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#3526128 - 01/01/14 07:37 PM Re: fall away rest? [Re: burninpowder]
TNRifleman
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I have been using a Rip Cord Code Red with great success. Have never had a single issue with it.
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#3526586 - 01/02/14 06:32 AM Re: fall away rest? [Re: Crow Terminator]
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 Originally Posted By: Crow Terminator
102 -- If the thickets are that thick, I don't see how you would get through there with a treestand on your back, and or a quiver and stabilizer attached to your bow either. If you can't get your bow through a thicket with a cord for a limb driven rest, then you wouldn't be able to get it through there with the string and cable/s either. \:\)

Although I think your intent is to pick a fight with me, about this, I wont say anything else on the issue after this.

I've personally found the limb driven rests to be easier for people (me included) to setup and get right. With cable driven rests, you have to get the timing just right for the arrow to clear. Most all of the trouble people have with them, can be traced back to the rest not being setup correctly. The OP said in his post he was going to be new to drop away rests, so I recommended what I've found to be the most simple of them to setup and get right with not a lot (or any) experience. I don't like using the cheap clamps and I don't like tying/serving anything to my cable either. So limb driven rests eliminate both of those and are very very simple to setup and get right.

I chose the Pro Drop over the others because it comes stock with an actual cable instead of d-loop material that stretches. The cable don't stretch. Once you set it up, its not moving. For what it's worth...I still shoot 3D with a blade rest. Its something I've always done. But as of now I wouldn't have a problem shooting the Pro Drop for 3D.


Crow,
Thank you for the thorough answer. And no, I was not trying to pick a fight. I respect yours and Radars opinion on equipment. And I have zero experience with those type rests.

I rarely have any problem with bow tuning so the fall away rests have been fine.

I may have to try one of the limb drivers just out of curiosity.

And about the thickets. I rarely have a stand on my back in those tickets when I have a bow in my hand. I am most often in those thickets on a blood trail.
And I have popped out on the other side many times missing an arrow, or gloves, or a knife, or a bunch of skin!
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#3526592 - 01/02/14 06:43 AM Re: fall away rest? [Re: 102]
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X2 on what Crow had to say about the AAE Pro Drop! Anything that AAE put their name on is 1st rate!!! I have 2 of their Pro Blade rests and love them!

AAE Pro Blade Set-Up
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#3526632 - 01/02/14 07:16 AM Re: fall away rest? [Re: DixieCrafter]
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102 - Yep if you've not had any trouble setting the other ones up, then there might not be much of an advantage to the other styles for you. I was just saying that for ease of setting up...the limb driven ones are 10x easier, especially for folks who've never set them up before. As another person pointed out too, with serving into the cable, if you make any adjustment to the bow via cables/tuning, you would have to reset the rest too, and reserve it in. A lot of people don't own a bow press either; so that means they would have to go back and forth to a dealer, etc to have the rest worked on if anything did go wrong.

With a limb driven rest...you simple hold the launcher flat against the bow shelf with a finger/thumb...then run the cord to either the top or bottom limb...whichever you prefer. Most have a limb clamp of some sort...you run the cord/cable through the clamp and pull until it is tight. Most will have a screw that holds the cord in place...you tighten it and you're done. Minus trimming the excess cord/cable. No press. No serving. Just simplicity. It's almost Whisker Biscuit simple. LOL

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#3526662 - 01/02/14 07:43 AM Re: fall away rest? [Re: Crow Terminator]
Toxophilite Phil
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I have found when using a drop away rest with the cord attached to the cable, it is simplier to use a larks head knot. The same knot you use to tie in a release d loop. If you have to twist the cable the knot will twist to the correct spot. You will have to serve a small section of cable but that is a simple job. here is the knot link.....http://wn.com/larks_head
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#3526748 - 01/02/14 08:37 AM Re: fall away rest? [Re: Toxophilite Phil]
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I have an AAE Pro Drop for Mathews' riser if anyone is interested.
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#3527539 - 01/02/14 03:08 PM Re: fall away rest? [Re: TheAirMan]
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 Originally Posted By: TheAirMan
I use a Ripcord SOS hooked to my bottom limb. To me it's all the good things of different style rests in one. Full containment, drop away, and limb driven.

I switched from a Downforce to an SOS shortly after our season started this fall. I've liked it so far.
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#3528055 - 01/02/14 07:29 PM Re: fall away rest? [Re: infoman jr.]
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If I were to go to a drop away it would be a limb driver pro.i tried one out this year it came loose once and broke once.(as stated earlier it was a set up issue,and an issue with cord it came with)but one good thing it fells up. out of curiosity I shot it some with the cabel broke and it did open my group up some but I could still kill a deer no problem.when I do install one im going to have actuall string material used for the cabel
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#3528068 - 01/02/14 07:34 PM Re: fall away rest? [Re: turk870]
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I've been using the trophy taker shaky hunter for about 8 years. It's only been readjusted when I change cables. Solid as a rock.
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#3530717 - 01/04/14 06:07 PM Re: fall away rest? [Re: Crow Terminator]
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 Originally Posted By: Crow Terminator
102 - Yep if you've not had any trouble setting the other ones up, then there might not be much of an advantage to the other styles for you. I was just saying that for ease of setting up...the limb driven ones are 10x easier, especially for folks who've never set them up before. As another person pointed out too, with serving into the cable, if you make any adjustment to the bow via cables/tuning, you would have to reset the rest too, and reserve it in. A lot of people don't own a bow press either; so that means they would have to go back and forth to a dealer, etc to have the rest worked on if anything did go wrong.

With a limb driven rest...you simple hold the launcher flat against the bow shelf with a finger/thumb...then run the cord to either the top or bottom limb...whichever you prefer. Most have a limb clamp of some sort...you run the cord/cable through the clamp and pull until it is tight. Most will have a screw that holds the cord in place...you tighten it and you're done. Minus trimming the excess cord/cable. No press. No serving. Just simplicity. It's almost Whisker Biscuit simple. LOL


Sounds good crow, I will give one a try.
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