A couple of months ago, I bought a 2009 X-Force GX, took it home, and put a couple hundred shots through it. I just could not get used to the power and drive that thing put out, so I took it back to the dealer and after explaining the problem, he let me shoot a BM-XL that had just arrived. I fell in love with it right then and there. It shot so smooth and was only 20 FPS IBO slower than the X-Force. So, I took it home, threw a couple hundred shots through it and proceeded to paper tune. It tuned excellant! The BM-XL fits me like a glove. I am not bashing the X-Force by any means, I'm just more comfortable with the Bow Madness XL. Now get this...my buddy shoots the X-Force and absolutely loves it and shoots awesome groups! I guess what I am suggesting is that you really need to shoot both of these bows as they are both excellant choices, because everybody is different in their form and shooting style. I wish I would have shot the Bow Madness XL along with the X-Force but the dealer did not have one in stock for me to try at the time. I kind of jumped the gun a little, but now I have an experience with both models that I can pass along to you! Hope this helps.