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Quieting a Drop away rest
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Contributors to this thread:
Beendare 27-Jun-22
RIT 27-Jun-22
Grey Ghost 27-Jun-22
Cheesehead Mike 27-Jun-22
Lawdog 27-Jun-22
Ermine 27-Jun-22
Bou'bound 27-Jun-22
RIT 27-Jun-22
Beendare 27-Jun-22
WapitiBob 27-Jun-22
TREESTANDWOLF 27-Jun-22
Hancock West 27-Jun-22
Buffalo1 27-Jun-22
carcus 28-Jun-22
Ermine 28-Jun-22
Pat Lefemine 28-Jun-22
APauls 28-Jun-22
Kodiak 28-Jun-22
Beendare 28-Jun-22
LUNG$HOT 29-Jun-22
Nick Muche 29-Jun-22
From: Beendare
27-Jun-22
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?

From: RIT
27-Jun-22
I just put the Hamskea epsilon on my new Hoyt. Whisper quiet.

From: Grey Ghost
27-Jun-22

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Bruce, I put this Limb Saver kit on mine, and it made a noticeable difference.

Matt

27-Jun-22
I just installed a Hamskea Trinity after my QAD failed on me last fall.

From: Lawdog
27-Jun-22
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.

From: Ermine
27-Jun-22
Hamskea Trinity on my bow. Quiet and bombproof

From: Bou'bound
27-Jun-22
thin rubber on the shelf and riser like Hoyt provides. Don't all do this?

From: RIT
27-Jun-22

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Felt on my rest, rubber coated housing, and a rock solid mount makes for no noise out of this guy.

From: Beendare
27-Jun-22
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

From: WapitiBob
27-Jun-22
My hamskae blade is behind the shelf, no sound

27-Jun-22
Trinity here also.

Bomb proof and Micro adjustable.

From: Hancock West
27-Jun-22
I wrapped mine in yarn which quieted it down alot

From: Buffalo1
27-Jun-22
piece of sticky backed velcro (female)

From: carcus
28-Jun-22
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

From: Ermine
28-Jun-22
I have my Hamskea set up so the launcher is behind the shelf It never hits the shelf

From: Pat Lefemine
28-Jun-22
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.

From: APauls
28-Jun-22
All you need is a whisper biscuit ;) Somebody had to say it.

From: Kodiak
28-Jun-22
Apauls, because it's true. Moving parts equals noise. Jmo

From: Beendare
28-Jun-22
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.

From: LUNG$HOT
29-Jun-22
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.

From: Nick Muche
29-Jun-22
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!

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