Hoyt Archery’s product release for 2013 includes the new Spyder series of bows, updated Carbon bows, the economically friendly Charger and Charger packages and a new target bow, the ProComp Elite. With the new product year Hoyt has also introduced the all new AirShox and returned to a wooden grip, the Pro-Fit Custom Grip.
With the introduction of the Spyder bows, Hoyt has discontinued the Vector 35 and Vector Turbo while the Vector 32 remains in the line.
2013 Hoyt Archery Spyder Series
For the new 2013 product year, Hoyt has introduced the Spyder series of bows that follows on the successful Vector line of bows. Much like the Vector bows, the Spyders come in a short ATA, longer ATA and Turbo version. Unlike the Vectors, the Spyders come in at 30″ and 34″ for the standard version and 34″ for the Turbo version. Much like bows in general, Hoyt is tending towards shorter ATA bows overall and the Spyder 30 is their most compact bow to date.
While the Spyder bows sport the RKT cam, it is not quite the same as the 2012 RKT but rather slightly larger. All Spyders sport the new “AirShox” limb damping system and the Pro-Fit wood grips.
Are you looking for a performance bow on a budget with all of the great features of top-end Hoyt bows? Hoyt has you covered with the all new Charger and Charger Package. The Charger features similar geometry to the Spyder 30 but in a 31″ ATA with Cam & 1/2 technology and AlphaShox limb dampers. Included in the packaged version is a FUSE ProFire 3 pin sight, FUSE Banshee quiver, Whisker Biscuit rest, FUSE FlexBlade Stabilizer, wrist sling and peep sight with tubing.
Hoyt is well known throughout the world as being the makers of the top competition bows and tend to dominate the podium when it comes to punching paper targets. For 2013, Hoyt has introduced their all new target bow, the ProComp Elite. This new bow comes in two ATA lengths (cam dependent): standard at 37 5/8″-37 7/8″ and XL at 40″-40 5/8″. Both versions are available with the GTX and Spiral X cam options.
As with all Hoyt Elite bows, the ProComp features a shoot through riser which has been widened an additional 3/16″ as well as added limb spacing to increase stability. Also included is the AirShox damping system and multiple locations to locate rear stabilizers. The grip has been changed from center of bow to slightly lower, splitting the difference between the rest mounting hole and the center-line.
Probably the most noticeable addition to Hoyt’s 2013 bows is the new AirShox technology the replaces the AlphaShox that Hoyt has been known for. Instead of a damper that is wedged between the split limbs, the AirShox extend on a thin arm from the limb pocket area to about 2/3 the distance to the axles. At the end of the arm rests the damper itself, which shares the ribbed look of the AlphaShox. As the bow is drawn the AirShox remain in place and only contact the limb when the bow string is released. The arm and AirShox are removable by taking out a single hex screw.