Really liking this bow, although I get a little bit of string noise. When I get my Illusion back from repair I plan to see which is louder.
The Black Ice definately throws an arrow faster - given I'm shooting 60 pounds with a 26.5 inch draw length, speed is not something I can hope much for. But the Black Ice was putting arrows through my Black Hole target at 10 yards, and the target is far from shot out. At 40 yards it's mostly lobbing arrows, but out to 30 I like what I see.
Very accurate, no Robin Hoods, but close enough that I'm no longer trying to group arrows but shooting different spots on the target.
All-in-all I'm very pleased.