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New Hoyt's
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Contributors to this thread:
bighorn 07-Jan-19
Sam 07-Jan-19
kota-man 07-Jan-19
Ermine 07-Jan-19
Bou'bound 08-Jan-19
Bonafide 08-Jan-19
Bou'bound 08-Jan-19
ELKMAN 08-Jan-19
sticksender 08-Jan-19
ground hunter 08-Jan-19
Bloodtrail 08-Jan-19
Bou'bound 08-Jan-19
Ucsdryder 08-Jan-19
PECO 08-Jan-19
Bou'bound 09-Jan-19
Kevin Dill 09-Jan-19
Iowabowhunter 09-Jan-19
tjsna 12-Jan-19
Bill Obeid 12-Jan-19
df06 12-Jan-19
ELKMAN 13-Jan-19
ground hunter 13-Jan-19
StickFlicker 13-Jan-19
smarba 14-Jan-19
ELKMAN 15-Jan-19
From: bighorn
07-Jan-19
Any new info on the new Hoyt's that people have gotten?

From: Sam
07-Jan-19
I have had the RX3 Ultra for a few weeks now. My prior bow was the Carbon Element, I’m pretty sure the Ultra is a bit heavier (don’t buy one if your after a super light bow) I put an HHA optimizer king pin sight and it is absolutely the most accurate bow I have ever shot, seems a bit quieter than the Element. I will be Coues hunting with it in a few weeks and my confidence has never been higher.

From: kota-man
07-Jan-19
I shot them. To me the RX3 is a big improvement over the RX1. Overall, this years line is nice and a marked improvement over last years line.

From: Ermine
07-Jan-19
Heard nothing but good things about the Rx3’s. I’m shooting a RX1 ultra and love it

From: Bou'bound
08-Jan-19
You’ll never go wrong with the latest Hoyt

From: Bonafide
08-Jan-19
Considering the prices they charge, do you guys buy a new bow each year? How long between purchases? I bought a Carbon Defiant Turbo two years ago, before that it was 8 years prior with the Carbon Matrix.

From: Bou'bound
08-Jan-19
At least one a year. Sometimes more if I can’t choose which camo I like better (just kidding)

08-Jan-19
I have been a loyal Hoyt guy for 20 years at least. Following along with the thread about their release, and what Elkman was saying, I thought a new one would be a waste.

Pat's reviews on the new Matthews has me considering one. I hope more folks that purchased Hoyts will post here to help me decide. Thanks.

From: ELKMAN
08-Jan-19
I'll be honest there's more there than initially meets the eye. The new RX3 line is awesome. (I'm still not shooting one) But they made huge leaps forward in how quiet they are, and some tune characteristics. They hold as good or better than the RX1 line and that's saying something. It is their best carbon to date for sure. But the truth is when we are pulling them out of the box and weighing them on a scale right next to other companies aluminum offerings that are $600 dollars cheaper and they are within a couple ounces, they are just a tough sell at this point. And they followed Mathews down the "boat anchor" rabbit hole on their aluminum line so... (Hoyt has literally never followed anyone) They have put themselves in an interesting position. Having shot for them for over 15 years (I quit them this year) I am very interested to see how this all shakes out over the next few years.

From: sticksender
08-Jan-19
Here's the most thorough review I've seen so far:

RX-3 review thread

08-Jan-19
nothing is better than my Carbo Spyder 34,,,, shot new ones at the shop, still like my 34 better,,,,,,,,,,,, I do like Hoyt...... shot some Matthews but gave them up, after I shot the Spyder..................

From: Bloodtrail
08-Jan-19
I’ve got the Carbon Spyder Turbo and its awesome still. A lot of people I’ve spoken to said it was the best carbon bow they made.... I don’t know.

From: Bou'bound
08-Jan-19
Carbon element and carbon defiant are really solid options

From: Ucsdryder
08-Jan-19
2 years ago all we heard was how the carbon defiant was such an amazing bow and better than the previous year.

Last year all we heard was how the rx-1 was such an amazing bow and so much better than the carbon defiant, which people finally admitted wasn’t that great.

This year it’s the same story. The rx-3 is so amazing and so much better than the previous bow.

Either hoyt is making some amazing advancements every year or guys really want to justify their 1500 dollar purchase!

From: PECO
08-Jan-19
John, it is all marketing and alternative facts. I find it amusing when guys have to buy the newest latest and greatest bow every year, and some of them admit they like and shoot last years bow better. But they still shoot the new one, can't be seen with last years inferior product.

From: Bou'bound
09-Jan-19
we owe animals respect and killing them with old equipment is disrespectful. They deserve the very best.

From: Kevin Dill
09-Jan-19
Bou.....lol....!

09-Jan-19
I really like my RX1 Ultra-looking forward to spending some years behind it.

I have more important purchases ahead-getting back into a pair of Swaro's, maybe a Kifaru Sawtooth and saving up for a hunt out West next year.

09-Jan-19
Thanks sticksender.

From: tjsna
12-Jan-19
So what everyone is saying is that my 06 Hoyt Trykon is outdated and there is something better ? ! !

From: Bill Obeid
12-Jan-19
TRYKON! ... I had one. Hoyt’s answer to Ford’s Edsel

From: df06
12-Jan-19
I have shot a Hoyt Faktor since 2014. Still like it and am not looking at dropping close to two grand with a new loaded bow.

From: ELKMAN
13-Jan-19
If you are still shooting a Trykon? (Hoyt's one bad bow ever) You should DEFINITELY upgrade immediately.

13-Jan-19
Blood Trail +1 I also have the 34,,,, have not shot anything better since and I go to my archery shop all the time, and shoot what comes in

13-Jan-19
Elkman,

Why are you not shooting for Hoyt. Are you shooting for another bow company, and if so, which one. Thanks.

From: StickFlicker
13-Jan-19
I'm always interested in hearing what the new owners think of their latest Hoyt's. I've been shooting exclusively Hoyt bows for 15 years or so, and I've never had an issue with any of them (at least none that weren't caused by baggage handlers...). They have priced me out of the market with their newest high-end bows, however, so I have to live vicariously through the rest of you! Once I started shooting one of their carbon bows, I've found it vary difficult to want to go back to anything else. Since I have some premium hunts scheduled this year, I'll probably try to pick-up a used RX-1 before my spring hunts begin. But, I'll have to find a good deal on one in the used bow market, or I'll just keep shooting my Carbon Matrix for another year. I'm hoping to pick one up at a good price from one of the Hoyt sponsored shooters soon, once he starts shooting the RX-3.

From: smarba
14-Jan-19
Stick I'm with you...I'm sticking (no pun intended) with my Matrix...

From: ELKMAN
15-Jan-19
Habitat- I just wasn't happy with their direction, and I liked what some other companies were doing so I moved on. Like I've always said: "I choose what I represent, not the other way around". I won't promote ANY product I don't believe in. I spend far to much of my time, and resources pursuing my passion in the mountains to have some less than piece of equipment cost me an experience, or success. I hunt public land so opportunities are a lot of times one and done. I am not affiliated with any bow company at this point. (And probably won't be for a while)

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