TenPoint’s Alpha-Nock features a deep bowstring groove, a large smooth radius base, and elongated ears. The string on TenPoint’s extremely narrow crossbows wraps tightly around the center of the Alpha-Nock resulting in straight nock travel and precision down-range accuracy, while minimizing string serving wear. The Alpha-Nock’s deep groove and large radius base “holds” the bowstring in place on extremely narrow crossbows to prevent “shoot-over” or “shoot-under”.

Publicado por Hunting en Jueves, 21 de febrero de 2019



When wildlife is being studied, the dominant male, or female, in a population are referred to as the “Alpha”. The Alpha is usually the strongest and best suited to survive under local conditions. To become the biggest and strongest, you need to start with generations of superior production.

Knowing the definition, it is no wonder TenPoint has named its new nock the Alpha-Nock. TenPoint has been leading the crossbow market for years with superior nocks. The Omni-Nock offers several capture points to ensure string engagement. The Omni-Brite is a lit nock system that provides a visual reference to watch an arrow in flight, better see points of impact, and increase the likelihood of finding the arrow after it was shot through an animal.

TenPoint has developed new bow technologies in recent years, making crossbows that are narrow in design, yet generate unprecedented speed and energy. The new Nitro XRT, introduced at the 2019 Archery Trade Association show, shoots a market-leading 470 feet per second, generating 191 foot-pounds of energy. The XRT is just 7 inches axle-to-axle when cocked, meaning there is significant energy transferred from the string to the arrow. As crossbow technologies changed, TenPoint saw the need to engineer a better nock. The evolution of crossbows and nocks have led to the Alpha-Nock, which is more efficient and safer.

The Alpha-Nock is horseshoe-shaped, with a deep saddle that increases the string-to-nock engagement by 28%. The deep bowstring groove has a large smooth radius base and elongated edges to ensure the string cannot jump over or under the arrow. The crossbow string is always led to the center of the Alpha-Nock, resulting in straight nock travel and increased downrange accuracy. To make the nock even more attractive, the design minimizes string serving wear.

Of course, TenPoint also offers a bright solution with the Alpha-Brite, a three-piece lighted nock system. The Alpha-Brite Lighted Nock System works from a Nock-Receiver insert with a six-sided interior cavity designed to accept a combined LED unit and translucent pegged Alpha-Brite Nock. The Nock Receiver is glued into the nock-end of the arrow and indexed with the vanes, like most nocks. The LED unit can be used while target practicing and turned off to conserve battery life for when you are hunting. The Alpha-Brite Lighted Nock System comes with nock receivers for arrow shaft sizes .297, .300, .305 I.D, and a specialized tool to make final adjustments for alignment.

You can purchase the Alpha-Nocks or Alpha-Brite Lighted Nock System in a 3-pack to convert arrows already in your quiver, or purchase a wide assortment of TenPoint, Wicked Ridge or Horton arrows already equipped with the Alpha-Nock. For more information, go to

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