Yes, they are very light.tayloel said:I know a few of you out there using big Dawg Stabilizers, so how are they. I'm currently using Super Stix, but looking for a change. I was thinking about a new beiter front rod to match the beiter side rods I've already got, but I'm interested in opinions on Big Dawg. They seam to be very light which makes me wonder what length people are shooting. The dog bone seams like a joke.
I'm currently using a 24" front rod with 10" sides. Any suggestions.
A stabilizer is a stick with a weight on the end.
If you have a zero weight stick,
then you get the same stabilizing effect on the end of the lightweight stick
with a lighter total weight. The stabilizing effect comes from the 1-ounce weight at the end.
So, if two 32-inch stabilizers both have a 1-ounce weight on the end,
but one of the stabilizer "sticks" weigh half as much as the other stabilizer,
then your bow shoulder will thank you for using the lighter stabilizer.
The "dawg bone" looks gimmicky.
You just gotta try it, before you dismiss it however.
It's closed cell foam,
and it really does soak up vibration, and you can tell the difference in feel.
I have an Easton ACE long front stabilizer that I use with a Doinker extender.
I shoot really well with that stabilizer. I have a doinker A-Bomb on the end of the Easton, and some extra washers for some more stabilizing weight.
I swapped in the Big Dawg long front stabilizer and the "dawg bone" 2-inches away from the tip of the stabilizer, and a 1/2-ounce add-on weight.
Much much lighter total weight.
Much improved feel.
When you do a side by side comparison,
you then realize how much better the Big Dawg stabilizer works for improving the feel of your bow.
The Dawg Bone is a "slip fit" around the outside diameter
of the carbon fiber tube. Extremely light weight. Extremely stiff.
The internals are filled with a dampening gel.
But, the Dawg Bone seems to be the key.
It really kills any vibration, improves the feel of the shot,
and works as a movable weight to change and custom tune