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Old 07-29-2007, 12:32 PM   #1
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Talking Which Mathew's is better?

Trying to descide if the XT is better than the Drenalin. Some say it is some say the Drenalin is much better. I am looking for forgiveness, speed isn't everything to me. I am wanting a bow that I can shoot for a years, but also one I have convidence in as well.
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Trying to descide if the XT is better than the Drenalin. Some say it is some say the Drenalin is much better. I am looking for forgiveness, speed isn't everything to me. I am wanting a bow that I can shoot for a years, but also one I have convidence in as well.
dont sell your self short.....look at the original Switchback also.....you can getthem cheaper and they are every bit as good as the other 2.....


THAT BEING SAID.......did you shoot the 2 side by side???

which one did YOU like better???
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Yes I have shot both the Dreni and XT. I liked them both, just the XT was smoother to me. I have never owned a mathews and want to get the right bow for my first. The Mathews dealer hear only have 1 used XT, and I have to sell my old AR34 first. He said he can get a new one for 20 bucks less than a Dreni is. Dreni $699, Brand new XT $679, or the used one is $500 but looks new. What you think???
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Yes I have shot both the Dreni and XT. I liked them both, just the XT was smoother to me. I have never owned a mathews and want to get the right bow for my first. The Mathews dealer hear only have 1 used XT, and I have to sell my old AR34 first. He said he can get a new one for 20 bucks less than a Dreni is. Dreni $699, Brand new XT $679, or the used one is $500 but looks new. What you think???
so the XT was smoother and that was the only difference??

does the XT fit you?

if the only difference you noticed was it was smoother and its is $200, I dont need to tell you which one I would choose.....
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I loved the XT, the only thing I like more about the Dreni was it is lighter. This is a hard decision, should I just spend the 200 bucks for the latest and greates or save the money for asseccories? Need you opinion, what you think?
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Buy the used XT and get better accessories with the money left over.
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Old 07-29-2007, 03:17 PM   #7
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Buy the used XT and get better accessories with the money left over.
yup thats my thought also.....
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Old 07-29-2007, 03:21 PM   #8
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Both are great but I went with the Drenalin, I counld not be more pleased. I don't believe you would regret the purchase. And I am not one to just buy because someone tells me too or because they have so many adds. I do alot off reading and asking questions.
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Both are great but I went with the Drenalin, I counld not be more pleased. I don't believe you would regret the purchase. And I am not one to just buy because someone tells me too or because they have so many adds. I do alot off reading and asking questions.
did you put an STS on it??
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Old 07-29-2007, 03:44 PM   #10
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I think I am unsure what you mean?
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Old 07-29-2007, 03:52 PM   #11
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STS.......did you put an STS on your bow......

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Drenalin uses the roller... not the cable guard. I have never used one on any of my other bows either but it had crossed my mind when I first saw one.
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Drenalin uses the roller... not the cable guard. I have never used one on any of my other bows either but it had crossed my mind when I first saw one.
ummmm....it doesnt matter if you have a rollor guard or not......th STS mounts the bottem hole in your riser......
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I new there was application for that screw slot but to be perfectly honest I had not thought of that. Might be another thing I could try. Alought it is quiet the way it is it could still yet be quieter.
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I new there was application for that screw slot but to be perfectly honest I had not thought of that. Might be another thing I could try. Alought it is quiet the way it is it could still yet be quieter.
oh dude it does alot more than make the bow quite....you really need to try one and there are aton of different ones out there.....MEANV2 (member here) makes a good one and my next one i get will be one of his........
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I think I will buy one. It can't hurt thats for sure. Thanks for the insight.
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I think I will buy one. It can't hurt thats for sure. Thanks for the insight.
you will not regret it...it adds hardly any weight, quiets the bow, Vibration and hand shock will be almost completly gone and you will not loose any speed.......

I will tell you the same thing I told Bhhoosier when he was sceptical....IF you dont like it.......I will buy it from you.....

this is the deal.....put it on the bow, shoot a few shots, you will be saying at this point.......it doesnt do much.....now take it back off and shoot a few shots......I will bet that it goes back on the bow and doesnt come back off......
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MeanV2...is this where you got yours or the STS websight that you listed?
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I got one from the local mathews dealer........the other I bought used from a member on here.....
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Old 07-29-2007, 07:35 PM   #20
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Dont buy until youve shot them all!
Try the PSE MOSSYOAK-X
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Trying to descide if the XT is better than the Drenalin. Some say it is some say the Drenalin is much better. I am looking for forgiveness, speed isn't everything to me. I am wanting a bow that I can shoot for a years, but also one I have convidence in as well.
The Drenalin is a little faster and weighs a little less it is a great bow but I have shot a couple of them several times and will not be tradin in the ole XT.

As for the STS it is a great investment.
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Old 07-30-2007, 03:31 PM   #22
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Thanks guys, I am really enjoying this forum. You guys are great, now just need to sell my AR34 and the Dreni is mine.
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Old 07-30-2007, 03:34 PM   #23
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I'm going to go with the Drenny but by a very miniscule and small margin.
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Old 07-30-2007, 06:05 PM   #24
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It's not which Mathews is 'better'... It's which one works for you and feels the best. If your stuck on Mathews, which is not a bad thing, try them out and pick the one that feels the best. Bowman makes a point that the Swicthback is a nice bow and I would agree and you can pick them up used a couple of years old for a good price.

I'll still fall back on the advice that you should shoot and pick the one that you feel most comfortable with.

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