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.
The show’s first day saw the much-hyped intro of the new BowTech Experience compound, the third year in a row hundreds gathered at the BowTech booth for the anticipated “flagship bow of the year” unveiling. BowTech President Mark Pezzoni (left) and Jim Burnworth joined in the excitement over the 32-inch, 7-inch-brace-height bow that shoots 335 fps.
Bear Archery’s Jason Pickerill shows off a selection of Cajun Archery bowfishing products, a line that Bear acquired last November.
HHA’s Chris Hamm was all smiles that his single-pin moveable sights garnered yet another Bowhunting World Readers’ Choice award—this time for 2013—as well as for the continued success of the company’s crossbow sight mount, and all-new new products for the gun industry.
One of the “Best of the Best” products for 2013, the great-looking Ktech Designs stabilizers make use of Mathews harmonic dampers in their futuristic, bow-balancing designs.
Buck Wear’s David Trapp showed off some colorful new styles of his popular “outdoors lifestyle” wear that all pro shops need to consider.