archery tech & archery Reviews

Want to learn more about the science behind great arrow performance?

You've come to the right place! Be prepared to 'geek out' archery style as we explore ways to maximize your arrow performance!

Check here for unbiased reviews of all things archery related! If we haven't reviewed it let us know what you would like to see and we'll do our best to get our hands on it!


2013 LIMBSAVER BROADBAND LIMBSAVERS

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Introduced after two years of research and development the new Broadband LimbSavers are a perfect example of why Limbsaver has remained King of the Hill when it comes to vibration and sound dampening on archery equipment. This becomes very clear when you realize just how many other manufacturers include Limbsaver products as standard equipment to enhance the performance of their bows! So what makes the Broadband LimbSaver a stand out from their competitors? ... (read more)

PINE RIDGE ARCHERY – NITRO STRING

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Few things play as critical a roll as the seemingly insignificant string material that makes up your d-loop. When you think of the sheer amount of wear and use this one item will see over the course of the season, it becomes all the more clear just how tough this string material needs to be! Good d-loop string must be long wearing, melt well to created ends that won’t pull through(a properly installed d-loop) and have low stretch along with enough rigidity to keep its shape for... (read more)

FIELD READY – S4 SIDEWINDER EVO REVIEW

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Shinny new things! It always looks so good in the store right?! That new piece of bowhunting equipment that is going to be the game changer in the field! Sometimes it lives up to our expectations and other times it falls flat – leaving us with the only added bonus of extra exercise in the form of dead weight.

What is really worth its weight in gold is a piece of equipment that fits three basic criteria – it’s... (read more)

WORSE CASE SCENARIO – PART #1

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If you bow hunt long enough, it is pretty much a guarantee that you will have the stories you don’t care to share or would rather forget! The stories of poor shots, long track jobs or the gut churning feeling that comes with the failure to your animal. As with all such experiences, lessons can be learned and put in play to prevent repeats of such events. It may be the lesson of ... (read more)

PREP FOR BOWHUNTING SUCCESS

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It goes without saying that every bowhunter out there right now is thinking about, heck dreaming about opening day! Most bowhunters tend to be an obsessive bunch when it comes to the kick- off of the season. Don’t believe me? The countdown app on my phone that reads 32 days 19hrs 31 mins 56secs as I write this would disagree with... (read more)

THE NEED FOR SPEED – DOES YOUR BOW EVEN COME CLOSE?

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Recently I took the time to help introduce a friend to the addictive pastime of archery and in short order this basic introduction turned from curiosity to a full commitment involving the lighting of his wallet! Along with the typical advice you would expect to pass along to someone considering taking up archery, I helped him narrow it down to a few bows that could meet his particular wants and... (read more)

THE SCIENCE BEHIND ARCHERY – ARROW F.O.C. PART 2

As highlighted by our last article the benefits of knowing your F.O.C. will increase your accuracy in a number of ways but when it comes to hunting, getting to the target truly is half the battle. It really is a tall order for an arrow – not only do we want efficient flight through the air but also efficient flight through tissue and lets face it…sometimes bone! Once again however FOC is our best friend here as well, helping our arrow do its job when it reaches that animal!

To have an arrow efficiently pass through... (read more)

THE SCIENCE BEHIND ARCHERY – ARROW F.O.C. PART 1

When it comes to arrow performance there a certainly a great number of factors to take into consideration, however for many it really doesn’t go much further than the tried and true ‘shoot it to see’ test. While this certainly is a method that will get the job done, paying closer attention to the details of arrow tuning such as ones FOC %(Front of Center) will let you put solid archery science to work for you for even better performance!

So what is FOC and how does it improve arrow performance? Simply put it is... (read more)

ARROW PROCESSING BASICS

Looking for a simple way to ensure your arrows can get it done? Try these basic arrow-building tips!

Cutting from both ends is one of the most basic ways to essentially up grade your arrow and incorporating this practice into your arrow building will also bump up arrow performance. The reason behind this being a way to accomplish those two things lies in the manufacturing process. Granted arrow manufacturing today typically assures that most arrows will be pretty close to bang on when it comes to advertised arrow straightness specs but that being said the straightest portion... (read more)

SCORPION VENOM ARCHERY LUBRICANTS
3 STAR MAINTENANCE KIT REVIEW

3 STAR STRING MAINTENANCE KIT

String maintenance… when those words cross the mind of anyone involved in archery, the image of a stick of wax along with a rapid application up and down the string to help melt the wax into the bow string comes to mind. It’s easy to understand why these images come to mind, for this method of treating bow strings has been around perhaps as long as archery... (read more)

2011 LIMBSAVER PRISM-LITE SIGHT REVIEW

There is certainly no end to the archery accessories one can contemplate to put on ones bow and seemingly no end to the money one could spend as well! For the budget minded archer it is nice to find a product that not only is well within our price range but also represents outstanding value!

Value for your dollar is just one area where the Prism-Lite Sight from Limbsaver really shines, with a MSRP of just $59.99. Granted this price will not get you a truck load of features but a real basic, solid, no non-sense sight. If you find a simple lock down sight with no micro adjust, levers or knobs is the type of sight you favour for the... (read more)

SCOTT ARCHERY - LITTLE GOOSE RELEASE REVIEW

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A long time favorite release in the Scott Archery line, its easy to understand why this particular release has enjoyed such a faithful following of both bowhunters and target shooters over the years!

The Little Goose certainly represents exceptional value for all the adjustability and features you get packed into this great release. It also enjoyed a number of refinements for 2011. Among these refinements was... (read more)

ACCUNOCK REVIEW

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As archers we know sweating all the details when it comes to arrow builds does add up when it comes to the measure of accuracy we expect to see! Very few of us would have likely thought of taking a closer look at how something as basic as a nock could affect the performance of our arrows – enter Accunock!

Billed as the ‘Worlds first drop away nock’ Accunock cleverly addressed the issue of... (read more)

2010 APA INNOVATIONS – MAMBA 6.5 REVIEW

If I was to simply use the phrase ‘Canadian compound bow manufacturer’ many of you would have ‘APA Innovations’ running through your brain instantly! APA not only holds this unique position based on being the only Canadian compound bow manufacturer but also for the fact they produce some of the most unique feature packed bows available today!

Granted this review was released later than planned but the important part this particular bow – the Mamba 6.5 played in the r&d of the Stud Series made it a must to mention!

In short this is a fast bow, with a... (read more)

VANE TEC REVIEW

Vane Tec vanes work and they work very well!
Measure of any good vanes is how well they steer the arrow, durability factor including adhesion and ease of use for arrow builders. All of these areas were where Vane Tec vanes excel.

The vanes tested in this review were the Vane Tec 2” HP’s. Comparable to the popular 2” Blazers, they offer a slightly smaller, more streamlined profile. This smaller profile contributed to a noticeable advantage against wind drift in gusty conditions. Weight per vane of these vanes was 5grns. Another notable feature of these vanes is the good balance between stiffness and flexibility. This... (read more)