Gallery: 2013 ATA Show floor report—5

March 20, 2013

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An exciting new Louisville venue that drew 531 exhibitors and 2,988 dealers, distributors and buyers was just one of the storylines of the 2013 ATA Trade Show, held Jan. 7-9 at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

Nice touches to the 2013 Show included BowTech’s third straight year of introducing its new flagship bow (the Experience) to a strong crowd at the BowTech booth on the first morning, as well as the first annual V.I.P. (Very Innovative Products) ATA Runway Show at the Robinson Outdoor Products booth—a fashion runway featuring outdoor celebs modeling hunting gear and product on a dedicated red carpet stage. Still another nice touch was a centralized, easy-access New Products area located in the virtual center of the show floor.

The next ATA Trade Show will be held in Nashville, TN, Jan. 6-8, 2014.

Rich Packer of Easton Outfitters shows off just one of the eight new hunting packs in this line, which includes fanny packs, several daypacks, and larger haulers up to 3,600 cubic inches.

Bowhunting World Editor Mike Strandlund, left, presents a Readers’ Choice Award to Summit’s Jason Gordon, honoring the company’s fine climbing treestands.

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Mark Whitt shows off the new 360 Stabilizer system from Extreme Archery that enables target archers to custom-adjust the carbon rod system to individual shooting and aiming style.

One of the most-talked-about new products is the Rage Hypodermic that offers a bone-crushing chisel tip, and surgically sharp, .035-inch stainless-steel blades with 2-inch cutting diameter.www.ragebroadheads.com

QAD’s Kevin Frey was happy to receive a Bowhunting World Readers’ choice award for the company’s popular UltraRest that continues to expand its wide fan base.