Could anyone but Matt McPherson and his design team at Mathews come up with something as ingeniously simple as the No Cam? I’m thinking not. With speeds reaching 330 fps, the No Cam HTR, employing two circular concentric string tracks, offers several advantages, beginning with perfectly level vertical nock travel and an amazingly smooth draw cycle. Designed essentially from scratch, the GeoGrid riser and Harmonic Dampers add that classic Mathews flare, while the relatively long, barely recessed riser; extremely short quad limbs and No Cams go against the typical Mathews grain. The Reverse Assist Roller Guard and Monkey Tails, as well as the Dead End String Stop, are alive and well on the HTR and carry a legacy of proven Mathews performance. Mathews’ recently introduced RockMods, which come standard on the No Cam HTR, are available in 65-, 75- and 85-percent letoff. Peak draw weights are 50, 60 and 70 pounds, with draw lengths available from 24 to 30 inches in half-inch increments. The axle-to-axle length is a more-moderate-than-it-looks 32 inches with a 65⁄8-inch brace height and a mass weight just a tad over 4 pounds. Available in Lost Camo, Lost OT Camo, Tactical, Stone Tactical and Black Anthem (as well as a number of Mathews’ customization options) the No Cam HTR sells for $1099.
Other members of the No Cam family include the No Cam TRG 7, No Cam TRG 8 and No Cam TRG 9 (the numbers following TRG represent each model’s brace height). The TRG rigs feature a less reflexed riser with innovative new cut-outs that promise added strength and stability. Designed for the target shooter looking to boost his or her standings at each tournament, the No Cam TRG series is sure to make plenty of noise. Each member of the TRG trio sells for $1,799.
On the SoloCam side of the 2015 coin is the 7-inch brace-height, 4.32-pound Mathews Z2. Compact, light and highly maneuverable, the Z2 features the Reverse Assist Roller Guard and torque-reducing Focus Grip, and it’s available in Mathews’ new Lost Camo OT pattern, as well as in Lost Camo and Black. The Z2 is available in draw weights from 40 to 70 pounds and draw lengths from 25 to 30 inches. With plenty of Mathews technology for a bow bearing an $849 price tag, the Z2 should be a top 2015 choice.
Target shooters, 3-D goers and bowhunters will cheer the Chill X Pro. Based on the highly popular Chill X, the new Chill X Pro features an integral grip that should be favored by the competition crowd. In addition, the Pro features RockMods for a super-solid back wall and custom letoff. The price on the Chill X Pro is $1,499.
For more information, visit www.mathewsinc.com or call(608) 269-2728.