Workmanship at it's finest. There is quite a resurgence from compounds to traditional around these parts, but few are going to want to part with that much money. Some guys state that they are getting a little tired of all the new technology that really isn't changing enough from year to year any more. Just the marketing hype that's changing the most. They want to get back to just having fun and this is one way to do it.. I also notice that most are buying bows with lighter draw weights, such as around 35# to 40# just because they are more enjoyable to shoot.
IMO as much as the technology has been changing, compound bows have not really changed as much as people think. I would have to say that traditional equipment has changed some. Most of today's traditional bows are compatable wiith fast flight strings so shoot much faster than those of just 20 years ago, maybe even 10 years ago.
It my be blasphemy, but even I'm starting to think of getting one. Just for the pure enjoyment of it.
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