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velvetfvr
05-11-2012, 05:38 PM
I haven't been able to shoot one but thinking if I don't like my omen I might go to this bow. I don't have any doubts about my omen and am sure I will love it but are these things worth the 1300 dollars. I like the max1 option but am not sure. I would like to try one but lovin' the pse's I have now. I would just like to try one but the cams look almost identical to the fuel cams which I think are the worst since the ones I tried it yanked my arm even pulling against the backwall.

nvarcher
05-11-2012, 05:58 PM
I shot one in Scheels and it was a sweeet bow!

MN Hunter
05-11-2012, 06:28 PM
I own one and I love it! I think its a really smooth draw and you have to shoot one before you will believe how quiet it is

velvetfvr
05-11-2012, 08:09 PM
The problem is I never go to scheels to try one. Should I go try one. I was shooting my evo and don't know how I will find a quieter vibe free bow. My evo is vibe free but I would think the element would be a little harder to hold on target.

labman
05-11-2012, 08:23 PM
I almost bought an element before i bought the vector turbo. The element shoots sweet but I am still not convinced that the carbon will not crack and if it gets above i think 1/8inch you have to send it back. You have to accept some cracking, but in my opinion what makes the any of the new hoyts is the RKT cams they are so smooth.

dhershberger
05-12-2012, 10:43 AM
Labman, if you're concerened about the carbon riser cracking then you need to go to the Hoyt website, go to there videos, and watch the movie where they run their carbon bows over with trucks! After you watch that movie, you wont be concerned about the carbon cracking ever again!

labman
05-12-2012, 10:49 AM
At my local bow shop they have had 3 they have had to send off because the cracks this year not counting last year. They really talked me out of buying it. I really love the bow and almost bought one but just felt more comfortable with the vector turbo.

JNDEER
05-12-2012, 12:36 PM
I own the 2011. I heard the new cams on the 2012 are like night and day compared to the 2011. I love my 2011 and will not need another bow for a long time.


The cracking, IMO, is not the carbon frame but the paint. It looks like the riser is cracking, but in fact it is the paint.

NM_Archer
05-14-2012, 07:59 AM
I also own the 2011. IMO was the smoothest of all the bows I shot last yr before making a decision. My previous bow was A Hoyt RZR Tech, and I thought it was a good bow untill I started shooting all the new ones. I had a little buyers remorse after spending around $1700 after all the accessories that go with outfitting a new toy. After getting it home and shooting it a lot the buyers remorse went away and it's all smiles when shooting! Like JNDEER I won't be buying a new one for a while now. I havent shot the 2012 version so I dont have a comment on it. Happy shootn guys!

Drhorsepower
05-14-2012, 08:24 AM
I also own the 2011. IMO was the smoothest of all the bows I shot last yr before making a decision. My previous bow was A Hoyt RZR Tech, and I thought it was a good bow untill I started shooting all the new ones. I had a little buyers remorse after spending around $1700 after all the accessories that go with outfitting a new toy. After getting it home and shooting it a lot the buyers remorse went away and it's all smiles when shooting! Like JNDEER I won't be buying a new one for a while now. I havent shot the 2012 version so I dont have a comment on it. Happy shootn guys!

That's my story to a t! Except for the money part:)

ontarget7
05-14-2012, 08:48 AM
I have owned a couple and they are no doubt in my top 3 bows. I am shooting the Helim this year and will say my groups are just as good as they are with the Elements. It all comes down to personal preference with lots of good choices today. What I do like about the Helim over the Element is price,draw cycle and less side torque on the cables, everything else would be a wash for me.

velvetfvr
05-14-2012, 03:54 PM
Well if the rkt cam is any similar to the fuel cams it will be the last bow I touch. Harsh was all that draw was. The rkt really resembles the fuel so I am concerned.

ontarget7
05-14-2012, 04:36 PM
Well if the rkt cam is any similar to the fuel cams it will be the last bow I touch. Harsh was all that draw was. The rkt really resembles the fuel so I am concerned.

They are stiffer up front than the fuel cams IMO.

velvetfvr
05-14-2012, 09:34 PM
They are stiffer up front than the fuel cams IMO.
How was the backwall? The fuel cam I shot would just go at full draw.

ontarget7
05-15-2012, 06:19 AM
How was the backwall? The fuel cam I shot would just go at full draw.

They do lock in better at full draw than the fuel cams but are a little stiffer to draw up front

velvetfvr
05-15-2012, 10:53 AM
They do lock in better at full draw than the fuel cams but are a little stiffer to draw up front

Ok, that makes me feel better and if I go to a Hoyt I will hopefully have a better shooting bow that won't want to take off.