The simple aim at Athens Archery is to make the best compound bows on the market, from the engineering and designing to the customer service. And to that end, the company has introduced a new line of bows that have built on the quality and the reputation of the bows from previous years.

The previously popular Accomplice models have been used as the legacy for the brand new Ridge bows while a new shorter framed bow called the Summit offers speed and performance in a compact package.

For those who prefer a longer bow, the Ascent provides a 36 inch axle-to-axle bow that can be used either in the field or on the course.

Athens Archery has recently been taken over by the New York-based Athens Outdoors and the passion for producing the best possible products for archers is going to be used to expand the business even further. This new range of compound bows released for the 2019 season is evidence of that promise.

Find out more about the company and the entire range of products by visiting the Athens Archery website.

Athens Ridge 32

This is a new bow for the 2019 season and it has been built using the same concept that was used for the Accomplice 32 bow.

As the name suggests, the bow measures 32 inches from axle-to-axle and it has a brace height of 6.75 inches for greater stability and forgiveness. The draw length ranges from 25 to 30 inches and the draw weights start at 40 lbs. and go through to 70 lbs.

With let-off from between 80-90% this is a hunting bow that will prove to be incredibly comfortable to shoot and will provide significant stability to the shot. The bow has an IBO rating of 340 fps.

It is available in Realtree Edge, Kuiu Verde, Kuiu Vias, Textured Black, Flat Dark Earth, Titan Red, Pearl White, Flag Blue, Anthracite Grey.

The bow has been released by the company with an MSRP that starts at $799.00.

Ridge 32 Specs

Draw
Length

Draw
Weight

Axle-to-
Axle

Weight

Brace
Height

Let Off

Speed
(IBO)

25 - 30"

40-70 lbs

32"

4.3 lbs

6.75"

80-90%

340 fps

Athens Ridge 34

The Ridge 34 is similar in design to the Ridge 32 with the concept coming from the previously very successful Accomplice 34 compound bow. This is a great bow for use either in the field or on the 3D course.

This model is engineered with a 34 inch axle-to-axle frame for those who prefer a longer, more stable base from which to shoot. The draw length range is also longer measuring from 25 to 32 inches. As with the 32, the draw weights range from 40 to 70 lbs.

With let-off from between 80-90% this is a hunting bow that will prove to be incredibly comfortable to shoot and will provide significant stability to the shot. The bow has an IBO rating of 335 fps.

It is available in Realtree Edge, Kuiu Verde, Kuiu Vias, Textured Black, Flat Dark Earth, Titan Red, Pearl White, Flag Blue, Anthracite Grey.

The bow has been released by the company with an MSRP that starts at $799.00.

Ridge 34 Specs

Draw
Length

Draw
Weight

Axle-to-
Axle

Weight

Brace
Height

Let Off

Speed
(IBO)

25 - 32"

40-70 lbs

34"

4.3 lbs

6.75"

80-90%

335 fps

Athens Summit

The Summit is the ideal bow for shooters who regularly use a treestand. It boasts a compact frame that measures only 30 inches from axle-to-axle. It has a nice wide brace height of 7 inches for dependability and consistency.

It is built with beyond parallel limbs and a 2-track cam system which all combines to deliver a smooth and quiet draw cycle and release. In fact, hunters who have shot the bow have commonly commented that the bow is one of the smoothest bows they have ever experienced.

The draw length ranges from 25.5 inches to 30.5 inches and the draw weights are offered from 40 to 70 pounds. This makes it a bow that will appeal to the majority of hunters.

The bow has an IBO rating of 340 fps making it a seriously fast and powerful bow.

The bow is available in Realtree Edge, Kuiu Verde, Kuiu Vias, Textured Black, Flat Dark Earth, Titan Red, Pearl White, Flag Blue or Anthracite Grey. It has been released with an MSRP starting at $799.00.

Summit Specs

Draw
Length

Draw
Weight

Axle-to-
Axle

Weight

Brace
Height

Let Off

Speed
(IBO)

25.5 - 30.5"

40-70 lbs

30"

4.5 lbs

7"

70-80%

340 fps

Athens Ascent

The new Ascent completes the Athens range for 2019 and it is another seriously fast compound bow. In this case the bow is primarily suited to the range with a solid and stable shooting base. But it will also perform well out in the field.

The bow has a longer frame that measures 36 inches axle to axle. It is powered by the Athens 2-track cam system and with a brace height of 6.75 inches and 80% let off it will perform strongly for any target shooter.

The bow is equipped with GAS Premium High Octane Strings and dual sight mounts have been built in as additional features for the new season.

The bow has an IBO rating of 335 fps and is available in the Realtree Edge Camouflage pattern finish.

It has been released by the company with an MSRP that starts at $799.00.

Ascent Specs

Draw
Length

Draw
Weight

Axle-to-
Axle

Weight

Brace
Height

Let Off

Speed
(IBO)

26 - 32"

40-70 lbs

36"

4.5 lbs

6.75"

70-80%

335 fps

As mentioned at the top of the page, 2018 was a significant year for the company with a takeover announcement being made in September. It is hoped that this will help to move the company forward and the archery customers will be the true benefits from the move. Published below is the official announcement that was released at the time.

Athens Outdoors based in Rochester, New York, is excited to announce that it has completed the acquisition of Athens Archery, which is headquartered in Rochester, Indiana. Athens Archery founded in 2009, has been a leading provider of high-quality compound bows. They bring to the market tremendous customer service coupled with an excited, motivated customer base. Athens Outdoors will be taking this reputation in the outdoor space to the next level and continue to grow and expand the brand.

Lyntech Engineering will continue to provide the high-quality manufacturing of Athens Archery bows. Jim Klossner, co-founder of Athens Outdoors, had this to say: “Continuing to partner with Lyntech Manufacturing allows us to remain focused on our customers and grow the brand and penetrate further into the outdoor space. We are excited to be able to take Athens to the next level and remain committed to offering the best compound bow in the market along with world-class customer service and commitment to our customers.”

From left to right, new owners Jim and Tracie Klossner, with former owners Amanda and Jason Hudkins.

Athens Outdoors Co-founder Tracie Klossner added: “The one word that comes to mind is ‘passion’. I see passion not only for the Athens brand, but the family feeling that Athens archers have with each other. We are going to take that passion and use it to expand and share that excitement with the rest of the outdoor world.”

Jason and Amanda Hudkins, former owners of Athens Archery and current owners of Lyntech Engineering commented, “We are very excited about the future of Athens Archery and could not be happier with our choice for the new owners. We feel that Jim and Tracie are exactly the right people to bring Athens Archery to the next level.”

The bows from Athens Archery can be a little difficult to track down. However, they can be ordered direct from the Athens Archery website. It should also be remembered that all Athens Archery bows come with a lifetime limited warranty against manufacturer defects. The warranty is fully transferable and is valid regardless if the bow was purchased new or used. This warranty covers the riser, pocket, limbs and eccentrics against defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the bow. 

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