2019 PSE Evoke

PSE Archery introduced its Evoke series of compound bows for 2019. In this video, LAS TechXpert P.J. Reilly runs through the features and specs of the Evoke 31 EC, Evoke 35 SE and Evoke 35 EC.

The numbers associated with each model refers to axle-to-axle length. That is, the Evoke 31 is 31 inches long and the 35s measure 35 inches long.

All feature the Evolve cam, which have an adjustable letoff mod, allowing archers to move from 80 to 85 to 90 percent letoff. The different models offer varying draw length ranges and weights.

The Evoke 31 EC is available in maximum draw weights of 50, 60, 65, 70 and 80 pounds, and the draw length is adjustable from 24.5-30 inches. The Evoke 35 EC is available in maximum draw weights of 60, 70 and 80 pounds, and the draw length is adjustable from 26.5-32 inches. The Evoke SE is available in maximum draw weights of 50, 60, 65, and 70 pounds, and the draw length is adjustable from 25-30.5 inches.

These are well-built bows from PSE that are smooth to draw, easy to hold and virtually vibration free at the shot.

 

PSE 2018 Xpedite and React Compound Bows

PSE unveiled the 2018 lineup of compound hunting bows in October, 2017, and we checked out two of them.

In this video, P.J. Reilly looks at the Xpedite and React compound bows. The Xpedite is a flagship hunting bow, featuring a 5.25-inch brace height and an IBO speed rating of up to 360 fps. It’s a 33-inch bow with an adjustable draw length range of 24.5-30 inches, in half-inch increments.

Powering the Xpedite is the super-smooth Evolve cam PSE introduced in 2016. It’s a big came that draws easy, but does not create problems with cam lean.

The React is a mid-range bow that’s still powered by the Evolve cam. So you get PSE’s top-of-the-line cam in a price-friendly bow.

With a 7-inch brace height, this bow has a top IBO speed rating of 330 fps.

PSE 2017 Evolve and Carbon Air 34 Evolve Cam System (ECS)

The highlight of the PSE 2017 bow launch is the introduction of the company’s new Evolve Cam System. It’s the engine that drives the Evolve, Evolve 35 and Carbon Air 32 and 34 compound bows for 2017.

The Evolve cam offers up to 90-percent let-off, for easy holding at full draw, and the cables connect to it in a unique fashion that helps eliminate cam lean problems common to bows with large cams. It allows for a smooth draw cycle, yet, combined with the PSE limbs, it helps generate blistering arrow speed.

The Evolve bow, which measures 31 inches axle to axle, is offered in draw lengths from 24.5-30 inches – in half-inch increments – with max draw weights of 60 and 70 pounds. The Evolve 35, which is 35 inches long, offers draw lengths from 26-31.5 inches, with max draw weights of 50, 60 and 70 pounds.

At 31.5 inches long and 3.3 pounds mass weight, the Carbon Air 32 offers draw lengths of 24.5-30 inches, in half-inch increments, and max draw weights of 60 and 70 pounds. The Carbon Air 34 is 34 inches long, weighs 3.6 pounds, and offers draw lengths from 26-31.5 inches and max draw weights of 60 and 70 pounds.

All of these bows have rotating mods for changing the draw lengths, so every bow can be adjusted the full range of lengths offered for each model.

Also, the let-off is adjustable from 80 to 85 to 90 percent.

2016 PSE Carbon Air Review

The new, 2016 PSE Carbon Air compound bow is reviewed in this video by Lancaster Archery Supply TechXPert P.J. Reilly

The Carbon Air is PSE’s flagship bow for 2016, and it is available for sale at the Lancaster Archery Supply Pro Shop, 2195-A Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster, PA.

In the video, Reilly talks about the all-carbon construction of the riser, the X-Force limbs an hybrid cams. The bow weighs in at only 3.2 pounds, making it one of the lightest compound bows on the market today.

This is a 32-inch bow, axle to axle, featuring a 6-1/8-inch brace height, with adjustable draw lengths from 24.5-30.5 inches. PSE makes the bow in models with peak draw weights at 50, 60, 65 and 70 pounds.

Reilly takes a couple of shots with the bow in this review, and talks about the draw cycle, the let-off valley and the feel of the bow at the shot, among other aspects and features of the bow.