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Bowtech has finally revealed the 2012 Insanity CPX and CPXL. More details to follow as they come in!

So far from what I can tell, one big change is in how the Overdrive Binary Cams are mounted.  Instead of being on top of the limb like the Invasion and Destroyer series, they appear to mounted on the end of the limb in some kind of bracket.   The FLX guard makes its return, though it does have a damper on it for the CPX and CPXL.   The Hardcore Limbs also seem to be more pre-loaded than on the Invasion.

2012 Bowtech Insanity CPX2012 Bowtech Insanity CPX Specs

Speed: 355 FPS
Axle Length 32″
Brace Height 6”
Draw Length 25.5” to 30″
Peak Draw Weights: 50, 60, 70, 80 lbs.
Weight 4.3 lbs.
Let-Off 80%
MSRP $999?




2012 Bowtech Insanity CPXL

2012 Bowtech Insanity CPXL Specs

Speed: 340 FPS
Axle Length 35″
Brace Height 7”
Draw Length 27.5” to 32″
Peak Draw Weights: 50, 60, 70, 80 lbs.
Weight 4.4 lbs.
Let-Off 80%
MSRP $1049?



2012 Insanity CPX and CPXL: my opinion

I love the looks of the CPX and 355 fps is certainly nice, however the 32″ ATA is a bit short for my liking.  Then again, I really love my Destroyer 350 and it is only 3/8″ longer.  The large cams help make up for the short ATA at full draw since they push the string so far above the limbs.  I’ll have to reserve final judgement once I can shoot one.

The CPXL at 35″ ATA and 7″ brace, while still rated at 340 fps will definitely appeal to those who like a slightly longer bow.  It has definitely caught my eye.  I would have love to see a version of the CPXL at 35″ ATA and 6″ brace height though; another 10 fps there would be interesting.

Last year’s Invasion was a big hit.  The biggest complaints I heard about it were it’s mediocre speed (hah, 343 fps is what we consider mediocre now?) and it’s super short ATA at 31 1/2″.  It looks like Bowtech took note and gave their customers what they wanted with the CPX and CPXL.  They’ve definitely made waves with their marketing campaign, now it’s time for the rubber to hit the road.

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