View Full Version : Back at "Altitude"

03-23-2013, 09:55 AM
I always like to have a backup bow ready to go during hunting season, especially while on a trip. Needed it for the first time last Fall in Ohio when I noticed a small split in the upper limb of my '08 Moab. Been thinking of getting the new Alien but held off to hear some reports, not in a hurry; but I still need an extra bow for my upcoming turkey trip. So I dusted off my old Altitude and started shooting it, remember why I never got rid of the bow, this tiny thing just shoots good; have some robin hoods with it. Had put new strings on it a few years ago but still had the old rest, sight and stab. on it, so I decided to swap the stuff from the broken bow: Sword Twilight Hunter, Ripcord w/ Martin Lock Mount and a Posten stab. Set it up to shoot the same arrows I'm using now and it was even better; not sure I want a new bow: small, light, I really liked stillhunting with this bow.


How many bows fit in your lap:

I Like the Lock Mount, no worries, very stable; no longer in production:

Had several first kills with this bow: buck(and deer), bear, fall turkey, coyote.

03-23-2013, 10:03 AM
While I was swapping everything over I couldn't help but wonder how the M-pro cam would be on the Altitude: its a little bigger, so would give a little more brace height, nice to have on a short ATA bow; should give more speed but not sure; should be smoother drawing. The wall is pretty good with the Fusion cam, but will get a draw stop and more adjustability with the M-pro.

The '08 Cheetah had the M-pro and the same 30.5" ATA as the Altitude so a set of strings for that bow should work. Not much to invest as an experiment and it shouldn't take too long; maybe after turkey season.

Also thinking about adding a string stop.

03-23-2013, 10:09 AM
Nice. Sometimes its good to revisit old friends, then you remember why they were your friends to begin with.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
03-23-2013, 04:31 PM
I still remember my Altitude loved that bow, kinda miss it. I wore it out and it cost me less to up grade. Still was a sweet small bow.


03-23-2013, 04:56 PM
I thought you had one Hutch; don't see many used ones come up for sale any more.

Just started some paper tuning, forgot that this bow likes the nock set close to 0(still get a slightly high tear), had it tied too high and couldn't get any lower.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
03-23-2013, 06:21 PM
Still if I saw one and had the bucks I'd buy it. Small real small, light and quick. The only thing I remember is d loop nock pinch. Such a tight v at full draw.


04-09-2013, 01:09 PM
My son has a altitude he would be willing to part with. He hasn't used it much and wants something newer. I have shot it and am amazed how well it shoots.
just pm me if you have any ?s.

04-10-2013, 07:06 PM
I still have one took my first deer and turkey with it ..That was why I kept it..And it shoots graet in fact I got a string and cable for it and I am using it This Turkey season ..Run and gun so too speak...I of the best bows I have ever owned...