Obsession Evolution Review

By Corey Haas

Obsession bows are new in the marketplace and are making a huge impression with bows like the Evolution. Designed by Kevin Strothers, the Obsession Evolution is on par with other flagship bows on the market for 2014. Let’s look at its specs.

2014 Obsession Evolution Specs

  • IBO up to 353 FPS
  • Axle to Axle 32″
  • Draw lengths available 23.5-30″
  • Draw weights available 40, 50, 60, 65, 70
  • String length 58 7/8″
  • Cables (2) 37 7/16″
  • Weight 4.1lb
  • Let Off 80%

obsession evolutionLook, Feel, and Performance of the Obsession Evolution

The Look

The look of the Evolution is sharp. The design of the riser has a unique spider web structure which accompanies a comfortable torque free grip. All the components are of high quality and all of the hardware is anti-rust, type 3 hardcoat anodized. The angled cable rod is a neat feature that reduces draw friction and torque on the riser. At 32 inches, the ATA is short enough to aid in tight hunting situations but long enough for some forgiveness while shooting. Overall, the look of this bow is sleek and smooth.

The Feel

The feel of this bow is great. Its weighs in around the middle of the pack at 4.1 lbs so the holding arm will last a little longer during extended shooting sessions.

The Performance

For a speed bow, this bow shot very well. It felt very light in the hand and had a surprisingly smooth draw cycle for a speed bow. The draw cycle will not put your rotator cuff in jeopardy like some other speed bows of the same specs and has a valley that is very tolerable. The bow is quiet and fairly dead in the hand during the shot. The best way to explain this bow is that its a 353 FPS bow that shoots like a 320 FPS bow. This means that its a comfortable shooting bow with a tremendous bonus of speed. This would be a great bow for 3D and hunting.

We give the Obsession Evolution a score of 8.0 out of 10.

The Pros and Cons of the Obsession Evolution

Pros

  • Smooth
  • Fast
  • Comfortable grip
  • Holds well
  • Dead in the hand
  • Interchangeable mods make draw length adjustments easy

Cons

  • Brace height of 6 inches demands good form
  • Obsession bows is a new company and there is little feedback on their support