High-Tech Quiver for High Tech Broadheads and Arrows
Editor’s Note: Blake Shelby, the Public Relations and Marketing Director for PSE bows was in charge of showing and promoting PSE’s exciting new youth products at this year’s Archery Trade Association (ATA) meeting, held January 10 – 12 in Columbus, Ohio. Shelby explains that PSE’s line-up of new products majors on new and better bows and accessories for young people in 2012.
Question: Blake, Why did PSE develop and introduce a new quiver this year?
Blake: We know that after the PSE engineers develop a new bow or improve one of our best bows like the Vendetta, they don’t just sit on their hands the rest of the year. Our engineers spend time improving the accessories that PSE offers to meet the changing demand of the more-technical target archers and bow hunters. One accessory that the archery community has been excited about is the new X Quiver.
Not only is the X Quiver incredibly reasonably priced, but it also has many new features this year that bow hunters have been asking for. The X Quiver has a really nice on/off mechanism, and it works on retention, so that you just pop it into place. Last year, the X Quiver featured a standard hood that shooters had to force broadheads up into. This year, PSE introduced a foam-free, expandable broadhead-specific hood that has two sets of arrow grabbers. Because we’ve removed the foam from the hood, when you put expandable broadheads into the quiver, the expandable blades aren’t deployed. With this design, you no longer have broadheads sticking into foam in the top of the hood. As broadhead technology has developed, more engineering has gone into developing expandable broadheads that deploy more efficiently and help create better air flight. The price on the new quiver is around $100 to $114. These broadheads are very easy to put on and take off, and they look fantastic on the bow. Although the new X Quiver is specifically designed for expandable broadheads, it’s still a very effective quiver for the fixed-head broadheads.
The X Quiver is a one-piece quiver that allows the broadhead hunter to take the quiver off the bow and hang it in the tree when hunting, and then reattach the quiver to the bow whenever they’re ready to leave the woods. Not only have we seen expandable broadheads getting better and better, we’ve also observed that the majority of bow hunters are shooting expandable broadheads because they’ve become much more durable than in years past. As a general rule, expandable broadheads produce a much larger cutting diameter than the expandable broadheads of the past. As bows have grown faster (especially in the X-Force Line), using fixed broadheads on these faster bows has proven more difficult than in the past, when we were shooting lower-speed bows.
Today, we’re seeing more archers shooting high-performance bows and expandable broadheads. These archers require a different type of quiver to support these broadheads than the traditional quiver. For this reason, the engineers at PSE developed the new X Quiver. The X Quiver meets the demand of these high-performance shooters and their expandable broadheads. The new set of holders in the X Quiver helps to ensure that the quiver and the arrows in the quiver are extremely quiet when being transported.
Tomorrow: A Better Sight for Better Shooters, the PSE Eclipse Micro
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