Hoyt 2021 Altus Compound Bow

Hoyt Archery introduced the Altus compound bow as part of its target lineup for 2021.

In this video, Lancaster Archery Supply’s P.J. Reilly runs through the specs and features of this 38-inch-long bow that’s going to be a great choice for all forms of target archery.

The Altus is available with two different cams – the DCX and SVX. The DCX version will be a little smoother to draw and hold, as compared to the SVX, which is built more for speed.

The most noticeable feature of the Altus to Hoyt target fans is the fact that it does not have a shoot-through riser. Dual bridges in the riser produce the bow’s rigidity, versus the shoot-through construction.

Hoyt is marketing the Altus as “another price option” in its target lineup because it’s not the most expensive, nor is it the least expensive bow.

Watch now to learn all about this new target bow from Hoyt.

Hoyt 2020 Alpha Series RX-4 and Axius Compound Bows Review

For 2020, Hoyt has introduced the Alpha Series compound bows, which include the carbon RX-4 and aluminum Axius models.

Watch here as Lancaster Archery Supply TechXpert P.J. Reilly runs through the features and technologies built into these 29.5-inch-long bows.

These are the shortest bows Hoyt has ever offered in their premium line. They are designed with the hardcore hunter in mind, who will use them in ground blinds, tree stands and in the deep backcountry.

Light and maneuverable are the calling cards of these bows.

Hoyt 2020 Recurve Overview with Olympian MacKenzie Brown

U.S. Olympic archer MacKenzie Brown and Lancaster Archery Supply recurve archery specialist John Wert run through the new recurve offerings from Hoyt for 2020.

The latest lineup from Hoyt includes the Xceed Grand Prix riser, which is a great choice for Olympic archers, but includes special features aimed directly at competitive barebow archers.

The Xceed features a new limb alignment system and string tension technology, which Brown and Wert discuss in detail. And it also is designed in concert with a unique weight system that barebow archers will love.

The Formula Xi riser also features the new limb alignment system and string tension technology, but is built for Formula limbs.

The Formula Carbon Integra and Grand Prix Carbon Integra limbs are designed as a high-performing limb that’s sold at a more affordable price than other limbs of this caliber.

2019 Hoyt RX-3, Helix and ProForce FX Compound Bows

Hoyt introduced its 2019 lineup of compound bows, which include the RX-3, Helix and ProForce FX bows. In this video, Hoyt sales representative Gus Edwards describes the three bows to LAS TechXpert P.J. Reilly.

The RX-3 is Hoyt’s flagship carbon hunting bow. The RX-3 measures 30.5 inches, with a 6-inch brace height and IBO speed rating of 342 feet per second. The RX-3 Ultra measures 34 inches long, with a 6.75-inch brace height and IBO speed rating of 334 feet per second. The RX-3 Turbo is 31 inches long, with a 6-inch brace height and IBO speed rating of 350 feet per second.

Hoyt redesigned the carbon riser of the RX series to be wider, which helps kill hand shock. All RX bows also feature an adjustable grip that can be moved laterally to help in tuning the bow.

The Helix is an aluminum bow that measures 30.5 inches long, with a 6-inch brace height and IBO speed rating of 342 feet per second. It also comes in an Ultra version which is 34 inches long, with a 6.75-inch brace height and IBO speed rating of 334 feet per second.

The ProForce FX is a mainly target bow Hoyt introduced for 2019, featuring Hoyt’s signature shoot-through riser. It measures 32.75 inches long, with a 6-inch brace height and IBO speed rating of 332 feet per second.

2018 Hoyt REDWRX RX-1 and HyperForce

Hoyt has introduced its 2018 lineup of flagship hunting bows, which includes the REDWRX RX-1 series and the HyperForce. Describing the bows to LAS TechXpert P.J. Reilly is Hoyt sales representative, Gus Edwards.

The RX-1 series is a line of carbon bows that features the RX-1, RX-1 Ultra and RX-1 Turbo. The RX-1 measures 32 inches axle to axle and has a 6-inch brace height and an IBO speed rating of 340 feet per second (fps).

The RX-1 Ultra measures 35 inches long and has a 6-inch brace height and an IBO speed rating of 330 fps. The RX-Turbo is 32 inches long and has a 5 7/8-inch brace, with an IBO speed rating of 350 fps.

According to Edwards, the REDWRX brand was created to separate Hoyt’s carbon line from its aluminum bows. Going forward, Edwards said, Hoyt plans to infuse a great deal of innovation and engineering into its REDWRX line.

The HyperForce is an aluminum bow that measures 32 inches axle to axle, and has a 6-inch brace weight, with an IBO speed rating of 340 fps.

