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.
VaporTrail continues to turn heads with its unique Limb Driver Pro rest (that can now be attached to a bottom or top limb) and custom strings available in a myriad of cool color combos.
For customers looking for a true premium crossbow, TenPoint’s Vapor features a cocked axle-to-axle length of just 12.6 inches, and shoots a 420-grain bolt at 360 fps.
Ground blind hunters everywhere need to be shown the unique Bowstix bipod that attaches at the stabilizer thread and offers an ingenious breakdown design that fits in your quiver.
The Killzone mechanical from NAP is now available in six different models including the new Killzone Low Kinetic Energy for lighter bows, the Killzone Maxx with 2 3/8-inch cut, and the Killzone Crossbow.
A better, safer mouse trap? The Revelation AMP from Real Avid is the only folding knife with two LED lights integrated into the handle for safer field-dressing . www.realavid.com
Earlene Shirley of Pape’s Inc. with the distributor’s bow raffle winner Shawn Canada, of Crazy Horse Archery & Tackle, Campbellsville, KY. www.papesinc.com