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G5 Prime Centroid Compound Bow Review
Submitted by Forest_Crawler on Thu, 07/07/2011 - 16:55
Product Type:Compound Bow
The G5 Prime Centroid Compound Bow is new to me because G5 just recently started building bows and they really know what they are doing. I was invited by the staff over at Archery Outpost in Los Alamitos, CA to come over to shoot the bow, ask questions and do a review on it. How was I going to say no? Before I went over, I wanted to do some research online. I avoided YouTube and other sites doing reviews. I wanted my review to be my own and not influenced by anyone or any company. My first stop was the G5 website to review the specifications on this bow.
Introducing Prime™ and Parallel Cam™ Technology
FORGED 7000 SERIES ALUMINUM RISER
TI-GLIDE TITANIUM FLEXING CABLE SYSTEM
Parallel Cam™ Technology
IBO (FPS): 332
My first impression of this bow was that it was very balanced in my hand. They did not put a quiver on it, but they had it set up with a sight. It was set at 55# with a 29" draw. Here is a 3 minute clip of me shooting the G5 Prime Centroid.
The bow shoots incredibly smooth and it is fast! I shot 40 arrows though it before picking my personal bow up to shoot it. What happened next shocked me. I shot my first arrow and the vibration in my hand scared the hell out of me. I looked at my bow to see if something had come apart, but everything was where it should be. I looked to my right and there was Bob, AO staff member, just watching me. He walked on over and he knew exactly what had happened. I described what happened and the shock I felt. He explained that was the EXACT thing everyone he has spoken with has said after shooting this bow. It was a very interesting bit on information.
One of the other things that I was surprised to learn about was the dual cam set-up on the Centroid. This new innovative design was created to eliminate cam lean. I drew the bow back a few times to check on the truthfulness of this claim. I was surprised to see that this was indeed the truth. My personal bow top cam lean to the right. The Centroid cam was fully upright each time I drew it back and shot. Impressive to say the least!
The build of the bow is sleek and sturdy. I really like the feel of it by itself, carrying it around the shop, but also when shooting it. It felt very comfortable in my hands. There was not vibration, no overpowering sound and it felt clean. It's a very forgiving bow that is fun to shoot.
The price tag on this bad boy? Well the MSRP is an astounding $999.00. No, that is not a typo. They want nearly a grand for this bow. Holy Schnikes, right? That's what I had to say because I already own a bow, but if you planned on buying a brand new bow and having it for a long time, this would be a good choice. Would I buy it? If I had a thousand bucks to burn, maybe.