ABOUT RTS KIT:
Suit someone who :
"I want to use my bow often. I need the Upgrades, I can install them myself. I also need the String accessories and need them installed by Apex bow technician. I DO NOT want to go to another Archery shop and pay extra for the installation."
This kit suits someone who wants to use their bow often. You need the upgrades and the string accessories, BUT, you do not know how to install them. You would rather not go to an Archery Shop and pay extra for installation, or perhaps you live in an area where there are no Archery shops around. RTS stands for Ready To Shoot, the common lingo in Archery for bows that come with the string accessories, namely the peep sight, d-loop, string silencer and wrist sling, installed by a bow technician. Since this kit also comes with a Release Aid, you have the option of being both a finger shooter or a release aid-er.
Why is this better than the Classic Kit?
Here is the main point of difference between these two:
- The RTS comes with a Release Aid so suits people who prefer to shoot via Release aid, not finger.
- More importantly, the string accesories, ie. the peep sight, d-loop, string silencer and wrist sling, is installed by our bow technician before being sent out to you. This saves you money, time and hassle of having to go into an Archery store once you get the bow to get it done.
For an extra $40 more than the Classic Kit, here is a full list of what the RTS kit comes with:
- Arm Guard ($19.95)
- 3 x 30" Blue Aluminium Arrows ($15)
- Booster Optic Sight ($34.95)
- Booster Stabiliser ($25)
- Tubular Peep Sight (6)
- String Silencer ($5.50)
- Wrist Sling ($11.50)
- Quiver ($29.95)
- Full Brush Arrow Rest ($25)
- Installation Tools (FREE)
- Release Aid ($34.95)
Professional installation of String Accessories by Bow Technician ($40):
- Installed String Silencer
- Installed D-Loop Material
- Installed Tubular Peep
So basically, you get $484.35 worth of gear for $305.
|Draw Weight||5 to 55 lbs|
|Draw Length||19 - 29 Inches|
|FPS||296 FPS IBO|
|Let Off||75% when Draw Length is under 27 Inches. 50% for draw length at 29 Inches|
|Axle to Axle||29 Inches|
|Brace Height||7.5 Inches|
|Cam System||Dual Cam|
|Confuguration||Right Handed ONLY|
|International Upgrade Holes?||Yes|
|Colour||Black OR Camo
About Blizzard Bow:
So, you want to get into Archery. You even may have done it a few times before. Now you want to take it to the next step.
But finding the right bow to use can be a very daunting task. Everyday we are contacted by novice Archers whose journey into getting started in Archery goes soemthing like this:
You spend hours researching different options, you ask your mates uncle who did archery in his hey day for help, you Google the heck out of it. And still, you are even more confused than when you started!
Heck, you might even try bow hunting later down the track. So now you want to find a good bow that you also can bow hunt with later.
What is my draw length? Do I even need all this poundage? What if I also wanted to bow hunt later down the track? Will I have to buy a new bow for that? This bow has an FPS of 330, but it costs like $750, and do I even need that? What the heck is FPS anyway? (It stands for Feet Per second btw, a way of measuring how fast a bow can shoot)
You just want to find the right bow for yourself that will:
- Suit someone just starting out
- Yet something you can use for a few years after getting better
- Versatile enough to bow hunt with in the future
- And most importantly, won’t leave you eating tin food for the next 6 month!
This is where the Blizzard™ Bow absolutely shines!
For some of you, we need not say more, they’d take one look at the Specs and the price and beg us to take your money. For those not yet convinced, here is why.
Why Blizzard? Why is it right for me?
- Insanely Adjustable Draw Weight from 5lbs to 55lbs: Yep, that's no typo. It can be set down to 5lbs and back up to 55lbs. This means that even a 6 year old could draw it back (if they could lift and hold it), yet, an 18 year old could also easily adjust it to 55lbs and take it bow hunting! Apart from the Diamond Infinite Edge Bow (Adjustable from 5 to 70lbs but also almost three times dearer starting at $580), this is arguably the most adjustable bow you will come across.
