I'm an Athens guy...But I own a Captain. Go with the Athens.I shot the Captain and Sentinel from BT last year. And now shoot the Athens Accomplice 34 and Athens Exceed. As for the comparison between my 34 and The Captain. Well I had a bugger of a time tuning the Captain, could never really get the left tear out of the tune, but it grouped good enough to hunt with for sure. No such problem at all with the Athens 34, its seems to tune with whatever arrow I throw on the bow. Both bows are fast with the similar draw cycles. Although My 34 is faster by a good 10fps with same arrow and dl/dw. The 34 has a stiffer wall and holds a little better than the Captain did. Now I do like the invelvet finish on the Captain better. I also liked the grip better on the Captain more so than the 34. Overall I like the Athens better, I held on to my Captain to make sure I liked the 34. After shooting the 34 for a week or so I sold the Captain.
I work at a pro shop as a tech we did have Bowtech as our main bow line but they back out. I did get a chance to shoot the whole 2009 line up. Admrial, Captain, S.W.A.T and Sniper out of all I liked the S.W.A.T the best. As for the Captain vs Athens well all the feedback on here I agree with. The Captain was just too heavy for my liking I would've chose the Admrial over the Captain but, I would have to say you have to shoot one of the Athens and see for your self. I know its hard without a dealer close by. I first shot a accomplice 32 and I loved the wall and how smooth the draw was, as well as the speed for such a smooth bow with 7inch brace. I do like a longer ATA so I was going to buy a 34 but I happened to get on Athens Field Staff. So got the 34 and loved it so much I put all my bows up for sale. Had Mathews MQ1, Switchback, Drenalin, DXT, Monster and Diamond Black Ice. Out of all, my Diamond and SB I liked the most but after the Athens the other bows were nothing side by side to my Accomplice. Long story short Ive got two accomplice 34's and the new exceed 300, I will never shoot anything but Athens.Anyone shot both??? Just would like some input, there is not an athens dealer anywhere near me, looking at possibly getting one. They look like they are a really nice setup.
I think you will be happy with it.. Let us know how it works out...Well I think I am convinced enough to at least give it a try...... hate coming off my captain though. I love the way it shoots, I just can not quite get the tuning where I want it so its kind of frustrating. Anyhow, I am going to try to get this worked out, its for the athens 34. If I end up hating it I am tracking all of you down!!