Quest Torrent Bow Review

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Quest Torrent


Basic Description:

A 31” ATA bow with a 7 inch brace height that shoots Ibo speeds up to 322 FPS. It features a machined riser out of 6061 –T6 forged aluminum. Has the new fluid cams for 2012, and the bow is a single cam bow. Features 452s bowstrings from the factory and comes with bowjax limb dampener system. This bow is smooth drawing and shooting and has a solid back wall. You could hold this bow for days!

Just the Facts:

-Speed: 322 FPS
-Weight: 4.2 lbs
-Brace Height: 7 inches
-ATA: 31”
-Draw Length: 25.5”-30” (1/2” increments)
-Draw Weight: 50, 60, 70 lbs



Story:

The Torrent is one of the new bow offerings from Quest this year for 2012. It features the Fluid Cam which features a rotating module that allows you to switch draw length without a bow press with only one module. It also features their new I-Glide which reducing torque on the cables and improves the bows smoothness throughout the draw cycle. This bow draws exceptionally smooth and has a solid back wall and allows you to creep a half inch or so. I could hold this bow back all day long!

One thing I am really impressed with is this bows draw cycle. It is very smooth; I would not expect it to be anything but with an IBO speed of 322. But for a bow in this category and price range it knocks one out of the park with the new Fluid Cam. I experience little hand shock with this bow and is a solid shooter! The shelf on this bow is very wide and deep and will accommodate the biggest broad heads. I have no doubt you could shoot the larger 1 3/8” broad heads like Ram Cat and have no problem with this shelf.

Quest’s focus for this bow was smoothness, speed and forgiveness. I would say they have the smoothness and forgiveness aspect nailed but not so sure on the speed. Most bows are shooting 330+ these days so I would call this a speed bow by any means but that was not Quest’s primary focus. This bow is silky smooth and that in my mind was priority number one for this bow!

The only thing I really was not a fan of with this bow was the grip. This is a very personal thing for people and everyone is different. But I did not like the black grip plates on the side of the grip. They were too abrupt and felt weird in my hand. They also were not anti-slip by any means to me. I would just wrap the grip in black athletic tape and would solve the slip issue. Just for your information I sweat in the winter so I have sweaty palms. This should not be an issue for most people. The shape of the grip plates will be a personal choice and you will have to shoot it for yourself to find out.

Overall I like this bow. I like it a lot! Who I like it for the most is someone getting into bow hunting and doesn’t want the ready to shoot packages you see everywhere and who can’t afford to drop $1,000 on a bare bow. This bow you can find for around $500, and at that price I think it is a great value! If you are in the market for a new bow and are upgrading from a cheap 10 year old bow or are wanting to get into shooting and are looking for a mid range option, I would recommend shooting this bow and trying it out. I don’t think you will be disappointed.

Things I liked about the bow most are:
-Silky smooth draw and solid back wall
-Adjustable Fluid Cam, no need to buy a new cam if you were loaning it to someone or selling it to someone. Would also be a great bow for a young kid looking to grow with the bow.
-Price, it is a great value!
-7 inch brace height and how it held for a shorter ATA bow.


What they could do Better:

I am not a fan of the grip. But this is a personal choice and may not be an issue for most.

Overall Rating 4.5
Functionality 4.5
Value 5.0
Ergonomics 4.0
Durability 5.0

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