Which bows do the Hoyt Employees Shoot?

by: Team Hoyt


Have you ever wondered which truck the engineers at Ford or GM drive? Or which flavors of ice cream are Ben’s and Jerry’s favorites? Well how about which bows the Hoyt employees shoot? Good news! We've solved one of those great mysteries for you. Check out which models many of the employees are shooting and why.

Randy Walk - President

Randy Walk - President

"The RX-4 Ultra is the ultimate longer draw hunting bow Hoyt has ever designed and built. With its longer axle to axle and brace height it tunes and shoots like an outdoor target bow with all the performance of a hard-hitting hunting bow. For me it is the ultimate luxury hunting bow, giving me maximum confidence in any hunting situation or for any game."

rx-4 ultra
Eliot Dalton – Senior Engineering Technician

Eliot Dalton – Senior Engineering Technician

"I shoot the Axius Ultra because it’s a super sexy bow! I’ve shot carbon for the past few years and wanted to try a machined riser again. This one looks so good I decided it was time! I’m shooting the bow a little lighter than usual (65# instead of 70#) and utilizing the 80% let-off option. This thing shoots like a dream. It’s really well balanced and allows me to play any game from 3-D, to 3 spots and ultimately will be used during this upcoming hunting season! "

axius ultra
Brian Gold – Assistant Engineering Manager

Brian Gold – Assistant Engineering Manager

"The RX-4 Ultra is the first long hunting bow model I have hunted with in 8 years and it is without a doubt my favorite hunting bow to date. The ZTR #2 cam on the Ultra model strikes the right balance of smooth draw, firm back wall and ultimate forgiveness all while performing as one of the most efficient bow/cam combos we offer! The longer geometry provides more stability, improves balance and just flat out shoots better for me."

rx-4 ultra
Zak Kurtzhals – Vice President of Engineering

Zak Kurtzhals – Vice President of Engineering

"I shoot the Carbon RX-4 Ultra because I’m a long draw guy and it fits me the best. This will be my elk hunting bow, whitetail hunting bow and everything in between. I shoot it with the Vias camo because I’m the Vice President of Engineering and I can. Ha!"

rx-4 ultra
Dan’l Anselmo – R&D Engineer

Dan’l Anselmo – R&D Engineer

"I’m shooting the Axius Alpha because in my role as R&D Engineer this is one of the earliest prototypes that I can be testing.  I am partial to the Alpha geometry because my draw length is 28” and this puts me in our most efficient cam and position.  It also is the most maneuverable bow in our lineup. This short axle-to-axle allows me to shoot from many different positions while stalking mule deer or hunting them from a ground blind as well as run and gunning for elk."

Axius Alpha
Tom Driffill – Sales Manager

Tom Driffill – Sales Manager

"I shoot the Carbon RX-4 Ultra for a few different reasons but mostly because when you shoot like me, you need all the forgiveness you can get. The 34-inch axle to axle and longer brace height gives me that extra forgiveness but I still get plenty of speed and knockdown power. It’s the ultimate hunting machine for me."

Rx-4 ultra
Mauri Crosman – Engineering Liaison

Mauri Crosman – Engineering Liaison

"I shoot the Carbon RX-4. My hands and feet are always cold, so when I’m hunting/hiking with my bow I needed something that felt warm in my hand. I was also looking for a bow that was lightweight and easy to carry. And I love the smoothness of the draw cycle because I’m able to draw more weight."

rx-4 alpha
Josh Luthi – Compound Production Manager

Josh Luthi – Compound Production Manager

"I’m shooting the Carbon RX-4 Ultra. The Carbon has been my go-to hunting bow since Hoyt started making them.  They are forgiving, powerful, and since they are so light, I can add stabilizer weights and balance them how I want."

rx-4 ultra
Evan Williams – Pro Staff Manager

Evan Williams – Pro Staff Manager

"I shoot the Helix Turbo. With my draw length being on the shorter side and the top of the #2 cam position being 28 on this bow, I am able to truly maximize the performance and design of the Turbo providing me with better speeds while running a “heavier” arrow set-up and boosting my Kinetic Energy.  I also am a big fan of a higher holding weight and the lower 75% let-off on this super smooth cam fits my shot style exactly the way I want it to."

helix turbo
Mike Bowyer – Manufacturing Operations Manager

Mike Bowyer – Manufacturing Operations Manager

"I shot the RX-4 Alpha. I shoot it because its short and the north shot out of the Rye Patch Treestand back home in Michigan is pretty tight. This is the best whitetail bow I've ever shot."

rx-4 alpha
Kelly Taylor – Executive Assistant

Kelly Taylor – Executive Assistant

"I chose to shoot the RX-4 Alpha this year because as a mom and a wife, I need at least one thing I can rely on. ha ha. But seriously, I’ve seen the testing our engineers do and this thing is tough!"

rx-4 alpha
Jeremy Eldredge – Marketing Manager

Jeremy Eldredge – Marketing Manager

"I shoot the Carbon RX-4 Ultra. I have a 30-inch draw length so the longer axle to axle of Ultra fits me really good. I love how it balances and how stable it is. Plus, it is the smoothest bow I’ve ever shot. It’s like the Cadillac Escalade of bows. "

rx-4 ultra
Taylor Bowman – Product Engineering Technician

Taylor Bowman – Product Engineering Technician

"I shoot the Carbon RX-4 Alpha. I like it because it fits me the best with my draw length and I like the feel and the durability of the carbon. For me, it's the best all-around hunting bow in our line up."

rx-4 alpha

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