Hoyt Spyder Turbo Review
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Editors' reviewThe Spyder Turbo takes what shooters love about the 34-inch Spyder and adds even more speed. The shortened brace height when compared to the Spyder 34 is well worth it for many shooters offering a speed up to 340 feet per second. The Turbo is well balanced and holds great on target. Shooters interested in a new hunting bow that goes against the trend of short axel to axel rigs should give the turbo a test shot.
FinishHoyt bows always look great and are finished very well. The bow is free from flaws or blemishes, and there are tons of color options available to match each shooters personal style. Those wanting a camo pattern for their hunting bow have the option of Realtree Xtra, Realtree Max-1, Realtree Snow, and Realtree Pink. These patterns are available in a half and half combination as well for those wanting a mixture of black and camo. Aside from camo options, Hoyt has several target colors they offer on the Turbo as well. Target colors include, fusion, red fusion, green, orange, cobalt blue, and jet-black. Hoyt also offers the Bone collector and Vixcen patterns as well. With all these finish choices; shooters of all styles and personal preferences will have a choice that truly matches their needs.
RiserThe Hoyt riser featured on the Spyder Turbo incorporates several really great technologies to make the best shooting experience possible. The TEC Lite riser has designed riser cutouts placed to maintain strength while cutting down on the overall mass of the bow. It also adds strength where it is needed to most for improved stability and minimal riser flex leading to improved accuracy. The Inline Roller Cable Guard places the rollers inline with each other to reduce torque caused while drawing the bow. Not only is this easier on the strings, but it also helps with tuning the bow and arrow flight. The Perfect Balance Stabilization System offsets the front mounting stabilizer with the other accessories to not only balance the weight out front as well as the weight left to right. This is a great concept and works very well. Another neat addition to the riser of the Spyder Turbo is the Silent Shelf. Hoyt realizes many shooters add a dampening material to the riser shelf, and they add the rubber from the factory. This is a really great addition that helps reduce noise and vibration from drop away rests contacting the shelf.
GripHoyt grips have a wonderful feel and places the shooters hand in a repeatable position. The Pro-fit Custom grip comes in a few different styles to give shooters an even more tailored feel. Hoyt is shipping the Turbo with the wooden grip, but the rubber 180 grip is also available for those that want it instead. The grip is a wonderful size that fits very comfortably in the shooters hand. The wooden 180 grips have a variety of color options available to match the look of each rig, while the rubber ones have different emblems available as well. Overall, this grip is great and allows the shooter to be comfortable every time the bow is drawn.
LimbsHoyt bows are equipped with split limb technology. The multilayer laminate limbs offer superior strength and reliability. Hoyt offers a wide range of draw weight options as well. Hoyt follows the industry standard 10-pound increments with maximum weight of 40, 50, 60, 70, and 80-pounds. The XTS Pro ARC limbs are extremely aggressive looking while at full draw and need to be highly reliable to be shot in the condition they perform in. Hoyt made sure to design the limbs with superior strength adding support where it is needed the most.
Eccentric SystemThe Cam and a half RKT cam powers the Spyder Turbo to achievable IBO speeds up to 340 feet per second. The cams work completely in sync with each other to make tuning an easier process while producing power and speed. The ergo draw design puts the bulk of the weight where the body is best equipped to handle it. Where the body is less capable of heavy draw weight, the draw force curve is more forgiving.
The Spyder Turbo offers draw lengths from 24.5 to 30-inches in half-inch increments. The RKT cams are module specific, but the whole range is divided into three cams with modules for the draw lengths. The number 3 cam includes modules for 28-30 inches. The number 2 cam has a draw length from 26-28 inches with modules in half-inch increments. The number 1 cam offers draw lengths of 24.5-26 inches.