Just went to the pro shop today to get a new bow and shot the Vectrix and the Switchback. The Vectrix had a very very smooth draw and virtually no shock upon the release. The switchback was unbelievably smooth. I had to ask the guy helping me if he was sure that the bow was set at 70lbs. He checked and it was! I was shooting a Martin Jaguar Magnum before, it was set at 62 pounds, and was 2x as hard to pull back as the Mathews! Upon release, I had to check and make sure that I shot the arrow! There was No hand shock! Not to mention, the only sound I heard was the arrow hitting the target! Mathews outdid themselves with this awsome bow!!!!