Your buddy may be a junkie, but probably has nothing to do with bow tuning. The Striker Mags fly extremely well, the same as the regular Strikers. I can shoot both into a 3" circle from 60 yards, so they can't fly that much different.I asked a buddy of mine who is bow tuning junkie about them last year.
He said they fly terrible.
Oh yes, definitely worth playing with. Just don't play with them with your hands.......if you're not familiar with the sharpness of the Striker blades.......they are SHARP! I have Silverflames as well, and I'd rank both heads as the sharpest I have seen.:thumbs_upCOOL!!! defenatly worth playin with a set af those.