Elite touts itself as the "world's most shootable bow," which at first blush seems to be quite the boast…until you get one in your hands and see for yourself.
We here at Bowhunting Worldand Archery Business certainly have, and we'll say this: the talented Elite Archery team knows how to back up a bold claim.
Energy 32 & 35
Elite fans—and their numbers are growing—will immediately notice the riser cage on Elite’s new Energy 32. Essentially a riser that is bridged above the grip, the new design increases strength and rigidity to create an even more stable shooting platform, as well as to reduce vibration and noise without increasing mass weight of the bow.
The Energy Cam that drives the Energy 32 is the latest incarnation of Elite’s effective two-track cam system, which reduces cam lean. It’s also engineered to achieve maximum weight later in the draw stroke for a smoother overall draw cycle. (Which it does, as this bow’s draw force curve confirms.)
The result is a very shootable 335 fps despite a 7-inch brace height, with draw lengths running from 26 to 30 inches. Mass weight of the Energy 32 is 4.3 pounds, and it’s just short of 32 inches axle to axle. Draw weights are 40, 50, 60, 65, or 70 pounds.
The Energy 32 can be purchased with finishes of Realtree Xtra, Realtree Max-1, AP Snow, or Ninja Black. Suggested retail price: $899.
Looking for a bit longer bow? The new Energy 35 ($899), at 35 inches axle to axle, is designed to be the ultimate bow for the all-around archer.
It's designed to offer bowhunters tournament-caliber accuracy without tournament bow length, and provides the all-season archer the opportunity to shoot one bow without compromise.
The new optimized Energy Cam System and more parallel limbs offer smoother, more efficient shooting. And, the all-new Riser Cage increases riser strength (by 30 percent) and stiffness (by 19 percent) without added weight. Mass weight is 4.4 pounds, top speed is listed at 337 fps, and brace height is 7 inches.