Diamond Carbon Knockout Specs
The Knockout—designed for women, and made by women! We love this bow, and we give a lot of praise to Diamond for making it—women have always been hunters, and their numbers in the bowhunting world have skyrocketed in the last few years. Not every bow/clothing manufacturer has been on board with offering products specifically designed for women, but Diamond has, and they deserve a lot of credit for that.
So here are the Diamond Carbon Knockout specs. We actually compare these specs to another Diamond hunting bow (the Deploy SB) in our full Diamond Carbon Knockout review here.
So let's dive in and take a look at all of the features on this bow.
Draw Length: 22.5 inches to 27 inches
These measurements are good for female archers up to about 5-foot-8-inches; if you're taller than that, you may want to find a different bow.
Draw Weight: 40 / 50 / 60 pounds
These are reasonable draw weights, and most states have a minimum draw weight requirement of 40 pounds to hunt big game. So that's a good thing. 50 and 60 pounds is getting up there, but it can deliver a lot of momentum when delivering an arrow to game. If you're uncertain about the draw weight you can handle, it's usually be to start low, and it's even better to bow someone's bow and get a feel for what you can handle.
Speed: 302 FPS
Pretty decent! There are certainly bows that shooter arrows with more speed—the Diamond Deploy SB, along with a few other Diamond models—can shoot arrows at 330 FPS, but anything about 300 FPS is greased lightning (as Dad used to say), and that's a lot of faster than the bows of yester-year.
Brace Height: 6.75 inches
That's pretty common, and it's a common brace height for Diamond bows. It's right in that "Goldilocks" area of not-too-much-and-not-too-little, where it's low enough to provide some speed, but higher enough to provide some "forgiveness," as they say, and cover some imperfections in your form.
Axle-to-Axle Length: 30 inches
This is on the shorter side, and that's what we'd expect to see in a bow made for women, and there are advantages and disadvantages to a shorter AtA length. The bad: a longer AtA length usually provides some more stability and makes it easier to aim, and that's why you see super-tall bows in competitions that feature compound bows. So you lose a little of your ability to aim with a shorter AtA measurement. The good news is that a shorter bow is a LOT easier to carry through the brush, and it can also make it a little lighter, which is our last feature, and another feature we think is a positive:
Mass Weight: 3.2 pounds
That's on the low side—many of Diamond's other offerings are 3.6 pounds and up—and that lighter weight can be a boon both when you practice (if you've ever had to lift a heavy bow again and again, you know how heavy it can be) but also in the field: you may only lift and fire off an arrow once, but you'll have to carry it with you wherever you go, so "lightweight" is definitely better in that regard.
There you have it—those are the main features. You can read more of our thoughts in our review, which we've linked to above. Good luck, have fun, and happy aiming!