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Old 03-10-2017, 10:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Tell me about the Hoyt Carbon Matrix

I have an opportunity to buy a very lightly used Hoyt Carbon Matrix from a coworker who is selling it for his father-in-law for $500. Is this a good deal? I'm currently shooting a Diamond Outlaw. It is a serviceable tool that has served me well these past 4 years. The speed between the two bows is pretty much identical, but with a small edge going to the Outlaw so I know I wont be getting a benefit that way. I'm not a speed freak, anyway. Will I be getting a nice step up in terms of smoothness, forgiveness, quietness, shootability, etc., etc.?

I really like my Diamond Outlaw, but I know there are lots of other great options out there. What do you think? Is it worth making the switch?
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Old 03-10-2017, 11:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The carbon bows are good in general. I have a carbon spyder, got it last years model but new for 600 bucks, well 700 with the DQA HDX rest. 500 bucks might be a bit steep but fair if it is in great shape. the RTK cam is a very efficent cam but does not have alot of valley. if you want a larger valley you will want to look for the z5 cam on the spiders ( amazing cam) my brother shoots the RTK cam though and it is solid.

as to is it worth making the switch, you would have to shoot them both and decide. both will get the job done, but the hoyt is a higher class bow.
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As you mentioned the specs on those two bows are very similar. If you're shooting confidently with your current setup I'd just stick with it because this specific carbon bow isn't any lighter than the one you are carrying and has a 75% let off vs 80%.

If you're looking for a carbon bow in that 500-600 price range I'd check out any of the Bowtech's with the carbon knight riser (models: knight, overdrive, icon). Those will be a little over a half a pound lighter than what you're carrying and have slightly better speed ratings. The feel of these will also be more similar to your Diamond.

Just my $0.02, good luck
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Old 03-16-2017, 10:50 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I think that matrix is far better than the carbon bows from bowtech. I really like the matrix. the few I have dealt with are very tunable and very nice to shoot. The handle on the bowtechs are a little chunky compared to the hoyt and shimming the bowtech can be an issue if you don't have some help. The yolks on the hoyt make it easier to tune.
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