I own one of the first Hoyt tec bows , an Alphatec that doesn't have that word on it , just Hoyt on the riser and also carbonite on each of it's limbs ! This bow is about 17 years old , also have a Jennings Buckmaster that was made the first year that Jennings , I'm thinking it was 1997 ( Bear archery ) , produced them .
I shoot both bows even today ! I'd place the value of the Hoyt at $100 barebow , as it is a chromed & painted bow . The camo Jennings is worth about $ 150 fully loaded !
I believe that the better bows were built around 1996 on , some of the really older ones are not worth owning or fixing .
I do use a Martin Firecat ( painted target bow in it's first life , worth maybe $50 with a $50 bill
) from the mid 90s that for some reason keeps right on killing underwater critters ( mostly carp ) .
I believe that the fast flight system really changed alot of things , better string materials , doing away with the teardrop system , plus the better limbs that were on Martin , Hoyt and other fine companies , that used quality materials .
I've have shot most of my deer with a Hoyt Accutec ( worth maybe $150 , CAUSE IT'S CAMO
) , a 1997-98 model .
The newer bows today are usually shorter and lighter with less vibration issues over the early models , plus better grips !
I like Hoyts newer than 94 models , but would buy a Bear/ Jennings later than a 1996 model or a Martin from the mid 90s or later !
I think most of today's bow are made well , or they will be history soon !
I could go on and on , but the best bow that I have ever shot was an Oneida , but my archery buddies have told me that I'm on my own if I buy one !
Bows resale is really terrible compare to guns ! ( fact is it downright crazy )_
Just remember that you can buy better vibration devices , rests , sites , strings , etc. to upgrade you bow , as it's only money !
I do like many other brands of bows such as PSE , Bowtech , Diamond , Mathews ( there I wrote it , Westy ) , Darten , Elite , Alpine , Mission and there are others !
Wish you well , if you buy a used bows , such as Elite Archery bow , has a lifetime warranty on their bows , used or new forever regardless of first , second or whatever owner !
I do own a newer Hoyt /Reflex bow , 2007 Caribou and a Mathews /Mission Menace , 2010 model . , both brought new !