Mathews Vertix

Fast, smooth, lightweight, and designed to hunt are the best ways to describe the Mathews Vertix. Measuring 30 inches axle-to-axle, sporting a 6-inch brace height, and weighing an ultralight 4.67 pounds, this bow has a speed rating of 343 fps IBO. The Vertix offers versatility, allowing shooters to change the draw length and the draw weight in 5-pound increments without changing the cam. The smooth draw cycle is a big selling point, and a new grip and handle make the bow feel and sound silent.

Easton T64 FMJ

Easton has been producing Full-Metal Jacket (FMJ) arrows for many years, offering reduced friction and increased weight for energy retention and transfer and maximized penetration. The new T64 FMJ takes arrow technology to the next level by tapering the arrow from 6mm at the broadhead end down to 4 mm at the nock end. The result is 30% more front-of-center weight distribution. The taper at the rear of the arrow reduces friction even further than a standard FMJ for even more penetration. The arrows are straightened and coaxially aligned to +/- 3 milliradians and are available in two deflection factor sizes that cover arrow spines from 400 through 300 and shaft lengths from 26 to 32 inches.

NAP Dark Knight 125 Broadhead

The Dark Knight Aluminum 125 hybrid broadhead has new technology to allow the blades to stay locked in place or pivot on the ferrule to intuitively move away from obstructions like bone. The sleek head is designed for smooth penetration with the main blade providing a 1 3/8-inch cutting diameter, while a bleeder blade provides 1 1/8-inch cutting diameter. The two-stage deploying mechanical action combines the cutting width of a fixed-blade head with the accuracy of a mechanical. The ferrule is aluminum, and the tip and blades are steel, with the Spitfire spring clip retention used for the mechanical blades. This can be used with crossbows or vertical bows.

Bear Archery Kuma 30

Bear Archery’s Legend Series’ flagship bow for 2019 is the Kuma 30. The new design is noticeably lighter and smaller. The bow is 30 inches axle-to-axle, making it easy to maneuver. The short bow has a smooth draw cycle, solid back wall, and a hybrid cam that helps produce speeds up to 345 fps. The Kuma 30 comes in draw weights of 45 to 60 pounds and 55 to 70 pounds. The 1-inch thick forged riser has been hollowed out to increase accuracy and reduce flex from the shooter. The Kuma LD is also new with a longer draw length.


TenPoint’s Nitro XRT is the fastest crossbow in the industry, shooting an impressive 470 feet-per-second and generating a hard-hitting 190 foot-pounds of kinetic energy. The increased speed and energy translate to a 25% accuracy advantage and more downrange. The Nitro XRT features reverse-draw limbs, with a center-mounted riser that naturally balances the bow. The center-mount riser makes the bow extremely quiet, and an elongated power stroke generates greater speeds with less draw weight. Specialized cams rotate 404 degrees, and slingshot-type technology generates even more speed and power out of the reverse-draw limbs. The bow is stabilized with four cables for measured consistency. The Nitro XRT is 7.4 pounds and 30.7 inches long, and operates with a new T5 trigger with an auto-engaging safety and a dry-fire inhibitor. The bow stock is adjustable and comes assembled with premium accessories and optic.