January 10, 2019
By Colton Bailey
A cake without icing is no cake at all. In the same way, that logic holds true for bows and crossbows. They’re special by themselves, but when you accompany them with an array of accessories, you get a masterpiece.
Here are just a few of the new accessories from the 2019 ATA Show that are dying to get on your bow or crossbow.
AAE Gripper Sling
The new Gripper Sling from AAE is a perfect final touch to your hunting setup. Many of the newer model bows do not contain enough accessory mounting points to utilize some of the better accessories on the market. By combining facets of safety and the convenience of the HR sling, the AAE engineers put together the HR sling with Gripper brackets so you could essentially use both products in one super secure and dependable compact unit. The Gripper Sling is available in brown camo, orange, black, bright green, blue, pink and red.
Apex Gear Reactor XL Quiver
With modern bows being so small, compact and sleek, Apex Gear engineered a quiver to match their profiles, while still providing a great balancing factor. The Reactor XL Quiver from Apex Gear does that while being one of the strongest, lightest and most versatile options ever developed. Because the mounting arm of the quiver is farther back and closer to the cams, the Reactor provides archers with optimal balance and stability. At 11 ounces, the Reactor won’t weigh you down and holds five arrows. APEX covered the quiver with Tru-Touch soft-feel coating to dampen noise and vibration.
Bohning Zen Vanes
Bohning is releasing the new Zen Vanes for 2019, and the debut will be a big draw to the indoor shooters. Zen Vanes have a height of .37-inch that solves the clearance issues on the large diameter arrows that indoor shooters use, while maintaining a long 4-inch length that can still provide optimal steerage. The Zen Vane is designed to remove all the guess work from your shooting and all the frustration out of fletching. Made with Blazer material, the vanes are durable and can withstand the abuse that any archer could provide.
Bowjax Revelations Split Limb Crossbow Kit
Bowjax’s new Revelations Split Limb Crossbow Kit is simple, but extremely helpful. The kit eliminates crossbow vibration and can be easily installed without a bow press. Made completely in America, the kit includes Revelation Split Limb Dampeners that will fit split limbs from 11/16 inches to 13/16 inches and a pair of stirrup dampeners. They also have kits available for wider gap split limbs in 13/16 inches to 15/16 inches. Built to last, add Bowjax’s new kit to help maximize your crossbow’s efficiency.
Pelican Air 1745 Elite Bow Case
Known for their durable gun and rifle cases, Pelican is introducing the Pelican AIR 1745 Elite Bow Case for the rugged conditions you face while hunting. The AIR 1745 Elite Bow Case was designed to be the only bow case you would have to buy the rest of your life. The case is up to 40 percent lighter than the competition and with six heavy-duty push latches, two TSA approved combo locks and four stainless steel padlock hasps, you won’t have to worry about your bow and accessories while traveling. Internal tie-downs and smart organizational design allow you to store and transport a multitude of bows, arrows and gear in the lightest case package available. Inside the hard case is a lighter removable case that makes for easier transportation.
Trophy Taker Arrow Hoofer
Built with the die-hard bowhunter in mind, Trophy Taker introduces the Arrow Hoofer Quiver. This quiver is manufactured to last with an ultra-lite design made from a composite polymer. The Arrow Hoofer features a Quick-Detach System, Quiet Operation and compatibility for arrows and broadheads that is rare in a quiver. The five-arrow quiver fits micro-diameter arrows and can hold a wide range of broadheads. With rubberized components, you can stealthily remove arrows while hunting. The quiver also comes with a durable rope hanger for quick and easy hanging while in a treestand.
AAE Hybrid XB
AAE put their team together to develop the ultimate crossbow vane. If you’re familiar with the extremely popular Max Stealth from AAE, the Hybrid XB uses the same profile and is designed to handle excess speeds of 430 fps. The Hybrid XB handles those high speeds while maintaining pure flight characteristics and giving crossbow hunters consistent accuracy. Black, blue, bright green, fire orange, hot pink, purple, red, sunset gold, white and yellow give you plenty of color options to match to your setup.