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    Default Why I Chose Strother Archery over Elite for 2010

    I have just noticed that every year Kevin's designs get better, and he has done his best creations yet, with the 2010 Strother lineup. My new SR-71 is smooth, fast, quiet, dead in the hand, and has a solid backwall. A little history with my opinion. I have owned an 06 Bowtech Tribute, then owning his improvement to that bow, which was the 06 Elite E-force, which was a better bow then the Tribute, an 06 E-500, which was a better bow then the Bowtech Allegiance, an 08 Elite GTO, and and 09 Elite GT500 , and now a 2010 Strother SR-71. Obviously, I like his style in bows. Right now, imo, Elite is basically just selling Kevin Strothers old models, except for the Judge. Elite did add adjustable mods to their bows this year, and this is better imo, then draw length specific bows. Well, I have his latest/best design imo, with my new Strother SR-71. I shot the Judge at Crackers shop in MO; VERY disappointed. It was a stiff draw, it had a noisy irritating little buzz to it, and it had noticeable hand shock. I felt it was a step back for Elite. I shot it back to back with the Strother SR-71. I could have bought the Judge at Crackers, or the SR-71. The SR-71 was the clear winner. Clear. Ray Charles would have stated the same; as closing your eyes is best way to really feel and hear the quality of the Strother, and the lack of quality in the Elite Judge. Both were bare bows; except the Judge had limb dampeners on it, the Strother none; nor does it need any and my bow won't have any added to it. Looks wise, I love the Predator camo on the Strother, over the Elite's camo. Shooting wise, it is a tack driver, and I really like the two draw stops, and the fact that it came with Crackers strings on it. I have put well over 400 shots through the bow, and the peep just comes back perfect, and the bow shoots phenomenal. I don't get paid to review bows, nor any company discounts. I just wanted to share my opinion and excitement over this new bow. Shoot them your self back to back..make up your own mind.

    What did you shoot before you switched to a Strother, and what decided the switch for you?

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    Had a GT500 and while it was a very good bow it is no where near as good as my Strother SR71 Blackbird. 28 1/2 60#, IBO arrow at 330- FPS. I still have a Darton 3500 and while it is a good bow as well, Because of the Elite issues Kevin brought this bow out with hybrids rather than binarys, sure glad he did. the SR71 is much, much better. What fascinates me is how quiet the bow is with nothing on the limbs or string. I opted to have Wes VanHorn build me a set of strings for the bling. Crackers strings are very good but I wanted a little colour. (Purple and flo yellow).

    Bow was very easy to tune and get bullet holes with. It does like a little bit of a softer spine arrow but will shoot anything in to the same hole. Because of the Elite issues Kevin brought this bow to market with Hybrid cams instead of the binaries. In retrospect that was great for us as I believe this cam system is better than the binaries..
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    Why I Chose Strother Archery over Elite for 2010
    Here I half expected the explanation to have something to do with you hitting your head and severe blunt force trama ?!? Temporary insanity or something like that!

    Best of luck with your new rig, HCH. It does look great!

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    Default I often ask

    Why even mention Elite?

    Be happy with your bow and move on. Glad the Strothers bow works for you.


    Elite makes a very good bow. Look at how many won at Florida shooting against some of the toughest compition in archery. Semi pro class.

    Tim Ewers in Vegas in the BHFS Pro class.

    Just be happy with your bow. No reason to try and compare todays bows. So many out there that are excellant bows.

    Just find what works for you.
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    Strother makes a good bow for sure, just ask him.

    Elite parting ways w/ Strother if nothing provides stability to their company.

    Love the predator btw..
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    Great looking bow!

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    Who cares - not me - I'm tired of these threads.
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    I love it lets keep it going!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RageBlood View Post
    Who cares - not me - I'm tired of these threads.
    You care cause I see you whining about it all the time all over the internet. Jealous?

    Not everyone on earth is going to shoot an Elite, get the hell over it. Okay?

    You have taken Fanboyism to a level unparalleled since...well....MeanV2.

    Now get over yourself and get yourself a Strother for a backup to your Elite stable.

    You owe it to yourself to own a Strother.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slippy View Post
    You care cause I see you whining about it all the time all over the internet. Jealous?

    Not everyone on earth is going to shoot an Elite, get the hell over it. Okay?

    You have taken Fanboyism to a level unparalleled since...well....MeanV2.

    Now get over yourself and get yourself a Strother for a backup to your Elite stable.

    You owe it to yourself to own a Strother.
    Why didnt he pick the Bowtech Destoyer Bow of the year havent you heard? Ill soon be giving a thread why I choose my Hoyt, Bowtech and Elite over all other bows. Now those darn PSE folks are making a few really good bows. You know they won Vegas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slippy View Post
    You care cause I see you whining about it all the time all over the internet. Jealous?

    Not everyone on earth is going to shoot an Elite, get the hell over it. Okay?

    You have taken Fanboyism to a level unparalleled since...well....MeanV2.

    Now get over yourself and get yourself a Strother for a backup to your Elite stable.

    You owe it to yourself to own a Strother.

    Why you got to sugar coat everything?

    Tell it like it is for once would you.

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    My question is, is this Archery Talk or 3D shoots?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jame View Post
    My question is, is this Archery Talk or 3D shoots?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Boone View Post
    Why didnt he pick the Bowtech Destoyer Bow of the year havent you heard? Ill ....


    Heck yeah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jame View Post
    My question is, is this Archery Talk or 3D shoots?
    look up at your web browser:

    http://www.3dshoots.com/forums/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=266530

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gator eye View Post
    Why you got to sugar coat everything?

    Tell it like it is for once would you.

    I stopped responding to that person two weeks ago, I'm no fan boy, and if he knew me he would know that - but he doesn't...... and I have nothing against strother, maybe he should look and see how many different forums this exact same thread was posted on x4 by my count!

    I really honestly don't care OAO for good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RageBlood View Post
    ...... and I have nothing against strother....
    Nothing wrong with being jealous, I don't have one either. "Thall shall not covet" came out way before Strother bows did so it doesn't apply.
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    That is cool that your bow matches your outfit!
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    Quote Originally Posted by J.A.G. View Post
    That is cool that your bow matches your outfit!
    This place is getting as bad as archerytalk know
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    Quote Originally Posted by hstubblefield View Post
    This place is getting as bad as archerytalk know
    I'm sorry guys - I really don't want to start anything here. Great forum. Great people from what I've seen so far.

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