales go to pot. There have been an awful lot of fads over the years. The single cam fad is already fading, and Mathews is sweating. They' ve hyped the single cam so much that there is no hope for them if the ' hybrid' cam system takes off and creates a new fad. Or if people decide en masse that the old dual cam wasn' t nearly as bad as the advertising said and start going back to it. Mathews has lived high on the hog by the single cam the past few years. They could easily die by it as well.
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Old 10-12-2003, 09:43 AM
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Arthur P,

Do you think that is why Mathews is advertising against Hoyt' s Cam & 1/2 so much because they are worried about it?
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Old 10-12-2003, 10:04 AM
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Naturally. They didn' t worry too much when it was just Darton, but now that Merlin and Hoyt have jumped on the hybrid cam bandwagon, and others are lining up to do the same.... They' re seeing their life flash before their eyes. And a lot of potential lost revenue if manufactuers go to a different design and don' t have to pay their patent licensing fees any more.

At least, that' s the way I see it.

Honestly, I like a couple of things about the single cam, but there are more things about them I dislike. Haven' t made my mind up yet about the hybrids. The ones I' ve been around don' t seem any quieter than straight dualies. Duals have stood the test of time.
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Old 10-12-2003, 10:50 AM
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Not to bash Matthews or anything but if I remember correctly in economics class: supply and demand designates that if you can' t sell enough of your product to creat a profit then you must raise the price. Is that what happened to Matthews? Also, is that what' s happening with Bowtech? Still, if their product is so great wouldnt it be a higher road to take to lower the price so more people can enjoy the product? (I must admit that I have a bit of a problem with the pricing of some Bowtech products as well).
Furthermore, what are the main advantages or disadvantages of a single vs. a dual cam system. Is a dual cam system that much better? Or reliable? If so why do they still make single cam systems?

Again still just furthering on great conversation?

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