For the first time in a good few years, Easton has hit the market with some brand-new stabilisers. There are three new models in the line, the A/C Pro, Contour, and Z-Flex. The A/C Pro is based on similar technology to the older A/C/E stabiliser model, but has been given stronger fittings as well as an all-new look. The A/C Pro was designed as the entry-level model in the range, and up a price bracket is the Contour. These stabilisers feature a tapered design, meaning they are wider at the back than the front. They have been designed this way to combine the stiffness properties of a single-diameter rod with the drag-reducing effect of a wind bar. Having the thicker part of the rods at the back means the rods are stiff where the archer needs them, as well as aerodynamically efficient away from the bow. The thick part, tapered section, and thin part are all shaped from a single carbon tube so there are no joins or weak spots along the length of the rods, and the three varying widths means they offer three distinct modulus stiffness zones that help eliminate varying frequencies of vibration.
The Z-Flex is a stiffer stabiliser designed for compound shooters. The single carbon tube design is the only super-stiff stabiliser to offer internal AVRS damping – so you can use it without a rubber damper and still reduce the amount of felt vibration.
All three rods are finished in black and feature compatible graphics, meaning you can mix and match your long rods and side rods across the range. There is an interchangeable stud for the A/C Pro and Contour models that allows you to use interchangeable weight styles, while the Z-Flex comes with a 5/16 thread that is free to screw into the end of the rod, allowing you to stack as much or as little weight on the end as you like without having to swap screws.
Easton also announced the launch of a new recurve backpack. Designed to be a budget-friendly option, it will fit once complete recurve setup, and comes with the arrow tube included. Another addition to the Easton bow case lineup that we spotted was the Deluxe Roller Bow Case. It is both slightly smaller and cheaper than Easton’s largest roller bow case, but has been made shorter and without the external clothing compartment. Still featuring three wheels, it has been designed to be more compatible with airline luggage regulations, and it will take one compound or two recurve bow setups (it is also fully case cube compatible).