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Which size Whisker Biscuit
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Contributors to this thread:
The Famous Grouse 26-Mar-18
JTV 26-Mar-18
EF Hutton 26-Mar-18
longspeak74 27-Mar-18
White Falcon 27-Mar-18
Buck Watcher 27-Mar-18
EF Hutton 27-Mar-18
x-man 28-Mar-18
EF Hutton 28-Mar-18
x-man 28-Mar-18
LesWelch 28-Mar-18
EF Hutton 28-Mar-18
The Famous Grouse 28-Mar-18
EF Hutton 29-Mar-18
x-man 29-Mar-18
x-man 29-Mar-18
EF Hutton 29-Mar-18
JTV 29-Mar-18
EF Hutton 29-Mar-18
JTV 29-Mar-18
EF Hutton 29-Mar-18
JTV 29-Mar-18
Russ Koon 03-Apr-18
JTV 03-Apr-18
x-man 03-Apr-18
26-Mar-18
Time for a new rest, want to go with a genuine Whisker Biscuit.

Arrows are Beeman ICS Hunter Classic 400. The sizes seem very close together, so which size do I need?

Also, is the WB designed to "grip" the arrow shaft all the way around, or should the arrow sit in the rest with a little "daylight" showing around it, except where it's resting?

Many thanks. Grouse

From: JTV
26-Mar-18
the Medium size..... there should be a tad of "daylight" at the top.... odd vane up so the other two pass on either side of the darker bristles ..

From: EF Hutton
26-Mar-18
I shoot cock feather out. I shoot alot of trad i guess its just a carry-over habit.

I am lucky to have on both my bows, an original Carolina Archery anodized camo mount for my biscuits.

Gold Tip Hunter 400’s and medium biscuit. Also have Beeman ics white outs 400

From: longspeak74
27-Mar-18
I shoot Victory arrows, odd vane up out of my medium biscuit. Foolproof.

From: White Falcon
27-Mar-18
I use Epic's, I.D. .223, I use small.

From: Buck Watcher
27-Mar-18
Slight gap. Cock vane up. No vanes going through black bristles. All on the WB website. I will always have at least one bow with a WB.

From: EF Hutton
27-Mar-18
Oh i forgot to mention

I shoot Feathers , no vanes

From: x-man
28-Mar-18
Please follow the advise from JTV and Buck Watcher.

From: EF Hutton
28-Mar-18
Yeah seeings how he is shooting vanes. With feathers, disregard xman post

From: x-man
28-Mar-18
Doesn't matter if you are shooting vanes or feathers. There should never be a fletching that goes through the black bristles, or through the drop-in opening. As per the manufactures instructions.

From: LesWelch
28-Mar-18
I thought this thread was about something different.........so many comments.

From: EF Hutton
28-Mar-18
I will continue to shoot cock feather out. No problems

28-Mar-18
Thanks, guys. Ordered up the Medium. Always shoot odd vane up. Appreciate the help.

Grouse

From: EF Hutton
29-Mar-18
I just Looked. That is a bunch of bologna. There is nothing different about the black whiskers. I think its just one sees the other type that and assumes the bandwagon. Always examine and make an independent decision.

From: x-man
29-Mar-18
The black bristles are stiffer to support the down-pressure of the arrow upon release. The brown bristles are softer and offer less drag and resistance for the fletching to pass through.

We want all three fletching to contact the brown bristles so the resistance is equal all the way around the arrow shaft. This is also why we don't want a fletch to go through the drop-in opening. As long as all three fletching go through the brown bristles, there will be even drag.

If the biscuit is all black, then it won't matter how the fletching is oriented.

Can't say you didn't learn something today. ;)

From: x-man
29-Mar-18

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Read in the "other questions" section here.

From: EF Hutton
29-Mar-18
Bologna.

From: JTV
29-Mar-18
X is correct, the black bristles at the bottom are stiffer than the brown to better support the arrow on the shot ...

From: EF Hutton
29-Mar-18
I have launched thousands of feathered arrows out of 2 bows, cock feather out. No problems. Robin hood groups

From: JTV
29-Mar-18
whoopie doo to you ... the CORRECT way is odd vane up ... you can do what the fudge you want, but the correct way is ODD VANE UP, unless one is shooting fingers ... are you shooting fingers with the compound ?? .... you never said ...

From: EF Hutton
29-Mar-18
You have to rise above being told what to do by dummy directions. Front Toward Enemy on claymore mines.

Apply common sense. There are no differences in the whiskers.

From: JTV
29-Mar-18
ah yes... the new TBM of Bowsite, this is what we have here fellas ...... smh ...

From: Russ Koon
03-Apr-18
Hmmm.....if you say so.....but in this case, I believe EF is correct. There is a color difference, and perhaps a difference in stiffness as well, but in practical terms, as our favorite ex-candidate was so often quoted "what difference does it make?".

I've shot the WB's for many years, both with fingers and release, and both with cock feather up and out, and can detect zero difference in group size or location, at least out to 40 yards, which is my favorite practice range. I understand the advantages of following the manufacturer's recommendations generally, but I also tend to question any recommendations to verify that there is some actual reason to follow them, and in this instance, I can find none whatsoever.

Or, in EF's words baloney! YRMV 8^)

From: JTV
03-Apr-18
there are always those who think they know better than the manufacture, dosnt mean your right in doing so even though it may work out for some ... do as you wish ...

From: x-man
03-Apr-18

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