Archery Forums 3DShoots.com
Find Archery Shoots near you  |   Advertise on 3DShoots.com

Go Back   Archery Forums 3DShoots.com > Archery Forum > General Archery Forum
 

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-26-2010, 09:27 PM   #1
smokeetr17
Junior Member
 
smokeetr17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: moncks corner, sc
Posts: 27
smokeetr17 is on a distinguished road
Default Z9 vs. Elite XLR.

anyone have any ideas on these bows? i have a 31.5 in draw length and will be using it for hunting as well as 3d shoots. both look pretty close in specs, prices etc.. i really like the elite warranty and hunt guarantee, but i have no experience in either mathews or elite. thanks jason.
smokeetr17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2010, 02:24 AM   #2
Daniel Boone
Senior Member
 
Daniel Boone's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 6,934
Daniel Boone is on a distinguished road
Default Honestly

I shot Mathews for many years. Elite bows are diffiantly the better bows in my opionion and your right the warranty excellant.

Think you will be amazed at the XLR performance and feel. Good back wall and with your long draw it will have enough speed.

I just ordered a 2011 Tour bow which is 38" axle to axle for my 3d bow and indoor bow.

Customer service and warranty blows everone else away.
DB
__________________
Elite bows, Vortex Binos, Trophy Taker sights, Carter releases, Goldtip Arrows. CBE sights, Vapor Trail Strings, B Stinger stabilizers
Daniel Boone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2010, 07:04 AM   #3
okarcher
Bow In Hand!
 
okarcher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 402
okarcher is on a distinguished road
Default

Agree with everything DB just said and the draw cycle on the XLR will be better than that of the Z9. I believe the Elites are of better quality and definately the best warranty on the market.
__________________
Goldtip Arrows,T.R.U. Ball Releases
,Bohning vanes
okarcher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2010, 08:21 AM   #4
smokeetr17
Junior Member
 
smokeetr17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: moncks corner, sc
Posts: 27
smokeetr17 is on a distinguished road
Default

Awesome, thanks guys. my bowtech is heading for craigslist today! I see an Anthracite finish XLR in my future.
smokeetr17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2010, 09:29 PM   #5
BuckeyeRed
Super Member
 
BuckeyeRed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: N. Illinois
Posts: 1,067
BuckeyeRed will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by okarcher View Post
Agree with everything DB just said and the draw cycle on the XLR will be better than that of the Z9. I believe the Elites are of better quality and definately the best warranty on the market.
Not saying the XLR is not a great bow but..exactly how can you make that statement??? Nobody will even be able to lay hands on a Z9 till after the dealer show...Always good to cheerlead tho.
__________________
Be good or be good at it.
BuckeyeRed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2010, 09:51 PM   #6
BowhuntnHoosier
Bisquit.......
 
BowhuntnHoosier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Hoosierville
Posts: 13,882
BowhuntnHoosier has a spectacular aura aboutBowhuntnHoosier has a spectacular aura aboutBowhuntnHoosier has a spectacular aura about
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BuckeyeRed View Post
Not saying the XLR is not a great bow but..exactly how can you make that statement??? Nobody will even be able to lay hands on a Z9 till after the dealer show...Always good to cheerlead tho.
Hmmm........
__________________


"HONDA"
BowhuntnHoosier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2010, 07:54 AM   #7
Radar
Story of my life
 
Radar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: N. Illinois
Posts: 851
Radar will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BuckeyeRed View Post
Not saying the XLR is not a great bow but..exactly how can you make that statement??? Nobody will even be able to lay hands on a Z9 till after the dealer show...Always good to cheerlead tho.
Good call! I had a 2010 XLR with the rev cam and it was a nice bow, just not for me. I have shot the z7 and if the z9 is anything like it on the draw I have a hard time believing that the cycle will be smoother. They are 2 completely different beasts shoot them both and then decide
__________________
Target: Hoyt ProElite XT3000 C2, 60# 30", CBE Quad Lite, CBE 3x .019, Trophy Taker, Easton Fatboy 400's(indoor) lightspeed 400 (outdoor)

Hunting: 2009 Alphamax35 (Blacked out) 70#, 29", HHA Slider, Bisquit, Easton ACC 3-60, Rage 100 gr. 2 blade
Radar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2010, 07:36 AM   #8
shark3
Senior Member
 
shark3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: just outside Cincinnati Ohio
Posts: 405
shark3 has a spectacular aura aboutshark3 has a spectacular aura about
Default

who knows i have a friend who shoots a Z7 and he shot my Z28 thought it was smoother than his Z7 i shot his Z7 and thought it was smoother than my Z28 go figure maybe we were just used to what we had and something feeling different put it in our heads each others was smoother
shark3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2010, 10:28 AM   #9
TMax27
Senior Member
 
TMax27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fairland, OK
Posts: 778
TMax27 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by smokeetr17 View Post
anyone have any ideas on these bows? i have a 31.5 in draw length and will be using it for hunting as well as 3d shoots. both look pretty close in specs, prices etc.. i really like the elite warranty and hunt guarantee, but i have no experience in either mathews or elite. thanks jason.
Jason, you are looking to compare apples to oranges: 37" to 30" axle to axle and Single vs 2 Track Binary. Generally speaking, w/ your draw length, the longer axle to axle would be a better fit for you. As stated, test drive both if you can and then shoot what you feel is better for you.
__________________
2008 Elite XXL 29 3/4" 70lbs- G1 Camo
2008.5 Elite XLR 29 3/4" 60lbs- Ninja
2009 Elite XLR 29 3/4" 65lbs- Metallic Red
2009 Elite GT500 w/ Cuda Cams 25" 47lbs- Pink Ninja
TMax27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2004 3DShoots.com