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Carbon risers, any quieter?
We've all been there, you sneek into your stand on tiptoes attach the bow to the lift rope, quietly ascend to the stand taking every precaution to be silent your racing mind can conjure up and then...CLANK!! The riser hits something and every deer within a mile radius knows you're there.
Is carbon quieter? Also, anybody tried spraying their AL riser with bed liner?
The clank isn’t nothing compared to the walk in
Absolutely they are quieter when made properly.
Have not sprayed any bows with bed liner. Be sure you post that when finished... LMAO. I love this kind of stuff
Seems to me that bow companies should do more about it.
I should tell Mathews I'm available as a consultant.
Buddy of mine had a bear Alaskan compound flocked,riser and limbs.mouse on cotton quiet.don't know if anybody still does flocking anymore.
I find them to be more dead on the shot and quiet
Shooting my carbon riser seems to be more consistent with broadheads. Maybe is just in my head but I like mine. Not sure how would sound hitting a metal ladder though.
They are very quite, especially when you shoot a 675 gr arrow out of them.
They clank exactly the same way when you hit the ladder of a ladder stand with a carbon riser, the pitch is just a little different. My daughter has hit a ladder stand enough times with her carbon Hoyt for me to say this with 100% certainty.
Haha Brotsky! I'm not sure about the difference between bows and the noise associated with hitting the stand, but my suggestion is to shoot what you shoot and like best and just be more careful when lifting your bow up in the stand. :)
Use carbon strap on steps: they aren't as noisy when you bang your bow against them ;o)
Seriously I concur that the sound of your bow riser hitting something shouldn't be the determining factor for buying a carbon bow. Although when carbon trekking poles hit rocks they make a bony/woody "click" versus an aluminum clank, so I'd guess risers of these different materials would sound different too.
My aluminum riser bow doesn't make that much noise when it hits a step. That said, I'm careful not to let it happen. It's all in the planning at the base of the tree. Put the bow on the proper side of the tree so when you hoist it there is little chance it will hit anything on the way up.
LOL Have to agree with ELKMAN that's a good one. I just use hockey tape on the tree stand so that when I fold my stand up it doesn't clink. I guess if you rang a bow off it it also wouldn't clink. I'd use any products on the stand not the bow. So you're going to buy a lightweight bow and then add a half pound of bedliner to it? :)
What Scoot said x2
Carbon is a different material than aluminum/steel and therefore behaves differently. Whether or not that means it’s more quiet is largely personal opinion
If you are worried about hitting your sticks, then perhaps spray them with bedliner instead? (joke) I don't really think it bothers them unless you are making a racket and hunting close to their bedding or feeding areas. If they are so close that a bow clink against tree steps is alarming them, they already know you are there even without the noise.
I like the bedliner idea, I'll post pics when I'm finished!
I can tell you they don't get as cold to the touch as aluminum on those cold days.
Get one made of antler, it’ll bring em right in!
A clank can be heard from a long ways away.... and I ain't no deer!