Review: 2011 Hoyt Carbon Element - Archery Report
Hoyt made big waves last year with the introduction of the Carbon Matrix and its crazy looking carbon tubed riser. They are back at it again this year with the Carbon Element. The Carbon Element is basically a 3″ shorter Carbon Matrix with a slightly shorter brace height and lighter weight. This translates into a moderate increase in speed of about 5 FPS.
2011 Carbon Element Specifications
Speed 323 FPS MSRP $1199
The price is still significantly higher than a standard, top-of-the-line bow with and aluminum riser, but $400 cheaper than last year’s Carbon Matrix. That’s quite a large drop in one year’s time and I wouldn’t expect to see that big of a drop next year, but it’s nice to see the price come down. Hopefully the trend will continue into the following years as well.