Well, I stuck my foot in my mouth so I have to do this. A short review of my Alien Z. First a touch of history.
I ordered the bow Nov 6th. After much waiting and a few phone calls I finally got it via UPS on May 22nd. Out of the bow I noticed right away that it wasn't as ordered. Had camo limbs instead of black/carbon. Also that it had Hybrix 2.0 cams which would not make my short draw length. A Phone call or two and three weeks later I had it together.
Instead of the usual black powder coat it has a carbon weave film dip on the riser. Not what I expected but it does look nice. There are a few small imperfections in the finish, but not noticable unless you look. Barnesdale limbs in carbon weave are very nice, just as you'd expect from Barnesdale. Stone Mt, string and cables colored silver and fl. green to match the "Alien" theme. So far so good.
I set it up with a Trophy Taker spring steel rest, .008 blade and the sight is presently a Spott Hogg Hogg-It with .019 pins. The peep is a Specialty hooded Superball with a 1/4" #5 Verifier lens so I can see those pins. Stabilizer is a 12" AEP mounted ona 10 degree down knuckle. One tied-on nockset and that's it.
Shooting the bow is a dream. It draws, aims and holds very well for me. Actually draws easier than my FireCat. At the shot the bow makes a kind of dull metallic clunk and just stops. No vibration or anything. The bow just sits there. Almost reminds me of closing the door on a new vehicle. It just stops with a very solid feel. I was going to get a custom wrist sling to match the string colors, but it's not needed so why spend the money and clutter it up. You know -----KISS.
I did try to bare shaft this thing and it won't do it. No matter what I do any spined arrow I choose planes about 6" right at 15 yards. I think I have all that in an earlier post. So I did like Sonny and lined the rest up with the string grooves in the cam and just shoot it. It's real nock buster and I'm not used to breaking nocks any more. That was in my younger days.
I finally got to chrono this thingand it's not overly impressive. I'll just post the figures and let you guys do the math. It's set at 50# and 27" draw. The arrows are all GT Ultralite 600 and the heavier arrow a 22 series--all Pro series.
291gr (22 series)...256fps...5.8 gr/lb
When doing the math it's very close to 1fps per 2gr of arrow weight. I'll probably be able to tweak just a bit more out of it, but I think about 5 fps would be all. It doesn't matter anyway as I only have to shoot a max of 35 yards in any f the local 3D shoots and I'm rarely off more than two yards out to that distance.
So nore here's some pics. Nothing special. Just another bow.