Hoyt Katera Review
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Editors' reviewThe Hoyt Katera started to hit the market in 2007 and at that time became one of the best Hoyt bows ever. It gained a lot of popularity due to the increased speed and reduced mass weight compared to its predecessor - Hoyt Vectrix.
Eccentric systemOne of the major innovations introduced by the Hoyt design team is the Z3 cam system. Many archers agree in that the eccentric system behind this bow is impressive. They say that this bow produces great speeds and has a very smooth draw cycle at the same time. With this system, it is possible to visually inspect the limbs, cam, and cables to ensure they are adjusted properly. In addition, this bow offers 75% let-off which makes it easy to hold the weight at full draw.
Hoyt Katera vs Katera XLCompared to the XL version the standard Katera is a bit smaller and features a shorter brace height which increases the IBO speed to 330 fps. As a result the standard Katera is more aggressive that the XL version.
If you have a long draw length or you simply prefer more forgiving bows, you may want to consider getting the 36" Hoyt Katera XL or the revamped 7" brace height Hoyt Vectrix Plus with the new Z3 Cam system.
|Bow||Hoyt Katera||Hoyt Katera XL|
|Version||2009||2009 (Z3 Cam)|
|Brace Height||6 "||7.5 "|
|AtA Length||33 "||36 "|
|Draw Length||24 " - 30 "||25.5 " - 31.5 "|
|Draw Weight||40 lbs - 80 lbs||40 lbs - 80 lbs|
|IBO Speed||330 fps||320 fps|
|Weight||4.5 lbs||4.6 lbs|
|Let-Off||65% or 75%||65% or 75%|
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