Invented in 1992, Solocam Technology put Mathews on the map. By using a single cam working in concert with an idler wheel, Mathews set a new standard in accuracy and overall tuning efficiency. Solocam Technology quickly earned legions of followers who came to expect greatness from the Mathews brand. 

Twenty-two years and throngs of bow models cloaked in technology later, Mathews launches another industry first: No Cam ST Technology. Using two circular and concentric string tracks, No Cam ST allows the string to travel at a constant distance from the center of rotation during the shot cycle. Because the string leaves the top and bottom tracks evenly at the exact same point and time, the draw cycle is ultra-smooth and more energy can be transferred into the arrow rather than left behind to tingle the hand.

After spending an afternoon tinkering and testing one of Mathews’ new flagship models fitted with No Cam ST Technology – the No Cam HTR – I quickly became a fan of the manufacturer’s new technology. More on that in a bit.

The 32-inch axle-to-axle No Cam HTR features a long, straight riser which gives the bow a balanced feel at full draw. The Focus Grip is narrow and melts into the palm-swell area of the hand to reduce shooter-induced torque, and two Harmonic Stabilizers (near the top and bottom of the riser toward the back end of the limb pockets) pull virtually all noise and vibration from the bow. The draw, via No Cam ST Technology and integrated RockMods (available in 65-, 75- and 85-percent letoff), makes retracting the bow a smooth process.

Mathews built its legacy by producing bows designed to consistently put arrows in the 12-ring, and the HTR follows suit. Everything about this bow – from its long riser to its Dead End String Stop – was built to boost shooters’ accuracy.

The bow was a breeze to set-up and tune, and even using a Whisker Biscuit, which promises arrow and vane contact, I was slapping shafts out to 60 yards. The No Cam ST Technology eliminates camming action on both the top and bottom string tracks, creating a perfectly synchronized system that delivers straight and level nock travel.

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