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Old 02-03-2003, 10:04 PM
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I will begin shopping for my new bow this week! Or should I say test shooting. Iíve been lurking threw the shadows of this site for the past couple months and have my sites on the Razortec, Cybertec, DC Pat, DC Solo, Mathews LX and whatever else I can get my hands on. Sorry about the lurking<img src=icon_smile_blush.gif border=0 align=middle>

From what Iíve read so far the Razortec, Cybertec, and DC Pat sound most appealing to me thanks to JeffB, Pabowhntr and Ausie-guy. I just hope I can feel differences in performance as well as you all can.

Iíve been shooting the same old bow for TEN years. A Darton SL Hunter at 67lbs, @234fps. I have a feeling Iím in for a treat! I canít wait to feel what youíre all talking about. Iím afraid I will shoot them all and be in such awe of how smooth they all are compared to mine that I wonít be able to pick a favorite from the ďnewĒ crowd.

There are two Bowtech/Hoyt dealerships close to my home I have to choose from. Iíve stepped foot in one last year once and talked with the owner for sometime. He seems like a standup guy and I plan to visit him first. I hope he has the bows mentioned to test shoot. Iím a lefty and am not expecting him to have any left hand models on the shelf but am able to shoot right handed. I hope that doesnít throw things off either though I feel it will. A ďcrewedĒ draw cycle on a DC Pat might be highlighted or more crewed with the use of my right arm due to lack of muscle vs. left arm. My form will not be up to par for that matter I can shoot right-y but am not in any way efficient at it. Thus a lefty was born. I was wondering what your thoughts were on this. Should I shoot every bow right handed regardless if one is a left hand model? Will this cloud my ability to pick the ďrightĒ bow? Iíve never test shot bows before and didnít know you could until your posts. I had a hand-me-down bow when I turned 14 and the next year Santa Claus put one under the tree Iíve been using since. It cracks me up hearing you guys buying two or more bows a year! I just canít order two and pick one though that sounds soooooo convenient. Keep the reviews coming guys I love em! Youíve all been tons of help. Iíve always enjoyed this place and have learned a lot! Keep up the good post!
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Old 02-03-2003, 11:47 PM
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Left handed bows are more common on the racks than 33&quot; draw bows, I guarantee ya that! There's nothing that says you can't draw a right handed bow wrong handed. It would at least give you a feel for what they'd be like shooting normally.

The one thing that will probably shock you more than anything else is how much harder these new cams draw than your ol' warhorse. Almost all of 'em jump up to peak draw early, hold it a long time and then drop like a gob of mud into the letoff. I don't like it, myself, but that's what they have to do to put up the speed numbers they get. But I have to admit they sure feel nicer on the shot than a lot of the oldies did. (I almost had a heart attack when I shot a Q2XL when they first came out. Knew I'd triggered the release but I never felt the bow go off!!)

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Old 02-04-2003, 12:54 AM
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MM, all the bows you mention are good ones! Now it is to which one you like the most.

I am a lefty also. That said, every bow you mentioned except for the Hoyts can be easily shot left handed using a right handed bow.

Heck I have shot some pretty good 600rd. scores using a right handed bow and shooting it lefty.

Most shops should have left handed cybertecs by now, with the razortecs soon to follow.

Let us know which one you end up with!

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Old 02-04-2003, 08:47 PM
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While your at it make sure you check out the Bow Tech Pro 38 and 40 if you can. If at all possible try to draw one with the infinity cam. I own a 2001 Pro 38 and it one sweet shooting bow.
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Old 02-04-2003, 09:23 PM
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Shoot them all left handed. I to am a lefty and if I can't find what I want to try in left hand I always shoot the right hand models left handed. It is the only way you will be comfortable and get the true feel for the bow.

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Old 02-05-2003, 11:41 AM
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<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote<font size=1 face='Verdana, Arial, Helvetica' id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>The one thing that will probably shock you more than anything else is how much harder these new cams draw than your ol' warhorse. Almost all of 'em jump up to peak draw early, hold it a long time and then drop like a gob of mud into the letoff. <hr height=1 noshade id=quote></BLOCKQUOTE id=quote></font id=quote><font face='Verdana, Arial, Helvetica' size=2 id=quote>

Arthur thanks for the warning!<img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>

<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face='Verdana, Arial, Helvetica' id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote> Heck I have shot some pretty good 600rd. scores using a right handed bow and shooting it lefty.<hr height=1 noshade id=quote></BLOCKQUOTE id=quote></font id=quote><font face='Verdana, Arial, Helvetica' size=2 id=quote>

Big Country your not serious!?<img src=icon_smile_shock.gif border=0 align=middle>

<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face='Verdana, Arial, Helvetica' id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>I am a lefty also. That said, every bow you mentioned except for the Hoyts can be easily shot left handed using a right handed bow. <hr height=1 noshade id=quote></BLOCKQUOTE id=quote></font id=quote><font face='Verdana, Arial, Helvetica' size=2 id=quote> I had know idea you could do this, thanks!

HV Bowman, I will definitely check them out bro thanks for the recommendation!


DS, you signed the deal I'm going to try it out. Guys the shop I visited yesterday didn't have a Razortec on the shelf. Ok he also didn't have a Cybertec, Patriot SC. He doesnít have an indoor range there either and the weather wasn't so well so I didn't shoot the DC Patriot he did have. The EX VFT caught my eye as well. I'm going to the other shop today hoping he has what I'm looking for. If they don't I might have to dip into PA.
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Old 02-05-2003, 03:51 PM
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The Tec risers bridge will probably give you a problem shooting them lefthanded, most other bows are not a problem. Yes, you can shoot a righthand bow quite accurately lefthanded.

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