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Mathews Genesis Bow Review

Mathews Genesis Compound Bow

Mathews Genesis Compound Bow

Review Status:

This Mathews Genesis bow was reviewed by a master Outdoorsman

Have you used the Mathews Genesis™ Compound Bow? Leave your comments below.

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Manufacturer’s Specs:

“Zero let-off” means no specific draw length

The Genesis™ System, by elimination let-off on light draw weight bows (where let-off is unnecessary), eliminates specific draw length requirements. The result is a bow that fits virtually everybody (from 15″ to 30″).

Shoots like a bow with higher poundage

A Genesis™ bow set at 20 lbs., for example, stores and releases an amount of energy comparable to a 35 lb. recurve bow! Plus, the Genesis™ bow has the “holding weight” (10 to 20 lbs.) necessary to “pull” the string from your fingers, making it easy to shoot.

All the advantages of single-cam technology

The new Genesis™ bow has just one cam. This means no tuning problems, much less recoil, more accurate shooting, and less noise.

Ideal for kids, beginners, and adults

Genesis™ Technology offers several advantages that make the new Genesis™ bow the perfect choice for archers of all ages and sizes.

  • Kids can’t outgrow it – because there is no specific draw length requirement.
  • It’s simple to buy – no need to measure and fit for draw length.
  • It’s easy to shoot – because the draw length is always right, the beginning archer won’t develop bad habits caused by an ill-fitting bow.
  • Great for families – everybody in the family can shoot the same bow.
  • Perfect for schools, clubs, organizations – no need to worry about draw length.
  • Stores love it – great for getting people interested in archery, and it’s the perfect bow for use with video target systems.
  • Built to last – durable and tough, these bows can take the punishment that multiple shooters can dish out.

Outdoorsman Review:

This review of the Genesis™ compound bow is actually a second hand review. Although I have shot this bow; I’m not the Master Outdoorsman who has used this bow for an extended period of time. I bought this bow for my 13 year old son for Christmas. I will leave this review as a surrogate review for my son by pointing out some of his observations and interject some of my own.

I asked my son what he liked about the Genesis™ and what he didn’t like. His first response was that he wished it shot better. I quickly explained that it could be the shooter. He also pointed out that he can’t use the sights on this bow. We tried putting sights on it but realized that they couldn’t be set to be usable without the arrow hitting the housing. We left the sights on and he uses the bottom pin as a reference.

He has no trouble pulling the string back to full draw. He’s a pretty big 13 year old. He had to get used to setting an anchor point especially because this bow doesn’t have a set draw length where you know it’s at full draw. This seems like it’s a good thing for beginners because it emphasizes the need to set your anchor point.

Overall my son likes the bow. He did seem to outgrow this bow pretty quickly. I think that he’s ready for a heavier poundage bow with a typical let-off. My take on this bow is that it is definitely good for beginners. It taught my son the basics. If you are considering the Genesis™ you should realize that it is a bow for young children or for teaching newcomers how to shoot.

What I like about the Genesis™ Bow:

It was a good bow to get to teach my son how to shoot. We bought the bow package that included the bow, a quiver, 5 arrows, and an arm guard. The price seemed pretty reasonable for the bow package.

What I don’t like so much:

It would be nice if we could have used sights on this bow. There is a mounting location but we just could not adjust the housing to where it needed to be without the arrows hitting it.


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