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For 2012, Elite is adding one new bow to the line and keeping all of last year’s bows as well, along with a few updates.  New for the year is the “Answer” which caters to both 3D archers and hunters.

New for all of Elite’s 2012 bows are an adjustable cable rod and redesigned string suppressor.  These both feature a new locking system that uses the standard locking screw, but instead of screwing directly to the rods it wedges the rods in place to minimize screw damage to the rods.  Also, there are two sets of mounting holes in the sight window so as to be able to mount the sight in the high or low position.  This will be a great feature that helps eliminate some issues people have when getting certain sights to line up properly.

 

2012 Elite Answer2012 Elite Answer

Speed: 337-340 FPS (fast mods)  327-330 FPS (smooth mods)
Axle Length 33 1/2″
Brace Height 7”
Draw Length 27” to 30”
Peak Draw Weights: 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 lbs.
Weight 4.1 lbs.
Let-Off  80% +
MSRP $869

 

 

 

The Answer fits somewhere between 2011′s Pulse, Pure and Hunter when looking at the specs.  With 340 fps and a 7″ brace height, it’s a good performing bow.  An ATA of 33 1/2″ is just shorter than the Pulse and the 7″ brace height is one inch longer than the Pulse, yet the speed is nearly the same.  Cams on the answer appear to have more in common with the cams on the Hunter, though they do seem more oblong.  Answer bows will ship with the smooth mod installed, and speed mods can be purchased separately.

One thing that seems a bit strange is the rather limited draw lengths available, only a three inch range between 27 and 30″.  While the draw lengths may be limited, the peak draw weights have a generous range of between 40 and 80 lbs.

2012 Elite Pulse

Speed: 340-343 FPS
Axle Length 34 1/4″
Brace Height 6”
Draw Length 26” to 30”
Peak Draw Weights: 50, 60, 70 lbs.
Weight 4.3 lbs.
Let-Off  80% +

2012 Elite Pure

Speed: 326-330 FPS
Axle Length 36″
Brace Height 7”
Draw Length 27 1/2” to 31 1/2”
Peak Draw Weights: 50, 60, 70, 80 lbs.
Weight 4.1 lbs.
Let-Off  80% +

2012 Elite Hunter

Speed: 319-323 FPS
Axle Length 31 3/4″
Brace Height 7 1/2”
Draw Length 25” to 30”
Peak Draw Weights: 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 lbs.
Weight 3.9 lbs.
Let-Off  80% +

2012 Elite Tour

Speed: 305-308 FPS
Axle Length 38″
Brace Height 7 7/8”
Draw Length 27” to 32”
Peak Draw Weights: 50, 60, 70 lbs.
Weight 4.1 lbs.
Let-Off  80% +

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