I'm new here but have posted a few threads and those that have replied have been really helpful. For those that haven't read my post, I've been away from bowhunting and shooting for several years due to a shoulder injury in '99. I had my shoulder fixed in '01 and have been active and back to normal activities. I team rope, so my shoulder has gotten a good workout and though it may not be 100% of what it was, it seems to be OK. Before I tore up my shoulder(team roping) I was pulling 73# on my '96 model Matthews Z Light. I'm shooting it right now set at 64# with no problem at all. I turned it up to 70# and had no trouble pulling it but don't think I want to shoot 70# on a regular basis...64-65# seems to fit me a little better. I'm kind of a "speed freak in everything that I do....faster horses, faster rifle bullets, faster bass boats, etc., so naturally I want a fast bow. I'm getting ready to buy either a new Elite or Bowtech real soon and would like some input, advice, opinions, knowledge from experience, etc. Here's my question...would I be better off with a 60# bow maxed out or a 70# bow turned down to 65# or so? I keep hearing that bows perform better when they're cranked up to or near max and I'm wondering what the difference in speed would be between the two? I want the speed but don't want to put unnecessary stress on my shoulder, eventhough it's not bothering me now. If I had speed mods on a 60# bow and smooth mods on a 70# bow turned down to 65#, would the 65 be just about as easy to draw as the 60 and how would the speed compare. I know these are questions with a lot of variables but I thought with as many people as there are here at AT, there should be plenty of experience to help with these questions. I'll look forward to your replies and Thanks for your help.