Hey guys, I was at my local shop the other day and found that they had a Rytera Alien Nemesis on the used shelf. Bottom line is... I saw it... thought it was soooo unique and had to shoot it. Mostly had to shoot it cuz I have a buddy that wants to get into archery and thought it was a good bow for him. Well.... now I want one! This bow shot soooo smooth, but the workers there had no clue what they really had there. They only sell some bottom of the line Martins and don't work with Martin/Rytera much. We asked him what he thought of the bow and here was the response I got from the employee.
Me: "what year is this bow?" HIM: "I am not sure exactly" (can someone tell me how I can tell the year off hand?)
Me" "what do you think of this bow?" HIM: "Its made by Martin, I think Martin has been around for a few years now, but I heard they sold out so I don't know much else about them" (60+ years is a little while I guess?_
He then went on to tell me that the guy traded it in on a new Hoyt, and also that this bow is kind of noisy compared to the other bows they shoot. I looked at the bow, and it was set up like shit. They tossed a whisker biscuit on which had so much arrow deflection that the arrows were cocked to the right by about 4" when shot in there 12 yard indoor range. The draw stops were also set up to where it felt like maybe 70% let off? It looked like they had those stops backed off a good fourth of the way on the cams, maybe to dial in the draw length of 28.5"? It still felt good, even though it didn't quite feel like the set up was right.
He was trying to give my buddy pointers on it. My friend is 6'4'' with arms like an ape and he told him the bow fit him perfect. I am thinkin 28.5 is way short for him, and the bow appeared to be about 1 1/4'' from the string touching his nose with good form. He could barely get his release to an anchor point. He kept talking up their new bows this whole time, and it was really frustrating, because I am somewhat anti-"big 3"
Bottom line is.... this shot just really was pushing us to by a new Matthews, Hoyt, or Bowtech, and really didn't want to sell a $400 Martin to us.