New Breed Archery- Genetix After owning several bows that Richard has either made, designed, or assisted in the research of; I knew the NBA line would be something I might be interested in. Being a "Southpaw" I was all too excited when NBA mentioned LH bows would be cut at the same time as the 2010 RH models...how cool is that. A new company that isnâ€™t afraid of making left hand models. So, I figured "what the heck"; I need to try em out. So after many, many questions which were answered by Kyle very quickly and professionally, "I went for it"...... I came home early from work just for wait for â€œBrownâ€ to show upâ€¦â€¦seemed like and eternity but, finally I met him on the sidewalk as I seen him come up the street. :2thumbsup: Outta the box it came and upon first grab, I noticed how light it feltâ€¦.NICE, not heavy at all. Off with the bubble wrap and a quick snip of the warranty card from the cables and I was feeling and fondling it all overâ€¦Nice smooth lines, the black anodized finish looks pretty durable and the strings were way better than picturesâ€¦. I really like the color combo up close and in fact have changed my mind on going with other colors. The limb decals n my opinion are some of the sharpest looking I have seen on a bow...I thought the first versions were niec but, man these looks great on the camo limbs. There are some tiny air bubbles forming the white spots in the camo in a few places, nothing too serious and I have actually reviewed 3 other bow companies in the past that had the same issues with the slight imperfections in the hydro-print. The pattern is actually a lot nice than in the pics as well. Kind of like APR but a lil more â€œWoodsyâ€ for lack of better term. Now, it was off to my â€œtoy roomâ€ for the initial set-up; Hostage arrow rest, Doinker shorty stabilizer and a Dloop. This combo I have used in all of my bows when first taken outta the box just to get a feel for the rig, compare the draw curve, and see some "out of the box" speeds. On the first shot of a 350 grain GoldTip fletched arrow, I though WOW..that saw tool light to be 70 poundsâ€¦.looking thru the chrony I hit a 310 FPSâ€¦Nice and that is at 28.5â€ draw. The draw curve is one of the smoothest I have shot for a speed bow. NO JOKE, I could not believe how nice the curve felt. No bumps,not a real hump. It rates better for me than my â€œCrackerizedâ€ Tribute with smooth mods and shot 5 FPS faster outta the box. OK, OK maybe a fluke in the speed reading I was thinking so, I slung a few more arrowsâ€¦..310, 310, 309, 310, 310. Back up stairs to get my scale out and really see what the bow is drawing at. I loaded up my dumbbells on my neighbors postal scale and made sure all my weights were exact as my two spring scales are usually a lil off and I want to calibrate to the exact poundage and the Genetix came in right at 70 pounds on the dot for draw weight. I grabbed my 70.5 lbs. Cardiac just to double measure and I still could not believe how smooth the draw was compared to even my Cardiac.:bowing: Once I got the G5 peep installed I threw on a BowJax Cable Dampener and went back to the chrony while I still had daylight; 307 FPS (6X) and 308 FPS (twice) thru the chrony.....I am happy. No special tuning, outta the box with a peep and loop, not bad at all. In comparision to other bows I owned- My 82nd Airborne at 71 pounds and the exact arrow and rest shot 326 FPS. My 07 â€œCrackerizedâ€ Tribute shot 302 with smooth and 311 FPS with speed mods. My 07 Synergy shot 307 FPS outta the box. I believe this bow feels just as good as my Tribute, which to me was one of Bowtechâ€™s best model yet smoother in the draw and only a few more inches axle to axle. The bow seems to balance in the hands great. I have not put a longer stabilizer on it and when I added the Posten QD on it near the riser it seems to hold perfectly for me at full draw and releaseâ€¦â€¦ I am liking it and just might have found the bow to put the Cardiac outta business this year.