Chaser of Whitetails
Well, I made the drive today to shoot the new Hoyt Alphamax 32 and 35. First off, there is a VERY noticeable difference in the weight of these bows and the Hoyts of years past. Some people like them light, some like the heavier feel. For you guys who like 'em light, you'll be glad to pick up one of these as they are LIGHT. The finish is also very nice on the new Alphas. The Realtree AP looks great. Of course, it has the trademark Hoyt narrow grip, which in my opinion is hte best grip in archery. Now, on to the point. The draw of the new Alphamax is failry smooth, but it seems to "load up" a little faster than I expected. The wall is ROCK SOLID. This was my favorite feature of this model. The release is dead, no noticeable jump. It was also pretty quiet. Considering that this bow was a 29/70 shot at 65# with no stab and nothing on the string other than nocks, it was suprisingly dead and was not loud at all. I shot both around 20 arrows each. I also compared the two new bows to a Katera XL. I also shot it with no stab, at 29/70 set at 65#, and without string silencers. Shortly thereafter, I finished up and went to the counter to place my order...28.5/70 Katera XL. Don't get me wrong, the Alphas are nice bows, very nice. BUT, to me, the Katera was the smoothest draw and felt better all around. I already know it will be a shooter...BUT, it will be a looker too. I ordered one with the Black Out riser and Realtree AP limbs :tongue::darkbeer:.