Ladies, Here Comes the PSE Stiletto Bow
Editor’s Note: Would you like great new features at no extra cost? PSE is constantly looking for ways to make their bows better fit their customer’s needs. In the 2012 new product line for PSE, you’ll see more adjustability, better fit and many more technical bows. The bows are easier to shoot and produce better performance for all archers. To get the best information, we’ve talked with Blake Shelby, the Public Relations and Marketing Director for PSE Bows, who says that, “PSE bow designers are the most unsatisfied engineers in the world, because they always believe they can make bows better.”
Question: We’ve seen a growing demand for bows for female archers. What’s PSE creating?
Shelby: If you really want to be a lady with all the glam and glitz of style and function coming from the fashion industry, you know that stiletto high heels deliver the height and beauty for which many high fashion ladies are looking. Therefore when PSE took on the challenge of designing a bow strictly for women archers, the word Stiletto fit perfectly. The ladies have told us they don’t want a second class bow. They want all the features of the X-Force technology built into a bow that’s been designed specifically for them – a challenge for the PSE bow engineers.
The first consideration has been draw length. Most female archers have a shorter draw length than their male counterparts. Also, generally they prefer to pull lighter poundage than male archers, but don’t want to give up speed in their bows. We’ve designed the new mini EVO hybrid cam for the ladies, and put it in an X-Force format, which gives the ladies a very fast and smooth bow designed specifically for female archers. The Stiletto bow has many of the same features as the EVO, but its cam is smaller than the EVO cam. It fits shorter draw lengths, from 22 ½ to 27 inches but still gives the speed and performance women archers want and need with shorter draw lengths and lighter poundage. The Stiletto bow allows women to punch out those big game animals when they go hunting. At 27 inches draw length, the bow can produce speeds of 308 fps. Never has there been a bow built in this draw length range that can deliver that much speed. Now, just like the changes and the options that we’ve given the EVO shooters, we want to deliver those same options for the ladies who use the Stiletto. The bow is built in three different weights of 40, 50 and 60 pound models. Now the ladies don’t have to worry about fighting the bow to get it back to full draw. If they want to step up to the heavier bow, we have the bows to allow them to move all the way up to 60 pounds.
Many companies have come out with what they call “a women’s bow,” and truly the bow is actually a youth bow with a different paint job and graphics. But that’s not what PSE has done with the Stiletto. We’ve strictly engineered and designed this bow for women archers. We want to give women the speed and performance, weight and draw length that’s designed specifically for them. Most women don’t want to pull 70 pounds or have a 30 inch draw length, so we’ve designed the Stiletto to fit their needs. Most of the innovations of the Stiletto have been recommended by the female members of our hunting staff, Julie Kreuter and Tammy Gregory. We’ve also had input from our ladies who shoot 3D archery. These women and others who hunt have been asking for this bow and have had input on what it should be and how it should be built. We kept hearing more from a growing number of ladies asking, “Why doesn’t PSE build a bow specifically for us?” So, we asked, “What features does the bow need to have, to make it a women’s bow?” As they started to answer these questions, we began to build the features into the new Stiletto from PSE. The bottom line on the Stiletto is that, the women asked for it, and now we’ve delivered their bow.
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