- Insanely Adjustable Draw length from 19 to 29 Inches: If it can be used by a 11-year old, you want to make sure the draw length also can go down to suit their arm length. This one here, will suit our hypothetical 11-year old, and also his 19 year old brother, whose draw length is 28 inches. Basically, the draw length of the Blizzard™ Bow is suitable for anyone, unless your draw is over 29 inches
- Insanely EASY to adjust: What's the point of having a sick bow that's massively adjustable, if you need to keep running back to the Archery store to get it done on a bow press? Not to mention the cost involved. With Blizzard™, you can adjust both the draw weight and draw length without changing limbs, or using a bow press. For you this means, good bye annoying expensive trips to Archery shops, hello 30 second adjustments at home.
- String Stop and Split Cam: String Stop reduces hand vibration and noise after your arrow is released. Without the extra vibration and noise, what this means for you, is that your bow is much more comfortable to shoot, therefore, you can also improve your accuracy! Bow Hunters, take special note here. When you are out in the bush; stalking, the last thing you want is a loud bow alerting and scaring the game away.
By now you should know that it is extremely important to have your bow configured to your right draw weight and the right draw length.
Your draw weight and length is determined by your upper body strength and your arm span. Now if you are under 20, as you grow taller, older (and hopefully wiser) your draw weight and draw length will also change with you.
This is where the Blizzard will blow everything out of the water, because it's draw weight is so adjustable that, technically, even a 6 year old should be able to pull it back. Not being able to lift and hold the bow long enough to do so will stop that from happening, but you get the drift.
Even if you are not a growing teenager, having a bow that is so versatile that you can set it to 5lbs and set it back to 55 lbs in a few seconds, will be of tremendous advantage.
If your younger brother or sister wanted to have a go, just adjust it to whatever suits them, and off they go. If your dad wanted to test it out, no worries, put it up to 55lbs and he's a happy camper. Why leave mum behind? Everyone in your family can use it. It won't sit there collecting dust because you have outgrown it and no one else can use it.
You just need to look at the table below which gives you an overview of the 5 different kits the Blizzard comes in and decided which one is for you. It starts from $225 and goes up to $515 so you can decide what suits your budget and needs best.
It comes in Right-Handed configuration only and you have the option to get it in Black or Camo.
|Draw Weight||5 LBS - 55 lbs|
|Draw Length||19 INCHES - 29 INCHES|
|Weight||3.3 LBS (1.5 Kg) - Without Accessories|
|FPS||296 FPS IBO|
|Let Off||75% when Draw Length is under 27 INCHES. 50% for draw length at 29 INCHES|
|Axle to Axle||29 INCHES|
|Brace Height||7.5 INCHES|
|Cam System||Dual Cam|
|Configuration||Right Handed ONLY|
|International Upgrade Holes?||Yes|
Great value bowBy: David Phillips on 4 December 2019This is a great bow for the anyone. I bought this for my son (8 at the time) but found it a little heavy on his bow arm. I adjusted it for myself and after a little tuning had it shooting tennis ball groups at 20m. I have taken pigs and goats in the New England and then soon up graded to a prime rival. My son a year later started using this bow at our 3D club and at the age of 11 took out the cub state title in 3DAAA and ABA Now shoots a PSE stinger X and came third in this YEARS years 3DAAA National Championships. The Blizzard is a solid platform that if set up well will teach you to shoot, is enjoyable to shoot, and gives results. Highly recommend this bow.
Blizzard Compound BowBy: Rhys on 2 November 2015The Blizzard is a great entry level bow, with particular appeal to youths and women. Its lightweight and high adjustability allows beginners to learn the correct form and hold the bow steady. The large range of poundage adjustment, which can be increased or decreased without the use of a bow press, make this model a great choice for youths, who are able to increase poundage as their strength and age increases, or female shooters who are unable to use higher poundage models. The draw length also compliments youths and women, and caters for a large variety of body sizes. The draw cycle is quite smooth, with a nice back wall allowing for a level of creep before let down, thus preventing an unexpected let down while beginners are at full draw. With some adjustments, the bow can be tuned to achieve correct arrow flight and enhance accuracy. As far as value for money, one would be hard pressed to find a better value beginner bow, with field and range ready accessories. The range of field ready kits provide all accessories the user requires to shoot the bow and learn the ropes. Overall, the Blizzard a great beginner compound bow, well suited to youths or women looking to get into archery or bow hunting, and own their first compound bow. The Blizzard is approximately half the price of other brands’ entry level bows, and represents good value for money.