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Comparing the Hoyt Maxxis To the Alphamax

Monday, March 8th, 2010

So what do you do if you are a bow manufacturer with a need to keep feeding the masses with new products every year, yet your existing line is still wildly popular? You simply take your existing bows, rename them with a hip new name and sell them as the latest model, new for this year bows.

That’s what Hoyt Archery have done with a couple of their new bows for the 2010 line-up. The Maxxis 31 and the Maxxis 35 sound very similar to the Alphamax 32 and the Alphamax 35. There are some minor differences – the 1” smaller axle-to-axle frame of the Maxxis 31, for example, but when you do a comparison between the new and the old they stack up as very similar types of bows that perform the same functions.

What the Maxxis bows have is the benefit of newer technology which, according to the company makes them smoother drawing and has even less vibration when shooting. The speeds of the bows look to be almost identical. The cam system is still the same XTR Cam and ½ or the Z3 Cam and ½ for the shorter draw.

For many it comes down to a matter of personal preference. Those who have shot both and who have not been taken in with an unreasoning love for anything brand new have reported that they could distinguish no difference in draw, noise or hand shock between the new and the old.

The bottom line will most probably be that those who are in the market for a new bow will probably be inclined to go for a Maxxis while those who are already shooting an Alphamax will stick with what they have. There are some people who simply must have the latest and greatest releases and will be moving quickly to get their hands on the new Maxxis bows regardless of whether they like or dislike their Alphamax.

For the rest I suspect those who have been longtime users of the Hoyt Alphamax 32 and the Hoyt Alphamax 35 will continue to go on loving their bow.


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