Hoyt Alphamax 32 Review

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This Hoyt Alphamax 32 review is aimed at hunters and archers who want to know more about this bow design, shootability, specifications, ratings, and other aspects.

Innovative design solutions
With a lot of innovative design solutions, the Alphamax 32 represents a new generation of Hoyt compound bows. Hoyt engineers redesigned their major bow components and systems while building this bow. As a result, this rig has received a lot of great feedback from experts and consumers. Let’s see why.

To begin with, the Alphamax 32 is equipped with a bunch of new and innovative solutions developed by Hoyt in 2009. The riser, eccentric system, lock pocket system, and limbs are all new compared to previous Hoyt bows.

Lightweight yet stable bow
At only 3.9 lbs the new Alphamax 32 is much lighter than you could expect. Many arches know that a lightweight bow can compromise overall balance and stability. Obviously, Hoyt engineers had known about this challenge and put their best efforts to deliver a well balanced bow. The only way to find out whether or not these attempts have been successful is to analyze feedback from real archers. I will show you where to find the answer to this and many other interesting questions a bit later.

Limbs
The new laminated limbs are designed to be light and durable. Not only do they help to further reduce the weight of this bow, but they are also very strong. According to Hoyt the limbs can survive 1000 dry-fires test which is very impressive.

Lock pocket system
Another major change on this rig is the new ZT Lock pocket system designed to tightly connect the limbs to the riser. While designing this system, Hoyt aimed at improving accuracy and consistency.

Eccentric system
The Alphamax 32 is outfitted with the new Cam & 1/2 eccentric system that is very efficient and delivers great shootability. This cam system allows for draw length adjustments from 26 to 30″ without using a bow press. Although this is not a cam specific eccentric system, it does have 2 different cams. While one of them covers 26″-28″ draws, the other is used to adjust draw length from 28 to 30 inches. So, be careful when buying this bow and ensure it comes with the right cam. Once you have the right cam on your bow, the draw length is adjustable in 1/2 inch increments within the cam’s range.

Shootability
When it comes to shootability, this bow has it all: smooth draw cycle, solid back wall, and minimal recoil. Obviously, there is no better way to understand how this rig shoots than doing it yourself. The only other way is to read unbiased reviews from real shooters. I will soon show you a great online resource containing information about this and many other compound bows.

Modifications and specifications

Interestingly, in 2010 Hoyt manufactured two different versions of the Hoyt Alphamax 32. The only difference between the two is the eccentric systems. The first modification comes with the previous Z3 Cam system, whereas the other version is equipped with the new XTR Cam & 1/2. Below are the specs for both modifications:

2010 Hoyt Alphamax 32 Z3
Brace Height: 7″
Axle to Axle Length: 32″
Draw Length: 23.5″ – 25.5″
Draw Weight: 40 lbs – 80 lbs
IBO Speed: 321 fps
Weight: 3.9 lbs

2010 Hoyt Alphamax 32 XTR
Brace Height: 7″
Axle to Axle Length: 32″
Draw Length: 26″ – 30″
Draw Weight: 40 lbs – 80 lbs
IBO Speed: 321 fps
Weight: 3.9 lbs

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