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Quieting a Drop away rest
I just picked up my compound again for a hunt and that metallic sound from my QAD rest is annoying. I have a thin piece of neoprene on the shelf but it’s still has a metallic slapping type sound.
Is there anyway to quiet these? Is there a better rest on the market now?
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I just put the Hamskea epsilon on my new Hoyt. Whisper quiet.
Bruce, I put this Limb Saver kit on mine, and it made a noticeable difference.
I just installed a Hamskea Trinity after my QAD failed on me last fall.
Maybe I'm deaf or so my wife claims. I use a QAD on my Hoyt Vector. I put some stick on felt fabric on the riser and shelf. Seems quiet to me. Now that you've got me in the mind, I'll just have to listen.
Hamskea Trinity on my bow. Quiet and bombproof
thin rubber on the shelf and riser like Hoyt provides. Don't all do this?
Felt on my rest, rubber coated housing, and a rock solid mount makes for no noise out of this guy.
I have a thin sheet of neoprene where the rest contacts the shelf. I’ve tried felt.
It seems to be a metallic clique not just from hitting the shelf but the reverberation through the rest and the mechanism itself
My hamskae blade is behind the shelf, no sound
Trinity here also.
Bomb proof and Micro adjustable.
I wrapped mine in yarn which quieted it down alot
piece of sticky backed velcro (female)
Something must be wrong, never had any of my qad's make noise, are you running the HDX? I've found my limb driven rest make more noise
I have my Hamskea set up so the launcher is behind the shelf It never hits the shelf
Curious where you’re experiencing the sound?
When you are manually clicking it into position for stand shots?
Drawing across the rest?
Or upon release?
There’s a slight noise when I draw across mine but it’s typically fixed with moleskin.
All you need is a whisper biscuit ;) Somebody had to say it.
Apauls, because it's true. Moving parts equals noise. Jmo
Sound is on the release of the arrow. It might be that I've been shooting a quiet recurve for a decade or so.
I flipped it a bunch of times and it appears to be coming from the prongs hitting the neoprene. I'm going to try some different material...the wool idea seems like a winner as it works well on the ends of recurve strings.
Not sure how to quiet your current rest but I shoot a Limb driver Gen 7 and that thing makes zero noise. Also never have to worry about arrow contact either. Was skeptical at first but after using it I’ll never go back to a cable driven rest.
Always love a mass produced, highly advertised rest a guys gotta do his own thing to in order for it to be quiet. Fun times we live in!