Archery is a hobby that a lot of people are getting attracted to nowadays, although as a weapon of warfare, it has been used by soldiers for ages. Originally, the practice of using bows and arrows served the purpose of fetching food for the day’s meal.
Later on, it became a means of combat, and today, it has become a sought after hobby and sport. It even enjoys a good position in the international Olympics. So why this fascination with a curved piece of wood or metal and several arrows?
- There’s no age bar for archery. From children of the age of 7-8 years to 70-80 year old men, archery can be practiced by anyone.
- It helps build your confidence. Nothing spells confidence like a well-aimed arrow hitting the bulls eye. Once you get that experience, it’s a different feeling of accomplishment altogether!
- Movies like Robin Hood and the Hunger games have once again brought archery into the spotlight. Following the release of these movies, more and more youngsters are getting attracted to the sport as a hobby.
- It teaches you to be patient, strategy, focus and even exercises your calculative skills.
- If used in bow hunting, it can help you catch some local game in a nearby forest that you can proudly bring home and cook up for lunch or dinner.
- It can be practiced all year round.
If the above reasons have convinced you to get up and register for an archery class, just hold your horses for a bit. Archery is a play of focus, precision and skill. But besides these three qualifications, one must also have the right tools to start on their archery venture. And the most important tool is the bow that use for your game. If the bow is not good enough, you will not get enough speed in your arrow, enough draw for a good launch and enough smoothness and stability for your arrow to follow your aim. So first and foremost, make sure you have a good bow in hand. I have written a whole other article to provide you a guideline on buying the best compound bows. In this page, I will be discussing one of the most versatile and flexible of compound bows, namely the Diamond Archery Infinite Edge Pro Bow Package. Here are some of its salient features, as listed out by me:
Salient Features of the Diamond Archery Infinite Edge Pro Design
The Diamond Archery infinite edge has been manufactured by Bowtech, a top manufacturer of compound bows. The founders of Bowtech, namely John Strasheim and Kevin Strother introduced this product to the world in the year 1999. Bowtech is famed for producing the most durable and smooth bows in the market.
The Diamond Archery Infinite edge is a highly versatile, durable and light-weight compound bow that can suit any type of archery, from target shooters to hunters. No wonder it is Diamond’s best selling bow of all time.
Design and Constructions
The design and construction of the bow makes it a really lightweight compound bow. The riser has sturdy design, made from really durable machined aluminum, with nice, smooth edges, adding to its overall sleek design. The grip of the riser has been designed in such a way that anyone can grasp it steadily, be it a child, a teen or adult. This makes it easy for the owner of the Diamond Archery Infinity Edge to grow with its owner. The bow has a camouflage print on it, which makes it ideal for going bow-hunting, as the design will conveniently merge with the forest environment. This means you can easily target your game with stealthy moves. Other finish options include Mossy Oak and Pink Blaze (for the archer girls of all ages)
As mentioned before, the riser of the bow has been constructed from machine aluminum which gives it a nice durable finish.
The key feature of this bow is its versatility. With a really wide range of draw weight, the Diamond Archery Infinity Edge is the perfect learner’s bow. It features a draw weight range of 5-70 lbs. And this draw weight is easily adjustable according to the age and level of the archer. So you can start off with a fairly small draw weight and then gradually increase it as your stance and skills get better with time. The draw length range further adds to the bow’s versatility. You can easily adjust the draw length, either manually, or using a bow press within the range of 13” to 31”. The shorter the draw length, the more powerful your shot, although it will require a much tougher pull.
The draw cycle of the bow is as smooth as butter. Moreover, the bow has a solid back wall and a wide valley, so that you get a nice and consistent draw length, thereby turning out more accurate shots. This is another features that makes this bow ideal for beginners and young learners, since a consistent shot is necessary to help you keep your form while learning to shoot. The bow has bearings in the cams and the strings extend out from the center of each limb. This means every draw will be nice and smooth, without the need for any sort of wax or lubrication.
Speed and Accuracy
The dual eccentric cam system of the bow help deliver superior nock travel and high speed when you shoot. Each shot can go up to a speed of 310 fps, with a 75% let off. However, you have to remember, that the Diamond Archery Infinity Edge can only produce enough kinetic energy while using 350 to 425 grain arrows, and a high draw configuration. It is advisable not to use arrows that are too light if you want higher speeds.
Noise and Vibrations
Though twin cams are notorious for being noisy, this is not true for the Diamond Archery Infinity Edge. The parallel limbs of the bow contribute to its stability and helps avoid shakes in the bow. This will allow you aim properly, without interference. For added steadiness, the riser and the limbs combine together in pivoting pockets to minimize vibrations.
Other accessories include:
- 3-Pin tundra sight
- Hostage XL arrow rest
- DeadLock lite octane quiver
- Tube peep sight
- BCY string loop
- Comfort wrist sling
- 5″ ultra-lite octane stabilizer
- Lifetime warranty
- Beginner friendly
- Draw weight and length are easy to adjust for both adults and children
- String dampener not included in package.
The bow has mainly been designed to help beginners, and this because it is so easy to draw and aim. The added stability and durability is also a reason for it being so well liked by learners. The bow can be easily adjusted as the archer’s skill increases. Although the price is a bit on the higher side, the bow will stay with you in the longer run, so it’s not that bad an investment.