It Really Is Rocket Science

If you haven’t seen the new HTR No Cam with ST Technology bow from Mathews you need to get out of the cave more. But even if you are a cave dweller you may have just missed the release of the new Mathews Monster Wake. Both bows are revolutionary and I learned more than I was capable of retaining at the Mathews Retailer show recently.

First, let’s look at the No Cam HTR. Yes, the bow literally has no cams, but round wheels that allow the bow to have two circular and concentric string tracks. The means the bow is balanced in total synchronization, a common problem of bows with radical eccentrics. It also means you have straight and level nock travel for bulls’ eyes every time.

The draw cycle is smoother than Greek yogurt and that leads to a superior efficient bow. It transfers most of its energy, but equally important the bow vibration after the shot is practically nonexistent. Plus, this means the bow is super quiet. Can you say “no more string jumping?” And to ensure customer satisfaction the bow comes in two Lost Camo patterns and two solid colors to match anyone’s fashion trend.

Innovator and owner Matt McPherson wasn’t about to stop with the No Cam concept. He realizes that a small percentage of the market not only wants to shoot accurately, but fast. With that goal in mind he developed the Monster Wake bow. With short, fat limbs like the No Cam and a radical dual-cam concept, the Wake delivers speeds up to 352 fps at 85 percent let-off. I’ve never been a speed freak myself do to the fact that most speed bows require a bit more in shooting perfection to achieve accurate goals. I shot the No Cam and the Wake side by side, and I can honestly say I’m really in a debate on which one to set up for the hunting season. The Wake is a bit heavier, but it really is smooth to shoot.

At the end of the show owner Matt McPherson along with a company panel, answered questions about the new technology and the history of the company. His down to earth attitude, candidness and enthusiasm were refreshing. I was also amazed at the rocket science and purposefulness that went into each bow. McPherson basically wants to build the best bows possible and spares no research to get the job done. He highlighted that point in the mere fact that it took 200 cam prototypes to finally perfect the No Cam design. That’s dedication to making a perfect bow and I believe you’ll see when you shoot the new lineup at Mathews.


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