The ARCHERY CAPRA WORLD SLAM is a MASSIVE achievement! The challenge is to harvest 12 different species of Capra from around the world, all done with a bow. These hunts are a serious test of strength, skill, and perseverance, as it requires hunting in some of the world’s most challenging environments.
That Pedro has accomplished this with his PSE bow is an amazing achievement. This is just a tease of what’s to come, so be sure to check back on December 11th for the full story!
PSE founder Pete Shepley joined Drury Outdoors’ 100% Wild podcast to talk about his life and times in the archery business, including the industry’s transition from the recurve to the compound bow. Pete also talks about the early days of PSE, the development of the first PSE compound bows, and where we are now. Check it out below!
Congratulations to PSE’s very own Alexander Kirillov for being selected as one of USA Archery’s 2018 Developmental Coaches of the Year…
“Alexander takes young, aspiring archers and helps turn them into champions. His JOAD club provides a great learning experience for both beginner and experienced archers. His experience and knowledge of the sport is second to none. Coach is always positive and encouraging to his students and anyone that is around him. His professionalism is always on display. He is loved and respected by his students.”
Coach Kirillov has been at the head of Precision Shooter’s JOAD for decades, and he has led multiple students to compete at the highest levels, including the Olympics.
Tucson, AZ – PSE Archery announced today the release of its 2019 bow line, including the next evolution of Evolve Series bows. The bows leading the charge will be the new 35” Axle-to-Axle version of the best performing carbon bow on the market, the 2019 Carbon Air® Stealth 35, along with the new Evolve® Cam System (ECS) powered Evoke™ 35 and Evoke™ 31.
PSE shooters have been clamoring for a 35” Axle-to-Axle version of the Carbon Air® Stealth, the market’s only high-performance monocoque-carbon bow. Built from a single piece of carbon, the 2019 Carbon Air® Stealth 35 features greater forgiveness and stability thanks to the longer Axle-to-Axle, and it’s made to be stiffer and stronger than other carbon risers. This bow is also both unbelievably light at 3.5 lbs. and dead in the hand.
Joining the Carbon Air® Stealth are the brand new 2019 Evoke™35 and Evoke™31. PSE changed the archery industry two years ago with the release of its acclaimed Evolve® Cam System, delivering unparalleled comfort and shootability with 90% let-off, but with the 2019 Evoke™ bows, PSE has engineered the Evolve® Cam System onto a caged riser for upgraded stiffness, strength, and up to 335 fps of shooting speed.
All PSE Evolve® Cam System (ECS) bows are available in EC or SE models, with swappable modules to increase let-off or speed, depending on the shooter’s preference. According to Blake Shelby, VP of Sales & Marketing for PSE, this is just one more thing that makes PSE’s 2019 Evolve® Cam bows the best on the market.
“Our 2019 lineup is one that I’m really excited, about…” said Shelby. “So many shooters out there have been asking for our Evolve® Cam in a next generation caged riser platform, and we know the carbon shooters have been chomping at the bit for a new 35” Axle-to-Axle version of the Stealth. We really set out this year to give archers what they’ve been asking for, and I think we delivered in a big way.”
This year’s PSE line also include the new Bow Madness® Unleashed®, a pure whitetail hunting bow built on an ultra-stiff riser and powered by PSE’s incredibly smooth new 3-track binary cam, the Unleashed® delivers amazing let-off (85%), smoother pull, and a super-solid back wall, all while shooting up to 340 fps. PSE has also set a new standard for value performance for a pro level hunting bow with the new Drive™3B.
The Drive™3B is based on a redesigned forged riser and 3-track binary cam to deliver rock-solid shot stability, amazing let-off (85%) and incredible accuracy. The Drive™3B also shoots a fast 330 fps at the unbeatable price of $499.99, which, according to PSE founder Pete Shepley, makes this the best line PSE has ever offered.
“We are stacked from top to bottom with great bows for 2019,” stated Shepley. “Every year our engineers come up with new ways to top ourselves, but this year is something truly special. 2019 is going to go down as our best bow offerings ever.”
Chatfield, MN – On May 19th, at a Cabela’s in Phoenix Arizona, Marvin Zieser, Corky Richardson, Roy Grace and Ed Fanchin convened a P&Y Special Panel of Judges to measure a non-typical Coues deer taken by Wesley Ely of Wilcox, Arizona. The deer was shot in August 2017 in velvet and stripped prior to the official measurement. The final score of 139 2/8 ties the existing P&Y World Record.
Team PSE shooter Jack Wallace II won the Men’s Open Pro division this weekend at the ASA Pro/Am in Phenix City, AL. This was Wallace’s second straight major ASA win with his PSE Perform-X after also taking the top spot at the Foley ASA event in February.
