Manufacturers who change models every year just for the heck of it, leaving dealers stuck with perfectly good inventory of nice new bows that nobody wants to buy because the next year's model is "so much better".
Companies that won't stand behind their promised delivery dates. If it is supposed to be delivered in 2 weeks, i'll give then 3 before my order is cancelled. That's another reason i haven't changed manufacturers in over 10 years. ...................................................DF1
From my stand point of someone who sells the stuff, I do not like the advertisement of IBO speeds, every bowhunter comes in and asks what the speed is, if you do not tell them the inflated ibo advertized speed they will not give the bow you are selling another look.
How many guys actually draw 30 inches, especially when alot of bow companies are a little on the long side, and lots of guys dont shoot 70 pounds not to mention those 350 grain hunting arrows!!!
Why not advertise a spped with a hunting carbon arrow , and hey why not give a listing for a few draw lenghts, less dissapointment to be had.
Yeah whatever happened to amo speed specs on bows. I knew if it had a 240+ amo speed. I could get ok speed for my draw weight and draw length. Now everything is IBO speed and not everyone states what draw or poundage they used. I would assume 70lbs 30" but 60lbs 28" would be a lot better spec to use.
Companies that think archers come in 1" increments. The Fury/X
cams are better than most but some of the cams lose performance and have large changes in let off when you make 1/2" adjustments to draw length twisting strings and cables.
Have you ever noticed that you have try on several pais of jeans to find some that fit even though they say 34" waist 32" inseam right on the tag? Some of the waist are 1/2 short then the others what's up with that?........
Mr. Africabowhunter explain why you are so upset with the "standards" on the bows of today.....and also why you dislike the ATA so much.
My pet peeve on bow manufactures is ........Sticking dealers on top of dealers. I understand that manufactures want to sell bows, well you can only sell so many bows to so many bow people, regaurdless of how many dealers you have there are only so many cusotmers.
I was lucky this time.
I haven't bought a new bow since 1996 and ordered a Hoyt UltraTec for Hunting this year.
The specs met my order perfect. Only the drawweight is 82 instead of 80 but who cares. They even were able to meet my drawlength of 32".
It's not easy these days to find a bow with a drawlength for adults .
On the other side I received a Hoyt SuperStar in 1994 with an ATA-length 1,5" longer as it should be. Wrong cables, wrong string and long oversea phone calls with the manufacturer.
I think the speeds advertised by some manufacturers are a joke. The second beef I have is the lack of conformity to the AMO/ATA standard for draw length. I wish all the manufacturers would be held accountable.
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