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Hoyt Archery’s Latest

Hoyt has two new flagship bows for 2021: the aluminum Ventum, and the carbon RX-5. Both have similar design and technology.

Offered in two axle lengths, the Ventum is Hoyt’s smoothest, quietest bow to date–by a long shot.
– Axle-to-axle length: 30″ or 33″
– IBO rating: 342 fps (30), 334 (33)
– Draw weights: 30-40, 40-50, 50-60, 55-65, 60-70, or 70-80 lbs.
– Draw lengths: 25″-28″, 28.5″-30″ (30); 26″-29″, 29.5″-31″ (33)
– Brace height: 6-1/8″ (30), 6-3/8″ (33)
– Let-off: 80% or 85%
– Physical weight: 4.6 lbs. (30), 4.7 lbs. (33)
Ventum 30 at R&L Archery, $109999
Ventum 33 at R&L Archery, $114999


The RX-5 Ultra is made of unrivaled REDWRX carbon–carbon that is over-engineered and over-built to forge the toughest, most capable bows in the world.
– Axle-to-axle length: 34″
– IBO rating: 334 fps
– Draw weights: 30-40, 40-50, 50-60, 55-65, 60-70, or 70-80 lbs.
– Draw lengths: 27-30″, 30.5″-32″
– Brace height: 7″
– Let-off: 80% or 85%
– Physical weight: 4.6 lbs.

RX-5 Ultra at R&L Archery, $164999


2021 Design Features

These two bows feature a new, redesigned cam system, specifically made for unparalleled performance. The HBX Cam comes in one cam size that can cover the full range of draw lengths by using two different module sizes. And it can go from 80% let-off to 85% in seconds by simply using an allen wrench to adjust a screw.

A very noticeable difference in the 2021 RX-5 and Ventum is the addition of a lower stabilizer option. Included with the bow comes a 2.25″ Short Stop stabilizer. Having a small stabilizer in this position both lowers the center of gravity and increases the effectiveness of the stabilizer. If the lower stabilizer position isn’t your thing, they’ve also kept a hole in the typical stabilizer position. But Hoyt argues that with the attachment point farther forward, a 2-inch stabilizer has the same reach and effectiveness as a 6-inch stabilizer in the regular spot. So you get improved stabilization from a shorter, lighter weight stabilizer.

Hoyt has reinvented how accessories attach to your bow with new in-line mounting systems. There’s the option to use an in-line picatinny rail mount for your sight. These bows still have the regular holes to mount your sight on the side, but the new in-line mount offers better bow balance by having the weight of your sight out in front, as opposed to the side. Similarly, Hoyt offers a dovetail mounting system to keep the rest inline with the bow riser, resulting in better balance, a significantly more secure attachment system, and an overall lighter weight.