According to Wallace, he wasn’t feeling much in the way of extra pressure at the chance to win his second ASA Open Pro title in a row, he was just happy to make find himself in the situation to do so…
“I just felt a sense of relief and happiness that I made it to the dance. On the first day of the tournament, I was not able to capitalize on three different 12 rings at shorter distances, so I thought I left points on the board. On day two I went six targets before I was able to hit my first 12, so I started very slow. By the time I was able to make it to the shoot down, I felt very fortunate and just happy to be there.”
In addition to Wallace’s impressive victory, Team PSE also rocked the Senior Division, with Darin Watts taking the top spot in the Senior Hunter class. PSE shooters Keith Hensley and David Parson took 1st and 3rd respectively in the Senior Known class. Randy Holley took 2nd in Super Senior.
Team PSE also had nine other Top Ten finishes across a variety of classes, including Briley Davis placing 3rd in Women’s K40, Jonathan Shadell taking 2nd in Semi-Pro, and Kody Gregg placing 4th in the Known Pro shoot down.
Team PSE had an amazing weekend at the ASA Pro/Am in Foley, AL.! Jack Wallace took first place in Men’s Pro, with Scott Darnell taking the top spot in the Senior Pro division and Michael Braden taking 2nd. Meanwhile, Christine Harrelson shot lights out on her way into the Women’s Pro shootout before ultimately finishing fourth. Congratulations to Team PSE on a great performance!
PSE Introduces a New Way to Buy Bows — Seven New Bow Lines Will Enhance, Simplify and Personalize Buyer Experience.
PSE Archery is known as the innovator of bow technologies. Now, PSE has innovated the buying process by developing a new way to purchase bows.
This all-new, innovative bow-buying experience centers on the establishment of seven separate PSE bow lines: Vapor, Evolve, Adapt, Target, Crossbow, Madfish, and Heritage. Each line has its own primary focus to help guide consumers toward the right bow with ease and understanding. The advantages are two-sided: The lines provide dealers with a solid starting point to engage and assist consumers, and customers feel less bombarded and more focused on options that fit their needs.
The collections are a direct response to the fact that every consumer has different goals in mind when they look to buy a bow.
“We realize that being an industry leader is not just about developing quality products, but providing a quality experience,” said Blake Shelby, PSE Archery Vice President. “These bow lines simplify the often complicated bow-buying process by aligning consumers with bows based on their personal shooting style. It’s an easier, more effective experience.”
The Vapor line offers top speeds, power, and performance. The Evolve line is intended for archers seeking effectiveness and comfort. Bows within the Adapt line focus on adjustability and a “grow with you” mentality. The Target line includes bows centered on high performance and consistent accuracy.
The Crossbow line offers a stellar selection of crossbows, while the Madfish line features bows specifically used for bowfishing. As a callback to the history of the original bow design, the Heritage line focuses on traditional longbows.
Individuals from PSE’s Pro Staff will identify with a specific bow line and serve as the face of that line. Consumers are encouraged to visit psearchery.com and complete a questionnaire to find out what kind of shooter they are and share their results on social media.
For more information about PSE and the new bow lines, visit www.psearchery.com.
It was a great tournament for Team PSE at the ASA Classic in Cullman, AL! Joby Shaw took home the Men’s Open Pro championship, while Stephan Hansen and Christopher Perkins came in 2nd and 3rd in Classic Known Pro.
Meanwhile at the USA Archery Outdoor National Championship in Indiana, Team PSE’s Scott Starnes had an awesome weekend winning the Men’s 50+ Division. He set a single day record with a score of 702 on Day One! Scott also took 3rd place in the US Open shooting the new PSE Perform-X, while Jim Beasley took 2nd place.
Team PSE racked up impressive showings this weekend at tournaments around the globe. Young Connor Sears took Silver at the NFAA Field Nationals, while on the Senior circuit, Dee Starnes placed 1st in Pro Senior Female, with Scott Starnes taking 3rd in Pro Senior Male. Also at the NFAA Field Nationals, PSE shooter Caytie Belzner took 2nd in Senior Female Freestyle.
In international competition, Alexis Tombul took 2nd in the French FITA Championships. Alexis won all of his matches to reach the final and tied the Gold Medal match 146 to 146 on the way to the shoot off.
Finally, at the World Games Gold Medal match in Wroclaw, Poland, Team PSE wunderkind Stephan Hansen and his partner for Team Denmark took the gold over Team Mexico. It was yet another amazing performance from Hansen and his PSE Xpression.