This is a review of the diamond infinite edge bow, which was purchased for my wife.
My wife grew up with a grandfather that could put most of our hunting stories to shame. He of course hunted a different time out west. A time when a day trip could turn into an epic battle for survival any moment. Just getting to the spot could involve half a week driving high desert wagon-rut roads. One thing he passed on to my wife with his love of the outdoors was shooting the bow. He worked for a sporting goods outfitter and had prime access to all things sporting. This included a good variety of bows. She grew up admiring them, then handling them, then shooting them, but only a bit. It wasn’t until a few decades later that her yearning for a bow she could actually enjoy shooting turned into a goal of ours.
My question was, should I get her a simple but elegant recurve like she was hinting at, or something bit more modern? I like traditional bows, always have. I think there is something about hunting that has become too easy these days. With that said I also use a crossbow, but I do whip out the elegant wood recurve if anyone starts to give me a rough time for “cheating”. Then I point out all the gear on their compound, all in fun of course. This lead me to another issue; just how many things can be put on a modern bow is astounding and expensive. It also seemed that a decent recurve would be too hard a pull for her, though cheap. What I didn’t want to get her was a bare-bones compound she could pull that cost hundreds in upgrades to shoot well. We could both go pretty far down that road, buying all kinds of trinkets in the name of dialing it in.
Our Diamond Infinite Edge Review & Experience
So in my search I weighed the options of many bows and was surprised to find that Bowtech Archery and Diamond had teamed up to make the Infinite Edge . This is a bow that has it all for the veterans, and is also perfect for beginning archers. My wife doesn’t necessarily intend to hunt but I know she will one day. It was important to have something that could be of legal poundage. With the infinite edge going from a teeny tiny 5lbs to a whopping 70lbs by simply adjusting the limb bolt, I thought I had found the bow I was looking for.
I also found that the bow could have its draw length adjusted from 13” to 30”, truly a beginner’s bow. For example, a lot of beginners open up their frame and shoulders after a few weeks practice, they are then constrained immediately by draw length.
We moved her length from 22” to 23” within the first week. The adjustments are straightforward, user friendly and you don’t have to go to a bow-shop to change it. Being able to do it at home in minutes was awesome. With a completely adjustable poundage and draw length, I could use it if she did not stick with it. This was a good investment since anyone could someday inherit it.
My daughter can also start to use it at a very young age…however, the frame is larger than a youth bow, and the grip is a bit big for my wife’s hand, comfortable, but a little big.
The bow comes with a peep sight, a tru-glo pin sight that is very adjustable, and a hostage rest. The rest is great for beginner’s, but it will be switched out for a drop-away eventually. The only other two things I would suggest right away are a stabilizer and wrist strap. The stabilizer greatly increased groupings, and reduced her shooting fatigue a bit.
One final thing to point out on this bow is its infinite draw length setting. The cams can be set to provide the user with 100% let-off all the way through its draw, making its draw length essentially infinite. Stop your pull at 15” or 28”, your let-off is still the same. That’s just for fun for us hunters, but what a great tool for a hunting safety class or a youth archery range. Set them all at 10# 20# and 30# and each kid will get to shoot the same bow despite their draw length.
If you decide to hunt with this bow at a low poundage (under 50# for a compound) then you should be wary of expandable blades. You may use whatever you like, but the common complaint on low poundage compounds is that expandable heads don’t have enough inertia to be opened properly.
A fixed blade broad-head may be a good choice. A cutting point expandable instead of a solid point may also give better penetration, whereas a high poundage bow can reportedly bend the cutting point tips. I’d hate for someone to lose a deer because they did not take this into account.
While this is sold as a beginner bow, a word to the more experienced hunters: Ever been injured? Had a shoulder issue or wrist problem? Back gone out? Most likely you have.
This year I dislocated a rib (I know who has even heard of that) while repairing my well line. It’s a long stupid story but my point is that I could not practice my 55# recurve with one whole side completely shot. When I finally could pull my bow I was rusty and stuck with my crossbow (queue questionable glances from other hunters). This bow can solve those problems, both in draw weight and length. Think about this if you want an affordable bow for hunting, not just for a beginner, youth or wife. If you have shoulder issues, this bow could keep you in the stand if it acts up right as those big bucks do.
I cannot stress the importance of reading online reviews in your hunt for a bow, but with a grain of salt. Look for the quality posts, not one where a part was missing and they rant about how lame the company is…unless that’s all you see. I really like those who list pro’s and con’s. Go to Amazon and see if they are selling the product, find the reviews at the bottom. Hit up your favorite hunting forum and ask people. Google it. And of course, absolutely ask your local bow shop. Just make sure you don’t buy something without doing this, as a reputable company can make a million good bows and still flunk a new model.
For us, this was the ultimate bow and what we were looking for. My wife is very excited to go out and use it, and very glad I did not get her a recurve since she started at 25lbs. You can find it in black, camo or blaze pink. It has a nice rest, option for stabilizer, a peep sight, and very customizable riser.
It’s available online, just make sure that the box has not been opened, there is a huge black market for stolen components. Of course, always try to support your local bow shop. Those guys aren’t just selling bows, they are selling knowledge and a place to hang out, that alone is worth the extra few bucks. At the very least, have them install your peep and kiss button or anything else you decide to deck it out with. Most importantly, have fun with your new shooting partner! As always I have learned a lot about my form and technique by teaching someone else.
I hope this Diamond Infinite Edge review was helpful. Don’t forget to share this review or leave a comment below with your thoughts or your personal experience with this fantastic bow.