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IWA 2009 Show coverage

     
  Over the weekend (March 13-16) we attended the European foremost Outdoor show, the IWA in Nuremberg, Germany.
Despite the economic downturn the atmosphere was moderately optimistic among exhibitors, this was confirmed by both attendance and number of exhibitors, booth slightly increasing over last year's figures: visitors for this year were 32.000 (vs last year's 31.518) from over 100 countries and exhibitors 1.132 (last year 1.146). This is a moderate increase, but considering that many companies are cutting travel expenses introducing stringent travel restrictions it must be considered a s terrific success.
As usual show management organized the show with German precision, and every routine operation such as check in and qualification (the show is strictly for business attendance) were smooth and fast.

Since most of the crossbow manufactured introduced their new product at the ATA show (that we covered HERE), there is not much left to talk about, so we decided to leave most of the space to picture galleries.

Worth mentioning: TenPoint showed a redesigned Phantom riser with larger cutouts to reduce weight (as much as 8 ounces) and a new darker finish for the Phantom finish. 

Barnett had on display the Predator in carbon finish and the Quad AVi with the integrated crank cocking device

Horton was missing as they (rumor) are undergoing some management change.

Hawke Optics showed us the new crossbow scopes, really a nice product.

About flashlights we saw really interesting products from Fenix and Inova, while on the knives side we liked the Extrema Ratio Suppressor, the new Cold Steel Spartan and the Fox made of Titanium and Carbon fiber.

Enjoy....
Mirko



IWA Show galleries:

 
                       

Maserin

Master Cutlery

MicroFire

Muela

Remington

Robert David

Schmidt&Bender

Spyderco

Supreme Replicas

Technoframes

Trijicon

Zero Tolerance
 
Armcross


Barnett

Sanlida

TenPoint



Aimpoint

Aitor

Barrett

Blaser

Buck

Cold Steel
 
Extrema Ratio


Fenix

Fox

Gerber

Hawke

HPRC

Inova

KaBar

Kanetsune

Kershaw

Laguiole

Leupold
     
                 
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