Outdoor Life Review
Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:56 PM
Oh well... get your order in... its going to get BUSY!!!
Posted 20 July 2012 - 07:14 PM
I really don't want you to for a while.......I'm not exactly ready to buy another scorpyd next year too but if you tempt me enough... ...well.
Posted 20 July 2012 - 07:18 PM
Posted 20 July 2012 - 08:34 PM
Posted 20 July 2012 - 09:26 PM
Im enjoying mine Very much Well Worth the Wait Great crossbow. To all the Scorpyd customers waiting .
Edited by Jvac3, 20 July 2012 - 09:29 PM.
Posted 20 July 2012 - 11:55 PM
I think we all are scratching out heads on that one. Thanks for checking in with us, and don't be a stranger. Here were my thoughts on what I read Tuesday.
Posted 17 July 2012 - 01:35 PM
Just picked up the issue. They list the Ventilator as a 165 pounds of draw??? Duh!
The price is what put the 380 at the top, because the Ventilator beat it in almost everything else. Best Trigger, Speed, KE, least amount of arrow drop at 40 yards, least amount of vibration of all bows tested.
Yet they give the 380 a A-, and the Ventilator a B for performance??? Must be performance per dollar?
SZ 380: Trigger @ 2 pounds 13.1 ounces.
Ventilator: "The 2.09 pound trigger is outlandishly smooth and the best we've tested"
They also list both the Ten Point Carbon Elite XLT and Excalibur Eclipse XT in the NOISE (DBA) category as being quieter than the SZ 380 and the Ventilator. Not to my ears.
It mentioned they used a 415 gr arrow for the testing, but due to varying draw weights of the bows, speed is not a consideration in the final scores. Looks like a few other things some find important, were not considered as well?
Objective categories are weight, peak noise, and vibration. Subjective categories are ergonomics, safety (design), cocking (ease of operation), fit and finish, balance, trigger feel, and Price/Value.
They also mentioned this about the ventilator. "Our bow arrived with an unappealing silver finish, though it's available in all black and black/camo." So they did not like the gray Ventilator, but several like it the best? Also mentioned "However, even with its short slide-style cocker, the Ventilator was a handful to load." So they had the direct pull sled instead of the rope sled with 50% reduded pull like they would have had on all the other models. I like the direct pull sled, but not everybody is going to like it.
So I would suggest that anyone in the market go shoot all the bows and decide for yourself. You would think that they would have their information like bow poundages straight before publishing? These tests are also more subjective in nature.
The only way to test these bows with no manufacturer influence, is to purchase at least 3 samples (5 would be better) of each model from different retailers, and use the average score from each model for the final score. If they receive these bows as samples from the manufacturer, these results aren't worth spit to me. And that goes for all of them.
Not impressed, but probably wasted $4 on worse things in my life. After looking through the rest of the magazine, I know why I let my OL subscription expire several years ago. More advertizing than substance!
Posted 21 July 2012 - 12:17 AM
Posted 21 July 2012 - 07:05 AM
don't stop scorpyd evolution,your are the first #1 real crossbow maker,you change the xb world and that on each years!
Edited by ben694, 22 July 2012 - 09:23 PM.
Posted 21 July 2012 - 07:44 PM
Posted 21 July 2012 - 07:56 PM
But i have to say no crossbow will ever get me to sell my SLP 165. I will keep it forever!
Posted 23 July 2012 - 06:25 PM