2017 Hoyt Prevail Target Compound Bow

Hoyt Archery has unveiled its new flagship series of target compound bows for 2017 – the Prevail.

Hoyt certainly is a well-known name in the target archery game, and so their new offerings are eagerly greeted each year by target archers all over the world.

The Prevail series includes the Prevail FX at 35 inches axle to axle, the Prevail 37, which is 37 inches long and the Prevail 40, which is a 40-inch bow.

All of these bows can be selected with either of two new cams Hoyt created for 2017. The SVX cam is the more aggressive of the two, replacing the former spiral pro cam, and will generate more arrow speed. The X3 cam is going to be a smoother cam to draw, with a pleasant draw cycle.

In the video, Lancaster Archery Supply TechXpert P.J. Reilly runs through the features of the Prevail series bows and of the two new cams.

Lancaster Archery Supply checks out Hoyt’s 2016 bow lineup

The 2016 Hoyt bows are expected to arrive very soon to the Lancaster Archery Supply Pro Shop. In advance of their arrival, our TechXPerts got the chance to hold them, shoot them, study them and ask Hoyt sales rep Tonny Tazza questions about them.

In this video, Tazza describes the design, features and functionality of the Hoyt PowerMax, HyperEdge, Defiant and Carbon Defiant bows. The PowerMax is Hoyt’s mid-range bow to replace the popular Charger. It’s a 31-inch bow with a speed rating up to 328 feet per second, and a price that’s family-friendly.

The HyperEdge is Hoyt’s new offering for target archers, replacing the Pro Edge. It’s a 36-inch bow with new limbs and cams and a new roller guard. Tazza says this bow is likely to be popular on the 3-D circuit.

The Defiant line consists of 30- and 34-inch bows with aluminum risers, plus a 33-inch turbo version. And there are the 30- and 34-inch Carbon Defiants, plus a 33-inch turbo model with a carbon riser. All of the Defiant bows feature the new DFX cam and UltraFlex limbs, which combine to make the bows function like they are longer than they really are. That makes them more forgiving to the archer.

Defiant series leads Hoyt’s 2016 bow lineup

With much fanfare and anticipation, Hoyt unveiled its 2016 bow lineup over the course of a full day Oct. 13. Fans of the Utah bow maker were beside themselves, as they watched and waited to see what was next in the line.

(Check out our video review of the 2016 lineup, here.)

In the end, Hoyt introduced five new bows. At the top of the heap are the Defiant and the Carbon Defiant. The Defiant has an aluminum riser, while the Carbon Defiant, of course, has a carbon riser.

Both bows feature Hoyt’s brand new UltraFlex limbs and the DFX cam-and-a-half system. Hoyt says the two work in unison to make the bows perform like they are longer axle to axle. Longer bows are more forgiving and shooter-friendly than shorter bows.

The Defiant will be available in 30.5- and 34-inch standard models, with 7-inch brace heights, plus a 33-inch Turbo model with a 6-inch brace height.

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The Carbon Defiant will be available in the 34- and 33-inch Turbo models, while the shortest bow will be 31 inches.

For both bows the speeds are rated at 325 feet per second (fps) for the 34-inchers, 331 fps for the 30.5- and 31-inch bows, and 350 fps for the Turbo models.

Hoyt also introduced the PowerMax, which is intended to replace the wildly popular Charger. The PowerMax is designed to perform at an affordable price, which is exactly what the Charger did. (We don’t have MSRP pricing yet, but think $500 range.) It’s a 31-inch bow, with a 6 ¾-inch brace height capable of producing speeds of 328 fps.

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A bow named Spyder has been in Hoyt’s line for several years, but for 2016, Hoyt revamped the 2015 version and named it the Carbon Spyder FX. They cut it down to 28 inches axle to axle, and fitted it with the new UltraFlex limbs and the DFX cam-and-a-half system. So it will be compact for hunting in tight quarters, but still will perform like a much longer bow.

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The HyperEdge is Hoyt’s new target offering, which leans toward 3-D competitions. It’s 36 inches with a 7-inch brace height, and is capable of speeds up to 325 fps. Like the Defiant bows, the HyperMax features the UltraFlex limbs and the DFX cam-and-a-half system.

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Hoyt Prodigy RX

Lancaster Archery Supply TechXPert Dan Schuller discusses the features of the Hoyt Prodigy RX recurve riser. Schuller describes all the parts that come with the riser in the box and how they can be used to customize the riser to your liking.

Schuller also takes a few shots with a full Olympic recurve setup featuring the Prodigy RX riser, and describes what he likes about the riser’s performance. One thing Schuller likes about the riser is the variety of adjustments it includes for the limb pockets, limb bolts and clicker plates, which all allow an archer to really dial in the bow to that person’s specifications.