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Any new info on the new Hoyt's that people have gotten?
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.
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.
Heard nothing but good things about the Rx3’s. I’m shooting a RX1 ultra and love it
You’ll never go wrong with the latest Hoyt
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.
At least one a year. Sometimes more if I can’t choose which camo I like better (just kidding)
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.
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.
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..................
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.
Carbon element and carbon defiant are really solid options
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!
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.
we owe animals respect and killing them with old equipment is disrespectful. They deserve the very best.
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.
So what everyone is saying is that my 06 Hoyt Trykon is outdated and there is something better ? ! !
TRYKON! ... I had one. Hoyt’s answer to Ford’s Edsel
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.
If you are still shooting a Trykon? (Hoyt's one bad bow ever) You should DEFINITELY upgrade immediately.
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
Why are you not shooting for Hoyt. Are you shooting for another bow company, and if so, which one. Thanks.
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.
Stick I'm with you...I'm sticking (no pun intended) with my Matrix...
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)