Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Game Has Changed!

Well it has been a couple weeks and I have finally settled down a bit. The Easter weekend was a great time spent with my son Drake, sister Jaime, Barb and Bill. We had the normal Easter dinner and Drake go to eat him some candy. It was great and I really enjoyed it almost as much as a cup of coffee from Starbucks.

Then came the day when the game changed. I had finally received all my goodies to set up my new PSE Super Short. This bow was originally shot at this years ATA and after the first shot I knew it was going to be in my hand very soon. It is 27" axle to axle, with a 6-3/4" brace height with an IBO speed of 348 fps. The bow weighs in at 3.6 lbs. Mossy Oak Treestand is the pattern that graces this beauty. It is set at 72 lb draw weight and 28" draw length.
The next piece of hardware to go on it was the G5 XR sight. This weighs in at only 6 ounces. I decided on the .019" Smart-Pins. It has 3x micro-adjustments, third axis tuning, harmonic dampner and is corrosion resistant. The sight offers 3 fixed pins and one floating pin.

Next up was the rest. The rest is from Mid Atlantic Archery and is the TriVan Multi-Adjust Pro. I also saw this product down at ATA and was impressed at how this thing worked. I spent some time with the president of the company who demonstrated and showed how it worked. You get the best of both worlds with this thing. It's like a capture rest and a drop away rest had a child and this is what happened! It has 3 solid all metal launcher arms with Vanishing Arm Technology. It comes with independent windage and elevation adjustments, Vibra-Shield Damping Technology, no friction resistance and you can gain up to 12 fps more. The main thing is that it works flawlessly with fast bows.
On to the stabilizer part of the rig. Dragonfire ThermoGrip is what is on the the rig. It is a stabilizer that tested out against the industries best and performed in the top. This stabilizer is unique in that it also has a heated grip incorporated with two heat settings. I will never be caught with my bow on the hook again due to cold hands. It is truly an innovative product that is well worth looking at.

America's Best Bowstrings is what is helping launch the lasers from this rig. This company has produced a string with some of the tightest tolerances in the industry, in fact they guarantee a length tolerance of +/- amazing 0.010"! They offer a written warranty against peep rotation and creep. They are also featured on 8 PSE bows. The color of choice is Flo Green and White with the matching D Loop and peep.

Well this was all set up by Jim Beasley of Spot Shooter Archery. This guy is no joke! Jim currently has 9 state championships, 4 state records, and is a 2009 NAA North Region champion. He won 2nd in the Badger Pro-Am in Wisconsin this year and set a NAA national record for the Star FITA Outdoor Compound Master 50+ at Single 70 meters in Renssaeler, IN during the July 2009 tournament. Having him set this rig up and give me some tips is something that I cannot put a price tag on. He spent a lot of time with me along with another member of his staff Dan. There is nothing better than having an awesome rig, than an awesome rig that has been set up and fine tuned by a great shop.

Well now that we know what this rig is about, I will tell you it shoots great. I couldn't be happier with the rig except for having two! Seriously though, i would definitely recommend any of these products. They are great by themselves but combined they make this set up dynamite. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to send me an email. If I don't know the answer I will find it or point you in the right direction.

So until my next blog, be safe, appreciate what you have and get into the great outdoors.