Sitka Mountain Gear
The V Biscuit
Equipment
Contributors to this thread:
bighorn 10-Jan-20
PECO 10-Jan-20
fubar racin 10-Jan-20
DiRTY MiKE 10-Jan-20
franklin 10-Jan-20
stick n string 10-Jan-20
bigdog21 11-Jan-20
Trial153 12-Jan-20
JTreeman 12-Jan-20
elkmtngear 12-Jan-20
midwest 12-Jan-20
JTreeman 12-Jan-20
Trial153 12-Jan-20
JTreeman 12-Jan-20
midwest 12-Jan-20
Trial153 12-Jan-20
PECO 12-Jan-20
ScumFrog 13-Jan-20
elkmtngear 13-Jan-20
PECO 13-Jan-20
Bowbender 13-Jan-20
APauls 13-Jan-20
ScumFrog 14-Jan-20
Trial153 14-Jan-20
SixLomaz 14-Jan-20
Matt 14-Jan-20
Teeton 16-Jan-20
APauls 16-Jan-20
JL 16-Jan-20
From: bighorn
10-Jan-20
Anyone try or have any thoughts on this new rest?

From: PECO
10-Jan-20
I just replace the bristles on my WB the other day. I have no intention of replacing my original pro WB.

From: fubar racin
10-Jan-20
I like the name

10-Jan-20
Game changer for sure. Old WB is obsolete now.

From: franklin
10-Jan-20
Good one Fubar lol.

The fact that all vanes/feathers make equal contact is what I like about the WB....not sure how I feel about the V.

10-Jan-20
Yo mike. How r the boys?

From: bigdog21
11-Jan-20
re invent the wheel

From: Trial153
12-Jan-20
wonder why they would put the upper bridge on the riser side in should a way that you can get vane contact? seems like big mistake

From: JTreeman
12-Jan-20
I see little to no advantage over a regular biscuit. And it seems that they are eliminating everyone who shoot 4 fletch arrows, which seems to be a growing number of guys. Stepping backwards so that next year they can introduce a new improved V-biscuit called the O-biscuit!

—Jim

From: elkmtngear
12-Jan-20
Same design as the "Octane Hostage"...but beefier. My Daughter has one of those on her bow.

I agree with Trial153...I see vane contact on the upper portion against the riser. Should have been molded in a circle.

From: midwest
12-Jan-20

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I have no interest in these but I'm trying to understand what you guys are talking about regarding vane contact against the riser.

From: JTreeman
12-Jan-20
I assume they are talking about the circled portion. Also why I wouldn’t use it for 4 fletch arrows. I personally really don’t see it being an issue for 3 fletch arrows which it was obviously designed for. I won’t be using it either, so my opinion is kinda moot as well, but it’s the internet, I might as well throw it out there!

—Jim

From: Trial153
12-Jan-20
Riser side, not riser. If you nock a three fletch any way except with a cock vane up you can have contact with the rest on the top riser side of the rest housing. Four fletch may give you contact as well.

I am not WB fan by any stretch, however i have tuned and set up a bunch of them. This makes more problems then it fixes.

From: JTreeman
12-Jan-20

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Sorry, forgot pic...

From: midwest
12-Jan-20
Gotcha. Assumed this rest is meant strictly for 3-fletch with cock vane up.

A whisker biscuit shooter worrying about vane contact seems kind of ironic. :):):)

From: Trial153
12-Jan-20
Yes contact with the bristles if its conssistant will be "ok" if its your thing. This is silly. And almost an omission that contact sucks.... Nothing but drop aways for this guy

From: PECO
12-Jan-20
Cock vane up is the procedure for a regular WB. A regular WB has the dark bristles on the bottom for the shaft to ride on, and no vanes are meant to pass through them as they are a lot stiffer. So, cock vane up, nothing changes on the "V" design.

From: ScumFrog
13-Jan-20
Long time WB user here. I'm not sure what this gives me? At this point I'll pass.

From: elkmtngear
13-Jan-20
Yeah, they pretty much killed their market for the 4-fletch guys with this one.

From: PECO
13-Jan-20
4 fletch shooters can still get the original round WB. Hopefully they will not drop the round and only offer the "V" biscuit.

From: Bowbender
13-Jan-20
I'm waiting for the biscuit with no bristles....

From: APauls
13-Jan-20
Bowbender there used to be a rest that "magnetically" held the arrow free floating in the middle.

This just looks like trying to solve a problem where there isn't one. Original design has been so tested and proven it's just been same old same old and has lost it's sex appeal by simply staying the same. Just like Rocket Steelheads. Every now and then they try and tinker with something tried, tested and proven.

It is sales related. People like buying new, fresh ideas, even if in reality they are worse than the time tested idea.

From: ScumFrog
14-Jan-20
^This

From: Trial153
14-Jan-20
I wish i could get my hands on a dozen 125 grain 1.25 orginal rocket steelheads

From: SixLomaz
14-Jan-20
Just add water and flush down the drain ... the cash in wallet of course.

From: Matt
14-Jan-20
"Yeah, they pretty much killed their market for the 4-fletch guys with this one."

They are going to have to muddle by on the other 99.7% of the market...

From: Teeton
16-Jan-20

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I really do like my whisker biscuit, but I see absolutely no advantages over the old round one with the new V biscuit

From: APauls
16-Jan-20
Maybe it is somehow easier or cheaper to manufacture so they made the switch to increase profit margin. Who knows. Less bristles needed or something.

From: JL
16-Jan-20
Unless the bristles are perfectly even on the outbound side, I can see it interfering with the arrow flight upon passing thru it. If one of the 3 bristles are off, so will be the friction/drag on the shaft or vane. Besides...the only good biscuit is the one with sausage gravy on it or SOS.

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