Why I Choose Hoyt
By Tony Trietch, Rokslide staff
The bugle seemed to be further and further away. The bull was moving his herd down the ridge towards their bedding area and I had to move fast if I wanted to get there before they did. I stayed on the opposite side of the ridge from them and sprinted as fast as my legs would take me along the boulder-filled slope. I hopped between giant rocks as I attempted to keep pace with the elk, it actually felt like I was going to make it. That is until one of those boulders I was running over happened to be covered in a seemingly invisible slime that gave my boot zero purchase. I went down so fast that I had no time to protect myself, let alone my bow. When I regained the ability to breath and realized my lungs were not completely crushed from the impact, my bow was gone and so were the elk. My Hoyt Carbon Matrix had bounced down the boulder field quite a ways. I have no idea how many rocks it hit on the way down but it was in one piece, albeit bearing a few new scuffs similar to myself. I was cautious drawing the bow back and even more so loosing an arrow at a stump to confirm I wouldn't need to hike out the five miles back to the truck for my back-up bow. That stump took a direct hit and so did a beautiful Montana bull the very next day.
Hoyt Satori Recurve Review
By Matt Davis, Guest Contributor
I'll start out by clarifying that my role at Hoyt, during my time as an employee there, was NOT an engineer. I didn't single handedly piece the Satori Recurve together. The Satori however, is a compilation of every thought, idea, and need that I felt a true ILF designed riser needed. A huge product gap Hoyt had at that point in time. That's no longer the case.
During my last year at Hoyt, back in 2015, I was tasked with concepting and creating Hoyt's new traditional line for 2017. I was stoked! Finally... After years of begging for the line to be changed they were opening the door. About time, right? So, with a bazillion ideas, concepts, experience, and feedback from other traditional enthusiasts, I went to outlining what I felt would be the most complete traditional line on the market.
Fast forward to ATA 2016, past all the boring B.S. I'm wasting your time with, and the Satori was born. No, I did not name it. Yes, it is the most tunable and customizable riser on the market. So, let's dive into this bad mama-jama..
Review: Iron Will Outfitters Broadhead
by Les Welch, Rokslide Staff
Over the past decade, archery technology has progressed farther and quicker than I think most of us would have imagined possible. It seems that if you want it, it's available or can be done. Bows are pushing or over 300 fps as the norm, not the exception. The list of advancements could go on.
Review: Spot Hogg's Fast Eddie vs. Tommy Hogg
By Les Welch, Rokslide Staff
1, 3, or 5 pins? Fixed or slider? .010, .019, or .029 pins? Hard mount or dovetail? Eastern treestand hunting or Western spot-and-stalk, or both? What about 3D? These are just a few of the pertinent questions when it comes to picking a new sight.
I can't answer that for you as your hunting type and preferences will dictate that. Here are some of the things that I use to determine what sight I think will work best for me.