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Speed nocks yes or no?
Getting set to order a new string and I see that my bow has a bunch of speed nocks. Internet search seems to lean toward them being useful but not necessary. Thoughts?
Absolutely, would not buy a new string without them. The manufacturers have them on for a reason, they work.
Got them on my ALLY, they also are a string silencer with the ones I have .... mine are lime green, they make various colors ... Pine Ridge
Yep, I never order strings/cables without them.
they are a plus. if you are ordering a new custom set just make sure you ask for them. sometimes they are an upcharge but well worth it
Depends, if they are placed correctly you may pick up some speed. Incorrectly you wont see any benefit or you can see decrease. Generally factory placement is correct.
For those who say it's a benefit, my understanding is they "might" help pick up 5fps. Yes they help a little, but not necessarily earth shattering, no?
That said I try to get my strings with about the same configuration speed nocks as the factory string.
There are some string oscillation advantages as well. Some cams, especially really fast bows, they help keep the string from jumping the string track. I would just have the builder make the string to factory specs.
60x had a blog about it a while back, using "rubber" replacements for speed knocks. See link. That is what I use on mine. I didn't mess with much testing, just put them where the factory speed nocks were. It's within a fps or so of stock strings.
Now I believe they recently offer speed nocks installed on their custom strings.
It is safe to say that if you purchased a bow in the last few years that the speed nock locations are optimal from the factory. In the past we could add speed nocks to a bow and pick up speed by playing with the locations, now you must add speed nocks if you want your bow to make IBO speed. It is not a huge deal for most bows but to me whenever you get "free" speed you should take it.
Ive put them on myself in the past but now order my strings with them on