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Who bought the new 2018 Hoyt RX1 or Ultr
Thinking of getting the Hoyt RX1 anyone have one? Need some feed back. Thanks.
I bought one, but won't have it till the first of January or so they are telling me. Patience, patience, patience....
I haven't gotten my hands one yet. That's because I'm a lefty and they won't be avialable until January per Hoyt customer service folks.
Ordered a RX1, but it won't be here for another month or so.
Thought about it, but decided I'd rather drop the coin on something else.
I'm not convinced it will shoot that much better than my CS 34 ZT...
I bought the Ulta but it will be January before it shows.
I had no plans on ordering but a thief helped their self to nearly all of my hunting equipment after a home break in. I ordered an Ultra and am a lefty. So January-ish.
You will not regret it. Seriously the best pure hunting Hoyt to date in my opinion. Easy to tune, easy to draw, holds on target like granite, just the right amount of weight to them. (And they are killing it on speed)
Yeah. Ordered, but waiting
I always enjoy your unbiased opinion on Hoyt Elkman. :)
LOL! Shoot one and you won't think it's biased!
Well, I did it yesterday! Bought myself a present. Went to the archery shop open house and Brad Buth of Hoyt was there with all the new bows. Had to shoot the RX1 Ultra. Dang! Took my Carbon Spyder 34 along to shoot as a comparison. The Carbon Spyder is sweet, but I did it anyway and ordered one. A lot of money, but my rationale was it'll probably be my last bow! Hope it's fun.
"A lot of money, but my rationale was it'll probably be my last bow! Hope it's fun."
I've used that same rationale....30 bows ago
I am needed to get my butt to the shop. The turbo only comes in carbon so I guess $$$$$$ but love em
I fondled a cd turbo in a shop today. Didn’t have time to shoot it. I’ve always disliked Hoyt, mostly because of the fanboy heros, but man that thing was light and balanced well. I’m not about to drop 1400 but I might be talked into 900 if it shoots well.
"I’ve always disliked Hoyt, mostly because of the fanboy heros,..."
I am going to pretend that makes sense...
I shot one and didn’t care for its draw and it had a lot of vibration at the shot. But a bow is personal thing so it could totally different feeling for the next guy.
I got one! Got the Rx1.. Went to Scheels here in Colorado and traded my Defiant.. Man is it smooth! Love the draw cycle, balance and let off...
They are truly amazing, and super easy to tune and shoot.
From above: "I’m not about to drop 1,400 but I might be talked into 900 if it shoots well".
You will get a new in the box for that or less on ebay next October.
I just got a new in box 2017 carbon defiant for $756.00. new a year ago would have been that $1400
The question is not if the new model is worth $1,400, but more is it worth $600 to you to get it now vs. a year from now.
I do the same as you Bou'bound. I just buy last years bow brand new for the discount. If I don't like it, I sell it and don't lose that much then.
It's not a real option for me since I am a lefty with a long draw length. Basically no shop stocks lefties or at least very few have them. They are almost always special order.
Mark, I have had the very same issues only im a much shorter draw. We lefty's are certainly at a big disadvantage. Reason I might go with last years models though is because I can see the overall reviews and issues if any. Unfortunately I cant go try out a bunch of bows to find the one I like best, so I let the bow find me.
"It's not a real option for me since I am a lefty..."
Yep - very limited options buying last year's as well.
You DO NOT want last years on these... JS
If you're gonna buy a used Hoyt or a "new old stock" model, I recommend looking at the '14 models. It may be a personal feel thing, but for me at least, the Defiant is very stiff drawing as compared to the '14 Carbon Spyder and the new RX-1's. I noticed that my local shop still has one CST new-in-box for 800. Heckuva bargain but I already have one of those. After shooting them all, including the competing Bowtech Reign, Realm, and the new Matthews, I think I've settled on getting the RX-1 turbo, as soon as the local shop gets one in camo finish.