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Old 04-03-2024, 07:59 AM
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Not a fan of my ripcord rest do to the click when it raises and if I donít manually lift the rest before drawing back it comes up bouncing my arrow before reaching full draw. This is even when drawing super slow and smooth

Want something smooth and quiet what are you guys using
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Old 04-03-2024, 11:49 AM
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Mine is maybe not the quietest, but I've never been busted because of it.
It's smooth, accurate, and more importantly, extremely RELIABLE.
It goes by many names, but most commonly known as...the Whisker Biscuit.
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Old 04-03-2024, 12:21 PM
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Q. A. D.

Nothing more to be said. Rock solid and even stays up upon letdown.

Jimbows replaced mine when it went down after 14 years of service without a single penny leaving my pocket, due to the lifetime warranty.

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Old 04-03-2024, 02:02 PM
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Q. A. D.

Nothing more to be said. Rock solid and even stays up upon letdown.

Jimbows replaced mine when it went down after 14 years of service without a single penny leaving my pocket, due to the lifetime warranty.

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I will check it out
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Old 04-03-2024, 02:03 PM
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Mine is maybe not the quietest, but I've never been busted because of it.
It's smooth, accurate, and more importantly, extremely RELIABLE.
It goes by many names, but most commonly known as...the Whisker Biscuit.
They definitely are not horrible I shot one in the past
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Old 04-04-2024, 11:38 AM
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I'm using a QAD fall away rest. Had it for 4 years with no issues.

Highly recommend it.
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Old 04-04-2024, 02:39 PM
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I would say the majority of folks either shoot a QAD if they want a cable driven, or a Hamskea if they want a limb driven.

QAD probably has nicer features, and the Hamskea is a little more bullet proof and can be fixed or adjusted in the field.

I currently have QAD's on my 2 bows, but have been tempted several times to try a Hamskea. Both companies have beyond excellent CS.
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Old 04-04-2024, 03:17 PM
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Qad👍👍
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Old 04-04-2024, 03:38 PM
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I tried several cable driven rests including the QAD and didnít like any of them. I settled on the limb driver a long time ago. The only time I changed/upgraded was when they came out with the limb driver pro V and both of my bows still have the first pair I bought installed. Theyíve been on a dozen plus bows over the years.
When the hamskea hit the market I almost tried it because in theory itís a better design. I gave up on the idea because what Iím using has been 100% perfect for so long. That was probably 10 years ago and I still havenít needed to replace or fix my limb drivers.

I tried a biscuit back in the early 2000ís having come out of the 90ís using nap plunger rests and then the old nap quicktune. The biscuit is ok but really leaves a lot to be desired compared to a captive drop away.

If I was buying something now I would look at the hamskea or limbdriver. Thereís no way I would consider a cable driven rest or a biscuit.
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Old 04-04-2024, 07:31 PM
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Q. A. D.

Nothing more to be said. Rock solid and even stays up upon letdown.

Jimbows replaced mine when it went down after 14 years of service without a single penny leaving my pocket, due to the lifetime warranty.

J.
Totally agree!!
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Old 04-05-2024, 09:21 AM
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Ive used both QAD and Ripcord and both have performed great. Both also have excellent warranty. Ripcord has brand new rests coming out this spring that look really nice but they aren't available anywhere around here yet. That's what I'm planning on trying next. I had an issue with my current ripcord and broke it. I sent it back and they sent me a brand new one, easy peasy. Hard to beat that customer service!
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Old 04-05-2024, 10:03 PM
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Mine is maybe not the quietest, but I've never been busted because of it.

It's smooth, accurate, and more importantly, extremely RELIABLE.

It goes by many names, but most commonly known as...the Whisker Biscuit.
Works great for me as well ..no moving parts ,K.I.S.S. is what I've been told .

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Old 04-06-2024, 05:42 AM
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Works great for me as well ..no moving parts ,K.I.S.S. is what I've been told .

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I can honestly say outside of freezing a WB once(combination of my error and -30 so not a normal thing) and replacing the biscuit when it starts to wear I didnít have real issues with it. My wife has one on her bow and always has

It definitely has the KISS factor

I have had good mechanical rests and ones that I definitely donít care for at all. They shoot well when working properly but have now experienced 2 that annoy me
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Old 04-06-2024, 11:11 AM
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Old 04-06-2024, 03:52 PM
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I have been using the QAD drop away arrow rest for quite some time now and have never had an issue or anything malfunction.
Nothing wrong with a whisker biscuit either, I used to have one in my bow case as a back up if needed on longer hunting trips. Never needed it..

The hamskea sounds like it's definitely worth taking a look at.
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I switched my bow and my sons bow back to whisker biscuits last year. We mostly spot and stalk with quite a bit of bush whacking. I dont really notice a difference in accuracy between my qad and biscuit. The biscuit is simple and durable. Single cam bow, fixed pin sights, biscuit rest, heavy high f.o.c. arrows, and small fixed blade broadheads work well for me.
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Old 04-07-2024, 05:46 PM
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I switched my bow and my sons bow back to whisker biscuits last year. We mostly spot and stalk with quite a bit of bush whacking. I dont really notice a difference in accuracy between my qad and biscuit. The biscuit is simple and durable. Single cam bow, fixed pin sights, biscuit rest, heavy high f.o.c. arrows, and small fixed blade broadheads work well for me.
I canít deny it part of me considers going back to a simple WB just to eliminate moving parts. I know many would say itís going backwards but I am not the type to reach out to long ranges or do competitions so the small amount of extra contact isnít going to bother me
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