Actually he's right, from the reviews it seems fairly mediocre. It's a shame because it's really a great concept. Ideally it would offer the containment of a whisker biscuit, without the fletching contact. Guess maybe a whisker would be the better bet.
I got it last year after swapping to quick spins from blazers. I had wanted to go to a biscuit but figured I'd try the hostage because the quick spins are not generally regarded as sturdy as blazers and because I figured the little fin on the vanes may cause an issue with the biscuit.
The hostage has worked well. I found that as the bristles wore, at some point, you had to rotate the bristles so the bottom brush was "newer" so to speak. I just shot until I noticed the arrows impacting a little different... then rotated the brushes.
This spring i put in new brushes and have repeated the process.
For my shooting amount (5-20 arrows a day) I find I get about 2 months out of the brushes before I need to change them.
Thats out of my 82nd, 67#, 29.5" with 405 grain arrows (Axis nano's).
I like the simplicity of the whisker a little better, but I'm satisfied with this hostages function... it just takes a little "maintenance" to keep it shooting on the money.
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