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Old 03-19-2009, 11:54 AM
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Default Excel Owners Where are you'all?

When the Hoyt Excel riser first came out there seemed to be a ton of people who were interested and ordered one. I can't believe that everyone is still waiting for delivery. How do you like this riser?

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Old 03-19-2009, 12:18 PM
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Default Re: Excel Owners Where are you'all?

Good question. :^) There's a pretty good review of the 23" riser on POA, but not much out there on the 21" one--yet.

Heck, I just bought one yesterday to find out for myself. I'll let you know in a few days what I think of it.
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Old 03-19-2009, 12:40 PM
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I paid for a 23" I don't have it yet. So I own one, but can't tell you anything about it. )

It started as a 3 to 4 week wait, then went to 8.
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Old 03-19-2009, 01:16 PM
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I got mine a week ago from Altsevices, 21", black and beautiful.Its real light,simple, sleek little thing in a good way.The grip is narrow and fits me well.With 36# short Flutes all the way in I have a 37#@26, 62 inches of unbelieveably quiet target enjoyment.Its cut past center just enough to take the Centerrest flipper which I really like, and even more important, the plungerhole sits low, less than a millimeter higher than the height of it on my Das Master, which I consider to be the absolute ideal height for the arrow to be.
Havent got to shoot a lot yet but for the money this riser makes a great second platform for playing with my pile of limbs, and if I didnt have the Master I dont see why it would not be the first riser for anything.Only the finish, a bit glossy to my tastes, sticks to my eye slightly.Might take a can of flat black to it, Im not plannin to sell this one either.

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Old 03-19-2009, 01:51 PM
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Default Re: Excel Owners Where are you'all?

I've had the 21" version for a couple of weeks now and really like it. I'm using a set of 42lb Winstorm carbons pulling 46lb at 28". It's a little quieter than my Winstar riser but has slightly more handshock. It's also alot lighter. I also like the Hoyt grip better. I set it up to shoot off the shelf to be legal in some of the 3D shoots around here and it works really well. Thinking of getting a slightly heavier set of limbs for it and hunting with it in the fall.
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Old 03-19-2009, 01:52 PM
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Default Re: Excel Owners Where are you'all?

I gave up waiting for mine, think I would have waited but shop told me it was in stock then had 3-4 weeks of BS excuses.


Went for a Winstar2 Riser with 48# Winex carbon limbs, I'm very pleased with Bow.
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Old 03-19-2009, 09:38 PM
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Default Re: Excel Owners Where are you'all?

I've had mine for several weeks now. I wrote up a couple reviews on other sites and I'm still lovin' it. I switched the grip out with a set of Hoyt side plates, the original grip was the only thing I didn't get along with.

It's a very easy to shoot riser. I've shot a bunch of ILF risers. Most of the 23" or 25" ones I've handled felt like they lacked pointability. To me the Excel points well and is responsive. I'm shooting my Excel/ Extreme setup at 60ish pounds and I've never shot a more accurate bow.

I've actually been thinking about getting another one if I can swing the cash. Always good to have a backup :-)
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Old 03-20-2009, 04:52 AM
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Default Re: Excel Owners Where are you'all?

There is still at least a 4 week wait for one from my local dealer.

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Old 03-20-2009, 11:46 AM
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Default Re: Excel Owners Where are you'all?

I love my 21'' it is black as well. The riser is very solid, and balances perfectly with my stab setup. I'm really into this thing, i'm going to be ordering a clicker for it soon. I have the BEST grip on mine. Maybe this weekend I can get some pictures up.
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Old 03-20-2009, 12:09 PM
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Default Re: Excel Owners Where are you'all?

I want my bow (

I can deal with the wait time though. I decided on the Excel because of the price. Then my local Hoyt dealer went straight from the book price. I'll have a longer wait, but I got a great price... And I helped out the local shop with a quick sale. So it kinda works out.

But after reading this thread, I want my bow... ;o)

Question? What made you all decide on the 21 vs the 23?
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Old 03-20-2009, 04:50 PM
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Default Re: Excel Owners Where are you'all?

anyone know what the msrp is on this?

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Default Re: Excel Owners Where are you'all?

dont't know about MSRP, but I just stopped by my local OKC archery shop and they had 3-21" and a 1-23" laying in the case for $149.99 each....
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Default Re: Excel Owners Where are you'all?

$149!!! That's a great deal. The MSRP is $179.99 for the Excel riser. Well worth the money.
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$199.00 Canadian, but a wait is involved.
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Default Re: Excel Owners Where are you'all?

Just checked this riser out. It's machined aluminum, pair that up with Hoyt's 300 limbs and for $500 you should have a great bow. How would this set compare with other mfg bows? I'm in the market for a 21" riser Dalaa. This bow if half the cost. I know there is the DAS limb fitting difference but at half the cost it has me thinking....
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