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    Z7 vs. Z7 Extreme.

    would the Z7 Extreme shoot tighter groups because of its longer brace height?



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    Between the two I stayed with the original Z7. To me it held and shot better then the Z7 Extreme. But if
    you have a chance to shoot both do it and then you can make the choice what shoots better for you.
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    But since the brace height is longer by the books it will be more accurate?

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    I have one and it is very nice to shoot. Accurate for a short ata

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    would the longer Z7 be more accurate due to the longer ATA? is there not much of a difference due to the longer brace?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottydude003 View Post
    would the longer Z7 be more accurate due to the longer ATA? is there not much of a difference due to the longer brace?
    This is just my opinion, nothing scientifically tested or proved beyond a shaddow of a doubt, so take it for what it's worth.
    I am going to order the new Z7 extreme. I also have an alphamax 32. I shoot the alphamax really well, but shoot the Z7 extreme really well too. I measured, and the risor on the Extreme is actually longer than the risor on my Alphamax, even though my Alphamax is a longer ATA bow. I personally think that this plays a big role in how these short ATA bows become forgiving. I also believe that the longer brace height ads as much forgiveness to the bow as does a long ATA. Ask anyone who owned a Switchback LD with a 8" plus brace height, and the ones I've talked to say that it was still to date the best shooting and most accurate bow they've ever had. I think the Z9 will be a hit as well for this same reason. Of course, with longer brace height comes a trade off for speed, but I'm fine with that.
    Just my opinion on this subject. Take it for what it's worth. Good luck
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    I think we put a little to much into this brace height thing. I mean 5.5" compared to 7.5" then yes there should be a bit of a difference but 7" to 7.5 isnt enough to worry about. I think its more important to get the bow that holds and feels better for you. Thats the bow that will shoot better IMO.

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    Accuracy lies in the hands of the shooter, period!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TL3 View Post
    Accuracy lies in the hands of the shooter, period!
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    To the OP, I seriously doubt that you will be able to tell a difference other than the string angle will be so bad on the Xtreme that you will have a hard time reaching all the traditional anchor points w/o shooting a DL that is too long.
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    ex-stream is smoother

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    shot both my z7 and a extreme together yesterday. the original had less vibration than the extreme. granted 2 variables changed. i had a dish on mine and the extreme had none. and the extreme had monkey tails. take it for what its worth

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    My guess is they are very very similar. .5 more brace height will herdly be noticable imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mooreski View Post
    This is just my opinion, nothing scientifically tested or proved beyond a shaddow of a doubt, so take it for what it's worth.
    I am going to order the new Z7 extreme. I also have an alphamax 32. I shoot the alphamax really well, but shoot the Z7 extreme really well too. I measured, and the risor on the Extreme is actually longer than the risor on my Alphamax, even though my Alphamax is a longer ATA bow. I personally think that this plays a big role in how these short ATA bows become forgiving. I also believe that the longer brace height ads as much forgiveness to the bow as does a long ATA. Ask anyone who owned a Switchback LD with a 8" plus brace height, and the ones I've talked to say that it was still to date the best shooting and most accurate bow they've ever had. I think the Z9 will be a hit as well for this same reason. Of course, with longer brace height comes a trade off for speed, but I'm fine with that.
    Just my opinion on this subject. Take it for what it's worth. Good luck
    I agree with the brace height I shoot a switchback LD and a Q2 XL.....the switchback LD has a tighter group...."more brace Height less ata"

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    I can't tell the difference between the two and I shot them back to back. I like the look of the original Z7.

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    both are great and better than the z9

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    how is the Z7Extreme compared the to carbon element?

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    Quote Originally Posted by double o View Post
    I can't tell the difference between the two and I shot them back to back. I like the look of the original Z7.
    I did the same thing, Im sticking with my reg Z7....if I was blindfolded I truly dont know if I could of told them apart while shooting them.
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