Whisper Creek Archery Stealth LX

Whisper Creek Archery Stealth LX

To enlarge this image of the Whisper Creek Archery Stealth LX, please click HERE.

In 2001 an archery company was born, if only in concept. That concept turned into prototyping and then into trial production before finally ending up on the national stage in 2004. That is when the outdoor industry was introduced to Whisper Creek Archery (WCA) during the annual Archery Trade Show. In 2006 the company unveiled its Innovator Pro, a bow that has received graduated upgrades along the way and still remains their flagship today.

Last year Whisper Creek learned a lesson--a bow designed for women and youth hunters, if good enough, may just end up being a hot seller in the adult market as well. The Stealth LX afforded them that lesson. So, in response they now offer the Stealth LX as an adult bow capable of reaching a 30-inch draw and 70-pound pull. This little rig is packed with features like their HyperForce Accel-Cam, WhisperGrip traction control idler wheel and all-new HyperForce String Suppressor.


Basics
A compact aluminum riser serves as the backbone of the Stealth LX measuring less than 14 inches in length. Even if you include the pivoting strut it still measures under 18 inches. The miniature riser is a big contributor to the Stealth's super maneuverable 255„8-inch axle-to-axle measurement and light mass weight of 3.6 pounds.


SPECIFICATIONS
MANUFACTURER: Whisper Creek Archery, Dept. PB, 975 West 850 South, Woods Cross, UT 84087; (801) 335-0006; www.whispercreekarchery.com
MODEL:Stealth LX
ECCENTRIC SYSTEM:HyperForce Accel-Cam
DRAW WEIGHTS:50-, 60- and 70-pound peak
DRAW LENGTHS:27 to 30.5 inches in one half-inch increments
RISER:Reflex, aluminum
LIMBS:13-inch machined fiberglass
STRINGS:79.5 inches BCY 8125/425X
CABLE:27.25 inches BCY 8125/425X
MASS WEIGHT:3.6 pounds
LETOFF:80-percent
GRIP:Two-piece laminated wood
BRACE HEIGHT:Approximately 8 inches
AXLE-TO-AXLE LENGTH:25.625 inches
FINISH:King's Woodland Shadow
ADVERTISED IBO SPEED:300 fps
PRICE:$429
COMMENTS:Excels in maneuverability and reports little noise at the shot.

A noteworthy upgrade for the 2008 Stealth LX is a standard two-piece laminated wood grip contoured for comfort and consistent hand placement. Another new addition is a broadhead guard attached to the riser for increased protection for the archer. The riser's short length and three-inch reflex geometry make it necessary to offer an unconventional stabilizer attachment point. A portion of the front of the riser below the grip is formed in the shape of a fishhook. This creates a tab that juts upward, which is drilled and tapped for stabilizer mounting.


LX machined aluminum limb pockets remain constant during the weight adjustment process allowing the limbs to move within the pocket. Draw weights are available in 50-, 60- and 70-pound peak and are easily adjusted 10 pounds down from that point. The pocket, strut and Riser connection points create Whisper Creek's 3 Pivot System featuring Pocket BowStrut technology.


This system is designed to allow the limbs and pockets to move naturally and thereby limit vibration traveling into the limbs or riser. LX limbs measure approximately 13 inches in length. At full draw the limbs attain a parallel position and when fired move in equal and opposite directions effectively canceling out much of the shock and vibration common to upright limb configured bows.

Whisper Creek's single cam eccentric system consists of their IdlerDamp wheel and new HyperForce Accel-Cam both of which ride on double-sealed ball bearings. The WhisperGrip Traction Control system forces the idler wheel to return to its original position rather than slipping under the string during the shot resulting in retained energy and speed.

SPEED/ARROW VELOCITY*KINETIC ENERGY**STORED ENERGY***EFFICIENCY****DRAW CYCLE
297 fps68.57 foot-pounds88.78 foot-pounds77.24 percentSteady climb to peak with smooth transitions before and after.
*(Test result) **Product of speed and arrow weight ***Energy supplied to and held by the system ****(K.E. divided by S.E.)

This is accomplished by incorporating WCA's BowDamp material into the idler wheel's string contact surface. Attached to the ends of the idler wheel axles is WCA's new and unique HyperForce adjustable string suppressor that uses a large rubber barrel suspended just below the idler wheel. Central to the LX's eccentric system is the 2008 HyperForce Accel-Cam. This new large diameter cam has a single rotating module that can be adjusted, without a bow press, for draw lengths from 27 to 30.5 inches in one half-inch increments. Also featured on the Accel-Cam are a three-inch solid wall draw stop and 80-percent letoff. IBO speeds are advertised to reach 300 fps.

Editor's Note: Petersen's Bowhunting standardized testing includes the use of the same equipment and test methods. For more detailed information on the testing parameters go to www.bowhuntingmag.com and look for the "bow testing" link.

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Center Shots: How to Improve Your Bow Tuning

Center Shots: How to Improve Your Bow Tuning

Field editor Bill Winke goes over steps you can take to improve the tuning on your bow.

CenterPoint CP400 Crossbow – First Look

CenterPoint CP400 Crossbow – First Look

CenterPoint Archery evolves in design and performance with the introduction of the new CP400 Crossbow.

Springtime Turkey Hunt

Springtime Turkey Hunt

Kevin Steele and the boys are bowhunting turkeys with the help of some well-placed decoys.

First Look: Mathews Vertix Bow

First Look: Mathews Vertix Bow

"Petersen's Bowhunting" editor Christian Berg and Mathews design engineer Mark Hayes talk the smooth, quiet and fast shooting qualities of the new flagship Vertix bow from the Wisconsin bowmaker.

See More Popular Videos

Trending Articles

Follow these 4 steps to early-season success. Whitetail

How to Pattern Bucks in the Early Season

Clint Casper

Follow these 4 steps to early-season success.

Crunching the numbers on North America's most important game species Whitetail

2020 State of the Whitetail Report

Jason Snavely - June 29, 2020

Crunching the numbers on North America's most important game species

The system offers ease of use, versatility, affordability and ever-expanding functionality. Scouting Tools

Moultrie Mobile: A Complete Scouting Solution

Christian Berg - July 22, 2020

The system offers ease of use, versatility, affordability and ever-expanding functionality.

Follow this step-by-step process to quickly field dress your deer for the best possible venison. How-To

How to Field Dress & Quarter a Deer

Mike Stroff

Follow this step-by-step process to quickly field dress your deer for the best possible...

See More Trending Articles

More Bows

You don't need to go broke to get yourself a new, high-performance archery rig. ATA Show

New Budget Bows & Crossbows for 2020

Tony J. Peterson - January 09, 2020

You don't need to go broke to get yourself a new, high-performance archery rig.

Bowtech returns for 2020 with two more flagship rigs. Bows

Bowtech Unveils Its 2020 Revolt & Revolt X

Taylor Pardue - November 12, 2019

Bowtech returns for 2020 with two more flagship rigs.

With speeds up to 340 fps, the Carbon Air Stealth SE is a fast, lightweight rig. Bows

Bow Review: PSE Carbon Air Stealth SE

Jon E. Silks - August 23, 2019

With speeds up to 340 fps, the Carbon Air Stealth SE is a fast, lightweight rig.

Use these setup tips and tricks from the best archers on the planet for the most accurate hunting rig. Bows

How to Super-Tune Your Bow

Taylor Pardue

Use these setup tips and tricks from the best archers on the planet for the most accurate...

See More Bows

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get Digital Access.

All Petersen's Bowhunting subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now