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    Im looking at buying a new bow . The Martin Silencer and the Rytera Alien X.
    The Martin uses the Hybrid 2.0 and the Alien is available with the Hybrix and the Trance cam.
    As simply as possible whats the differances andadvantages of them. Would I lose any noticeable performance with the Trance cam.

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    well, if I'm not mistaken, the cams are very similar in design to the cams on the 2011 martins, so the nitrous 2.0 and the hybrix are alot alike, but the hybrix are more of a skeleton design. The Trance cam is the single cam similar to the accutrak. The speeds and performance listed for the Alien X are with the hybrix system, which is dual cam. If I am wrong, someone please jump in here
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    Quote Originally Posted by wscywabbit View Post
    well, if I'm not mistaken, the cams are very similar in design to the cams on the 2011 martins, so the nitrous 2.0 and the hybrix are alot alike, but the hybrix are more of a skeleton design. The Trance cam is the single cam similar to the accutrak. The speeds and performance listed for the Alien X are with the hybrix system, which is dual cam. If I am wrong, someone please jump in here
    You are correct. The Accutrak and the Tranz single cam are the same.

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    Kinda what I thought, just wondered what the speed loss would be with the trance cam.
    Like the single cam feel but want to speed up from my 09 Bengal
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    Welcome to the Forum Mike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wscywabbit View Post
    well, if I'm not mistaken, the cams are very similar in design to the cams on the 2011 martins, so the nitrous 2.0 and the hybrix are alot alike, but the hybrix are more of a skeleton design. The Trance cam is the single cam similar to the accutrak. The speeds and performance listed for the Alien X are with the hybrix system, which is dual cam. If I am wrong, someone please jump in here
    Thats Nitro 2.0, Nitrous was a differnt cam, discontinued in 2007, just sayin.
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    The Tranz/AcuTrak single cam will be a good 20 fps slower than the Hybrix/Nitro cams, given the same DW and DL. The single cam is a little smoother draw, but it'll cost you some speed.

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    The Nitro 2 cams are very easy to live with, in comparison to most other binary and hybrid cams. They are smoother and have less 'grab' than the 1.5 cams.

    If you are looking for speed and smoothness, I'd try the Nitro 2 option and see what you think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archerx7 View Post
    The Tranz/AcuTrak single cam will be a good 20 fps slower than the Hybrix/Nitro cams, given the same DW and DL. The single cam is a little smoother draw, but it'll cost you some speed.
    You're getting some good info here and in the other posts. I've had virtually the same bow with the two different cam styles and the single cam needs to be shot at about 8# more draw weight to equal the performance of the dual (binary) cam, asuming the same draw length and same arrow. So when comparing the two styles don't compare them at the same weight. Compare them at the same performance level (speed) and then see how the draw cycles compare.

    Don't get caught up in having to shoot a certain poundage. It's just a number that satisfies our egos. Look for a certain performance level. If you can get it with 7# to 8# less draw weight then why draw more weight. I don't care how smooth a cam draws. If the bow is set for a given draw weight you still have to roll that cam over the peak weight.
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    Default Maybe I should go up a weight then

    Wished I had gottten my Bengal in 80 . Always looking for more ,got it in a 70 and it pulls so easy I felt shorted .Could have went up a performance level.
    Just how I am if it was legal Id hunt with an 8 guage IF the weight and recoil could made managable.
    Looks like the Alien x does that.
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