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Old 01-27-2010, 12:08 PM   #1
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I am looking for a bow for short draw shooter. 26 in. I am starting out so, want to work my way up to the 50-55lbs. Try to decide between Hoyt Trykon Sport and Diamond Razor edge. I have heard good things about both bows but seems I would have to get different limbs for the hoyt as I work my way up.

Has anyone tried both and can provide any thoughts.

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Old 01-27-2010, 12:43 PM   #2
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are you just choosing from new models? if not, check out the bowtech equalizer. 27.5" draw @ 60# it shoots like 300-308 fps. one of the fastest pound for pound out there. i've never own one, but have shot one, and they are pretty sweet.
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:00 PM   #3
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I would also recommend the Mathews Prestige... built for short draws and still gets you speed!!!


Also, Elite has a new bow out called the Judge... might want to check that one out as well!!

Good Luck!! I know what it feels like trying to find short draw bows!!
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Old 01-27-2010, 08:56 PM   #4
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Depending on your budget the Rytera Alien Z is a good one for short draw lengths. I might know about this as I have a 26.5" draw.
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New Breed Nemesis is a great bow for short draws..you should get over 300fps with that weight
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Old 01-27-2010, 10:26 PM   #6
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Thanks. Will give those options a try. One question regarding progression. I am starting out and was told should start with 35lb (so as to develop good form) and work my way up to 50-55lb. Only problem is many of these bows come in either 30,40,50 lbs limbs. Do I need to keep changing or should I stick to a bow with a much wider weight range - such as Diamond Razor and Bowtech Soldier - any other such wide range bows? Thanks
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Both are good bows. My two daughters shoot the Diamond Razor's Edge. If you are of an age that you are still growing, this is a great bow due to its versatility in draw length, draw weight, etc without the use of a bow press. The Hoyt Trykon Sport is also adjustable with draw weight and length without a press, but does not offer the range of adjustments without changing cam, limbs, etc... That being said, what it lacks in the flexibility department when compared to the Razor, it makes up for in overall quality, accuracy and resale value - I mean its a Hoyt and I have never seen anything retain its value like a Hoyt. FYI - a Trykon Sport just sold this past week on E-bay for in excess of $525 - full package with accessories, but still. If money is an issue, there are new Razor's Edges out there - full packages with sight, rest, quiver, etc... (none of which are top of the line, but are good enough to get started) online on archerytalk.com for about $305ish - which is way less than I paid for my daughters' bows.
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Unfortunately now more growth for me. I am well in my 30s

I see your point of on the adjustability part. while this is a starter bow for me, I want something that will draw smooth/shoot well and will plan to keep it for a few years.I have no idea how far apart the Razor Edge and Trykon Sport are in terms of feel when shooting - does one feel rock solid and the other plastic when compared? then it would be worthwhile price difference..if it the difference is not that large then I would go for adjustability - starting with 30lbs draw till my technique is down and build up to 55lbs or so.

Unfortunately I have no pro shops in my area to try them.

Decisions...decision...
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Unfortunately now more growth for me. I am well in my 30s

I see your point of on the adjustability part. while this is a starter bow for me, I want something that will draw smooth/shoot well and will plan to keep it for a few years.I have no idea how far apart the Razor Edge and Trykon Sport are in terms of feel when shooting - does one feel rock solid and the other plastic when compared? then it would be worthwhile price difference..if it the difference is not that large then I would go for adjustability - starting with 30lbs draw till my technique is down and build up to 55lbs or so.

Unfortunately I have no pro shops in my area to try them.

Decisions...decision...
Diamond Razor Edge is a good starter bow. You really cant go wrong with both. There both pretty good bows. I honestly would buy the one that there is a pro shop some where close. Due to what you have said here. Im giving the edge to the Bowtech. Honestly making a drive to a pro shop would be the best option.
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Old 01-31-2010, 09:25 AM   #10
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I can't say anything about the hoyt but my son has 2 Razor edges. One for target and 1 for hunting. He shoots 42# and 24" draw and getting 218 FPS with 325 grain arrow. They shoot great and he has killed several deers with it with arrow pass through. They have a lot of flexibility in draw and weight built in. They go from 19" -29" draw and 29# -60" without any press needed. All you need to adjust is an Allen wrench. He has several thousand shots though his target bow with no problems. The other one he only hunts with it.
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